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Sunday, 18 April 2021

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 – Prince Hawkyns killed a dragon and was relaxing after the hunt. Something grabbed him.

Derry was out searching for wild fruit for breakfast, spotted a lump then discovered it wasn’t a dragon. It was a man.


She scurried over, tossed her basket behind her then dropped to her knees beside his crumpled body. His eyes were closed and his face slack. One arm lay thrust out at an odd angle and his right leg was tucked under his left. The glow of the sun’s light cast a golden sheen to his brow. Derry placed her palm on his chest. Although slight, she could feel it rise and fall with each breath.

Closing her eyes and drawing in a deep breath, she slid her hands along his arms and paused where injuries needed mending. With a strength she’d never experienced, the healing force flowed in waves through her and into his body.

Wee bit more

When she finished searching for wounds on his legs, Derry paused to restore her energy. His eyelids twitched then peeled open. She shifted her position so her head would shield his face from the glare of the morning sun.

“Uhh.” He raised his hand off the ground as if trying to touch her.

Derry pressed her palm on his shoulder. “Stay still.”

His eyes, the colour of the ocean, met her gaze then his eyelids dropped and his body relaxed.

“No! Don’t be…”


Blurb and Buy Link

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

BookSprout – https://booksprout.co/book/69199/the-last-dragon

Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.ca/daryldevore2013/the-last-dragon/


Great News

Sometime in May or possibly June – The Last Dragon will be available in audio format.


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  1. Don't be . . . what? Surely you're not going to leave us hanging in mid-sentence?

  2. Ahh!! Can't believe you ended the snippet like that! I hope he's going to be okay.

  3. What? Don't be, what???? You tease.

  4. At least I'm not the only person who likes to end their snippets on a cliffhanger! Great snippet!

    1. LOL. Fun, isn't it.
      I also used this snippet at a writers group reading and ended it int he same place. Yes, I'm evil. Buhahahahahah

  5. Don't be??? Cliffhanger of the year! lol Great snippet! Tweeted.

    1. I am honoured to accept cliffhanger of the year.

  6. He's lucky she came along! And I suspect despite the cliffhanger-y ending to the snippet, he's going to stick around or we have no story to enjoy! Really a terrific excerpt...

  7. You are cruel to leave us with that cliff-hanger.

  8. Don't be what??? I definitely want to know what comes next.