Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday Children of Fyre #MFRWHooks #BWLPublishing #Coming release #Fantasy #Romance

Join the authors at #MFRWHooks here  for some great excerpts. This week I'm still waiting for the cover but I'm introducing the first of two heroes.

In this return to the Island of Fyre, each of the heros and heroines of the three previous books have children. Lorton is the youngest son of the Wizards of Fyre and he has bonded with the yellow dragon. The dragon through the magic of the stones has been rejuvenated and is now green. Dragon sends Lorton to travel to where the Dragons of Fyre are raised. There he meets Arkon son of the hero and heroine of the Dragons of Fyre. There have been four eggs laid and there must be two young men and two young women found to bond with them. On the island where the evil wizards were exiled, Cerene has grown up as little more than a slave. She can use all the fyrestones unlike her father. She learns about the kidnapping of Riara, daughter of the hero and heroine of the Temple of Fyre and vows to save her. The four must unite with their dragons and finally destroy the evil.


Lorton sat on the floor of his sleeping chamber in the building called the Citadel, once the home of the wizards. He called this home. He rose and paced about the room. A restless urge tor adventure accompanied his strides. In his hand he held three ironwood wands with fyrestones at the tips. His ability to use the yellow, orange and red was less than that of his brothers and sisters, two sets of twins. The four had left home to travel with the desert clans. He was alone.

*Dragon, where are you?* The dragon’s voice rose in his head.
*In the courtyard. Come.*
Lorton strode to the door. Excitement filled his thoughts. Dragon had returned but where had he been? A seven day ago, his friend had flown away without a word to explain his absence. Why had he been so mysterious? Lorton had spent those days worrying that his bond with the creature had been broken. Any time he’d sent a mental call, there’d been no response.
As he walked the corridors to the inner courtyard, he thought of the stories his parents had told him about their adventures with Dragon. When his mother found the aging creature, he had been dark yellow signaling the ending of his life. The healing of injuries during the fight to drive the wizards away had rejuvenated the animal. He was now green.
Lorton stepped into the courtyard and shielded his eyes from the glare of the midday sun. Autumn had arrived but the days remained hot.
*I’m here.* He crossed the flagstones toward his friend.
Dragon sprawled on the cobbles. Lorton settled in the shade from a banon tree. *Where were you?*
*Listening to a call. I’m needed.*
*You and I need to leave.*
*And go where?*
*To one of the lands beyond the mountains. The new home of the dragons is there.*
Lorton frowned. *Why?*
*A miracle will occur. A red and a blue mated and she will lay four eggs. One of the blues will be yours to ride.*
Lorton shook his head. *I don’t understand. Why must we reach this land?*
*There is no green to guide the dragonets to come. I am needed.*
Lorton wrapped his arms around his knees. How could they reach the land on the other side of the mountains no one had ever scaled? A boat could hug the shore and reach this land. He knew nothing about sailing. Maybe one of the clans’ fishermen could teach him but that would take weeks or even months. Dragon said they must hurry.
*There is a large problem,* he said. *How do we get there? A boat is out. Maybe you could fly over the peaks but I can’t climb that high.*
*We must go through the mountain.*
Lorton frowned. *How?* He had a vision of them digging a tunnel when they had no idea how far.
*There’s a cave where your mother and father hid from the wizards to plan the rebellion. There are tunnels there. One of those passages will take us to our destination.*




Ed Hoornaert said...

I sense the beginning of a quest analogous to Frodo's -- climbing mountains with big, hairy, bare feet. Please let him wear shoes?

Helen Henderson said...

Sounds interesting.

Janet Lane Walters said...

Ed, He wears boots and travels through a dark tunnel. No Frodo likeness.

Hywela Lyn said...

Very visual scene, sounds like the start of an interesting quest.

Kayelle Allen said...

A quest *with* a dragon, not to find one. Different!

Kate Hill said...

I like the interaction between Dragon and Lorton. Sounds like a great adventure coming!