Friday, November 9, 2012

Shadows Of The Past IV


Daigon ducked the swipe of a clawed forefoot and, with a tumbling roll, came nimbly to his feet  executing a tight spin. His heavy wooden practice sword described a blurring arc, terminating in contact with Liasastis' scaly hide. 

The blow made a resounding crack, sending shivers up his arms. It was a thundering strike that would have thoroughly pulverized a human opponent. Fortunately, for Liasastis, she was not human but a dragon; more precisely, a Shadow Dragon.

Shadow Dragons were the single most lethal creatures in all of the Land. The smallest were nearly twenty times the size of the largest human. Their scales were proof against any weapon short of a siege engine. Their wings were of a thick, leathery texture. In the air, these behemoths had speed and precision flying abilities far in excess of the most formidable avian raptors.



This story excerpt was chosen for the weekly Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday Snippet  and is from a work in progress, Shadows Of Honor. 


12 comments:

  1. Okay. I'm hooked. Great description! I want to know more about the relationship between these two.

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  2. Me too! I want more! Excellent stuff!!

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  3. Wow, very vivid picture you paint. Formidable creatures, worthy of a formidable protag.

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  4. Fantasy, dragons and swords. I am hooked!

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  5. I promise there are several more snippets of this tale yet to be revealed. Thanks for all the positive feedback :)

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  6. As sparring partners go, Daigon certainly picks the best. Wow. Good, effective sequence - I'll echo the demands for more!

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  7. Either the two are sparring, or Daigon has a poor choice in weaponry to defend himself. I hope you will be posting more of this story in the future.

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  8. Nice description. I sure hope that's a sparing partner. :)

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  9. I am always enthralled by fight scenes because they remain one of my weakest points in story-telling. And, to take on a human versus a dragon...very challenging!

    :) Heidi

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  10. Lesson of the Day - Never get on the wrong side of a Shadow Dragon. :P

    Great snippet.

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  11. Got to assume that despite the name, she's a friendly dragon? Otherwise it's his bad luck having nothing but a wooden practice sword!

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  12. Dragons! I'm a sucker for dragons. Best thing ever (except for squirrels)

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