Title: A Practical Guide to Evil Author: Erraticerrata Rating: YA Genre: Action/Adventure Pairing: None Fandom: Original Universe Chapters: 50+ Words: 150k+ Updated: April 13, 2016 Published: April 18, 2015 Status: Work in Progress Link: Table of Contents +Prologue Author's Summary:The Empire stands triumphant. For twenty years the Dread Empress has ruled over the lands that were once the Kingdom of Callow, but behind the scenes of this dawning golden age threats to the crown are rising. The nobles of the Wasteland, denied the power they crave, weave their plots behind pleasant smiles. In the north the Forever King eyes the ever-expanding borders of the Empire and ponders war. The greatest danger lies to the west, where the First Prince of Procer has finally claimed her throne: her people sundered, she wonders if a crusade might not be the way to secure her reign. Yet none of this matters, for in the heart of the conquered lands the most dangerous man alive sat across an orphan girl and offered her a knife. Her name is Catherine Foundling, and she has a plan. A Practical Guide to Evil is a YA fantasy novel about a young girl named Catherine Foundling making her way through the world – though, in a departure from the norm, not on the side of the heroes. Is there such a thing as doing bad things for good reasons, or is she just rationalizing her desire for control? Good and Evil are tricky concepts, and the more power you get the blurrier the lines between them become. Updates every Wednesday. -------------------- I'm putting this up for review since book 1 is complete and book 2 is getting to the good stuff. This has been an awesome read so far! The world is pretty fleshed out and I find myself poring over the maps + author comments in the blog. It's been heartening to see this novel slowly inch its way up on the topwebfiction polls.