Good Morning! Welcome to the Spring 2021 Medieval Monday blog hop! The hop is our usual format: the first week on my blog I posted an excerpt from my book, then afterwards, I’ll post another Medieval Monday author’s excerpt and they will post mine, plus a link where you can find excerpts from all the authors via Medieval Romance Lovers.
Our theme for the Spring is First Kiss and throughout I’ll be sharing an excerpt from my medieval romance Betrayal, book 2 of Time Enough to Love. In this book, Alyse, the heroine, has just received the news that her betrothed lord, Sir Geoffrey Longford, has married another. As Alyse and Geoffrey had already been intimate, she is in rather a predicament. Follow my snippets of Betrayal at my guest’s blog site.
Week 5’s excerpt is from Daryl Devore’s medieval romance,
The Last Dragon.
Amazon – ebook – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QPW4CVF
Amazon – print – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QRVJ59P
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Books2read –universal link – print – https://books2read.com/The-Last-Dragon-
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?
EXCERPT FOR WEEK #5:
“Derry, I beg thee. Ask.” Hawkyns chuckled. “Or shall I make it a royal command?”
“My liege.” Playfully attempting to curtsey while astride a horse proved to be awkward. “I am being foolish. I fear asking what I already know.”
Confusion settled onto his brow. “Why?”
“Truth is a scary thing. Unspoken truths can lie hidden in the shadows where they can be ignored.”
Hawkyns swung his leg over his mount and slid down the side. He reached up and helped her dismount. Standing close—too close—he placed her hand in his and waited for her to speak.
See last week’s snippet on Judith Sterling’s blog – https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/
Follow along next week on Bambi Lynn’s blog -: www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com
Follow Jenna’s snippet on Daryl Devore’s blog today