Today the Dragon Wins

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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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Friday, July 06, 2007

Word of the Day
Friday, July 6, 2007
Edrahkt (noun) — Poison made from an edras's blood in the fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods; when you kill an edras, its blood coagulates into a thick gel (this is good because if it ran all over the place, it would be poisoning everything it touched); getting the blood into a bottle or jar is difficult, but can be done; boiling it changes its properties and makes it something you can dip an arrow into or put in someone's drink, etc.

Etymology: Fantasy Author Sandy Lender made up this word, but note that I put a nice little Old-English spin on it for consistency with other fantasy words in the novel

Word in a Sentence (from the epic fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods, page 217, Nigel is speaking): "You don't want him to know you have Edrahkt poison, but I think he would accept the fact because it could be used to protect you…if you just remembered to be careful with it."

Your turn! Have any poisonous thoughts to turn into a sentence? You know, if you don't feel comfortable using the word Edrahkt, you could just use the word poison…

"Some days, I just want the dragon to win."

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