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Sunday, 9 May 2021

Someday ye will understand. Medieval Fantasy Romance - The Last Dragon by Daryl Devore 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 – Derry returns from finding the stranger to the small cottage where she lives with a woman known only as the Ancient. Derry has powers to heal. The Ancient is complaining about the aches in her hand.

 

Derry held the wrinkled and veined hand and closed her eyes. With her free hand, she stroked the palm and between the fingers and over the back. Her fingers tingled as they pulled the aches of age from the woman's flesh.

While she worked the other hand, the woman spoke, “What was the man like? Where did he come from? Ye did not bring him here?”

“He fell from the sky.”

“Like a fallen angel?”

“Father Jacobus said he is mortal. He felt to be of flesh and bone. His muscles were hard.” Derry's heart raced. She wrinkled her forehead.

A wee bit more

“What troubles ye?”

“When I speak of the man, or think of him, my heart pounds as if I ran across the meadow. I do not understand.” Derry released the aged hand and lay back on the grass. Filtered sunlight streamed through the branches of the large oak above her.

“Someday ye will understand.” A tiny grin crossed the woman’s lips.


 

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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12 comments:

  1. Ah, the sweet beginnings of love.

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  2. Love this scene. I could picture it so clearly. I need Derry to work her magic on my hands . . . and knees, and back and neck . . .

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  3. Enjoyed the snippet! I'm sure she'll be thinking a lot more about the man who fell from the sky...

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  4. And so the madness of love and lust begins for this young lass.

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  5. "His muscles were hard.” I think that is the crux of her reply. lol.

    No snippet for me today. :-)

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  6. She's got it bad and doesn't even know what it is! Great depiction of the innocence of her character. :)

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  7. That old woman knows exactly what's up. But will she clue Derry in, or will Derry have to figure it out for herself?

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