Title: Queen of Sorrow Author: Lord Syntax Rating: T Genre: Drama/Tragedy Status: Complete Fandom: Fire Emblem Pairings: - Summary: In stories, the hero always arrives just in time to rescue the captured damsel. But in reality, the world does not work that way. When no hero comes to save Lucia's life, Elincia embarks on a path of sorrow, pain, and perchance evil. // Radiant Dawn AU Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5465572/1/Queen_of_Sorrow After recently finishing Fire Emblem Awakening, I have been searching for various fanfiction in the Fire Emblem fandom. To my disappointment there were very few quality fanfiction available, despite the potential this rich universe offered. So after expanding my search toward other Fire Emblem games I came across this gem. As the summary indicates, Ike (the game's protagonist) and his group of mercenaries did not come in time to save Lucia, causing a butterfly effect where Elincia slowly descents to a "the end justify the means" approach to matters. What truly makes this story stands head above others is that the characterization of Elincia, a typical cliché good hearted queen, toward a more ruthless and practical one is so well executed. While there are some moments that I felt it went a bit too smooth for Elincia, all in all that didn't detract me from enjoying this story. Knowledge about Fire Emblem, while recommended, is not necessary to follow this story. The occasional wiki should be sufficient.