I stand on stone, on the rim of this eyrie. It is mine now. The Black Moon stands beside me. He is not our Isul Aieha, but he willbe our Silver King again. He will tame the skies and dragons will fly with riders on their backs once more. By his side I am coming home. I am Zafir, the dragon queen.
NEW from Nathan Hawke: Dragon’s Reach, a Gallow novelette
Welcome to the website of Stephen Deas, author of historical, fantasy and science fiction. Recent releases include The Silver Kings (Gollancz), Elite: Wanted (Gollancz), and Bulldog Drummond: Dead Man’s Gate (Piqwiq), and of course the The Royalist, a historical mystery thriller set in the English civil war.
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