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Sunday, 19 September 2021

He longed for his sword, his horse and a solitary ride beside a rushing stream. The Last Dragon is on #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, his angel (Derry) and Pariset have gotten the pregnant woman to the monastery. Remember he doesn’t know Derry’s name and thinks of her as his angel.

 His angel spoke soothing words and rubbed the woman’s belly and back, comforting her. Hawkyns shifted his feet and looked about. His being there was not proper. Another woman should be attending such matters. He was a man. A knight. The son of a king. He rubbed his face. Baswich was a strange place. It was filled with hate when it should be love.

A wee bit more

A woman with child should not need protection. The advances of the people at the wool merchant’s house were disturbing. He longed for his sword, his horse and a solitary ride beside a rushing stream.

The woman screamed. His angel grabbed his arm, pulling him closer. “She needs ye now.”

He tossed his hands, palms upwards. “I know not what to do.”

“Hold her hand. This is not her firstborn, but I fear the child may be wrong.” She lifted the blanket and focused on the woman.

Wrong? Hawkyns did not ask the question waiting on the edge of his tongue. Instead, he said, “Hawkyns.”

“Derry.” She smiled. “This is Mirth. And with God’s blessing, we will soon have a new life to name.”

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

Amazon – Hardcover - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B095GLQ4NP

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

 Audible Audio - https://www.audible.ca/pd/The-Last-Dragon-Audiobook/B094YRKT76


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  1. LOVE that smile between them shared along with their names. They're in it together, now!

  2. Names are always so important! For him to now have a name to put to the face of his angel must be very satisfying for Hawkyns. And what a perfect way to begin their relationship--with a shared birth experience. Love this! Tweeted.

  3. In this situation, it's important to know names. I hope all goes well with this delivery!

  4. I don't blame him for wanting to be on a solitary ride instead of there!

  5. His awkwardness at being in the room definitely comes through. Brave man to stay and help though. Excellent excerpt.