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Sunday, 14 February 2021

“Friend or enemy? Man or beast? Show yerself. On Weekend Writing Warriors - Daryl Devore's medieval fantasy romance - The Last Dragon #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 found his sword. The dragon has been dealt with. Glaldur is Hawkyns’ steed.


Gladur whinnied and stomped his hooves.

Hawkyns patted his neck. “'Tis all right, Gladur. The dragon is dead. I know it smells badly, but it cannot hurt another.”

The horse glared at him, twitched his ears and pawed at the ground. The rustle of a bush drew Hawkyns' attention to a dark shadow. He stepped away from his horse, bent low and reached for his sword.

Gripping the handle, he stood, facing the direction of the noise. His gaze crisscrossed the darkness, looking for movement which would give him a target.

“Show yerself.”

Gladur danced in a circle, snorting and throwing his head.

“Friend or enemy?” Hawkyns raised his sword. “Man or beast? Show yerself.”

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


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  1. I enjoy the relationship between Hawkyns and Gladur, who seems almost human. I am not sure if I should thank you or not for the cliffhanger, but I will be back next week. :) Great snippet.

  2. The horse's reaction is definitely making me think the being in hiding is not a friend. Intriguing!

  3. So there are other dangers than the dragon in this world. Can't wait to see what it is (I have an inkling, but I'll wait and see). Great snippet!

    Missed the deadline to sign up this week, but here's my link if you'd like to visit. https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/2021/02/14/weekend-writing-warriors-02-14-21-only-a-mistress-will-do-let-me-help-you/

    1. I think you'd be surprised to learn what it is.
      I'll pop over now. I was wondering where you were.

  4. Ahhhh, what a cliffhanger!! Great snippet. :-)

  5. Hmmm, so what will emerge from those bushes? Great snippet! Love the horse....

  6. Even though the battle of the dragon is over, you found an excellent way to prolong the suspense. Like others, I enjoyed the horse.

  7. Oh, no. What a spot to leave us. Who/what is in the bushes?