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Shevaun Rutherford

The Last Khans

Chapter One(11 minute read)

7/10/2016
This is the first chapter of "The Last Khans", a speculative story about culture and politics, and how the two interplay.

᠑ The wind tore through the tattered blue flags atop the stone altar. The almighty gale was the only sound in the eerie silence. The Ghetto was usually quiet after sunset, when the Custodians and Sentinels emerged from the shadows, but tonight it was as if one could hear their...
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Chapter Two(5 minute read)

10/10/2016
This is the second chapter of "The Last Khans", a speculative story about culture and politics, and how the two interplay. In this chapter we switch POV from Altan to Noyan.

᠒ The sun was finally rising, and from their vantage point from the monastery courtyard, the Ghetto appeared to light up a fiery orange. It had been a long night, but Jochi had stayed awake with Noyan. They sat under the elm tree, a considerable distance between the two. The...
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Chapter Three(14 minute read)

13/10/2016
This is the third chapter of "The Last Khans", a speculative story about culture and politics, and how the two interplay. This chapter is from Altan's perspective.

᠓ Altan stirred, suddenly freezing cold. He opened his eyes, stuck shut with ice crystals. His body was all but buried in the snow. There was the sound of birdcall beside his ear. He looked forward. The magpie, not even an arm’s reach away, crooked its ebony head at him...
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Chapter Four(6 minute read)

18/10/2016
This is the fourth chapter of "The Last Khans", a speculative story about culture and politics, and how the two interplay. This chapter is from Noyan's perspective.

᠔ The falcon screeched, perched on the opening ledge of its aviary, hunched and bready-eyed towards the untrustworthy figure. Noyan continued to hold out his right hand, fitted with his father’s old leather gauntlet, the rest of his body leaning away from the sharply taloned bird. Jochi’s hearty laughter grew...
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Chapter Five(10 minute read)

30/10/2016
This is the fifth chapter of "The Last Khans", a speculative story about culture and politics, and how the two interplay. This chapter is from Altan's perspective.

᠕ He thought he would never return the Central State. Now, he was delving further into its murky darkness than ever before. By the time they reached the Ghetto it was already the dead of night. They clambered under the gap in the fence, rebuilt the small altar that hid...
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This cohort ended on 31st October 2016

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