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Sunday, 11 April 2021

What evil could this be? Too small to be a dragon. Unless it was a young one. Daryl Devore's The LAst Dragon is back on Weekend Writing Warriors #WeWrWa #8Sunday #medieval #fantasy #romance

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Hi, I’m back from an accidental hiatus. I forgot to post one Sunday, the next Sunday – I wrote the post, saved it, but didn’t sign up, and last week was Easter, so I just threw my hands up and decided to wait. So, I’m back.

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

To catch you all back up – Prince Hawkyns was on a quest to slay a vicious dragon. He is injured.

A lass, Derry is out on her early morning walk, looking for firewood or wild fruit for breakfast. She spots a large lump in the meadow where there isn’t a boulder.


Advancing with caution, she chewed her bottom lip. What evil could this be? Too small to be a dragon. Unless it was a young one.

She paused and searched the sky for an immense flying animal. No need to irritate the mother and risk death or worse. A dragon’s fire burned flesh and killed bodies. But the touch of Ayrradex’s breath caused dark evilness to fill a person's soul and neither she nor the abbot could free them from the wickedness.

The abbot, Father Jacobus, prayed for their souls to be released from their perversion, but to no avail. Derry's attempt to heal the sickness was thwarted by her being chased from the village by an angry mob.

A wee bit more

Derry shuddered at the thought of those who lived in Baswich who were dead, yet not dead. She inched her way closer until she could distinguish the form. It was a man.


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 do believe our lass has come upon Prince Hawkyns, maybe...? I hope. Good snippet!

  2. What a great scene! Love the dragon mythos and the strength your heroine displays.

  3. Well, I'm sure he'll be glad she was brave enough to get closer and see what the large lump was. Great snippet!

  4. I like Derry already! Enjoyed the snippet and can't wait for more...

    1. I had fun writing Derry. She's become a favourite character.

  5. She's right to be cautious. In a land with dragons you can't be too careful. However, I think what she'll discover is much better than a dragon or a rock. :) Great snippet!

  6. You & I have had the same problems posting/signing up. Glad to see you back. I'll be back next weekend, for sure. Enjoyed reading this snippet. Interesting about the evil. Scary, too.

    1. Oh no. I felt so silly forgetting to sign up.

  7. That's kind of a horrible thing, being mistaken for a dragon. Maybe he should get a new tailor?

  8. It seems like she has just the right mix of caution and bravery.