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

July 7th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  1 Comment

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“We’ve scanned the whole island around Silenia and there’s no sign of any troops yet,” Julie said when she and Tara returned. “Not even enforcing the curfew: probably because not many people live there. There’s no sign of anyone approaching by boat either. I suppose they might fly in but that would be noticed and I suspect they’ll want to keep this quiet.”

“There’s no sign of troops here yet either,” Alexandra said. “But we’ve heard back from Adrian. He’s awake and recovering from the after-effects of his premonition but is still too shaky to jump. However, they’ve questioned the prisoner and apparently Robert is a Kithreian interloper as well. We’re trying to track him down because if we can break his disguise we might be able to stop this before it starts, but he’s hiding himself.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Four Part Eleven

July 4th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  2 Comments

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Tarian and Karilya were together when they found them. He was unconscious and Karilya was sobbing in Valeria’s arms. She looked up as the group entered and pulled loose, running to Lyrrekka.

“Mummy! Bad people are coming!”

“We know, sweetness,” Lyrrekka knelt down and hugged her while Sarah hurried to Tarian’s side.

“Thank goodness you’re here,” Valeria said. “I was going to come and find you but I was trying to calm Kari down first. I take it these two weren’t the only ones it happened to?” Read the rest of this entry »

Haventon Born Epilogue

July 3rd, 2014  |  Published in Haventon Chronicles  |  8 Comments

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A/N: Calling my posting the epilogue of book one late would be a bit of an understatement. And it ends rather cliffhangery. Sorry about that but here it is finally. As I have already mentioned anyone who becomes a Patreon patron at the $5 level or above will get access to the rough draft of Book 2 – Lord of the Wolves – as I write it this month and if we reach $250/month total pledges I will start posting it on the site August. If we don’t then I will start posting either when we reach that many pledges – or January 2015 whichever is earlier. I’d really like it to be earlier, but either way I will post it in the next few months. I don’t want people to think I’m holding it hostage.

For the third night in a row Laurel woke in the gloom of dusk to find that she couldn’t move.

She’d spent the first night desperately reaching out for her blood master and finding only a mental fog that stopped her cries for help reaching beyond her skull. She had just as desperately racked her brain trying to remember how this had happened but her memories of the previous few nights were confused and tattered. The overriding image was a memory of a someone attacking her and then a dark haired vampire woman kneeling beside her looking worried. The hole in her memories only increased her terror and by the time the tiniest but of dawn light slipping into her refuge plunged her back into unconsciousness she was on the verge of panic. Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Twenty Five

July 2nd, 2014  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina  |  5 Comments

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The meeting chamber for the council of planets had been very carefully designed to allow it to be shared by species with such radically different physical needs without favoring one group over the others. So the vast circular room was divided into three equal slices separated by crystal walls with the chairperson for each group at the point.

As Amanpreet, Niobe and Kayla entered the human section the chairwoman waved them to three seats just behind her. As they headed over Kayla nudged her and whispered. Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Four Part Ten

June 30th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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Adrian’s face was drawn when they reached the chamber where he was resting. The glowing imp that had been hovering around Adrian since it arrived had gone – presumably absorbed. Indaturan immediately sat on the edge of the bed.

“What did you see?” he asked gently.

“The same thing the others saw,” Adrian replied. “You know what they saw, right?” Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Four Part Nine

June 27th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  7 Comments

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At some point after they had dumped Dialdra into the cell, she’d shifted to her human morph. Her wings had vanished and the ruby red crystal spikes on her head had become an equally red jaw length bob. She had ignored the cot and stool furnishing the small room and was sitting on the floor in the corner with her head bowed, examining the oath tattoo on her arm. As they entered she looked up and glared sulkily at Indaturan, not even sparing a glance for Ystelyan and Kyle.

“Come to make more demands of me, master?” she said in a bitter tone.

“Well I certainly didn’t come here to see you for pleasure, Dialdra,” he said drily. “Your friend Robert Cantrell, is he himself or another interloper like you?” Read the rest of this entry »

The Whisper of Damkina Part Twenty Four

June 25th, 2014  |  Published in Whisper of Damkina  |  5 Comments

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A/N: Hi peeps, due to a change in my personal circumstances I’m running a donation drive. Please check out this news post for details and drop a few pennies in the hat if you can. Thanks to the four wonderful peeps who’ve already helped out. :-)

“Family of the soul?” Amanpreet looked over at Niobe. “What does that mean?”

“Hmm…” Niobe tutted quietly as she considered the question. “It’s a concept found in several Mez cultures. We’d probably say family of the heart, but the Mez don’t consider their hearts to be the root of their emotions. It’s family you choose, rather than family you share DNA with.”

Amanpreet thought back to her best friend from primary school and the day they swore they’d be sisters forever. “So like promising to be blood brothers or sisters?” Read the rest of this entry »

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

June 23rd, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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A/N: Hi peeps, due to a change in my personal circumstances I’m running a donation drive. Please check out this news post for details and drop a few pennies in the hat if you can. :-)

Adrian was still unconscious when a second glowing imp appeared in response to Ystelyan’s message. The blue dragon absorbed it and his anxious frown deepened.

“That looks like it’s not good news,” Indaturan said. “Not that we were expecting it to be.” Read the rest of this entry »

Donation Drive!

June 22nd, 2014  |  Published in News

Hi Peeps!

Many of you have been with me since the start and thus know that I’ve been posting The Dragon Wars Saga twice a week without fail since the 4th January 2010. I’ve also posted all of the first novel of my paranormal fantasy series “The Haventon Chronicles” and I’m currently posting a Science Fantasy Space Opera Serial “The Whisper of Damkina”.

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

June 20th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  1 Comment

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Matthias reached out and touched the screen the same way Sarah had. After a moment his eyebrows shot up. “Well that’s interesting. Alarming but interesting.”

“What does she say?” Alexandra asked.

“It seems that one of the children in their program, a girl named Emily, had a precog at the same time our clairvoyants did,” Sarah said. “They did a bit of checking before Sophie sent the email and it seems Robert Cantrell – if he is really Robert – went to the authorities when he fled and somehow got them to listen. He’s told them about this meeting but told them we’re planning a coup and that we’re responsible for the pulse and the crack in the sky.” Read the rest of this entry »

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