The New World is a chaptered story on deviantART. It takes place far in the future, where the gods have taken over and moulded the world in a new image. We follow a young man (though not for long) called Naema, as he moves to a new town at the behest of his parents. He encounters a mysterious necklace, which his body soon absorbs! He finds himself the unwilling host of a Kitsune Goddess, one whom was banished into the necklace after an unfair duel with another goddess. Shenanigans ensue. The series is released in separate 'books' with separated 'parts'. The first two 'books' have been released, under "The New World - Rebirth", and "The New World - Challenges". A third is currently in progress called "The New World - Intermission".
Not to be confused with the Terrence Malick film.
These are the 'books' released so far.:
- The New World: Rebirth
- The New World: Challenges
- The New World: Intermission
- The New World: Shadows and Nightmares
Tropes in The New World
- Deity of Human Origin: What is going to happen to Naema after the transformation completes, and the evil goddess Myria is defeated.
- Dream Sequence: The story starts off with one. There is also another one in Part Three of "Challenges".
- Gender Bender: The main character, Naema, gets turned into a girl.
- Kitsune: What Naema is becoming.
- Trigger Happy: The school, in its entirety. It is completely ridiculous.
- Aerith and Bob: We have names like Mike and Janet alongside our protagonist Naema
- Schizo Tech: the world is described as sounding vaguely feudal, with magic and swordsmanship being taught in school. Yet things like TVs and computers exist.
- Half-Human Hybrids: seem to be fairly common background characters, and some of the gods are described as such
- Magitek: one possible explanation for the existence of 'modern' technology
- Malevolent Architecture: thanks to the student body, and a constant war between houses, the school is littered with traps.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Rin is described as having red eyes. It remains to be seen whether or not it means anything.