There is no creature that screams fantasy to me as much as the dragon does. Yes, there are unicorns and phoenixes and a whole host of other equally interesting creatures, some of which may appear in my stories at a later date, but dragons are in a league of their own.
Majestic and powerful, they are my latest obsession, although not a new one.
Back when I was writing fan fiction I discovered a site called Dragon Cave, and anyone who has seen my account page there will see I have quite a collection of dragons. I haven’t actually been there in a long time, and even missed the Christmas event this year due to lack of online/computer time over the holidays. I will no doubt be chasing down the special holiday dragons next year if I am around.
But the cave is always open for collectors and here are my latest eggs, which you can also see on the sidebar of my site.
There will be more later in the month (the cave has limits on how many eggs you can have at a time to prevent hoarders with fast connections snagging them all) after these have hatched.
So, why are they on my blog now, I hear you ask. Well it is in celebration of my upcoming release, Destiny & Dragons.
I am going to try to post some snippets from the book over the next few weeks and those posts will contain my dragon eggs and hatchlings so you can watch how they grow.
And here is a snippet from Destiny & Dragons to (hopefully) whet your appetite for more.
At first Marcus thought Runt had left. He scanned the trees, searching for the young man. “Runt?” he called.
“Runt?” Robert asked him. “What sort of a name is that?”
Marcus shrugged. “Maybe his parents were foreign.”
He spotted movement in the bushes and Runt emerged.
Robert, who Marcus had always taken to be a rather level-headed man, gave a small scream.
“What is it?” Marcus asked.
“It’s, it’s, it’s…” Robert stammered and pointed at Runt.
“This is Runt,” Marcus explained, “the prisoner I told you about.”
Robert gathered his wits together long enough to form a coherent sentence. “You rescued the dragon?”
Destiny & Dragons is available for pre-order from Fireborn Publishing now.