Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tarragon: Dragon Mage





Karlie Lucas is a graduate of Southern Utah University,
where she received a B.A. in Creative Writing with a minor in art. She is a
member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, SCBWI, as
well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.



Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and
dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.



When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her
favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.



She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally.





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After hundreds of years, the gates to Tarragon are open once more,
fulfilling age-old prophecy. However, Anwen’s journey is far from over. The
dragons still sleep and she has no clue how to wake them. Forced to retreat
from the Mountain, she and her newfound friends must devise a new plan to wake
the inhabitants of Tarragon.



Meanwhile, the Mage Circle, a group of dragon mages with a vendetta, is camped
outside the Gates. Calling on allies of their own, they will stop at nothing to
gain control of the Dragon City and all who dwell inside.



To complicate matters even more, Anwen’s mother has joined the party. But even
with the help of all her friends, can Anwen overcome the ordeals set before her
or will this spell the end of the dragons and the world as we know it?











Excerpt:

Anwen
moved to stand, arms down at her sides as she stared ahead, ignoring his
reaching hand. “I can see the trees,” she continued. “And the particles that
make them. They're the same. The same as the ones that make up you and me. Like
small planets circling miniature suns. I can see the smallest details.” Her
eyes widened in awe. “It’s beautiful.”

Tyler
stepped forward to stand beside her. Sometimes the plant had allowed such
vision, but the cost was usually high. More than a handful with similar sight
had gone blind from the experience. That was why it was better for mortals to
“hear” everything rather than see it. He only hoped there would be no such
resulting repercussions in this instance.

Concentrating,
Tyler tried to reach out to the part of his soul that resided within hers. His
soul gaze was met with an aura of brilliant golden light, entwined with hints
of red and blue. Silver flashed throughout, like a protective cage made of
lightning. It seemed to dare anyone to try and displace it.

Anwen
turned towards Tyler. The morning sunlight glinted off her auburn hair like
little sparks of fire. She closed her eyes and leaned into him, her lips
meeting his. Both their hearts thumped like drums in perfect harmony. Despite
that, Tyler stood frozen in shock. The kiss was brief but oh so sweet as she
pulled away. “You taste like summer,” she observed with a wistful sigh.



Tyler
felt rooted to the ground, his eyes wide at her rather unexpected advance.
“Um,” he managed, looking at her. “Thank you?” Her eyes had returned to their
normal coloring, he noticed. That was a good sign. Perhaps she wouldn’t go
blind after all.



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