Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wicked Wednesday - The Dragonslayer



1303 - The Dragonslayer

Dragons never went extinct. They evolved with human society, taking on mortal forms, and slithered their way into positions of great influence and power. The dragonslayers, too, changed into something new. They became men who live in the shadows and carry guns rather than lances. No longer celebrated heroes, they are the outlaws now. Just as the dragons wish it.

Perching on the rooftop of neighboring building, Xanthus Ehrensvard fires and misses his target, Governor Whittaker. How he missed the shot, he doesn't know, but in fleeing the scene, he picks up an unwanted passenger. Gorgeous reporter Lois King saw Xan's face, and she believes it's the story to make her career. Except he can't let her walk away knowing what he looks like. Xan has to show her the Governor is a bigger threat to the world than he is.

It's no easy chore proving to someone that dragons still exist, and even more so, they're disguised as famous people. Xan must convince Lois or find another way to silence her. An option, as he gets to know her, he likes less and less. Even as he battles Lois' tenacity, he must make a plan to slay the dragon or risk its retribution.

(Blurb subject to change!)

The idea of a modern day dragonslayer has long been in my head. What if some of those infamous assassins we know from history were saving the world from something worse?

I also imagine dragonslayers still hold to a rigid code. No more gleaming suits of armor, but they're still paladins nonetheless. Honorable, chivalrous, and dedicated.

9 comments:

  1. Dragonslayer sounds awesome!! Can't wait to read it!

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  2. holy crap christine! you need to write for hbo!

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  3. I love this. I've read about dragons taking human form in fantasy, but seeing it in an urban setting...Oooo. Nice. =)

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  4. Wait, is "The Dragonslayer" 1302 or 1303? I thought a previous post listed it as the second story, but maybe I'm confused... It's a great idea, either way!

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    1. It is a bit confusing. 1302 is The Alpha. 1303 is The Dragonslayer. Thanks!

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  5. Thank you all! Oh, I'd love to write for HBO. It's the perfect venue for the stuff I like to write. I don't dream of my books being made into movies any more. I dream about them being HBO shows!

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  6. I like the premise of the book. It sounds really cool!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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