Six Chances is a dieselpunk, psychological mystery, science fantasy web serial / web novel. There are six parts planned, so it’s going to be a ride. Updates on M & R. Temporary hiatus starting 10/13~10/20.
Part 1: The Synchronized Six
What would you do if your life, memories, and feelings were suddenly tied to another person?
Six people. One life.
A spoiled prince haunted by a ghost. A big city swindler with a knack for illusions. A cold soldier with a sharp eye. A pirate with a few screws loose. A chieftain’s bookish daughter with carefully bandaged hands. A peacekeeping agent with an eye for vengeance.
After simultaneously knocking on death’s door, these six find themselves psychically connected across national lines. Tensions rise between them and between their respective countries, which are recovering from a long war over the mysterious vitae—an energy source harvested and utilized in weapons and engines called conductors. Loyalty, memory, and sense of self blur as conspiracies encroach.
Assassination attempts, a border conflict, a missing peacekeeping agent, a bar shootout, a tale of a bloodthirsty beast, and the terrorist organization ELPIS.
—Everything is connected. Nothing is coincidental. The spark has ignited…!
Part 2: The Illusionary Six
The Twin Cities is a place of duality where good coexists with evil. Cadence Morello is adept at this balancing act which is why she has taken to her psychic connection with a prince, a soldier, a mysterious pirate, a former chieftain’s daughter, and a peacekeeper quite well. It has almost been like a dream. However, in this city of illusion, reality cracks along the daydream. Love blurs into hate. Past into present. Selflessness into selfishness. Acceptance to vengeance.
The fragments appear: a reunion with a loved one, a locked cave murder mystery, underground negotiations, a limitless bounty, a citywide war, encounters with True Conductors, and the remergence of ELPIS. The illusion has shattered. It is time to face reality.
The bets have been set. The cards have been played. Now all that’s left is to watch the dominoes fall. The secret of ELPIS is finally revealed, and the truth lies close to the heart.
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