The Nun’s Dragon

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Wyver made a wider arc in his flight than ever before. In this vast sea of darkness, he found the dead dragons of which he had heard.

Their wings were open and they passed him quickly as he swooped through the endless night. The wyverns here had no color to their scales and their eyes were empty sockets. Winds blew him along as though he were insufficient as a leaf from an earthly tree. Perhaps somewhere in this seeming emptiness was the place humans went when they died.

The Nun's Dragon by Christine EmmertThis is from a new novel by Christine Emmert, who I consider a kindred spirit, and you really, really must read it. The novel is The Nun’s Dragon, and the volume in which it appears also includes “Lilith,” which is one of the most evocative and deeply unsettling works of short fiction that I have read in the past few years.

Update: Ah, this just in! The Nun’s Dragon is making a splash in the “Folklore” category over on Amazon. Now, folklore is not a top-selling category, alas — not like serial killer thrillers, romance novels, or even humble horror novels — but even so, take a look at the screenshot below. Christine Emmert is there on the shelf alongside Italo Calvino and Sir Richard Burton. Seriously, how cool is that?

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Definitely go check this one out.

2 thoughts on “The Nun’s Dragon

  1. Shannon

    Thanks for the heads up on this book. Both stories are awesome. She is a great writer. Lilith really made me think and the Nun’s Dragon made me cry. I like your posts, I have talked to you before via Amazon about your book No Lasting Burial. Keep all your great emails coming and book reviews. It means a lot when you take time out to talk to your fans 🙂

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    • Shannon, thanks so much for the kind words! I will pass your comments on to Christine Emmert, who will be thrilled to hear them; I know that she puts a lot of her passion and a lot of herself into her stories. Would you be willing to post a review for her book on Amazon? I know it would mean a lot to her.

      As for me, I will always make time to talk with my fans. 🙂 Thank you for reading No Lasting Burial!

      Stant

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