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This week's 8-10 sentences are from my medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon
Scene set – Sorry I was away – my daughter was finally able to cross the border and come home. Haven’t hugged her since Christmas 2019.
Anyway – where I left off – Derry was walking into the village when Pariset, a teenager, called to her and pulled her into his house. What happened was – Pariset’s mother is about to give birth, but it is dangerous for a baby in a village that has been infected by the evilness of the dragon. They plan to sneak the mother to the abbey where she can deliver the baby in safety.
Covered in her black cloak, Derry slipped from shadow to shadow, stealthily easing her way unseen into Baswich. At the blacksmith’s home, Pariset and his mother waited. She carried a small bundle wrapped in an old cloth. Derry guessed she held things for her time and the newborn.
Randell, the blacksmith, entered behind Derry. He kissed his wife and ruffled Pariset’s hair. “Be safe. Take care of ye mother. I will stay here and work at my forge. No one will know anything is afoot. Derry.”
A wee bit more
He pressed his hands into a prayer. “I cannot thank ye enough.”
“I shall see her safely arrived and escort Pariset back.” She turned, opened the door, then glanced left and right. “Come along. 'Tis quiet. Clouds cover the moon. We must go now.”
As she passed the weaver’s shop, Derry released a small sigh of relief. They were halfway to the monastery. They needed to move past the large open market square then they could sneak back into the shadows of the other buildings.
Pariset’s hand gripped her arm. “Stop. Listen!”
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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