By James Maxey
Dragons rule the realm, united lower than the strong dragon king Albekizan. people were subdued for hundreds of years, present in basic terms as slaves, pets, and prey. but one guy, the mysterious Bitterwood, moves at dragons from the shadows, struggling with a protracted, lonely conflict of resistance. while Bitterwood is blamed for the loss of life of Albekizan’s loved son, Bodiel, the king launches an entire scale crusade to rid the area of the mythical dragon-slayer—even if he needs to kill all of mankind to take action.
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“A grabber from web page one, a wise story of experience and revenge sprinkled with echoes of our personal harmful instances. James Maxey’s international of dragons and people at battle is so solidly and engagingly rendered that I by no means desired to leave.” – John Marco
“Bitterwood is an not going hero in a wealthy international, with a wealthy background that holds many surprises. James Maxey tells his tale with a yes hand. benefit from the journey!” – Carrie Vaughn
"Fine motion and funky international construction. Anne McCaffrey via a reflect darkly." – E. E. Knight
“A extraordinary hero story.” – Orson Scott Card
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Beverages are on me. ” Then with a bounce and a flap, he took to the sky. AS evening FELL, the dragons assembled on the fringe of the Burning floor. This ceremonial box used to be a circle many hundred yards throughout, the floor now completely blackened with the soot of many generations of funeral pyres. Earth-dragon guards stood round the edges, their our bodies painted in solemn ceremonial colorings of grey. They stood as nonetheless as statues because the royalty of the dominion strode prior. on the middle of the darkish circle was once a tower of pine logs and, atop a platform on the height, Bodiel rested, surrounded via plant life. The air used to be wealthy with the smell of pine. This was once the 1st time Albekizan had obvious both of his sons because the past evening. He glanced towards the piled logs that bore Bodiel’s corpse. For a short fast, he suggestion he observed his loved son breathe once again. It was once just a trick of the sunshine because the hot night breeze despatched a ripple throughout Bodiel’s feather-scales. Shandrazel stood defiantly earlier than Albekizan. The king studied his surviving son. He must have felt satisfaction. Shandrazel had grown right into a incredible specimen. The prince used to be equivalent to Albekizan in dimension; his scales had the richness and luster of rubies, his face bore the pointy, fresh strains of his noble historical past. It was once purely while the king appeared into his eyes that he felt his center sag. Bodiel’s eyes had consistently been proud. Bodiel’s eyes have been home windows during which his power and fireplace can be visible. Bodiel’s eyes have been eyes that watched the area, consistently looking for chance and chance. Bodiel had possessed the eyes of a warrior born. Shandrazel had none of those traits. He had the eyes of a dragon who regarded essentially inside of himself. There had consistently been an introspective, contemplative part to Shandrazel that Albekizan famous as weak spot. Shandrazel was once a dragon who valued concept over motion. “You disappoint me, Shandrazel,” Albekizan acknowledged. “It breaks my center to present your cowardly functionality within the contest. in basic terms numerous generations of culture lead me to claim what i'll say subsequent. by way of default, I decree that you've got received the competition with Bodiel. As your present, you're to be banished. may still we ever lay eyes upon each other back, it needs to be in mortal strive against. ” “If I refuse? ” stated Shandrazel. “You won't refuse,” Albekizan growled. Metron, who stood beside the king, stated, “It is the way in which, Shandrazel. it really is written within the booklet of Theranzathax that the victor of the competition needs to flee from his father. go back purely in the event you suppose robust adequate to defeat him. during this manner the dominion may be guaranteed a mightier king. ” “I didn’t win the competition. I didn’t even chase the human. ” “When one of many contestants is slain, the opposite wins. it really is written,” acknowledged Metron. “I recognize what’s written. I don’t decide to obey the phrases of somebody who died ten centuries in the past. There’s no common sense at the back of them. Father, you boast of getting conquered the whole lot of the area. the place, accurately, am I to escape? ” “Shandrazel,” Albekizan stated, “if you don't flee now, i'll slay you the place you stand.