Daryl Devore's Blog

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Sunday, 10 January 2021

The Legend speaks―in whispers―of an evil dragon who flies in the dark of the moon. The Last Dragon on Weekend Writing Warriors #WeWrWa #8Sunday #medieval #fantasy #romance


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

Scene Set - This is the rest of the prologue. Travellers seated around a campfire.

A log dropped deeper into the fire and raised a shower of sparks. Crackles and hisses erupted and faded as the blaze settled. A gust of wind blew curls of smoke meandering around the men, stinging their tired eyes.

Silence fell once more on the huddled group as the travellers shifted their focus back from the world outside the campfire to the one inside their thoughts.

A bard raised his hands towards the heat of the flames, cleared his throat and lifted his voice. “The Legend speaksin whispersof an evil dragon who flies in the dark of the moon. The heat of its breath will melt a man's soul and kill ye alive. Alive yet dead. Never again to taste, touch, love or be loved. Those who obey its commands; their fire burns a man’s flesh and turns his bones to ash.

 A bit more

But, they say, there is a dragon the colour of the sun and a brave prince. When their hearts become one only then can the devil dragon and all loyal to it be slain and their souls banished into the depths of Hell.”


 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?

Amazon - ebook - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QPW4CVF

Amazon - print - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QRVJ59P

Books2read – universal link - ebook – https://books2read.com/The-Last-Dragon

Books2read –universal link – print -  https://books2read.com/The-Last-Dragon-


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  1. "...the travellers shifted their focus back from the world outside the campfire to the one inside their thoughts..." Such beautiful and evocative imagery. I must read this book.

  2. After that, I'd be most anxious to find the golden dragon and the prince. Great snippet!

  3. I am not sleeping anywhere near THAT campfire tonight. :-)

    Nice description of the fire, by the way. You wrote is as one who has sat next to a fire while it burns and settles. :-)

    1. Kind of love campfires. And it is always spooky behind in the dark - so i put the two together.

  4. Nice mythology set up and rich descriptions. I'm in! I love dragon stories.

  5. This sounds intriguing - and it's only the prologue!!! I'm in.

  6. I'm fascinated by all the references to fire. I could visualize those sitting around the campfire while the bard tells his tale.

    1. Thank you. So glad you could visualize it. That's what I was aiming for.

  7. Loved the snippet and the atmosphere you've created here, where I'm braced for anything to happen!

  8. I love how fantasies can sketch out the action that needs to be taken so you know just where you're going.

  9. I love how especially medieval stories begin with a tale or legend or myth that goes on to be true. Can't wait for more of this tale!

    Since you've just released this book, if you want to visit my blog to promo it, I've got nothing but available space! :)

    1. Wow - thanks, Jenna. I'll pop an email over to you :-)

  10. That bard is gonna give everyone in the group nightmares!