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Sunday, 3 January 2021

A New Year and A New Book on Weekend Writing Warriors #WeWrWa #8Sunday #medieval #fantasy #romance


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HAPPY NEW YEARS, everyone.

A new year - A new Book

This week's 8-10 sentences are from my newly released medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon.

Scene Set - Prologue

The men’s gazes fixed on the crimson glow of the embers. Twilight too feeble to ward off the soul-freezing sounds drifting out of the woods, weary travellers sat around a campfire with heads bowed and huddled deeper into their cloaks. Strangers to each other, but linked at this shared moment by the need for companionship and the illusion of protection.

The evening grew darker. Clouds blanketed the sky, erasing the stars, dulling the moonlight. A breeze rustled the leaves of the bushes.

Or was it a breeze?

Heads lifted and gazes searched into the darkness for danger. One of the horses tied to the trees reared its head, whinnied and stomped the ground. The wayfarers pushed their hoods back and peered past the startled beast. Two men reached for their swords.


 Blurb and Buy Links

What do dragons, knights and romance have in common? Grab a copy of multi-published author Daryl Devore’s medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon and discover the answer.

A sorcerer craving dominance merged with a dragon, the power overwhelmed him causing him to split into three dragons. Demora ruled thought, but was lost in time. Yidithe offered protection, shining like the light of the sun. Ayrradex craved chaos, revelling in destroying souls.

Many knights died, attempting to slay the devil beast. One knight, Prince Hawkyns, did not fear death. He’d lost everything. Away on a mission when Ayrradex attacked his fathers kingdom, Penrythe, Hawkyns returned to find his noble father – feeble and defeated. His wise mother – crazed. His beautiful wife and unborn child - dead. Only a pile of ashes remained for him to bury. He knelt before his King and vowed to slay the devil-beast or be slain.

Derry was born with powers that terrified her parents. They delivered her to a nunnery to be raised in secret. Jathe, a wise sorceress, discovered the young girl and trained her to one day use the secret hidden in her soul.

Legends spoken around campfires hinted the sole way to destroy Ayrradex was when the hearts of a knight and a golden dragon became one. But after a vicious battle with Ayrradex, the golden dragon was thought to be dead.

Can Prince Hawkyns’s bravery and Derry’s powers end the reign of the devil-beast’s terror?

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  1. Wow! That is scary edge of your seat stuff! I like it.

  2. I liked the line: 'Strangers to each other, but linked at this shared moment by the need for companionship and the illusion of protection.' The word ILLUSION created the atmosphere for the oncoming disaster I think we shall see unfold. Well done.

  3. What a great set up. I can really see and feel the world I'm about to enter.

  4. The phrase "soul-freezing sounds drifting out of the woods" sent a chill down my spine. Who doesn't fear sounds in the dark? Great snippet! And congratulations on the new book! Send me a newsletter! 1jennajaxon@gmail.com

    1. Yes, I channelled my fear of being outside int he dark. Those unseen monsters. Newletter on it's way. Thanks, you amazing, wonderful lady.

  5. Great build up of suspense and dread. I'm guessing things aren't going to end well for these travelers.

  6. Great intro to this story! It definitely sounds like danger is upon them. Congratulations on your new release!

  7. "Illusion of protection." I'm guessing that illusion won't stop whatever's out there in the woods.

  8. Eerie intro. Scary. Good job.

  9. Uh oh, I sense trouble ahead for sure...I loved the way you established the mood here and then increased the intensity. Great snippet! Best wishes on the new book...

  10. Great prologue. It really draws you in.

  11. Wonderful, vivid description.