I BELIEVE IN DRAGONS……
I struggled with what to tell you about this story and vast landscape. Beyond a doubt, I simplified the plot to a bare minimum. For someone who loves complex arenas, this was not an easy task…——
The world of Marithe is back! The story of a young gamer named Xavier is woven into a plot of denial, betrayal and intrigue. He lives a double life running from those who would use him and searching for unencumbered love. Demons and gypsies fill the game panorama entangling Xavier in a disaster that could destroy the dragon race and profoundly change his world….
Seer will be released soon. I will be doing a cover reveal this month. I hope you are looking forward to this as much as I am.
A link to Seer on Good Reads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17976031-seer?auto_login_attempted=true
——Dragon courtesy of fanpop.com
Everyday I rise and look to the east for a simple reassurance…a new day, a new dawn. The myriad of sunrises is astonishing, each very different from the next. No two are quite alike.
No matter how difficult it is to rise, or how much the world has shaken my faith the day before…this day is new. It holds new promises. The only thing I need now is coffee….
As Talander’s eyes adjusted to the blackness of the lava tunnel, Bleak led him down the corridor from the point of their entry with a firm grip on his arm. If the dragon had wanted to bolt, it would have been impossible. Talander’s assistance as a healer was requested, and an oath he had taken long ago prevented his running. A dragon’s oath was binding under any circumstances and his services as healer did not discriminate by race.
The demon wizard’s home fulfilled Talander’s expectations. It was hot, dark, and he could smell a subtlety sulfurous order in the air. The great wizard kept his opinions to himself as they entered a birth chamber. He wondered if he would have survived the trip had he been human—being dragon-kind in human form had some small advantages.
Xavier has gone to find his beloved princess…
“It’s Sert,” She finally managed to whisper between gasps, “My brother is dead.” Margo’s voice echoed her pain.
Xavier felt like he was hit by an arrow to the heart. His gut wrenched, his vision swirled and his knees felt weak as he reached out to Margo. Gently grasping her shoulder, he pulled her tightly into an embrace allowing her to cry into his strong shoulder. Xavier lifted Margo’s face to his with a forefinger under her chin and softly kissed her cheek. In that moment her vulnerability made him melt. He had for so long wanted to hold the princess, but not like this, not in grief. The knight stifled his own tears.
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In this current atmosphere of books written entirely for entertainment it can often be difficult to find the ones that say more. While I love a good story, I often desire more from the time I spend between the pages.
Fantasy is not always about magic and dragons. Although characters in fiction are used to reflect reality, the plot need not stop on the surface. There are often deeper issues that interplay to satisfy roving questions in the writer’s soul.
Controversy and conflict intertwine in a marriage to produce unforgettable tales. I personally want you to walk away satisfied by my work –that you found more than a simple story.
How do you feel about Prejudice? Loyalty? Betrayal?
Some of my blog friends are discussing the same issues after a fashion – Corinne Rodrigues
and Laurence O’Bryan discuss controversy!
Seer, Book 2 of the Chronicles of Marithe, is written and edited. I am in the process of choosing a cover and will be soon listing it on Good Reads as a pre-release.
I am considering several options for the art and will be posting them on a facebook event to gather your opinions.
This is a story that stands well alone or in company with the first book of the series— again exploring a dual reality. The title is rife with shape shifting dragons, kings, heroes and villains and is a story near to my heart.
An underlying theme of betrayal and prejudice is threaded through the mesmerizing tale of a gipsy queen. I hope that you will join me as I trace the steps in preparation for the release of Seer.
I would like to take just a minute of your time to say a thank you to Francis Guenette for both reviewing Dreamer and interviewing me for her blog. The interview questions gave a marvelous insight into some of my thoughts. Please have a look at her post and enjoy!
Things I once knew as certainty have become echoes.
At any moment the sun will rise behind the clouds
Eternity stretches and yawns. Moisture collects with the effort of breaking night into day.
The world sucks in a deep breath, every heart beat registering the profound stress of a shallow sleep disturbed.