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Sunday, 7 February 2021

He groped for his weapon. His fingers felt no metal. Daryl Devore's 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 medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon

Scene Set – Continuing Hawkyns battle with the dragon.

The enormous beast plodded about, sniffing, searching for his prey. Frustration boiled, and the dragon released his fiery breath with an air-ripping howl. Dark red and orange flames spewed forth engulfing the trees and bushes in its path.

Experience having taught him a dragon is weakest the few moments after exhaling fire, Hawkyns seized the instant to attack. Sword raised, he rushed out. As he neared the right flank, he swung, but the dragon had not been caught unaware. It lifted its wing, snagged Hawkyns' feet, and tossed him across the meadow.

A blast of air ejected from his lungs as he hit the ground a short distance from the bank of the river. The sword bounced out of his grasp. Pain gripped him as he tried to force air back into his chest.

A bit more

 Keeping his gaze on the dragon, he groped for his weapon. His fingers felt no metal.


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. So are your next words "The End?"

  2. Great fight and great last line. Although we know the ultimate outcome, you've got me wondering.

  3. Uh oh... not good.
    Excellent snippet.

  4. I like the way the dragon isn't giving up so easily. Great snippet! And uh oh, WHERE is his sword?!

  5. Oops - where's the dragon never mind the sword!

    1. He knows where the dragon is. Eyes are on it.

  6. Uh-oh! That is a very dangerous position to be in! Great snippet!

  7. Great scene! Should I feel bad about liking the dragon? Wonderful descriptions and action.

    1. LOL - just don't fall in love with the dragon.

  8. And that has to be the most sickening sensation Hawkyn could feel. If I were him, I'd dive into the river! Great action snippet!

  9. I love "air-ripping howl". So descriptive. What a heart-sinking moment when he reached for his sword. Good job.