|Preceded By||Westros (Book)|
Burning Dreams is the fourth book in the Lucernian Valley Series of the New World world. Burning Dreams heavily follows the path of Westros following the Invasion of Europe, and the major consequences that begin to arise due to the Fall of Arnor in the previous book, the Invasion of Mordor into the Dreadfort, and the conflict that arises due to the rising bitterness of Riley Scott. The Invasion of the Dreadfort by Mordor is one of the major conflicts as it opens another section of Europe that the Orcs of Mordor have moved into and due to the alliance of the Iron Islands the Mordor Orcs cannot be dislodged.
Burning Dreams is the first of the Lucernian Valley to begin to show the effect of William's Lovie's expansions have had on the power of Lucerne as during this story the Kingdom of Lucerne stands on a different scale then it did during some of the other stories.
The Story is also the first in the Lucernian Valley Series where Edward Cullen is not a POV Character, as his character fell into at first death, but now most know he has switched sides and is working with Lord Voldermorte.
Burning Dreams goes into the storylines of some of the companion stories most noteably the Rise of the Dragon, and the New Land. The western lands of The Land are joined as the Kingdom of Lucerne attempts to expand and also at the same time hold off the massive armies of the Blackrock Empire of whom are growing more and more unhappy that the Kingdom of Lucerne is expanding into them. In terms of the Rise of the Dragon the story is entered when the Kingdom of Lucerne under the order of William attempts to assist their former Targaryan allies by attacking the Kingdom of Dustin, and because of this a war breaks out, as they attempt to do this.
Burning Dreams as a story heavily expands into new regions of the northern parts of Central Europe as the Tevinter War with Lucerne continues, and all the neutral parties are forced to pick sides following the expanding nature of the war.
|William Lovie III.||4, 12|
|Tyrek Lannister||1, 9|
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|Hedrik Clegane III.||5|
The Story is also the first in the Lucernian Valley Series where Edward Cullen is not a POV Character, as his character fell into at first death, but now most know he has switched sides and is working with Lord Voldermorte. His POV role is seemingly taken over by his enemy Dylan Steinmare of whom continues the assault on Tevinter, but underneath this is the now battle between whether Edward is a monster or a prisoner.
Stragnarax is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter the Dragon remembers the moment he was awaken with the knowledge that Klaranax, and William Lovie II. had been killed by John Lovie, and then following the remmebring of the events of the Bloody Supper he awakens from this dream to find himself above the Mordor Army which has landed near the Dreadfort.
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I knew I was waking from a long sleep, but the weeks had dwindled after my soul had been crushed with my companion. Waking from my sleep I was overwhelmed by a feeling of dread that stretched from my eyes all the way across both my wings, and down my tail. Before I had a chance to see if something had attacked me causing the pain, I was overwhelmed by a vision.
In my long years I had gotten used to these sorts of visions, and most of the time I simply ignored them for fear of being stuck in the dream world for too long. This one though felt different. It felt like it was William. It had the unmistakable aura of hope that filled everything he was but at the same time...at the same time it had dread all around it.
The dread I felt as the visions flowed around my mind were too much for me to bare and I prepared to send it away, but then I saw it. A vision of my son Klaranax, and my riders son William Lovie II. When I looked at young Will I couldn't help but remember my rider from back when he was still young. He would laugh and scream in joy as he sat on my back, and for the first time in centuries I had someone that I truly loved. Feeling that pull I allowed myself to enter the vision.
I was watching from the air above a massive table of which I recognized from seeing through William's eyes before as the Lucernian Keep. Seated all around the table were the highest of nobles, and while I recognized them all my vision was kept on my riders son. He had always been big for a human, and I could litterly feel the connection with him due to the loyalty he showed my child, and through extension myself.
Everything was clear until it entered. A black cloud that I could not see through without pain. Pushing the pain aside I looked into the black mist and saw it.
He was smaller then his brother. He was frail, and the only thing about him that even seemed alive was the bloody red eyes that poked out from the cloud.
Flying around the Mordor Army Stragnarax launches a fire assault on the forces beneath him only stopping when he he sees John Lovie on his black creature move himself into plain sight. Seeing John Lovie he flys directly at his long time enemy engaging him in combat which Stragnarax is shocked to find is evenly matched as John Lovie is extremely powerful in Magi offsetting the size, and skill of Stragnarax. The two fight for some time engaging in conversation throughout the entire time, but eventually John Lovie gets through Stragnaraxs defences and hits him with a fatal Magi bolt. Falling to the ground he prepares for death but John Lovie taunts him for some time about how much Stragnarax has failed in his life, and states how he will burn down everything Stragnarax loves, and just as he is about to kill Stragnarax his arrogance gets him to close and Stragnarax rips his arm from his body, and while John Lovie recovers from this Stragnarax burns the arm in his belly before John is able to recover and stab Stragnarax through the chest killing the ancient Dragon.
Tyrek Lannister is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he takes Sandor Dregane inside alongside Misha Bolten and the other children, and locking the drawbridge, and gates behind them the forces of Hayford stand guard while he talks with Sandor. He learns from Sandor that Ramsey Bolten after killing Roose went on a spree of killing in the capital, and it was during this that he met Veseryan Ongrill and from there they had formed a plan to get everyone all the children hostages out of the city before they were found by Ramsey and killed. While this was happening he went with Ramsey to the docks to meet with the Marshes, and they discovered that Mordor was in the port, and that the last ship to arrive was carrying several northern Lords of whom he silently suggested were planning an assasination attempt on Ramsey, before he told them they had two days to get out before Mordor arrived and then it was all over. The Marshes would join the plan realizing that Dreadfort was gone, and they had attacked the western gate in large numbers and managed to escape, but the force had gotten seperated in the woods west of the city.
Jon Snow is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he and his group are all together, and they make there way by boat to the lands of the Days Watch. During their time on the ship moving towards Tyke he would spend his time with the crew who were all very close to him, and he and his uncle Benjen were able to get somewhat requainted during the time onboard. Following the trip down the river he and his group arrive in Tyke where they arrange themselves and Jon plots his plans for rescueing Ygritte and the Wildlings. At the end of the chapter he meets Jerico Swain of whom tells him he knew his father, and that he will help him in return for Jon Snow helping him.
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"Samwell are we expecting anyone?"
"No Benjen. Why do you..."Samwell didn't have to finish as the sight of the large group of heavily armed men moving towards us told him why my uncle had asked. He looked back at me with pure fear, and I stepped forward to stand between him and the men. "What do we Jon?"
Before I could anwser a women's voice broke through "You are Jon Starke of House Starke?" I looked the women up and down and she was a frightening mixture. The beauty of her face. The curve of the small amount of skin you could see beneath her heavy armor. All of this beauty was quite the contrast to the heavy mace she held swaying in her hand. "Was the question confusing Dragon?"
"I am Jon Snow." The girl's face broke into a smirk but as she went to speak a man came beside her.
"You continue to call yourself a bastard." The man spoke with a questioning tone, as the girl beside him stopped her smiling and returned her gaze to me. The man who spoke was lanky, and wore a giant green cloak with the cloak going up to his noise covering the bottom part of his face.
"I am a bastard." The truth was the truth, and despite what anyone was going to say this was who I was.
"Your father named you a Starke. Your king logitimized you in the sight of your Dragon Gods. You are not a bastard anymore."
"Call me what you will ser, but I would have your name as well."
"My name is Jerico Swain. This wonderous beauty is Allerie Greyjoy. Now that we know eachother you may tell me what brings so many noble Lucernians to the land of ever winter."
"We have come to join the Day's Watch."
"I don't think so Jon Starke." He looked behind him nodding at several of his men of whom moved further away from us and led several watching fishermen away.
"It is the truth. It matters little if you believe it."
"So now we have a problem Jon Starke. I don't like being lied too. Some would say its the thing I hate most in the world."
"I would suggest that at this time you stand before us. Two people who I might add have nothing nefarious in our hearts towards you. I would hope that you would atleast stand before us with a shred of the honesty your father is so famed for having." As she spoke her face softened, but also while she spoke several men all carrying the same
"You wish for honesty Jerico?"
"That is what I expect."
"Fine." I turned around to look at Samwell of whom gave me a nod. "The truth Jerico is that I have come here to find someone."
"The Wildling girl." Jerico looked towards Allerie. "What was her name again Allerie?"
"Her name is Ygritte."
"Oh yes. Ygritte. Her name is Ygritte."
Lucie Lovie is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she has fun with her siblings William, Thomas, and Ashley and the day appears perfect until she is attacked in her sleep by her brother Riley of whom threatens her life if she tells anyone. Riley makes suggestions that she should side with him, as just like him she is a bastard and unable to truly be a member of House Lovie until they remove the true born children in there way. He makes idle threats against Bella Swan, and horrified she agrees with him so that he will leave her alone, and once he does leave she makes her way from her room and stays with Thomas Lovie of whom she is able to convinse that she just had a bad dream.
William Lovie III. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he continues to deal with the imminent pregnancy of Bella Swan, and the fact that he is now having an affair with Leven Martell. As he visits Bella she reveals that she knows about the affair and that like Brooke she has come to understand that he loves her but has his weakensses. William and Bella spend the night together as he holds her hand as she falls asleep, and once she falls asleep he goes to find Alice of whom says to him that she can't remain in Lucerne and feels she needs to go southward and help William. The two argue causing Lucie, and Leven to come inside and the four talk until Lucie begins to fall asleep and Leven carries her to her room leaving William and Alice together. Alice decides that she will wait for Bella's birth and then she will leave shortly afterwards. William following this goes to the bedroom of his children in order to say goodnight but finds Ambrena Heard in the hallway, and overcome with emotions following his talk with Alice he sleeps with her in the hallway outside of Thomas's room. The chapter ends with Bella going into labor and William leaving Riley to watch her while he goes to fetch the wetnurse.
Hedrik Clegane III. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he continues the meeting with the Stormrain, and learns more about this situation. As the meetings go well he is told that William Lovie III. wants to meet with him via a Magi stone, and the two speak and William commands him to go to the Port of Stormwind where he will meet his wife and children before he eventually travels to the White Knife with Theon Greyjoy of whom is being sent there in order to begin plans for the Iron Islands. Lucas Scott appears on the pedistal and reveals that he will be leading a force of House Scott into Bolten where the new plan is to move against Dustin peacefully if possible but under whatever method they need they are to break through and help Dragonstone, and the Targaryans. Hedrik Clegane III. travels by boat and arrives in the Port of Stormwind where he meets Theon Greyjoy of whom he doesn't know very well, but also meets his now logitimized son, and then together they meet Freddie Highmore at the gate who alongside his wife Emma Bell makes Theon Lord of House Greyjoy of Lucerne.
Dylan Steinmare is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is awoken from his sleep with Laera Steinmare by Ser Lundon Gotreg of whom tells Dylan and Laera that Edward Cullen has been killed and the leadership of Antiva has been taken over by loyalists of Voldermorte. As Dylan moves to speak to the council he is stopped on the way there by Anna Orlais II. a Magi of whom joined the army of Lucerne and she is quite flirtatious towards Dylan to the point that his lust nearly causes him to kiss her before Erica arrives and interupts his near kiss of Anna and escorts him the remainder of the way. While awaiting his meeting with the councillers he and Erica speak about the death of Edward and what that means to Dylan including his desire to get closer to William no matter what the cost, and this leads to an argument where Dylan admits to wanting to sleep with the Magi Anna Orlais, and despite her condemnation of this he refuses to listen to reason, and eventually this argument spills out of control leading to him asking for Erica to leave. Following sleeping with Erica the two share a look and Dylan realizes immediatly that he has been tricked, and the two slowly discuss what has happened with Anna detailing her plot of blackmail against him, and Dylan attempting to control the situation but realizing that he doesn't want to lose Laera which he believes will happen if he doesn't cooperate.
Alice Lovie is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she is waiting outside the birthing room with William, and Leven and she comments in her mind about how Leven and William are holding hands surrounded by all of his children from several mothers. Alice spends time with Bella as she is nearing giving birth, and the two best friends say goodbye as she is finally ready to give birth. The chapter ends with William crashing through the birthing room door as a blood curdling scream comes from Bella within and he enters to find she has given birth to a stillborn child, and as he goes to comfort her he watches as she dies in front of him.
Leven Martell is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter Leven takes all the children out of Lucerne as William is forced to deal with the death of Bella. Leven takes them southwest to Sunspear Hold where she meets with several of her relatives of which during this time she spends most of her time with the children, but she does reveal to Krenna Martell, and Elaria Sand that she is pregnant with William's baby. Leven goes into the garden with Lucie and it is there that Lucie breaks down in tears and reveals what Riley Scott had said to her and the fact that she believes that Riley poisoned Bella. Leven commands Barrister Selmy to take a troop of men and go to Lucerne and bring William a letter she then proceeds to write to him detailing what Lucie has told her. Leven attempts to find William but is unable to locate him, and when she finds Ashley playing with Lila Martell she is told by Ser Calden of Sunspear that William and Thomas both followed on horses behind Barrister's force.
Tyrek Lannister is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he leaves Tyrion Lannister in charge of the defence of Hayford, and says goodbye to his fiance Elesandra Hayford before leading some two hundred men east of Hayford and towards the location where the Marshes have become lost in the forests. Travelling for days he finally manages to find them shortly after entering nearly the easternmost part of the forest and his scouts report to him their location and he arrives where they are, and is able to meet with them. Meeting with the Marshes he is able to convinse them to follow him despite their increasing belief that getting lost in the forest is a sign that they should return to the Dreadfort and fight to the last man.
Jon Snow is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he
Hermione Granger is the POV Character of this chaper and during this chapter she
Daryn Hornwood is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he
William Lovie III. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he is in the mountains with Brooke and he reveals to her that Bella has died, and begs her to return with him so that he may marry her and they can finally be together. Brooke breaks down and tells him the truth of what has happened to her and shocks herself as she says it not realizing why she was able able to finally speak her mind. Telling him that she needs to remove the coruption from herself, and that once she has she will return to him, but not before, and despite loving him desperatly she reluctantly leaves William. William leaves the cabin realizing he may not see Brooke again, and that he needs to move forward under the new world where Bella and Brooke are gone. Arriving at Lucerne he is met immediatly by his sons Thomas and WIlliam of whom begin to tell him what they have learned from Lucie but he stops them when Barrister and the other commanders arrive and together the group goes to the council chambers and discusses the matter. Seeing no real evidence he is reluctant to believe that Riley did this but he says he will see Riley over this matter.
Alice Lovie is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she accompanies William as he confronts Riley over the matter of Bella's death. William goes in completely not believing that his son could have done this, but Alice is distraught over the death of Bella and just wants anwsers. The moment that William brings up Bella's death they are shocked when Riley reveals that he did poison her so that she would bleed out during the childbirth. Alice attacks Riley of whom appears completely shocked that they are angry over the death of Bella as he reveals that he knows of the return of Brooke and had thought this was the only way to get his parents back together.
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I must have been staring at the door handle longer then I thought because William's hand reached down gently holding my hand and moving it out of the way before turning the handle and opening the door to whatever this would turn to be. Walking down the hall I had this terrible feeling already, but the moment I saw Riley sitting at a chair reading something in me just knew.
"Son I need to ask you something." Riley must have been so enthralled in his book that William speaking caused him to jump a bit before a smile crossed his face at seeing William, and he turned to his father. "I need you to promise me son, that when I ask you that you will be honest. You will be true. And you will not be offended by the question."
There was no hesitation in Riley in answering William. "Of course father." William pulled a chair up from behind Riley and sat beside him before placing his arm to Riley's shoulder. I was well back, but I honestly felt in the moment this calm wash over me. Riley was so peaceful that this must just be some mistake.
"Do you know anything about what happened to Bella?"
"Of couse I do father."
"Riley tell us what you know."
Riley looked so confused as he stared at William. He looked briefly to me as if I would provide him some anwser to whatever was causing him confusion, but now I knew the truth and I was horrified. "I thought you already knew."
"Knew what son?"
"I made her go away."
"Made her go away?"
"I made it as pain free as I could." I could feel it all fall apart as I just lunged at him. I felt my hand connect with his face, but before I could strike him a second time William was on me holding me close to himself.
I was screaming. I don't really know what, but I was screaming. But as everything fell apart and I felt William's arms tighten around me holding me still I caught a look of Riley. He was so confused. He just didn't have anything on his face that said that he knew what he did.
Dylan Steinmare is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he goes to the edge of the battlelines where he meets with a detatchment from Noveria of whom tell him they have been contacted by the local Tevinter commander of whom wishes to have a word with him. Meeting in the middle of a field with the commander it is revealed to be Clary Folwyn of whom tells Dylan all about the death of Edward, and how he is now reborn as something far greater then what he was.
Leven Martell is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she is met by William Lovie III. of whom arrives at Sunspear Hold and the two are intimate together only moments after his arrival as he is emotionally still fragile and needs her. Leven reveals her pregnancy to William and he tells her that they will marry, and despite her assurances that she won't pressure him for that he reveals that he had come their originally to ask her for her hand. With their marriage now going to happen he and Leven discuss what is to be done with Riley and it is decided that he will be sent to the far northeast to squire with the Menathil's as they want to make sure that he is no where near Dan Scott. They also decide that SIgmund Scott still innocent they believe will be sent eastward and will squire with the Tyrell's of whom are his family as well as his own. As they are smiling laughing enjoying eachother's company a knock on the door arrives in the form of Ser Calden of Sunspear of whom hands WIlliam a letter of which he reads silently before dropping it on the ground and sitting on the bed. Leven picks up the letter reading it and is horrified when it details that Edward Cullen has fallen.
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"Thank you Ser Calden." I watched him pull the knife from his side and peel away the glue that protected the contents of the letter. Smiling at me briefly before reading I smiled back, and moved to the chair to let Lianna lay into my shoulder and close her eyes. Looking at her I couldn't not see Bella. As I looked across at William, and Ashley you could see that the two were all there father, while young Lianna took completely after her mother.
Hedrik Clegane III. is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he and Theon Greyjoy arrive in the White Knife where they plan to begin the conquering of the Stone Islands of which they will use as a jumping board to eventually attacking the Iron Islands.
Lucie Lovie is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she watches on as her father marries Leven Martell of whom is then named the new queen of Lucerne. Weeks later as William plans to leave the city to go east into Bolten to formally incorperate the Divine Lands into Lucerne they are awoken by the arrival of Lornax and Flarnax of whom bring with them several Dovah eggs of which they give one to each of the children of William including four extra are present of which two were for Sigmund, and Riley while the other two are not clear so there is some shock amongst the family as to who these other two children are. Loranx stays briefly at the top of the Cloud Towers while Flarnax returns to the White Dovah where he will become the new Leader of the White Dovah following the death of Stragnarax.
Tyrek Lannister is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he has returned to the fortress with the Marshes, and during the beggining of the chapter they prepare for what they know will be an eventual assault of the forces of Mordor. The forces of Mordor move against Hayford days following this and supported by Taraban, and the Orcs the forces of Bolten are able to besiege the city but take large casualties at the end of the chapter after a failed assault on the main gatehouse.
Daryn Hornwood is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he
Hermione Granger is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she
Alice Lovie is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter she is still devastated by the death of Bella Swan, and continueing to have romantic interests in William she becomes overcome with anger that another of her friends in Leven has William and decides to leave Lucerne following visiting Bolten with William and accepting the joining of the Divine Lands.
Jon Snow is the POV Character of this chapter and during this chapter he