My web site

Come visit me at

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Smashwords – Dragon Creed – a book by Susie Hawes

Smashwords – Dragon Creed – a book by Susie Hawes

Fed up of the rich few controlling the lives of everyone else, Farquarte
decides enough is enough. With plans to open a casino, assisted by
dwarves and drow, he believes things will positively change for the poor
as well as the magical beings that are forced to live on reservations.
But with ruthless officials determined to stop him, the casino is the
furthest thing from Farquarte's mind...

 When the going gets tough, be a dragon!

At least that's what
Farquarte decides to do when he finds himself destitute and alone - but
that's just the start of his problems. After the Sorcerer Demon wreaked
havoc on the world, humans herded all the magical races onto
reservations to live life according to human law, dragons included. But
not for much longer if Farquarte has anything to do about it.

“I’m thinking of opening a casino on the reservation. You know, like the elves.”

“I understand they didn’t do too good.”

“That’s because the Crown taxed the life out of them. They try that with me, I’ll eat the tax collector.”

a Fiery Wash of Dragon’s Vengeance or worse - especially after his
shenanigans involving the Mayor of Krugerville’s daughter - government
officials begrudgingly agree to Farquarte’s demands. But he still needs
help, so Farquarte travels with Fechum, his dragon father, to gain the
trust of the dwarves and the drow. Seeing how harsh their lives are, and
growing increasingly frustrated at the rich few taxing everyone else
into poverty, Farquarte decides to do something about it.

“Dad, I
grew up dirt poor. I guess I thought poverty was normal. I didn’t know
it could get better until I saw those fancy houses in Schoffield.” Dad’s
silence encouraged me to continue. “The King taxes the life out of
these people. He and his paid lackeys have more than enough, while
everyone else starves.”

“Do you think the casino will change all that?”

will milk the rich. Then the poor a will get a taste of the good things
in life. Maybe they’ll see there are some things worth fighting for.”
My wings beat the air, carrying me above the clouds, away from the
depressing landscape. “Hopefully, once the King and his oppressive
government are gone, the magical folk should come out of hiding. The
land will repair itself and we can find a decent wizard to bring you
back to life.”

But they hadn’t bargained on the ruthlessness of
some officials determined to stop Farquarte once and for all. Now, with
the balance of power dramatically altered, the casino is the furthest
thing from Farquarte’s mind…