Hi everyone. It’s April which means it’s time for the A-Z challenge! This is my second year to participate and I’m really excited. Last year was fun, but I didn’t really have a theme. This year, I’m dedicating the A-Z challenge to my novel, temporarily titled, THE EYE OF KEDGE (formerly known as In the Shadow of the Dragon King). It is a YA fantasy that’s been in the works way too long. This year, I’ve decided to quit trying to make it perfect (because there is no such thing as a “perfect” novel), edit it the best I can, and move on to the second book in the trilogy. With that said, let the fun of the A-Z challenge begin!
A – Amethyst Dragon
We all have antagonists in our stories. Mine just happens to be a self-centered amethyst dragon by the name of Einar, and what a beast he is to behold:
“Dark purple and black scales covered his muscular body from snout to tail. Leathery wings twitched against his side. He measured no less than sixty feet in length, and stood half as tall. A stench of rotten eggs clung to him. The beast shifted. Shattered rock tumbled in clinks to the ground. His amber eyes, set wide in his horned head, blinked vertically.”
Steeped in black magic, Einar is impervious to death by humans and white magic. Most amethyst dragons are not confrontational, but Einar is not like most dragons. Over-confident and armed with a vendetta, he is determined to kill everyone who has caused him harm. He’s never been closer to fulfilling his lust for vengeance…until he comes face to face with the very thing that can take his life. Staring down his own mortality, Einar must make a choice and make it fast – fight or flight? His choice might just be his last.
- Do You Believe in Dragons? (joeberhardt.com)
- Dragon’s are Cool (solothefirst.wordpress.com)
- My Problem With Dragons (dungeonsandcaverns.blogspot.com)
- Dragon’s Prophet mixes monster collecting and crafting in a land overrun with dragons (polygon.com)
- Daughter’s Dragons (wanderingmonsterstudios.wordpress.com)