Friday, 6 December 2013
So here's some homework this weekend! Think up a place that does not exist. Let your imagination go wild!! I am certain that no matter how much you imagine, you will never imagine a world as vivid and detailed as this!!!
This book I am about to tell you about is a short, entertaining prequel. It's sets the scene for the first full-length novel in the Legend of Xosha series.
If you love dragons, demons and inventive new creatures with little to no adult bullshit, then this is for you!! I personally think it is refreshing and great change from what I normally read. Let's face it. We all need to feel like kids again once in a while!
A tale of epic proportions.
The Rise of Xosha tells the tale of Xosha's beginnings.
Where Anjyls are mortal pawns,
Dragons rule the skies,
Wolves and elves roam the forests, and demons lurk below the surface.
Oceanus, the leader of the last horde of dragons in the realms must find his people a new home.
Going only on the word of the odd colored white dragon, Rose, he leads the horde far from their home, over waters that seem to have no end.
Pyre, Oceanus' younger, rebellious brother must come to terms with the fact that Oceanus will never see him as anything more than a welp too young to be of any use.
Jade the youngest of the three has her own thoughts and inner demons to contend with.
Then there's Rose, The dragon with an amazing gift no one will acknowledge. The outcast of her people simply because she's the only one of her color.
Will these four ever come to terms with why they had to leave their home?
And what strange new beings will they encounter in their new territory?
Find out when you read The Rise of Xosha; The story that started the legend.
One to lead...One to see...One to protect...One to Deceive.
The Rise of Xosha; The story that started the legend.
"not all allies are friends, not all friends are true, and some enemies will in turn be your greatest allies."
This book contains mild to moderate violence, the concept of death, insinuated sexual contact... Not Recommended for Readers under the age of 16.
S.Cu'Anam Policar was born in Brooklyn, NY, but now lives in Washington State. The Mother of three she makes time to write, usually late at night.
An avid reader, she not only writes but helps promote other authors with blog tours and reviews of their books.
She is Pagan but respects all religions and believes everyone should celebrate their similarities and not worry about their differences.
When she has the time, she enjoys playing video games, horseback riding, singing, and writing things short stories.
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LEGEND OF XOSHA PREQUEL TRILOGY
The Diamond Isles (book 1)
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Rise of Xosha (book 2)
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LEGEND OF XOSHA PENTOLOGY
The Dawning of the Three (Legend of Xosha book 1)
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THE WAYS OF THE PACK TRILOGY
Abomination (book 1)
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Other Voices: An Urban Fantasy Anthology
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Miraculous: Tales of the Unknown
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Zombie Addiction: Multi Author Short Story Collection
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Excerpt # 1
Obsidian's reverie was cut short as she realized her own grave error. “Pyre watch out!” She yelled.
Pyre snapped his head in the direction of Obsidian's frantic yell, but indeed he had been too late. A flurry of white feathers slammed into his right flank sending him spiraling out of the sky.
His talons ripped into the side of the feathered beast, which returned the gesture in kind as their forms, a ball of red scale and white feather continued their less than graceful dive.
“This ends now dragon!” the feathered one hissed in a feminine voice as her talons dug into Pyre's flank.
Pyre growled low in his throat as he finally shook the Anjyl off. “Why are you doing this?! Your kind and mine are practically cousins. Why turn on us like this?”
A laugh akin to the tinkling of bells left the feathered dragon, her gray depths burned into the dragon's with malice.
“Your kind is thorn in our sides. We cannot fully control the 'God' fearing creatures with you around.”
Pyre had heard enough, he flew at the Anjyl and gripped her left wing in with his front taloned paws, his back ones came to land on the feathered female's underside where his talons dug deeply in. His back legs gave a sharp kick outward as his front legs pulled the wing toward his own body.
The Anjyl's eyes widened. Her sleek feathered head shook vigorously back and forth causing the thick standalone whiskers on either side of her muzzle to dance in the wind. Then, she gave out of a blood curdling screech of pain as the sound of popping bone, tissue, and feathered flesh broke through the howl of the rushing wind.
A smirk crossed Pyre's maw as he released the now useless wing. “Your kind will never be better than us Anjyl. If you survive, tell your Oni we will not fall prey to you... Hunt us again and it will be the Anjyl's that become the prey!”
He kicked out once more letting his wings unfurl to catch the upward current of the wind. His talons mucked with feathers, flesh, and gore, he gave a shrug knowing he had wasted his breath. Even as he watched, his wings giving the occasional flap to keep himself aloft, The Anjyl was falling. When she hit the water head first and did not resurface he knew it had been an wasted effort.
Above him, where the rest of the fighting sectors of the horde were, he heard growls and the clash of talons. Angling himself he began his ascent back to his brother's side, dodging the many breaths of acid, and the falling of Anjyls.
“I'm glad you're okay Pyre.” Oceanus grunted as Pyre came up beside him.
Pyre latched his maw on the neck of the large Anjyl male that was trying very much in vain to knock Oceanus from the sky. “I told you I can take care of myself.” Was the muffled reply as the male went limp in Pyre's jaw.
Pyre let the Anjyl drop to join his kin in the bottom of the ocean. Pyre's amber depths noted the purple hue to the once blue water and had to wonder to himself if it would ever return to normal after this fight.
As the last Anjyl fell to its final resting place, Oceanus let out a strong bellow. The children, Rose, and the others lifted from the small island to rejoin the ranks of the horde. Oceanus knew the browns were a bit miffed at being left out of the fight, He also knew that Rose's Xosha required every brown dragon there to be found.
“We no longer have time and distance on our side. I'm sure that horde were not the only ones. Their leader was not among their numbers. We must make haste to our new home now. We cannot afford another battle. Many of you are injured now and the will to carry on is diminished, but you must continue forward! We all seek the freedom and peace of Rose's Xosha, we must stay together to achieve it!” Oceanus' voice was strong, though as he looked over his small band of dragons his heart grew heavy. They had lost at least three in that fight., they could not afford to lose any more.
“They said alliances are needed but to remember that not all who claim to be our allies really are.” Rose replied.
Pyre cut in right after Rose stopped talking. “They also hinted that we have an enemy in the horde.”
Oceanus’ eyes shot open as large and round as discs. “What?!”
Rose shot a glare at Pyre. “Pyre!”
“He needed to know Rose!” Pyre shot back in defense.
“I know he did and I was going to tell him. Just not like this. I wanted to speak more with them on this before bringing it up.” Rose said softly, wondering if her words made any sense to them. From the way they were looking at her, she would guess not.
“I mean. What if they’re wrong? It’s possible you know they’ve been wrong before!” Rose said desperately as Oceanus growled.
Pyre spoke up, voicing Oceanus’ exact thoughts. “They’ve never been wrong Rose. Not once! Maybe you’re the enemy they spoke about.”
“They have been wrong! I only tell you what’s important to the horde! I don’t tell you everything they tell me!” Rose said as her own anger began to build. She was really getting fed up with everyone automatically assuming things concerning her.
Pyre shoved her. His heart cried out as he reverted to his once natural treatment of the dragon he only minutes before had considered his friend. “What have they lied about then Rose?”
Losing the current, she spiraled toward Caprae. She caught a new current right before she would have slammed quite ungracefully into the ground. “They said someone would love me for me! They said I wouldn’t be an outcast once we found Caprae. And for a little while I thought maybe they were right about that too. But they weren’t they were wrong!” She turned and flew off refusing to let the two males see her cry.
“Rose, wait!” Pyre called out trying to fly after her. As her form turned into a spec on the horizon, he stopped with a sigh and hung his head. “I’m sorry…” He muttered as he silently cursed himself for his stupidity.
Excerpt # 3
Pyre was ready to call it quits. He foresaw no end to the desert and was not only tired but starving. Reaper warned them from the start that stopping even for a few minutes out here would mean death.
Pyre tried to lift his leg to step in vain, and soon felt himself crash, exhausted in the sand. The others heard the thud over the swirling winds and stopped each turning around.
“Pyre you have to get up. We’re almost out of here!” Oceanus yelled, Panic laced in his words.
It’s too late for him. We have to keep moving! Reaper growled to the large blue dragon.
“I’m not leaving him behind wolf! He’s my brother I can’t leave him!” Oceanus hissed to the wolf alpha.
The ground behind Pyre began to rumble. The vibration trailing over to Oceanus and the wolves. They all looked down between their feet, then to Pyre, then to the large sand dune forming behind him. Shocked horror masked on all their faces.
We have to move now or we’re all dead! Reaper barked. Behind him, the four scouts began to shift their weight from paw to paw nervously as they whined.
“I am not leaving Pyre…” Oceanus started. His words abruptly cut off by an earsplitting clacking sound.
Behind Pyre, stood a scorpion as large as a small dragon. It’s deadly tail dripping green poison.
“What in the nine hells is that?!” Oceanus fumbled for words as his gaze fell on the creature.
One of the many reasons I told you not to lift the mountain. That’s a pet of the demons of Shai’Pyre. If it’s tail even grazes you, it’s death. Reaper explained as he and the other wolves backed up slowly.
I hear the meat under the shell is to die for. The snarky female scout commented.
The scorpion had spotted Pyre’s prone form and poised its tail to strike.
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