December 1, 2012 by James Calbraith
On December 21st, the Winter Solstice, the Zoroastrians and Mithraists celebrate Yalda, the Birth of the Sun/Mithras.
Yalda is the main winter holiday celebrated in the world of my “Year of the Dragon” novels, rather than Christmas, therefore this year’s Advent Calendar counts down only to December 21st. The world ends after that, anyway, so there’s no point going further :)
As the first treat of the month, I offer you a fantasy novella: the Dragonbone Chest is FREE all day to day for Kindle Owners.
We do not know where the Forgetting had come from, what causes it and how exactly does it work… all we know is that nobody is safe from its dark touch, nobody knows where and when it will strike. A prince, a pauper, a wizard, a child… it can happen to anybody and there is no way to prevent it.
Duke Ayaris is a dragon slayer. He’s the only one left in the world, and he is hunting after the last of the dragons. He is about to fulfil his life’s destiny.
A dying old man asks him to take care of his beautiful daughter. But the girl has a secret – a secret that will cause him to set sail where no man has willingly sailed before: to the Dragon North, in search of the fabled city of Eden.