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Sunday, 23 May 2021

Tis wrong for ye to say or do such things. We are not man and wife. Derry is having problems in 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 – Derry was relaxing under a tree after healing the ancient, who has returned to their cottage. Meliboeus Rith, the richest man in town, has desires on Derry. She speaks first.


“'Tis wrong for ye to say or do such things. We are not man and wife.” She brushed dirt from her hands and smoothed her hair back from her face.

He puffed his chest outward. “I have offered.”

Bile rose in the back of Derry's throat. She swallowed it down and stepped back. “Ye are already married. And with daughters.” Her brow furrowed as her lip curled. “I do not desire to wed ye.”

 A wee bit more.

“But I desire to bed ye. Wedded or not.”


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



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

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

Goodreads page - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56350004-the-last-dragon


And now some exciting news - The Last Dragon is now available in Audio

I have copies if you wish to listen and review. :-)

The Last Dragon

Audible - click here

will be available at iTunes and Amazon in the next few weeks.

Written by: Daryl Devore

Narrated by: Joseph Collins

Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release date: 2021-05-18

Language: English

Publisher: Daryl Devore


Price: $25.00

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  1. Oh that's an attractive trait in a man! What a jerk. I hope she has the means to discourage him.

  2. He needs to learn he can't have everything he wants! And she may be the one to teach him. Enjoyed the snippet.

  3. Ugh! What a sleazeball! Prolly groper-scum if he gets the chance.

    1. Perfect. That is exactly how I want the reader to think of him.

  4. The one sorta good thing you can say about this guy -- he's honest about what he wants.

  5. Of course he does. And I hope she (or the hero) nips that little desire in the bud (preferably with a sword). Great snippet! Tweeted.

  6. What a creep. I can't wait until he gets what he deserves.

  7. You really nailed his character. Good job.

  8. Daryl, I just got the audiobook and can't wait to listen.
    I've included your post and buy links in my new feature on Reader's Roost. I'm hoping the Roost Recommendations posts will help lead readers to my fellow writers!