dragon with a glittering collection of treasures and an even richer collection
of stories. But, dragons and boys are not meant to live together – or are they?
intent. Why else would he pull him free? What misfortune, James thought. To be
dragged from quicksand only to be eaten by a dragon.
“Eat you?” Farloft retorted. “I would rather starve than put anything as
filthy as you in my mouth. Where are your people?” Farloft demanded.
He didn’t give James time to reply before breaking into a tirade. “Did your
father not warn you about the dangers of cutting peat by yourself? Had I not
come by when I did you would have drowned. I cannot believe your parents let
you out alone on a day like this.”
Farloft stuck his nose up in the air and inhaled deeply. “By the smell of it, it will not be more than a few hours before it snows again.”
Farloft looked down at the boy. The lad stood before him coated with mud from head to foot, doing his best to remain standing. The cold, a close brush with death, and a dragon encounter left him unsteady on his feet and close to tears.
“Are you all right?” Farloft asked, in a gentler tone.
The boy wiped at his nose with one muddy fist. “Yes, sir,” he replied.
“Do you think you can make it home?” Farloft asked.
“Aye,”the lad replied quietly, but made no move to go.
“Well then, off with you.” Farloft commanded.
James barely took two steps before his knees buckled and he collapsed to the ground.
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Farloft you Legendary Creature! I cannot wait to start reading all about you!
what a wonderful concept, i like very much this article.
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And your hatchling when they get older will love it too! ::ruffles his wings and sticks out his chest with pride:: Good tales of friendship, honesty and loyalty.
::Farloft bows his head in thanks, ruffles his wings and smiles at the human's pun::
Hi Damyanti and hi Theresa,
Wow and what a concept. Besides, who'd want a flame-grilled kid. Excellent storyline, Theresa. I shall duly share this posting and hope it helps. Before my comment starts to um, dragon, I shall now leave……
Oh! I love stories like this! Definitely adding this one to my wishlist.
::Farloft smiles his lopsided grin and licks his nose:: "Thank you miss."
Can Farloft recommend a reading age range? For I have my very own James who likes dragons…
::Farloft smiles and ruffles his wings:: "I find younglings from age 9 – 13 can read my tales themselves. Younger than that, I like reading James and my story to them." ::smirkes a bit and chuckles:: "Older hatchlings seem to find it entertaining too!"
Great plot and premise.
::Farloft settles down on his haunches and starts to doodle in the sand absently:: "You need to read Vol. 4 my fine lady. Romance between dragons…Ah…"
What a creative concept- and a very intriguing voice.
::Farloft ruffles his wings in delight and leans closer to the reader:: "I have been told I have a more than passable baritone. Shall I sing you something?"
I enjoyed the excerpt. The narrator's voice is very distinctive. Have a great weekend! 🙂
Farloft's golden eyes swirl in excitement:: "Most dragons have distinctive voices." James nudges reader, "and love to hear the sound of them."
::Farloft smiles and draws the reader closer. He loved company.::
This is really a wonderful piece of creative writing. I really liked it.
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::Farloft paws the ground and flattens his wings tightly against his back in embarrassment:: "Thank you kind sir and may there be many that grace your pages with similar compliments."
::Farloft tilts his head in understanding and smiles his toothy grin:: "Thank you."
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::Farloft lifts his head off his paws and licks his muzzle:: "Of course, it is a great blog, I'm in it." Farloft has never been shy.
Aw, love the sound of this book! (You can never go wrong with dragons!) Just added it to my wishlist. 🙂
::Farloft ruffles his wings and puffs his chest out with pride:: "Dragons are a cut above," he concedes.
Excellent to see this lovely author getting more press for her book! As you mentioned in the article, she's got whole series out, in fact, but this is where it all begins. I'm about to start reading this one myself, after having read excerpts here and there and quite enjoyed them.
Looking forward to reading more about Farloft! Even if I hear he talks too much for his own good. But hey, dragons do love to hear themselves talk.
::Farloft extends a wing and folds it over his friend to draw him close:: Thanks, Dragon 🙂
Welcome! ::Returns the hug to the old dragon with a wing::