The Hunt has turned into a novel, and is taking longer than expected. Not wanting to get stuck on it a few months back I had released the above sci-fi short story as part of an anthology. I’m happy to announce it is now available as a standalone and it’s FREE on Smashwords. Check out the links on my author site: http://jcharker.com/
Roar! I haven’t updated for a while, so here’s what’s going on at the moment.
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:
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I’ve been working on the Kingslayer’s novel for a while, and missed the dragons (they don’t feature much in the novel). So I’ve decided to take a little break and write this standalone short story.
It follows Tharia, a Verdure Dragon, as she tries to lead a quiet life in a small village pretending to be a druid. Unfortunately like most Toivoans she finds that peace and quiet are not something they are made for.
The story should be available some time in November. If you’d like to be notified sign up for updates below (right sidebar).
This is an excerpt from the beginning of “A Mother Scorned” short story.
The Third Era
The Interior Ocean had not been kind to them. The dwarven shver-ship was the size of a floating fortress, one of the biggest transport vessels in the world, yet even this solid-built behemoth was thrown around like a toy by the recent storms. The crew, at least the few that had to stay on deck, were relentlessly flogged by wind and rain. On the few occasions they accidentally drifted into the Teeming Sea, they were also hit by storms of fire. The first one took them by surprise—it nearly melted the iron outer shell of the ship and severely burned a few members of the crew. They lost Malghar and his brother in that storm.