Nine days before Midwinter’s Eve, Margo travels to Fillory in search of Eliot, her childhood friend. The answer she seeks comes with a price: she must find the Leo Blade and deliver it to the high king in hopes that the God-killing weapon will be enough to destroy their mutual enemy. The blade is forged in Silentspell, a village shielded by fairy magic, impossible to find unless someone from the inside invites Margo in.
Fen, the innkeep and knifemaker, shelters a stranger from Earth by the name of Margo and finds herself falling for her. As they grow closer, the truth of Margo’s mission comes to light, and Fen must confront secrets of her own. Secrets about her sister Fray, and about the men who stormed Castle Whitespire each year in an attempt to overthrow the king, never to return.
At the same time, Eliot returns to Fillory with friends to finish his Quest, setting foot in the world from which he had fled years ago. Eliot wishes to find the Gods and ask them to save the kingdom from Irene McAllister, the tyrant king who once claimed him as her ward.
Prompt 42: Christmas Inheritance. Story by NightjarPatronus. Illustrations by assuredentropy.