When her parents are murdered by traitors, Allena Telrae becomes Chief of the Dragon Clan in the midst of a battle. Though ill-prepared and untested, she takes command of her over-matched garrison as enemy forces stream through Dragons Keep’s gate. Allena unsheathes the Sword of Isyndral to summon allies. Will they come or will her people be decimated? Conditions grow desperate when the Dark God himself joins the battle. Can she solve the puzzle of the Sword to defeat the enemy and thwart the Dark God?
[See a list of all the Tales of Aldura here]
This story sat on a burner of the story stove for over a year. I’d open it occasionally, tweak it, add a bit but it didn’t want to ‘go anywhere’ past a certain point. I finally realized that I was trying to tell it from the wrong POV/setting. After that change, the story flowed and nearly wrote itself.