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 𝒚𝒐𝒖’𝒓𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒃𝒂𝒈𝒈𝒂𝒈𝒆, 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒂 𝒅𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒐𝒏’𝒔 𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒓.
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.
My impression/feeling after reading this first installment follows:
The first installment of “Here Be Dragons” is ripe with action, clear word-painting of character personalities through actions, and a vivid, frightening encounter with their first enemy, “draclings”. 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