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    Alina Starkov rules—diligent, driven, divisive.

    Progress is the rallying cry as she and the Darkling drag Ravka, kicking and screaming, forward. Progress. Prosperity. Peace.

    . . .

    I’m not doubting you, Alina wants to say as she turns away. I’m doubting everyone around us. You, you are the lightning rod in the middle of the storm, and I’m holding onto you like a lifeline.

    But she doesn't know how to say that aloud, least of all to him.

    . . .

    OR: Alina & Aleksander navigate the resurgence of Ravka's political tensions and try not to drag the entire country into their relationship drama (...again).

    . . .

    Updates bi-weekly, on Saturdays.

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    English
    Words:
    34,797
    Chapters:
    5/15
    Comments:
    51
    Kudos:
    90
    Bookmarks:
    24
    Hits:
    2102
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    "You might make me a better man."
    "And you might make me a monster."
    ― Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising
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    If you read my other Darklina book "The True Saint", this one is the opposite(although it does not connect with my other book so it can be read separately). Instead of Alina making the Darkling a better man, the Darkling makes Alina a monster. This takes place the night of the Winter Fete. What would happen if Alina did not run that night and instead confronted the Darkling about her new knowledge of the Black Heretic.

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    111,087
    Chapters:
    42/45
    Comments:
    49
    Kudos:
    260
    Bookmarks:
    38
    Hits:
    8921
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    Alina decided to destroy everything, becoming a heretic herself while Aleksander painted himself as the Saint he never was.

    Series
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    English
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    277
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    10
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    111
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    On the cartographer skiff, a parallel pillar of light shot into the void. At the bottom of it, someone knelt, head back, hands splayed like a stained glass scene of an old martyr. He watched, too perplexed to feel the pain in his lacerated neck and shoulder, and then saw the dead volcra falling from the sky. Any that touched the light died.

    …The light began to wane. He caught a glimpse of the body’s trousers, tucked neatly into their black boots, shined as brightly as ever. He saw a pale, stick-like wrist, long, witchy fingers. He lowered the rifle and nearly retched. The light faded. He watched Alina sway, a delirious grin on her face, hands still outstretched as if waiting for her reward. When none was forthcoming, save a final dead volcra landing at her feet, she lurched forward as if to bow, and toppled.

    (In which they never stopped calling Alina a ghost. It was never a compliment.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    29,700
    Chapters:
    7/?
    Comments:
    134
    Kudos:
    125
    Bookmarks:
    31
    Hits:
    2457
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    Zoya is tasked with trying to seduce the young Shadow Summoner to see whether he's truly loyal to the Tsaritsa, and Alina winds up with more feelings about it than she expected she'd have.

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    English
    Words:
    3,015
    Chapters:
    5/5
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    29
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    977
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    It’s not easy taking over the world, but if you’ve got someone to take to date nights, it might not be so bad.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    446
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    13
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    190
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    Language:
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    Words:
    547
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    3
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    11
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    150
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    He’s so pale, deadly so.
    Hair as dark as night.
    He’s beautiful.
    But there’s a glint in his eyes that she doesn’t like.

    It looks like hunger.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,333
    Chapters:
    2/3
    Comments:
    11
    Kudos:
    94
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    1450
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    Aleksander walks in on something unexpected at the Winter Fête, and his emotions about it interfere with his demonstration. His Queen is not well pleased.

    (Dubcon Smut starts in chapter 2)

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,499
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Kudos:
    22
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    824
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    Alina reads Aleksander's letters with Ivan and decides the soldier is interfering with her molding of Aleksander.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    613
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    14
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    329
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    He always stared just a little too hard at the statues of her, reached out for the rays of the morning sun like he was looking for something that made him fit in the world. Now, she will make him fit into her world.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    636
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    31
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    363
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    “You are grisha,” he tells her then. “You are not alone.” And she isn’t. She never will be again.

    Language:
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    9,649
    Chapters:
    2/3
    Collections:
    2
    Comments:
    98
    Kudos:
    537
    Bookmarks:
    154
    Hits:
    4013
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    It had started as a way to tarnish Alina's saintly image. The church wanted to use her to their own ends and she was tired of it.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,178
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    5
    Kudos:
    68
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    1090
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    Corporal and cartographer in the First Army, Alina Starkov's path diverged from her best friend's, Mal Oretsev, when they joined up as children. A decade later, her path intersects with his once more at Kribirsk, but it is not Mal's path alone that will be changed by Alina's presence.

    Alina has always stood out, both as girl and as a woman, due to her Shu heritage even as she has tried to disappear. But this latest crossing of the Shadow Fold will throw her into the path of the powerful General Kirigan, drawing his interest.

    But Alina is not the naïve, trusting girl she was at sixteen. And when the legendary Sun Summoner is discovered, she will face a choice between remaining a pawn of the powerful, or claiming her power for her own.

    Ravka will never be the same.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    90,327
    Chapters:
    13/50
    Comments:
    603
    Kudos:
    1675
    Bookmarks:
    505
    Hits:
    40887
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    You take care of it, or I’ll kill them all

     

    or: Alina wants Aleksander to prove he won't be with anyone else ever again by asking him to kill all of his exes.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,119
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    120
    Bookmarks:
    14
    Hits:
    1713
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    All she wanted was a teenage boy who wouldn’t whip his cock out the second she twirled her hair- was that so hard? Like have a little self respect.

    Enter: Matthias Helvar, seventeen years old, ready to wait til marriage. The perfect target.

    Or:

    The Cruel Intentions AU

    Language:
    English
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    7,187
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Comments:
    21
    Kudos:
    49
    Bookmarks:
    12
    Hits:
    741
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    All of The Darkling's pieces slid into place - the King is dead, and Alina rules alongside him. It should be an honor for Genya, to be paired with his most loyal soldier in an effort to create more Grisha after the death of so many. But her new husband is scarred from the death of his lover, and, as it turns out, may have never been a very good person at all. As it turns out, he's the treasonous one, despite all of his accusations.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,526
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    22
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    232
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    Alina, a not-quite human not-quite girl, is rescued from the Fold at age two. But she longs to return.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    578
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    29
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    286
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    Sequel to 'Of Desirous Character'
    Alina works with the Apparat to run the country, all while the threat of the Darkling looms over her head. Meanwhile, Prince Nikolai will soon return for his crown and the Druskelle present an ever-growing threat to Ravka's beloved sun saint.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    6,574
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    14
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    213
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    “I want you to say my name. I’ll give you what you want so badly if you only say my name.”

    She fought it. She wanted to kiss him until he said her name, wanted to touch him, tease him as he had her. She shook her head in defiance.

    “I’ll find a way, Alina,” he stated. “I always do.”

     

     

    OR - An AU where Sturmhond didn't save Alina from the ship. A story of what might have been.
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    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    28,054
    Chapters:
    6/?
    Comments:
    81
    Kudos:
    280
    Bookmarks:
    58
    Hits:
    7222

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