Here Be Dragons

My latest infatuation is from the creative and brilliant mind of D.W. Brownlaw. The first episode of his tale, “Here Be Dragons” is available to read here.

(from DW Brownlaw’s site)

 𝑰𝒇 π’šπ’π’–’𝒓𝒆 π’„π’‚π’“π’“π’šπ’Šπ’π’ˆ π’ƒπ’‚π’ˆπ’ˆπ’‚π’ˆπ’†, 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 π’•π’‚π’Œπ’† π’Šπ’• π’Šπ’π’•π’ 𝒂 π’…π’“π’‚π’ˆπ’π’’𝒔 π’π’‚π’Šπ’“.

Prentyse Brassard, teenage bookworm, unwillingly accompanies three nobles of Waldemar – his genius father, a powerful priest and a heart-stoppingly beautiful warrior maiden – on an unprecedented quest to kill a dragon.

All Prentyse desires is a quiet life of scholastic research. But with the group facing external peril, internal division and rapidly failing health, he must quickly learn who are the hunters and who are the prey.

Surviving the journey will be hard enough, but down the end of a long, dark tunnel awaits the dragon.


MyΒ  Β impression/feeling after reading this first installment follows:

Picture elements supplied by Wikimedia Commons. “Hawaian Lava Tube” photo by Dave Bunnell. “Garde”, a print by Adolphe Mouilleron held by British Museum.


The first installment of β€œHere Be Dragons” is ripe with action, clear word-painting of character personalities through actions, and a vivid, frightening encounter with their first enemy, β€œdraclings”. All this, in the first installment, leaves the reader wanting to know more of the certain dangers which lay ahead for the group as they venture toward the secluded tunnel where their prey awaits… and the reader awaits publication of episode two.


“Come not between the dragon, and his wrath.”
– William Shakespeare, King Lear


2 thoughts on “Here Be Dragons

  1. Thanks, Priscilla, I cannot remember the last time I’ve read a book with dragons in it. D.W. is an editor as well as a prolific writer, so, I am excited that he is sharing this novella in episodes for free on his website! I hope you enjoy it. πŸ˜€

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