Literature: Fields of Foreboding
Fields of Foreboding is a Web Serial Novel published weekdays by D.A. Camp-Blair. It's told second hand, by former Silean Seeker Wylar Gabriel, to his friend, former Silean king Savian N'Dar, and details how Savian was kidnapped as a child, and how Wylar teamed up with Savian's nanny to get him back.
This Story Contains Examples of:
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Doctor Emmett Sartarik. Despite reading stories to toddlers about angels who makes people hit themselves, he later shows surprising reflexes in stopping a boy from stealing a book...with his fist.
- Death by Origin Story: Implied, in Claudia's case. She only seems to have died because of Savian's kidnapping, and since the kidnapping is, in this case, an Origin Story...well, you get the idea.
- Government Agency of Fiction: The Silean Seekers pay Wylar's wages, gave him training, and provide him with the authority to take control of the investigation into Claudia's death.
- The Hero: Both Wylar and Kara.
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Used by Wylar.
- Attempted, more like. He later admitted to Savian that not only does torture not always work, but that he never did it again.
- Mama Bear: Kara is a cross between this and Big Sister Instinct. She's Savian's nanny, not his mom, but judging by the way she acted when she first met Wylar, in the third installment, she might be a motherly figure towards "Savi," but she's also a Bad Ass.
- Second-Hand Storytelling: Fields of Foreboding has, so far, three types of narration: there's the main character Wylar, talking to Savian, in "934 AS," with the story being told in third person, there Narration mode, in which Wylar monologues, and there's Wylar living through the events of the story, almost 40 years previous, in "895 AS."
- Unreliable Narrator: Wylar seems to be pretty good, usually, but on one occasion he claims that having Kara accompany him was his idea, to which Savian responds, "Cedar made you take her, didn't he?" Wylar then admits he lied.