Daryl Devore's Blog

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Sunday, 6 June 2021

Looking into the two women's eyes was like staring into death. The Last Dragon's Prince Hawkyns awakes 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 – Prince Hawkyns had been dreaming of his dead wife. He awakes in a strange cottage.


“He is a handsome one.”

“Aye, Ailith, he is.”

At the sound of the voices, Hawkyns crawled out of his dream world and forced his eyes open. Instead of Celia sitting next to him, two wenches leaned close. The older one wore a braid of black wound around her head while the other sister’s light brown braids hung down over her shoulders.

A chill scuttled between his shoulder blades. Looking into the two women's eyes was like staring into death. Black. Empty. Cold.

“Ye be awake.” The corners of her mouth turned upwards, representing a smile, but no joy flickered in her gaze.



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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Amazon – Audio - https://www.amazon.ca/The-Last-Dragon/dp/B094YMNP6B

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  1. Those women seem scary. Loved the line about crawling out of his dream and forcing his eyes open. You can really feel him fighting to stay with his wife.

  2. I'm sure he wishes to be back with his wife, but he must deal with these two now. Great snippet!

  3. Oh oh. He's in a world of trouble! Great description of the sisters. :-)

  4. Ooh, that's spooky and not what I expected so...well done! Great snippet.

  5. OooooO! Creepy times two!! Wonderfully described, Daryl!

  6. This is one super-creepy way to wake up.

  7. Really getting the creepy vibe today :-)

  8. Boy, this scene is filled with foreboding. I wonder if he's pulled himself out of a sweet dream and into a nightmare. Those sisters are scary as crap! Great snippet!

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  9. Very chilling! I'm interested in finding out more about this pair of eerie ladies.

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