Lesson From SAGE #SampleSunday

Here’s a snippet from The Fall of Onagros, Book 1 of SAGE. I hope you got it while it was on sale for 99 cents. In fact, it might still be on sale! Go see! If not, it’s only $2.99 at full price for the ebook, so still cheap affordable.


excerpt from The Fall of Onagros, Book 1 of SAGE
by Marian Allen

dragon“The cart must be made of lead. I can pull it no more tonight.”

“What did you bring?”

Andrin repeated the list she had given him.

“And what else?”

For a moment, Andrin honestly couldn’t think of anything else. Then he felt himself flush in the darkness. “And a razor. But that could hardly make a difference.”

“It couldn’t?”

“A little thing like that – how could it?”

“That would be impossible, wouldn’t it?”

Was this a test? “…Yes.”

“Andrin,” said his grandmother’s whispery voice, “you are talking to a dragon.”

After a moment, Andrin stood. “I can’t see.”

Flames unfurled from the dragon’s nostrils, faint and blue but strong enough for Andrin to find his kettle and the unauthorized baggage inside.

“What do I do with it?”

“Let it fall.”weight

“But my… my hair will grow.” The Waymaster rubbed his scalp, already beginning to itch.

“If you will take what you don’t need, don’t complain of the weight.”

Andrin opened the hand which held Karol’s gift. There was a tiny rustle as it passed into the grass of the roadside.


A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What is the most important lesson your main character’s grandmother taught them?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Lesson From SAGE #SampleSunday

  1. Jane

    August 9, 2015 at 8:03am

    I could’ve used that advice before I moved last time!

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