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Joelle Duran

Stories Descriptions

With the closing of my writing journals, this page is undergoing some changes. This is the place to check if you want to read or reread a story, and need to figure out what its name is.

Below lists contain all stories except embedded stories (see bottom) and the gift dialogues written for Hope's Passage readers, which are currently still on FictionPress.

For curious newbies or visitors from FictionPress: Twilight-Hope = Avalorn = Vrnyden = the Defender (of Life) = t'DoL.

Stories are grouped by focus, with stories related to a novel listed together. Stories with illustrations are underlined.

For an idea of when these stories occur in relation to each other and the novels, check out the Stories Timeline.

walking hyarmi

General audience stories

Title Word Length Description Year Written
The Tale of the Apple-grower 2,100 Geren's favorite story, passed down through generations, in which The Defender protects a village from a swarm of locusts. 1998
Reunion 11,650 My first full-sized completed short story--twenty years old now. Eighteen-year-old Hileko Heruvael-son is reunited with The Defender--but events threaten to separate them again. 1997, rev 2002
Hu-Hov's Debut 10,030 Eleven-year-old Hu-Hovingen comes to her first Council meeting seeking a patron, and gets more than she could imagine. 1999
The Final Circuit 11,360 Rumors and stories spread among the hyarmi race as the transformation of Hileko is revealed and he rides the ancient Healing Circuit. 2000, rev 2004
The Folly of Horanu 1,250 The hyarmi cautionary tale that is their equivalent to Aesop's 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf.' 2005
Allegiance 1,970 In which Vrnyden wins the fealty and friendship of the Lord of Wolves. 2007 - 2008
Wildfire 8,300 In which The Defender struggles to save seven-year-old cub Hovenn, his family, and the hyarmi of the district from a destructive wildfire. 2006
Relentless 6,000 In which eight-year-old cub Huliin testifies to the Table of the Elders about an amazing rescue. 2018
Sheltering Wings 7,500 Seventeen-year-old Saenna is an untrained mage, fleeing for her life from dark mages. She finds a mysterious cave in the winter tundra that provides far more than simply shelter. 2007
The Reformation of Tarreg 8,550 A former dark mage tells his story. 2015
Beside the Bookcase 2,550 A chance event leads student Hened into a brief encounter with Heruvael. 2008
Heritage 3,880 Historian Hened comes to Hileko on the day he turns 10, to teach him The Defender's true name. 2009
Bedtime 1,360 A conversation between six-year-old Hileko Heruvael-son and The Defender. Dialogue-only. 2004

Stories related to Hope's Passage

Title Word Length Description Year Written
Of the Coming of Heruvael to Hu-Harek 2,500 In which the 10-year-old cub Heruvael is brought by his bereaved father to Hu-Harek for training. 2006
One Shining Day 11,330 A single day in the life of fledgling Twilight-Hope, one year before the destruction of everything he knows. 2005
Encounters 6,000 In which Winter-Mist goes to Fiery-Sunset with the request that he train fledgling Twilight-Hope. 2011 - 2012
The Stalking 5,400 A few weeks after the close of Hope's Passage, Arun and his fledgling find they're being watched...but for what purpose? 2004
A Song in the Twilight 7,760 Five years after Hope's Passage, young Vrnyden returns to Hu-Halle, seeking knowledge of the avarii ritual of coming-of-age. They go the Caverns of History, bearing very different questions. 2004
A Gift for Parting 3,250 In which Vrnyden Avalorn brings a gift of his own inventing to Hu-Harek, and speaks with her for the last time before her death. 2007
Nothing Gold can Stay
31,810 Of the death of Hu-Harek and the giving of her dreadful secrets, trouble among the nations, and the alliance of Heruvael and Vrnyden Avalorn. 2007 - 2008
You Find What You Look For 2,470 In which Trapper Arun gets a pair of strange visitors. 2014
The Passing of Arun 1,540 Of the death of Trapper Arun. 2005
Defender 11,410 Of how Vrnyden came to be called 'the Defender of Life.' 2009
The Furthest Leap
31,870 In which Jonill's life is transformed after she is included in the first class taught by the Defender to master leaping with power. 2016 - 2017

tDoL and Geren

Stories related to the Geren books

Title Word Length Description Year Written
Masterstone's Warder 11,470 Hu-Hov has finally become a hyarmi Historian--and her new role that comes with it brings both delight and peril. 2000 - 2001
Pranks 2,640 Just because Hu-Hov has one of the world's most unique jobs, doesn't mean she can't have bad days and a bad attitude... 2004
The Swap 3,600 Master-glassworker Sorenn of Lansend is fed up with his defective scrying stone, until both he and The Defender get the better end of a bargain. 2006
Saltwater 4,290 Copper in a tavern in his homeland, telling a tale of a mishap of his at the Dominion's mage school. Monologue. 2006
The Sacrifice of Hadin 2,750 Of the first hyarmi captured and brought before the Goddess' altar. But for High Priestess Ilka, things don't go quite as she planned... 2004
Hened Ascendant 6,890 In which young Historian Hened comes to Hu-Harek's home with a crazy conviction that sets him on a course of amazing discoveries. 2007
Of Insults and Arguments 4,860 Master Historian Hened is perturbed by the hostility between the Black Prince and The Defender, and decides to confront his Prince about it. 2004
The Lark and the Lion 13,670 A widow of southern Lansend has lost her children and seeks The Defender's aid. 2018
Wrane: I remember 5,940 Judge Wrane's last letter to The Defender, recounting his life, choices, and final actions. 2004
Vigil 17,210 The 'real' story of The Defender's capture and sacrifice by High Priestess Ilka. 2008
'Alternate' 3,500 Hileko's perspective on the 'gap' between chapters 1 and 2 of Hu-Hua's Cry. 2003
On the Twilit Wind 3,210 The first meeting of The Defender and 12-year-old Tamaresh. 2008
The Black Prince Apologia 6,240 In which Hiarmintar-ik sets pen to paper to justify some of his more controversial deeds. 2012
Tongue-tied 2,500 A portion of The Defender's testimony to Master-Historian Hened about a pivotal event in The Shado of Sorrow, wherein he struggles to hide the presence of Geren. 2007
Dispossession 2,140 A portion of the events of chapter 6 in The Subverted War, as seen from the Black Prince's point of view. 2006
In The Pit 3,370 Hened's perspective on his visit to The Defender in The Subverted War, chapter 14. 2010
The Secrets of Fynydov 6,000 A dialogue between The Defender and Heruvael, after The Defender discovers the hidden ruins of the Archivist's Archive and finds both treasure and terrible knowledge. 2008
The Deceptions of Hu-Havenn 19,880 Hu-Havenn's records, made in youth and older age, as she struggles with the deceptions that enshroud her life. 2017
Shadowe 3,790 Some weeks after the hooplah and triumph of 'The Final Circuit,' Hileko realizes there's something uncanny hunting him. 2008
Alliance 7,160 Of the first meetings between Harai and the Lord of Forests, and the time between. 2014
The Trial of Tilnon 6,560 In which Tilnon is brought to trial before the Council of the Races for charges related to the murder of the hu-hyarmi Hu-Hanik. 2011
The Great Wave (novella) 29,330 The tale of The Defender's aid to Bivord and Glashowal in the year of the Great Wave, from his vision of its coming to the gratitude of Bivord in the autumn after its fall. 2009
The Last Tutelage (novella) 22,900 Copper's experiences during parts of The Subverted War and Emissary's Sacrifice. 2011
Beside the Embers 1,640 A gift dialogue for ME set shortly after the end of Emissary's Sacrifice. 2007
The Restoration of Tarek 6,880 Shortly after the end of Emissary's Sacrifice, Geren receives the help he needs to help Tarek. 2011

The Chronicles of Delarun and related stories

Title Word Length Description Year Written
The Chronicles of Delarun 121,430 Novel containing stories of Delarun between its founding and the last message of its Master. The entire novel is now currently available for reading as .pdf. 2009 - 2012
To Serve Unseen 5,170 In which young Kirih learns of the heritage of the cooks of Delarun. 2014
The Courage of Tarlah 7,000 Of the rescue of Tarlah, her coming to Delarun, and courage. 2011
Happy Birthday, Defender! 7,790 Hu-Hov has her first celebration of t'DoL's birthday in the Caverns, while Tarlah and Giria observe it in Delarun. 2014
Resurrection 9,240 Of the deliverance and restoration of the slave Tryturn Four. 2010
The Last Orphan 19,560 Wherin Tarlah makes her case over the identity of Delarun's Last Orphan. 2012

Shado flying

The Fourth Emissary and related stories

Title Word Length Description Year Written
The Fourth Emissary 90,450 Novel of the Shado's life from its birth up to its return to the Blessed Realm and truce with The Defender. Available for reading as .pdf. 2012 - 2013
t'ACm 405 3,950 Hu-Hov's record of the Shado's coming to the Council of the Races. 2014
On The Water 860 A brief dialogue between The Defender and his Shado. 2007

Wolf Lord

Stories related to the Triune Novels

These are available at avarii_wings, listed chronologically

Title Word Length Description Year Written
Embers Fade to Ash 10,780 The real story of Saenna's rescue of The Changer. 2014
Fritillary 6,910 In which Historian Hilome visits Eskaldaen and finds his future. 2014
Renegade 8,660 Siblings Night-Wind and Twilight-Mountains on a hunt that proves remarkable. 2015
Unpaid Leave 5,050 Tarish's boss persuades him to take a few days off, and what ensues. 2015

Stories embedded in my Geren books, such as 'A Parent's Woe,' 'The Tale of Enderon,' 'Snowfall,' 'The Tale of the Races,' 'Lirek's Encounter,' and 'Ilka' are not included in the above tables. Also, my oldest story 'Brann and The Defender' is not listed. I believe I lost the oldest draft, written between 1994 and 1997, and the expanded version from 1999 is too appallingly bad to inflict on the public.

Last updated: November 13, 2018
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