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Book Blogs has been such a wonderful resource for bloggers and authors I feel that we as members should support it.Authors & Publishers: As the author of Blood of Ancient Kings and a member of…Continue

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I'm trying to figure out how a book blog tour works and see if I can get on one. This is all new to me, so that's why I'm asking. I just got my first book Blood of Ancient Kings set up on Ingram…Continue

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Chapter Twenty: Aloysia’s Talent

Fanchon wiped the sweat from his brow as he studied the unfinished sword. The design he had chosen was not a simple one and involved making the hilt from brass. He had created a dragon whose body would be the grip with outstretched wings as a cross guard and tail as a knuckle guard. The tang of the sword would fit into the throat of the dragon. It had taken him most of a week to forge the sword. All that was left was to join the blade to the hilt and sharpen it. He had created a beautiful…See More
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Chapter Nineteen: Challenged by the Village Elder

The old man looked at Tor.“My uncle was one who tried Fanchon as an apprentice,” Tor said. “I heard him talking to my father about Fanchon. He said that Fanchon was a quick learner, but would never be content as a farmer. Fanchon pointed out things that could be done more efficiently and told him how to do them differently. It really annoyed my uncle that someone so young could be right about things he hadn’t figured out in all the years he had been farming.”“So where did you come from?” the…See More
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Chapter Eighteen: Preparing for the Future

When Fanchon woke in the morning Malvin had returned and was lying near the eggs in the main cavern.‘I found the island and spoke to a woman who lives there,’ the dragon said. ‘She spoke some words that I don’t understand and told me that it was a key for you to pass down to your male heirs.’‘I’ll get some paper and write it down then,’ Fanchon said.Aloysia was straightening the bedding and folding it out of the way.“Malvin’s back and has something to tell me that I must write down,” Fanchon…See More
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Chapter Seventeen: Beginning a new life

After a week of debate and careful measurements everyone was satisfied with the plans for the castle. Trees were cut down for Fanchon to begin to build into doors to cover the entrance to the cavern. Malvin dug out all of the soil where the castle would be built and helped to set the stones that created the foundation. Aloysia directed the planting of crops so they would have food for the cold season. Fanchon designed a system of gears that would both balance the large doors and allow them to…See More
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Chapter Sixteen: Plans for Building a Home

“We could build a castle in front of the entrance here since the dragons have other smaller tunnels to use as entrances,” Fanchon said.“A castle?” Aloysia asked. “Malvin must have.”She paused suddenly.“No, it was your idea entirely, but Fae and Malvin like it,” she said. “Fae said that would keep her eggs warm.”“Where are we supposed to live?” Thia asked.“Do you know how long that will take to build?” Marcus asked.“Look, we’ll design the castle together and everyone will live in the castle. Our…See More
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Chapter Eleven: A Parting Gift

“Wake up, Fanchon.”Fanchon opened his eyes to find himself lying on his back with Uncle Sethan standing over him.“I’m all packed and ready to leave. I need to ask you to lead your horse with me riding it.”“It would seem odd for you to be walking at your age,” Fanchon said with a grin as he sat up.“I know it will seem a bit odd to you, but I found these people respond well to rituals. They at first thought me to be a wizard, but then tried to make me their god. I’m certain that we’ll leave in a…See More
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Chapter Ten: Visions and Guidance

Fanchon sat down to the table with Uncle Sethan and his son, Ki-Mal as he wondered what Ki-Mal had seen in his visions.“I have this map that we have been using during our travels,” Fanchon said as he laid it open on the table. “I wasn’t able to get much information south of Nak am Mer to the east.”“South east of here is the kingdom of Mannton,” Uncle Sethan said as he indicated on the map. “I went there once, but was very saddened by what I found. While the people of Okiah were savage, they…See More
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Chapter Nine: The Great Wizard Priest

Fanchon heard footsteps upstairs as though someone was pacing. That worried him a bit but all he could do is wait. He looked around the room again to see if he could figure out more about this mysterious person. Obviously Uncle Sethan had been here at one time since the symbol from the bracelet was to be found on the furniture, the shelves and even on the doors. Obviously he had thought about the twin sister that he had left behind as frequently as she thought about him.At last the cloaked…See More
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Chapter Eight: The Mountain Temple

“We were beginning to wonder what happened to you,” Jerron said as Fanchon arrived at camp.“You had me so worried,” Aloysia said as she came over.“What is all this?” Marcus asked as he and his wife Leora looked at the cart.“I helped a man whose uncle had died leaving him a jewelry business. This is what he paid me for my help,” Fanchon said. “All I wanted was this for you.”He held out the beautiful ring to Aloysia.“It’s far too fancy,” she said. “This is something a regina would wear.”“Regina…See More
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Chapter Seven: Working for Supplies

Fanchon was awakened by something soft nudging his cheek. He opened his eyes to find the black stallion standing over him.“Jerron, wake up,” Fanchon said without moving. “Lie still Aloysia.”The horse lifted his head and made some noises.“He’s made his decision,” Jerron said as Fanchon carefully sat up.The horse backed up allowing Fanchon to stand. There were almost twenty horses in a group behind the stallion. Some were very young.“These horses are to come with us. Not all of them are old…See More
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Chapter Six: Are You a Wizard?

It was near noon the following day when Fallon said, “Is this the last dowel?”He hit it one last time to set it level with the beam while Fanchon looked over the completed bridge.“I believe so,” Fanchon said and the oldest man nodded.“Thank you for your help,” the man said. “We would have been working for another four days without your help.”“And none of us cook nearly as well as your wife does,” another man commented as Aloysia approached.“Lunch is ready,” Aloysia said. “Is it finished?”“You…See More
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Writing under the pen name V.J.O. Gardner, Valerie is an award winning author of full length fractured fairy tale fantasy novels. She has self published Blood of Ancient Kings which won an award in the very first contest she had ever entered. Her second book, Dracona’s Rebirth, is published by Ink Smith Publishing.
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Chapter Twenty Two: Refuge from the Storm

Fanchon woke to a loud crack of thunder that rattled the shutters. He sat up to find Aloysia sitting in on the settee between their children Greta and Matias with a quilt wrapped around them. Their faces were pale and eyes wide.

“I don’t know how you could sleep through this,” she said as there was a knock on the door.

“Come,” Fanchon said.

The door opened and Kennard entered.

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Chapter Twenty One: Malvin’s Sacrifice for the Future

Fanchon really didn’t want to get up in the morning knowing that Malvin would soon die.

‘I don’t want to die either, but I know it must be done,’ the tone of Malvin’s voice revealed his sorrow. ‘I know I would die within weeks if I didn’t commit myself to the volcano tonight. This will insure Dracona’s future.’

Fanchon finally got out of bed. Aloysia hugged him. The cheek she pressed against his was wet. He wiped her tears and kissed her tenderly as the baby kicked against…

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Chapter Twenty: Aloysia’s Talent

Fanchon wiped the sweat from his brow as he studied the unfinished sword. The design he had chosen was not a simple one and involved making the hilt from brass. He had created a dragon whose body would be the grip with outstretched wings as a cross guard and tail as a knuckle guard. The tang of the sword would fit into the throat of the dragon. It had taken him most of a week to forge the sword. All that was left was to join the blade to the hilt and sharpen it. He had created a beautiful…

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Chapter Nineteen: Challenged by the Village Elder

The old man looked at Tor.

“My uncle was one who tried Fanchon as an apprentice,” Tor said. “I heard him talking to my father about Fanchon. He said that Fanchon was a quick learner, but would never be content as a farmer. Fanchon pointed out things that could be done more efficiently and told him how to do them differently. It really annoyed my uncle that someone so young could be right about things he hadn’t figured out in all the years he had been farming.”

“So where did you…

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