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Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Two Part Two

April 15th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“Really?” Ophelia heard herself say as she sidestepped the attack. “You’ll have to do better than that if you want to kill me.” She clutched the crystal even harder. “I need a weapon.”

It warmed and a glowing blade made of the same red light as that which surrounded her appeared in front of her. She braced for a heavy weight as she grabbed it, then staggered at its unexpected lightness. She covered her need to recover by glaring at her assailant. “They aren’t yours,” she said as she dodged another dive. Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter Two Part One

April 11th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“That was a really weird day,” Ophelia said as they walked back through the park. She paused as she spotted the boy she’d seen the creature attach itself to earlier walking ahead of them. The creature was still coiled around him. “Oh it’s that boy.”

“Eh? What boy?” Sera asked. Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter One Part Four

April 8th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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They weren’t surprised to learn that there was an emergency assembly before afternoon classes. What they didn’t expect was for the headmaster, who looked grey and whose left cheek and eye had developed a visible tic, to launch into a nearly incoherent diatribe about the evils of drugs.

“Drugs?” Sera growled. “Mike doesn’t do drugs.” From the cries of protest from the friends of the other sick boys they felt equally offended by the insinuation that the illness was self-inflicted. Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter One Part Three

April 4th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“Thanks!” Kira slid into a spare seat. “It’s really brave of you to take on Bradley this way. She doesn’t like me.”

“Oh, I’m sure that’s not-” Ophelia began even though she knew Kira was right.

“She doesn’t.” Kira laughed brittlely. “She’s angry because her boyfriend thinks I’m hotter than she is.”

“You mean Lee? He’s not her boyfriend, except in her head,” Sera said. “He can’t stand her.” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter One Part Two

April 1st, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“Phelia! That was amazing!” Seraphina Ashbourne had somehow saved her a seat. Ophelia was grateful but suspected that she didn’t want to know how. Her light-brown-skinned cousin grinned at her, hazel eyes sparkling in a way that suggested that she knew exactly what she was thinking and patted the seat. “Sit down and tell me how you did that.”

“How I did what?” Ophelia asked blankly. “How’s Mike?” Read the rest of this entry »

Caredale Tales 1: The Sundered Light Chapter One

March 28th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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A/N: This is a spinoff from The Dragon Wars Saga and will be serialising on Mondays and Fridays for the foreseeable future. It should stand alone but will read slightly differently if you’ve read Dragon Wars.

The morning Ophelia Keswick woke sweating from a nightmare wasn’t unusual. For longer than she could remember, her dreams had revealed the future – and since the Pulse they had only worsened. Terrible visions assailed her in waves of sight and sound which shortened her breath and made her heart pound.

Sometimes she jolted to wakefulness in the dead of night, her eyes opening to a blackness that filled her with trepidation. Other times – like today – she awoke to find her eyes filled with a daylight that seemed incongruous after the dark images she had witnessed. Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Sixty Part Eight

March 25th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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A/N: Sorry I didn’t post Whisper on Wednesday. I’ll be posting it tomorrow. Also this is the last installment of Dragon Wars for a while. Check out the spinoff  “Caredale Tales – The Sundered Light part 1“.

“Interesting,” Sarah said after she had finished examining Draylian. “I’m not quite sure what to make of this.”

“Well, did it work or not?” Lydia asked.

Sarah frowned. “Yes and no?”

“Surely it must be one or the other, Sal,” Matthias said.

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Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Sixty Part Seven

March 21st, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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After Andrew’s friends had left, Lydia sat in the lounge and watched television. For once it wasn’t the news she was watching; after the last few weeks she felt the need to unwind and she’d found an old episode of Star Trek playing on one of the more obscure channels.

She looked up as the door opened and her father came in with a mug of hot chocolate, which he pushed into her hands. “You look like you could use this,” he said. “Hopefully things will calm down for a bit now.”

“Hopefully,” Lydia agreed. She glanced to where Draylian was lurking outside the door and back to her father, who was looking slightly tentative. “Was there something?” Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Sixty Part Six

March 18th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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Lydia stayed curled up on Carrie’s lap as they discussed how Andrew’s friends were going to regularly sneak in and out for their lessons. Her father seemed fairly certain he could stop anyone noticing and given how well he had concealed their family for fourteen years, Lydia was inclined to believe him. Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Sixty Part Five

March 14th, 2016  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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A/N: The most recent Sunday Blog is about Worldbuilding and Maps and gives you the chance to laugh at my sadly lacking cartography skills.

Lydia was helping her mother wash the dishes when Andrew’s friends began arriving. George and his father were the first to arrive and came into the kitchen to say hello since George considered Lydia a friend as well.

“Are we starting the classes tonight?” George asked.

“I don’t think so.” Lydia put the stack of plates she had just dried into the cupboard before turning to look at them. “We’re just discussing scheduling today, right, mum?” Read the rest of this entry »

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