Excerpt from part 2: Mission to Sythos, home of the dragon lords.
Brief explanation - Violet travels to the planet of Sythos with orders from her Grand Master to locate and study the dragon lords.
To one side, she noted the green vegetation of a swamp. Curious, she veered towards the verdant marsh.
Green ferns predominated in the swamp, surrounding a dark pool of liquid, presumably water. Clouds of steam arose from the pool under the blazing heat of the sun. Violet flew cautiously over the limpid surface of the pool. As the shuttle passed over the water, a huge, open mouthed head burst up, raising circles of ripples. The grotesque head was followed by a long sinuous neck. Its round eyes focused on the flying vehicle, and the monstrous head shot toward her, its jaws gaped wide to swallow the shuttle.
Violet hit the accelerator and zoomed up rapidly. The enormous tooth-rimmed mouth snapped shut, barely missing the shuttle.
“Too close, by thunder!” The deep growl of her Grand Master came from her collar.
Grand Master’s Pawn, part 1: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SG91AHE
Grand Master’s Pawn, part 2: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SJE7O30Part 3 is coming soon.
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