Today the Dragon Wins

"Today the Dragon Wins" offers information from Fantasy Author and Professional Editor Sandy Lender. You'll also find dragons, wizards, sorcerers, and other fantasy elements necessary for a fabulous story, if you know where to look...

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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Word of the Day
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
(Only 13 days until the Duran Duran concert!)
Dreorfahn (proper noun) — The combined force of the Kidan and Joveran armies that Lord Jamieson Drake commands (or at least thinks he commands) in the fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods; the army comprises thousands of warriors on foot from the region of Kida, which is the area Drake is the ofersey'n of and about 5,000 foot soldiers and 5,000 mounts from Jovera, which is the kingdom to the north of Onweald that has just handed its crown to Drake, after counsel from Julette, the evil dragon goddess

Etymology: Fantasy author Sandy Lender created this word from two Old English words, dreorfah (long marks over the e and the a) and dreorig (long mark over the e). Dreorfah means "stained with gore" and dreorig means "bloody" or "gory."

Word in a Sentence (from the fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods, page 11): The combined troops were called the Dreorfahn, loosely translated as "gore-stained," and a contingent of the mass finished what was left kneeling at Treown in a matter of hours.

Your turn! Any battle-hardened Dreorfahn warriors you want to emasculate today? They are the bad guys, and you're welcome to drive stakes through them.

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