Raina Nightingale's Paths of Fantasy

Golden on the Wings of Eternity (Song from Sorceress of the Dryads) in Elethrian

This poem appears in Sorceress of the Dryads in English. Firstly, I will show the pictures of the song written in Elethrian (in one of two methods for writing that language), with the English translation below each stanza. Below that, there is an attempt to represent the Elethrian in the same characters used in English. …

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The Wind Song (Tara-lin – Children of the Dryads)

Wind of the mountainsWind of the hillsCome to my aidCome to the aid of the trees Wind of the mountainsWind of the hillsFly sudden swiftTurn the arrows' way from us Wind of the mountainsWind of the hillsHear me now!Gust and blow and swirl around! Wind of the mountainsWind of the hillsCome with wildnessWild and fierce …

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Escape from the Valor Hall: An Excerpt from Children of the Dryads

Over the weeks, more people arrived. Tara-lin was introduced to human ladies, and she found their company exasperating, for the most part. It was not long before Lìrulin came to them. When Earnrìl had come back from the sea, she had borrowed her horse and ridden to them. It was now certain that she was …

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Liebster Award

Hi. So I’ve been nominated for this Liebster Award by both Julia Witmer (https://juliawitmerblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/19/the-liebster-award/) and EG Bella (https://egbella.com/2021/02/05/the-liebster-award/) (thanks, and sorry for being so late). I’ll be answering both their questions (as well as I can; some of the answers aren’t real answers), but I will only be giving out one new set of questions …

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What’s Next in Areaer: Cover Reveal, Blog Tour Invite, and More

Hello! Today, DragonSword, the conclusion to the Return of the Dragonriders Trilogy (previously DragonBirth and DragonWing) is available! However, while DragonSword is the conclusion to the Return of the Dragonriders Trilogy, it is not the last you will hear of Areaer! Therefore, in addition to announcing the release of DragonSword today, and giving you links …

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Song of the Dragon-Sword: A Poem from DragonSword

The Dragon-sword is arisen at lastRe-forged in the flame and light of old.Winged in the hand of its bearer it rises;Through death and life and death again he lives. The stars in the earth are freed at lastAnd their Guardian arisen in light.The war is begun; the war shall now be won!Through death and life and …

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Hope: A Poem for DragonWing

Down the dark'ning halls Of frozen night and colder lightFlies an angel wingedOf tidings true the messenger. Cracks impris'ning ice;A burning day and warmer darkDawns in shadow brightThat brings a death of fairer life. A once-frozen lifeGives way to death as cold as ice –Death can break life's deathTurn living death to dying life. To die, to rise high …

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Dragonrider’s Nuisance: An Excerpt

Noren saddled Evena, and mounted her. It was a couple hours since sunrise and the realization that the partner of his heart was a member of the persecuted race of dragons, whose existence he had still then doubted. He now understood the source of the change in how Silmavalien had regarded the 'gods,' which he …

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