Here Be Dragons
The Tabula Rogeriana, an ancient world map drawn by Muhammad al-Idrisi for Roger II of Sicily in 1154. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
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, a dragon awaits.
What readers have said:
"[...] what an incredible imagination [...] especially I was impressed by the way you envisioned the dragon. It was something completely different from any ideas of dragons I have ever heard before. [...] wow!" - Revd. Sharon Gardner, reviewer
"[...] an excellent story. What a fabulous world you’ve created. There is so much potential, so many unanswered questions [...] The airships - fabulous. The political machinations, that were cleverly told without becoming boring (as politics can). The tunnel as a metaphor - brilliant! And the dragon [...] Incredible." -- David Bowmore, author of 'The Magic Of Deben Market'
"Yes, this story is great, love your style, easy to read, keeps you wanting to read more, not wordy either, succinct which is great. Loved the story; loved the action, great characters and the pace its good . Yes, fun to read but keeps you guessing, what is going to happen next?? Well done." -- Hazel Reed, Nova Publications
Episode 1 - Draclings & Danger
Prentyse Brassard, a 17 year old bookworm, is a passeneger in an airhip, riding -unwillingly- to an unprecedented dragon hunt. But the problems start piling up fast.
Episode 4 - Preparations & Politics
The group make final preparations to enter the Dragon's lair and Edrei Brassard gives a final briefing. But there is more going on than first appears. The fault lines in the group begin to widen.
Episode 5 - Tunnel & Temptation
Prentyse quizzes Zubin about dragon and their lairs, and receives a suggestion which is as surprising as it is wondrous. But — and there's always a 'but' in Waldemarian politics — what is really going on?
Episode 7 - Resumption, Reprimand & Reality Check
The gruelling descent continues. Prentyse receives a dressing down, a lesson in Waldemarian politics and a glimpse of his future — none of it to his liking.