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Jumping Rings by Lyn Thorne-Alder

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Rated 6.73 out of 10 Statistics


Genre: Fantasy / Adventure

Audience: magic, adventure, gladiators, slavery, social climbing, post-apoc

Updated: Fortnightly

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Occasional Sexual Content

Occasional Coarse Language

Occasional Violence


Overall Rating: 6.731

Average Rating: 5 (Guests), 7 (Members)

Ranking: #326

Rating Count: 1 (0 Guests, 1 members)

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"They're willing to kneel in order to climb. "

In the world of the Circled Plain, most of humanity lives within walled cities, protected from the monsters outside.

The cities’ walls are nested, circle within circle within circle, and the richest and most powerful live the deepest in the city.

They call the social and economic climb from the outer rings towards the inner the Ladder. The climb is hard, but there are always ways to jump rungs.

Chapters alternate between the two protagonists – Taslin, who has chosen to become a Gladiator to jump up the Ladder, and Valran, who has bent knee as a Servus for the same purpose. Follow their story, starting here.

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"Starting to Climb"

Rating: 7/10

Jumping Rings is a little hard to describe. The title comes from the setting. A very class heavy, almost caste-like, fantasy world. A city is divided into 10 "rings" with the innermost being the wealthiest and the outer most being the poorest. There are a few terms that are hard to follow at first. Most of these deal with gender, (male female or neutral) but it's not completely clear…Read More


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