Tuesdays are not creative! On Tuesdays, I will be sharing chapters of my book Palera Dawn, book one of The Dawn Series, and parts of book two, Dawn of the Dragon to get your feedback. If I see some great fan art or works in general I will share as well.
You can also find Palera Dawn uploaded onto Wattpad.
By Mia Washington
Soaring above the clouds
Thousands of feet like a plane.
Currents about the wings.
Every flap is but the same.
A dragon’s heartbeat
Thine shares not mine but yours.
Feeling everything alive.
Begins to wonder and soar.
Shares love and light.
In control of every situation.
In the eyes of the people
Rules the entirety of the nation.
Wonder is yet another thing.
But manipulated to what a dragon sees.
The stars you see at night.
To a dragon sets your mind to ease.
Prologue: The Fallen
Calamity ensued the city as the tired, tortured, grieving queen stood
straight and proud befitting her royal heritage before her captor. Looking
down upon her was Fefnar, the appointed leader for the Guardians of the
Keys, now sitting on her glass throne carved with dragons. The prisoner,
Queen Palera, was the ruler of the Zaylen realm as her mother before
her. For five thousand years, her bloodline reigned with honor, love, and
prosperity for all. Fefnar finally sees his monarch in chains after murdering
her husband, King Ryoto.
Guardian members appear circling the throne. Palera could hardly
keep her composure as she glared into the eyes of her betrayer, her grandpea,
Pasquelena. Her cheeks were red as flames as she pondered family
slain to bring down the great dragons. Dragons had been bred and trained
to connect with each of their queen masters. Queens ruled the many
realms that flourished outside Zaylen as great democracies through their
monarchies. Dragons, connected by blood bonds, kept the peace. The
beast controlled the elements of time, water, fire, and air.
With a sinister smile, Fefnar spoke. “You have something I desire,
“What madness do you speak of? You have taken everything from me.”
“Not everything. I received word that your Dred (a witch of great
knowledge) summoned your dragon to the Isle of Dawn as a way to give it
more time to survive once you fall. Pasquelena, come, child. How do you
feel looking upon your great work?”
“I thought you only meant to capture and enslave the dragons. The
deal was not to destroy our way of life,” Pasquelena said as her eyes swell.
With a quick slit to her throat, she fell to the throne’s floor.
“Kindo’op!” yelled the queen. “What more do you want from me?”
“Your life force. Your dragon.”
Walking down to her, Fefnar felt a sharp pain in his left arm. Arrows
rained down in the throne room while two Dreds appeared. As Fefnar
looked up, the queen had vanished.
Waiting on the isle was Brogo, the queen’s dragon. The great beast
went down as the queen suffered an arrow to her chest. The Dreds quickly
pierced him with the blood staff. His blood began to flow through the
crevice into Palera’s wound. Their bond became stronger, and the secret
that Fefnar desired was revealed. Palera is pregnant.
Summoning Brogo’s power, the Dreds forced time ahead, bringing the
baby to full term. Within moments, a baby girl was born. After the birth,
they placed a spell on Brogo.
“You are most beautiful. Take her beyond the wall, where no one will
discover who or what she is. When the time comes, she will return.”
Brogo weakened as his beloved master took her last breath. A roar let
out as he laid his head over her lifeless body. Palera Dawn and Brogo, the
last of their name had fallen.
The spell caused a crater to open inside the city. Symbols from it
appeared as the ground shook. Stone walls grew inside to the surface
protecting the spell. Fefnar called on his Shellions (magical beings) to
reclaim it, but it remained. He then tried to bury it, but it remained. Only
the life of a dragon would fill the crater once more.
The Realm Glossary will help you with some of the language I played around with in the story.
Younglings – Children
Selta – Gentlemen
Jergan – Woman
Jerga – Man
Daga – Room
Mere – Horse
Cheela – Friend
Mufu – Brother
Mufa – Sister
Hunus – People
Cra – She
Crae – He
Rit – Him
Cit – Her
Sepa – You
Maka – Mother
Taka – Father
Rufu – Parent
Pea – Niece
Tez – Boy
Taz – Girl
Rufs – Family
Kellor – Kingsman
Upar – The language of dragons
Gra tujuh – Death to you
Tolean Cloth – Strong Fabric
Magma – Unbreakable
Shenan – Lovely
Kindo’op – Murderer
Hinsu – Traitor
La’ un sumsu curd ma’ya – You are my moon.
Sav mont to hu gi ci fal th hu mop gu – I am
the one who communes with dragons.
Sav tis flew jes sayfu sav mag fus amok – I lost
many freeing you, and I need your help.
Sav mag fu tu’ fursay tor coc fus – I need
you to fight for your queen.
Sav cra a mesfues – I promise a victory.
Tork se fu – What say you?
Me’ nes tonn – My name is Iron.
Sav cannes tor me’ torrens cret du jess fu – I
speak for my people. We will follow you.
Chur lai’ La’ un sum curd ma’ya – You are my moon.
Fl la tay uoodo mu ka bac uooka bac uoo ka
bac – Be filled with pain and misery
Feedback is very important to me. I am thankful for comments or any feedback given. Palera Dawn will be re-released along with Dawn of the Dragon.