Friday, August 14, 2015

Snippet for #SFFSat with Dragons from Grand Master's Mate

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy and read snippets exchanged by several writers.
For a change of pace, my contribution this week is from my WIP, Grand Master’s Mate, Book 3 in the Grand Master’s Trilogy. The editing is not complete and I apologize if you spot any errors. Note my dragon, Peter.

Lowering his long, scaled neck, Seltos pointed his muzzle at her and hissed, “Vron Violet, I welcome your visit. Your quest brought me honor among dragon kin.” He twisted his narrow head towards Athanor’s tall figure and said, “Even the Griffin Zyzost is welcome in my sight.”

Athanor barked a laugh and bowed. “Noble Seltos, I owe you thanks for your generosity. You carried Violet back to me for the battle.”

The dragon tilted his head sideways and said, “Our Chief Hadros was at first unwilling to permit a Zyzost on our planet. The gracious Silver Dragoness persuaded him of your good will towards dragon lords.”

“Just so, I wish you no harm.”

With a rattle of his scales, Seltos asked bluntly, “What is the purpose behind your visit?”

Sober faced again, Athanor said, “Wait; I’ll speak frankly before Ythris the Black.”  

“Discretion is wisdom,” the dragon agreed. “Mount my back. I can bear two Vron for the short trip to Sythos.” 

Books 1 & 2 are available
Grand Master’s Pawn:
Grand Master’s Game:

Please return to and read the other snippets.
Your comments are welcome. [Especially encouragement to finish this trilogy since I hate editing.]


  1. Fun little snippet. Sounds like it should be the start of a grand quest.

    1. Last book in my trilogy. Some backstory in this piece.

  2. Discretion is wisdom indeed. And then he rides a dragon - let's hope they installed seatbelts.

  3. I like the dragon's slightly condescending tone :-)

  4. Dragons have a right to be condescending - it's because they are naturally superior. Or so Wrack tells me...