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This week's 8-10 sentences are from my medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon
Scene set – Switching over to Derry. The “angel” Prince Hawkyns saw. She has gone into the village to run an errand.
The calming deep notes of the monastery’s bell helped Derry brush the heaviness which tried to envelop her as she entered the town. Before her lay a wide road with businesses on each side; the baker, butcher, cobbler, cabinet maker and others. Derry shuddered as she neared the wool merchant’s establishment. Without thinking, she crossed to the opposite side of the road when she passed Ailith and Isa’s home. Her ears perked up for the sound of a stranger’s voice. She knew everyone in the village’s voice. The one she did not know would be his.
“Psst. Miss Derry.” A young voice hissed from behind her.
A wee bit more
She turned. Pariset, the blacksmith’s son, stood near a tree, motioning her to step closer. He was one of the few children still living in the village. By luck and with God’s will, the evilness had not visited his family. His shaggy, blond curls hung low on his forehead and his clothes were in need of a good wash and mending.
Before she could speak, he grasped her hand and pulled her towards his tiny home.
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 father’s 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
Audible Audio - https://www.audible.ca/pd/The-Last-Dragon-Audiobook/B094YRKT76
BookSprout – https://booksprout.co/book/69199/the-last-dragon
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