Kwyn Marie / Shanda Nelson

Lapis of Nicodem

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Lapis of Nicodem
Lapis of Nicodem Volume 1

Lapis of Nicodem Volume 2

The Dentherion Empire invaded the country of Jilvayna over 200 years ago, using advanced technology to crush any resistance. They eliminated the king and the nobles who supported him, and made the country a vassal-state, where they controlled commerce and the military through a sanctioned king.


Jilvayna resentfully accepted the occupation, and an underground rebellion formed. It accomplished little, unable to succeed against Dentherion's advanced military technology, until the rise of King Gall. His malicious abuses angered noble and commoner alike, and the rebel cause swelled with members. To keep the discontent minimal, Gall sent his palace guard throughout the land, sweeping up those rumored to have ties to the rebels, and executing them and their families. Not even the youngest babe was spared.


Lapis's family fell to the slaughter when she was twelve. She now resides in the Grey Streets of Jiy, training for vengeance against the rebel traitor who led General Kale's men into her childhood home, Nicodem. Even though that goal is within reach, the simple life she has created for herself as chaser, as street rat helper, fragments. Unexpected reunions, rebel tensions, syndicate wars, being staked for death, and chasing a ring boss to a haunted ruin, makes her existance far more exciting--and dangerous--than she ever desired.

Welcome to Lapis's World

by Shanda Nelson
What's New

  • 10/15/21 Ambercaast Chapter 14: Forward is Live!
    Check out Chapter 14 for some weekend reading.   Lapis is chasing down info on Hoyt's whereabouts. Greasing the palms of fixers and ex-hunters provides her with what she needs, but more than one person follows the same trail, and their intent is murky. How much help can she elicit from a recovering addict who doesn't remember his stakes?
  • 10/1/21 Ambercaast Chapter 13: Sweet Luck is Live!
    Read Chapter 13: Sweet Luck in celebration of 1 year of Lapis of Nicodem storytelling!   That's right, the Lapis of Nicodem serial began Oct. 2, 2020--and oddly, this chapter lined up with the date I chose for Lapis's birthday. An accident, but Happy Birthday! Thank you to all readers who follow Lapis's exploits. I deeply appreciate the support, and I will continue to entertain you during the next year :). And thank you to World Anvil, for providing a great place I can run my serial and house its world.   Summary: Faelan asks Lapis to delve into the identity of the chasers Requet is searching for, including one whose patron has staked him for death. Guard Superior Fyor also wants to chat, which, luckily enough, leads Lapis to Danaea's partner, Thyden--a man no one would guess worked with a dangerous chaser.
  • 9/27/21 Shipwright Challenge entry
    I've submitted Skyshroud to the Shipwright Challenge. I would like to make more bling-y maps, but we'll see if I have time.   Enjoy!

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