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, March 07, 2008

Arcana is My Home
A Guest Post by Nigel Taiman

Good afternoon and welcome to Today the Dragon Wins. My fantasy author, Sandy Lender, has given me permission to write about Arcana, the estate where I live. In case you're not already familiar with the novel Choices Meant for Gods, I'm one of the main characters (oh, for pity's sake, I'm not calling myself that…no, it's your blog, you can edit it later). Fine. Sandy says I'm the hero in the story. And the lovely Amanda Chariss is the heroine.

Chariss seeks refuge at Arcana when an evil sorcerer (I'd like to run a sword through him, by the way) tries to kill her one morning. It turns out she's been running from this madman since she was a small child. When she and her guardian wizard arrive at my family's estate, we take her in as an adult and find that we have to literally nurse her back to life. (You'll have to read the book to get all that; there's not room for it here.) One evening at the estate, she takes a break from all the recovery and therapy and training and worry and plotting and planning to just relax in the bathing rooms the estate can boast.

And that's where the current contest (and prize) at comes into play. The picture above is of the prize Sandy has assembled from the bathing rooms. (And notice all that lovely lavender to match Chariss's eyes…isn't it breathtaking?)

If you'd like to win this prize, all you have to do is let us know that you're an Author Island fan. And if you'd like to hear more about the story of Amanda Chariss, I'll have information about Choices Meant for Gods here at Today the Dragon Wins throughout the contest (which you can enter every day if you feel like it; you can "favorite" this site and make your life easier by clicking the Technorati widget at the bottom of the page).

For those of you familiar with this site, the Inspirational Quote of the Day, Writers' Guide and Word of the Day follow just below.

Enjoy and good luck with the contest!
All my best,
Nigel Taiman
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful hero, comparing Chariss's eyes to the lavender. Very romantic.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Sandy Lender said...

I don't think Nigel would break down and admit to being a romantic...but he is. Fabulously so!

Welcome to The Dragon!
Sandy L.

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

11:15 AM  

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