Dark Hearts

Dark Hearts is a web serial that is updated on a weekly basis. Written by Tiana Hearts, with considerable contributions to the plot and characters by Katherine Bows. The story is based on sessions of the table top roleplaying game Girl By Moonlight, created by Andrew Gillis. The most recent playtest document of the game can be foundĀ here.

The series is based mostly on the events of the sessions of Girl By Moonlight (hence why each arc is called a session), however some events have been dramatized, created, or added to for the sake of the story, as well as writing from a first-person view. All character deaths and major events come from the gameplay. If any character, even Rachel, dies in play, I will not be fudging the story to keep them alive. The series follows a group of young heroes fighting back against an oppressive and secretive government regime which has outlawed unsanctioned use of powers. People with powers in this universe are calledĀ spirit-touched, mortals who were given gifts by powerful benefactors in the spirit world. They can call on these powers and transcend into a superhuman state for a limited amount of time. When their powers have been pushed to their limits, they need to return to a mundane state while their powers recharge.

The protagonist of Dark Hearts is Rachel, a girl who is touched by an ancient fire deity, called The Cinder. You can learn more about Rachel, The Cinder, and other important characters here.

Thank you so much for supporting my work. I hope you enjoy reading Dark Hearts as much as I enjoy writing it.