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THE VALIARD MANSION - Chapter 1 by The-Ez THE VALIARD MANSION - Chapter 1 by The-Ez

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STORY SYNOPSIS
Set in 1888, The Valiard Mansion tells the story Ruth Rosewood, a middle-class Englishwoman who gets trapped inside a haunted house by a vengeful ghost.  Only one spell can set her free, and only three people believe she can still be saved—her childhood sweetheart, her best friend and her little brother. To find the spell, Theodore, Gangfield and Adam set off to traverse the dangerous past of an ancient magician, while Ruth must fight to keep her sanity in the all-consuming realm of the forgotten dead. 


Welcome to the first chapter of my illustrated novel, The Valiard Mansion! :D It's got romance, ghosts, magic and talking animals—basically all my favourite things—and it's suitable for all ages. :meow:

A new chapter is published every month or so in the format of a freely downloadable PDF. The large font size makes for easy reading on all monitors and mobile devices. Publication takes place here on deviantART as well as on the official Valiard website.

Visit www.TheValiardMansion.com/ to read the story and learn more about the characters!

:star: Any crits and comments are welcome. I'm still a newbie author and I want to learn as much as I can! Please don't hesitate to let me know what you think, okay! :w00t:

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CHAPTER 1 | >> CHAPTER 2 The Valiard Mansion - Chapter 2 by The-Ez
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DelpheneLightfoot Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm just starting to read this. I'm very intrigued and impressed by your characters thus far!!!!! I'm excited to read the rest!!!!!
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!!! :la: You're actually reading the brand spanking new revised chapters! :D So I'm very interested to know what you think. :iconbearpokeplz:

Feel free to let me know at any point if you have any comments, input or crits. I'm all ears!! :D
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DelpheneLightfoot Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will for sure!!!!!!!!
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riku-gurl Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh GOODNESS. (forgive any upcoming comment spam on your individual chapters, its about to happen >u>)

So I've been meaning to read this for SUCH a long time now! Its been on my to-do list and I even started chapter one a few months back, but things just kept getting away from me and now with your trailer happening, I just because so much more eager to make time for it!

I just want to start by saying that I found your characters already interesting just viewing them as sketches, now that I'm getting to know them, I love them even more-- Especially what seems like the main trio. I love Ruth and her humor and character and I really adore Gangfield's confident and perceptive seeming demeanor and Theodore (skipping ahead a bit) is just super down to earth and wonderful!

I love the characters dialog and interactions with one another and the little illustrations placed throughout are a really nice touch.
Really enjoying this so far! I love it :'D
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Truly, I appreciate your continued support. You've always been so kind and you've always commented on my drawings—I just wanna thank you, I guess. :blush: But the words aren't coming out right. ^^;

What I'm trying to say is it means a ton that you're enjoying my story now, too, on top of my drawings. :D I work very casually on my drawings, but my writing is what I pour my heart and soul into. :dummy:

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this. Please never hesitate to share your thoughts or input. I'm still very much learning the art of storytelling and any help is appreciated!!! :glomp: :heart:
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sindos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fav for after work read!
Sounds intriguing ;D
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw cool!!! I really hope you enjoy it!!! :D :D :D :hug: :star:
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Will-Kaye Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What kind of file do you use to submit to dA? I tried submitting a Word document, but it didn't do anything like what I'm seeing up there. 
Thank you in advance and sorry to bother you, but you're the only person I've seen with this kind of file on dA. 
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The-Ez Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's just a PDF. :meow:
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Will-Kaye Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, that helped more than you think. I'd forgotten you could save a document as more than one kind of file XD
Shows how much of a tech whiz I am XP
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