Title: Fallen King. Author: Zenzao. Rating: M. Genre: Adventure/Drama. Status: Work-in-Progress. Fandom: Dresden Files. Pairings: None. Summary: The lost King of the Sidhe Courts has been freed from his prison within the Earth's core, loosed to regain his reign of dominion over all Fae of Summer and Winter disposition. In 72 hours his strength will return, the world plunged toward ruin at his second-coming, and only Harry Dresden, Winter Knight, has a chance to stop it. But as ever, the course is never so easily run, and his task will take him from one realm of the Nevernever to another in search of a way to succeed. Link: Archive of Our Own, FFN. So, yeah. An old TGYH prompt dating to just after Changes that got turned into a currently 35k word, 12 chapter story over the course of a few years. In essence the plot is that Oberon, the titular King of the Sidhe, has been released from his prison in the center of the Earth by an unknown force, and suddenly every Fae alive knows that bad-shit is coming, particularly the high courts. Things have changed so far since he was around ten thousand years ago that terrible consequences will erupt if he returns to power again and runs roughshod over their dominion, and Harry Dresden is recruited by Mab to go out and find him while he is still weak and recovering in order to bind Oberon back into his cage. Things don't go nearly so smoothly, but Harry escapes his previous death-sentence by sniper and proceeds to stumble along grasping at straws. He finds himself facing Dragons and a dismantling of the Winter Knight mantle, crossing the Jotunnheim and the domain of Hel, and a whole host of other Nordic issues along with confronting Lasciel one last time as the hours slip away toward doomsday. As it stands he has just opened the doors of Valhalla again after several thousands of years. I finally got the next update out earlier this week and have since spent the the past few days going over all of the old chapters and revising the plot, adjusting Dresden's thoughts and reactions, and building the story up to the tune of 5k more words. I think it has improved pretty vastly from the original WbA chapters, but if you'd like to make a comparison yourself, you can find it here. EDIT: Hm. Perhaps I underestimated that stigma mentioned in the guidelines against posting your own work. I suppose I would have been better off just posting the newly modified chapters in the WbA thread and waited for verbal feedback rather than try posting this here. I think I'll go do that shortly.