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The Hunt – Progress

Although I’m not officially participating in NaNoWriMo, I’m tapping the words away aiming for a similar goal word count (though across more than one project). As promised The Hunt is my first focus at the moment. After a few changes the plot is moving along nicely, and you can expect a few updates per week on Wattpad. :)

Latest part: The Hunt – Last hope

Read from the start – The Hunt.

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Toivoan Dragon Race Reference Sheet

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The artwork is done by the talented Karina Michelle Weber  (DA Riftmaw).

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III Era Toivoans

To their enemies they are Draphonies, but the inhabitants of Uutta Toivoa know they are true dragons. Created by an Eon – their Dragon mother Morea Erregina – these human-dragon hybrids have been created to bring back the dragon race from the brink of extinction. Specifically the Star Dragons that Morea represents. As a human child wouldn’t be able to contain the whole of dragon essence from a single dragon egg human triplets are selected for the bonding process. Every one of Morea’s eggs provides three dragonlings, one for each type of elemental power: Blaze, Tellurian, and Verdure.

They could be considered a young Firstborn race, as they share some similarities with other Firstborn races – they come from an Eon and they can’t interbreed with other races. Unlike them they are not immortal though, however the disease that shortens their lifespan to about 40 years can be likened to the Curse that plagues the other Firstborn races.

Notes from the ref sheet:

Children and Juveniles

Toivoan Dragons are always born in triplets and a group of human triplets is selected for the baby dragons to bond with. This is done through a cross like incision on the human host’s back where the dragonling can attach itself. The symbiotic relationship between the host and the dragonling is what grants a newborn Toivoan their elemental abilities. Once bonded children begin learning how to control their powers. Young Toivoans can be quite mischevious and playful.

The bonding isn’t a permanent attachment and the dragonling can be released to roam freely outside of their human host when the Toivoan wills it so. Because of this Toivoan clothing is designed with practicality in mind and the back is always left bare so as to allow the dragonling ease of entry/exit.

Toivoan Hybrids essensially have two separate yet interconnected sets of senses, which they learn to utilize as they mature. Young ones can sometimes treat the dragonling as a pet, but with time they learn to understand and treat is as an extension of themselves.

Details of Blaze, Tellurian, and Verdure Dragon powers.

Elder Dragons

Toivoans don’t age in the same way as other races do. However from the moment they reach adulthood, a disease starts spreading through their bodies that eventually turns them into stone as they reach their forties. The calcification process isn’t painful and affects both the dragonling and the human. A special clay is rubbed all over their bodies to ease their final days.

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The Hunt – Dragons Reborn Novelette

Roar! I haven’t updated for a while, so here’s what’s going on at the moment.

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The Hunt

This was meant to be a short story, but at this rate it will end up closer to a Novelette. If you’ve been following me on Twitter/Facebook you might have already seen the cover I’ve done for it.

Here’s the teaser for it :)

An orphaned dragon girl haunted by her past and stalked by something sinister hiding in the forest, strives to survive against the odds in a place where  a strange  tree might be her only ally.

It’s slightly different from the other Dragons Reborn stories in that it’s 1st person.

For those eager to get a first read I’m sharing the WIP on:

Wattpad:  The Hunt

Figment: The Hunt

Come and say hello!

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A Dragon’s Son Review

I’ve been exploring Wattpad recently and found this little gem:

1041977-256-k933015A Dragon’s Son
by Daniel Gilmore

On the surface it’s a simple story of dragon adopts human, but there is more to it than the common starting point shared by many dragon related fantasy stories. The child turns out to be more than the dragon first though, and the dragon himself isn’t much like the rest of his kin.

There is an interesting magic system and a rich world. Outside of a few typos I found the writing very engaging. There is one very emotional scene, but can’t say much more than that not to give out spoilers.

The ending left me wanting to read more. On one hand it does finish the story, but on the other hand there is a massive cliffhanger. I do hope the sequel will be available soon. :)

Read the story for free.

Book cover source: http://www.wattpad.com/user/DanGil

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A Departure From Dragons

Fear not, the next story is still coming… I’m working my way through “The Night of the Lost Brides” right now, but as it might be a little while till that is finished I thought I’d share something of a side project.

I’m experimenting with the format of a serial for my urban nano-vampires story – Vampire Bytes, yes, pun intended. The first episode is called “The Fool’s Embrace” and will be posted for free in parts, a scene or two at a time.

I’ll try to post more than once a week, as long as it doesn’t take up to much time from my main work :)

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Books

J.C. Harker's books on Goodreads
A Dragon's Path to Ascension A Dragon's Path to Ascension (Dragons Reborn | Uutta Toivoa)
reviews: 3
ratings: 4 (avg rating 4.00)

A Dragon Scorned A Dragon Scorned (Dragons Reborn | Uutta Toivoa)
reviews: 1
ratings: 4 (avg rating 4.00)

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