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Sunday, 27 June 2021

She is mortal? 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 – Hawkyns is chatting with the Abbot. He is confused about the vision he saw when he first arrived in this new village. Remember – he doesn’t know how he got there. The 2 men suspect he was dropped by a dragon. Hawkyns speaks first.

“I saw… an angel. She placed her hands on me. The pain vanished.”

The abbot raised his hand to pause their conversation. He walked to a monk who waited nearby, spoke to him then returned. He settled himself on the bench. “No, my son, I am sorry, truly sorry, but ye did not see an angel.”

“But her halo.” Hawkyns circled his head with his hand. “A circle of gold behind her. Like the paintings in our abbey at Penrythe.”

A wee bit more

The abbot rested his hands on his lap. “The lass is Derry. She is a healer. She has powers. Ones given by God.” He made the sign of the cross and returned his hand to his lap. “I heal souls and relieve minds. She can heal bodies.”

She is mortal? A familiar stirring woke inside Hawkyns; a feeling absent since the day of his wife’s death.

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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  1. A halo? Nice touch of Mystery. Tweeted. :-)

    1. He thinks it was a halo. Since it has been quite a while since I started these snippets - she stands between the sun and him so the sun isn't shining in his face. He's too groggy and thinks it's a halo therefore she must be an angel.

  2. Oh, I think this is the beginning of something. I think he and Derry need to meet now. ;)

  3. Oh WELL, if she's mortal...LOL. I see him thinking...well done snippet. I like the abbot as well.

  4. Now that he knows she's not an angel, I bet he's curious to meet her!

  5. Methinks he's glad to learn that Derry is mortal.

  6. I'm sure he's very glad she's mortal if it gets his juices stirring that quickly! LOL Tweeted!

  7. Seems like she might be able to heal souls and relieve minds too - his in particular.

  8. Intriguing. You definitely have my attention.