Sunday, March 25, 2012

Six sentences for March 25: the most epic action scene ever

This week's Six Sentence Sunday excerpt comes from the chapter of The Bones of the Earth that one reviewer called "the most epic action scene I have ever read."

Context:the hero, Javor, accompanies a group of Roman Legionnaires in a hopeless battle against a dragon that has attacked them. They arrive on the side of the mountain where the dragon's lair is and are attacked  by a series of lesser monsters. Then, they feel an unnatural wind ... 

“The dragon! Scatter, seek shelter where you can!” Horses screamed as the legionnaires dug their heels into their sides. Javor’s horse bucked and he fell heavily to the rock, the second time in one day.
Then the dragon was among them, huge and terrible. In a blast of wind and fury it landed square on a legionnaire, toppling the horse and snapping its neck. The legionnaire,  Tullus, hacked at a claw uselessly until the dragon crushed him.

The Bones of the Earth is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

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  1. Vicious beast, that dragon. Great six.

  2. Intense six! Love the vivid detail. :)

  3. Wow...exciting!!! Should be a breath-taking read!!

  4. Plenty of action for six sentences :-)