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Sunday, 28 February 2021

A deepening of the darkness and a soul-freezing scream snared his attention. Daryl Devore's medieval fantasy romance - The Last Dragon - on Weekend Writing Warriors #WeWrWa #8Sunday #medieval #fantasy #romance


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! Where writers share an 8- 10 sentence snippet of their writing on Sunday.  Visit other participants on the list and read and comment on their 8sunday posts.

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

Scene Set - Hawkyns has slayed the dragon. Gladur (his horse) has cantered off to be with a "friend". It is night and he is alone.


A deepening of the darkness and a soul-freezing scream snared his attention. He pivoted his head right and left as his gaze searched for the reason of the sound. Intense pain permeated his body. He yelped as his knees buckled, but he did not fall. Blackness clogged his vision.

Through the pain-filled dark a light beckoned.

A moan escaped his lips. Sharp spasms racked his body. A warm touch eased the agony as the scent of lavender tickled his nose. Hawkyns forced his eyelids open.

A bit more…..

Before him was an angel with eyes as green as the deep forest and lips redder than his wine. Her smile soothed his heart with a lightness not felt in many months. A golden fire encircled her face. He tried to lift his hand to touch the angel, but couldn’t find the strength.

His hand fell to the ground as she floated upwards and was consumed by shadow. 


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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