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Sunday, 25 April 2021

But he fell from the sky. Only birds and angels can fly. Medieval fantasy romance - 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 – Yes, the lump that turned out to be a man – lived.

 

The abbot stepped forward and smiled. “Ye've discovered him.”

Derry lowered her gaze. “Aye, Father. Only moments ago. How did ye know he was here?”

The corpulent wool merchant, Meliboeus Rith, barged his way through the crowd. “The night watchman saw him fall from the sky in the early morning light.”

“He thought he was an angel.” The blacksmith's son, Pariset, peeked out from behind his father. Frowning, the blacksmith pushed the boy away.

A wee bit more

“Is he?” The man who spoke first turned to face the abbot.

Father Jacobus knelt next to the stranger. The sunlight glistened off his tonsure. “I believe him to be mortal.”

“But he fell from the sky. Only birds and angels can fly.” Meliboeus swaggered towards the man and tapped him with his foot.

“And dragons.” Pariset scooted out of the way of his father's slap.

 


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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14 comments:

  1. Out of the mouth of babes . . .

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  2. So much mystery surrounding this unconscious man. Very curious!

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  3. Love that last line. Grounding it in both the real and the surreal. Really enjoyed the snippet.

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  4. lol--I love this discussion! Nicely done. :-)

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  5. Quite a mystery here. I'm really curious.

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  6. I think the boy is the smnartest of all here...enjoyed the snippet!

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  7. He is a minor character who demanded a larger part.

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  8. I like that kid. I hope we see more of him!

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  9. Glad someone had the sense to bring up that possibility--especially since it's the correct one. :) Loved the snippet!

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