True Writers The Dragonwar Series: Book 1: Dragonswar

dragonsmemory posted on Jun 25, 2012 at 04:34PM
Dragons are smart, powerful, and not too happy with their current position. To the humans, they are nothing more than a story, a myth. Of course, the dragons intend to change that. For far too long, the most intelligent beings on the planet have had no say in how things are run.
Only two courses of action remain: fight or merge. Both are equally dangerous, but merging even more so. A war is inevitable. Which side will prevail?

At the end of this book is a special first look at Merging with Dragons, Book Two of the Dragonwar series.

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hampir setahun yang lalu dragonsmemory said…
PROLOGUE

Myths and magic had always been a part of human culture. Many real humans were attributed magical powers that came from nowhere. Most of the time, the documenters of such tales claimed the mystical powers came from the gods. But which gods?
As it turned out, there were no gods, only powerful magical creatures thhat bore those names. They lived lives close to humans, meddled in their affairs. But no Kind lived closer to humans than the great dragons. Both Kinds taught each other many thinggs, even hunting together.
Yet Time passes for even the ageless Kinds, and humanity began to change. Myths and magic faded in the wake if scienced and technology. The dragons feared what humans had become. Undr the kind exteriors the dragons had known for centuries, there lurked a terrifying monster. The dragons feared that monster's release, as it could only mean the ednd of the magical beings for good.
hampir setahun yang lalu hgfan5602 said…
Some spelling errors. But that's not a big deal. I felt like the prologue was really interesting me, so I kept reading. Post the first chapter now please.
hampir setahun yang lalu dragonsmemory said…
((Most spelling errors are due to the fact I'm writing all this on a Nook.
And thanks for the comment. You're the first person to EVER comment on my work. I assume you saw my threat. I wasn't kidding when I posted that. So, you might want to rally some other people. The fewer comments I have for each post, the longer my updates will take.
All right, since you said please, I'll start the first chapter.))

CHAPTER 1
*United States, 1945*

"You mean to tell me that the American government is going to drop a BOMB on Japan?"
"Not just any bomb, one that could destroy our civilization for good."
"We must stop that weapon from ever reaching its target."
"The delivery vehicles are prepared for that. They're accompanied by an escort."
"And they will learn what happens when they stand in the way of dragons."
The heavily-built dragon drew himself up to his full height. The news of Project Manhattan and its product had just reached dragon ears. The entire community was in an outragge. Hhumans had partnered with dragons for thousands of years. Now they had a device capaable of obliterating an entire draconic village in one shot. Many dragons living in the American West knew what happened to the draggon village of Paleground, Desertland.

Paleground was a small village near White Sands, New Mexico. When the American humans approached the village, they made their proposal sound lucrative and appealing. As the human s put it, both Kinds would be able to work together on various scientific endeavors and better the land for both of them. All the humans asked for was a splotch of land to run a brief test.
Barely a day had passed after the leaders granted permission than the evacuation notices went up. Some were forced to stay behind and help with the test, as part of the deal. Not one dragon knew the full conditions until afterwards.
Those that remained behind were toldd to stand around what the humans called the "central blast zone" at varying distances. When the nuclear warhead detonated,, the blast knocked the dragons off their feet, but did little other harm. Medical tests were conducted on the participants, and the humans fgound them the picture of health. It was immediately clear the doctors and bomb testers were hoping for a different result.
hampir setahun yang lalu Zero_Delta said…
Humans are assholes. Nuking dragons like test animals!? And really, that's not to different from some things that actually happened... Makes me want to be some other type of creature. >:(
hampir setahun yang lalu dragonsmemory said…
((Shheesh. Don't get your tail in a knot. It's just a story))
hampir setahun yang lalu rory2011 said…
smile
awsome ,definitely loved the story ,I hate dragons stories but the one that you're writing now sound pretty interesting ,and I hope I can read the second chapter soon ,good job
hampir setahun yang lalu dragonsmemory said…
((Actually, the firxt chapter isn't even done yet. So what took you so long to comment? And I expect answers))
hampir setahun yang lalu alicia386 said…
Cool story. I am not that into dragons or any reptilian animal except for snakes. Great start though. Not use to commenting on stories on forum. Usually for article.
hampir setahun yang lalu dragonsmemory said…
I've seen firsthand that chapter stories are easier to keep track of here. See for yoiurelf. Try reading all of one story. You have to go digging around for all the chapters, yes? Doing it this way keeps the story in one spot.
So, anyone care to explain why it took so long to comment when you were clearly reading?
hampir setahun yang lalu hgfan5602 said…
First, I'm going to say that this part of Chapter 1 was awesome, and I like how you tied it in with American history. Now, I'll speak for everyone on why it took so long to comment. A lot of people like alicia386 are packing for their vacations, taking breaks from their life of writing. And so am I, actually (going to Disneyland and California Adventure in 4 days!). So yeah, hope you understand.
hampir setahun yang lalu dragonsmemory said…
((Ehh, I'm packing for my own Cali trip too. I just get a little pissy. When I was invited to join here, I was promised that people would comment on my work. So, I set this up and waited. After waiting aand waiting, no one was delivering on the promise that had been made to me, which made me ffurious. If the promise was false, then I had no intention if staying. That's why I posted that "threat." And I did mean it.
Also the life of a writer isn't something you take a breakfrom. And this entire book will be tied in with not just American history, but world history. By the end you'll be wondering how much of this is true))
hampir setahun yang lalu rory2011 said…
smile
@dragonsmemory
well first you put (chapter 1) at the top of the page I thoght that that was the whole chapter ,and it took me so long to comment cause I was out all the day yesterday ,and I read the prologue but I just needed to know more about the story to add my opinion and when I read the chapter I could finally add it
second hope you take my advice but seriously you shouldn't be so much care for the comments ,I won't lie to you and tell you that I don't care about someone comminted at my story cause I do care alot ,but when I feel the story didn't take that attention and nobody care for it ,I just try to write more from the story for me ,and I think the story that you're writing now is important to you and you think that this story could be the big beginning of your writing career ,when you just write it on your notebook ,computer or interenet should be your biggest completion and I'm sure if you keep writing like that ,and be alittle bit care about writing for your self ,I'm sure you would be the best writer
hampir setahun yang lalu dragonsmemory said…
I felt that a promise wasn't being delivered on. And actually, this isn't the series that'll start my career. I probably won't even publish these. The other series, The Eden Chronicles, will be the big jump. This was just an idea that came along. Who knows if I'll ever finish it. I'm writing this for you, my readers. I at least need to know that you're enjoying it. Even just a smiley face would do. The story itself pleases me, but by posting it, it's for you.
Anyway, after this next part, it'll be time to put that stuff aside. See, once the story gets going, which it will as soon as I'm done yaapping, I like to share a bit of insight with my readers.
Ok,.I admit. I split up the chapter to keep you on your toes. So, on with the story, yes?


The burly dragon faced the assembled dragons. "Today we are going against a formidable opponent, one capable of destroying us all." He kept his voice brisk and commander-like. Even though he would lose few, if any, of them, there was still that sense of foreboding. "Now, you may have heard about the Paleground experiment. Some of you may have lived there before. The human testers there used Paleground to test what they dubbed a 'nuclear warhead.'
"The Japanese use dragon hide and dragon scales in their buildings, whicg means that only this 'nuclear warhead' has any hope of destroying their key buildings.
"The Paleground test was a much smaller version of the weapon. It did little more than knock the dragons off their feet. Clearly, the testers were expecting the dragons to be much worse off, but the message is clear: they are aiming to destroy our way of life. We must stop the weapon from ever reaching its target." The dragons looked stunned at the end of his speech. Stop a nuclear warhead? That wsould be near suicide. Most small bullets bounced off dragonhide, but the larger ones had enough power to punch through and cause serious damage. Even tiny pistol bullets could take out a dragon's fragile wings. All the beings assembled tensed, ready to begin the fight.
"The plan is to detonate dfirectly over the city of Hiroshima, as they call it. We have not the power to shield the city, nor the desire, so we stop it en route.
"This," he pulled up a map of the ocean, "represents the path the planes are going to take. They will refuel [i]here[i]. If we take them before they reach this point, then another group will be sent out.
"However if we take them after they refuel, it will be easier to maintain the deception."
A slender gray piped up. "What will the deception entail?"
"We will plant false images showing Hiroshima in ruins and plant false memories of thed event. Our med team is cuhrrently working on a way to fake the medical problems in humans associated with the weapon."
It was an ambitious plan, but one they were sure would work. There were just a few unfforseen circumstances they forgot.
hampir setahun yang lalu rory2011 said…
really interesting ,I tottaly understand the story more now and I love when I read it ,I feel like the story is true cause you mixed between two elements could creat great unique story together ,I definitely loved it and I definitely want to read more , great job
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hampir setahun yang lalu dragonsmemory said…
Makes you really question what happened, right? I'm afraid the next portion won't be up for another week.
hampir setahun yang lalu rory2011 said…
ohh ,why ? ,I really want to read more
hampir setahun yang lalu dragonsmemory said…
I'm going on a trip. If I can, I'll post.
hampir setahun yang lalu Zero_Delta said…
Mixing history and fantasy... Reminds me that I never finished Assassin's Creed... Sorry, but you know I'm a little strange, neat how you're covering what would be an obvious change in history with some basic dragon magic, most of the time it's something lame like "The history you know is wrong." with no explanation. I think I'll stick what I have of my crap on here and hope I get some criticism... I know I screwed up somewhere, DON'T tell me otherwise.
hampir setahun yang lalu dragonsmemory said…
Like I would know. There's actually many "changes" in history. I just picked this one to start
hampir setahun yang lalu SweetHoneyBunny said…
smile
This is really good so far. It took so long for me to read and comment because I have a long list of stories, poems and songs I wish to read both here and on other clubs. I finally got to this one. Can't wait to read more.
hampir setahun yang lalu dragonsmemory said…
Ah. If you like this, you'll love The Eden Chronicles, coming soon
hampir setahun yang lalu dragonsmemory said…
Aas promised, my wonderful readers, I give to you the next chapter on a silver platter. Please enjoy it.

CHAPTER 2
*United States, 1945*

The plan was in place. All that remained was to stop the bomb. A young dragon by the name of Lyrk was chosen to lead the mission. The group of dragons was arranged in a formation known as a flight. That is, they were to fly in a diamond pattern with the flight leader at the front. The diamond shape would allow them to easily slip into the humans' formation without detection.
From their rssearch, the dragons knew the bomb would be in the middle okf the formation. All Lyrk had to do was crash the plane. The rest of the flight would set to work on thed other planes. If all went well, no more of those terrible objects would be produced. If not…well, they weren't about to plan for what could never happen, were they?

((Lyrk is pronounced LEERK))
hampir setahun yang lalu alicia386 said…
laugh
Really awesome story! You took American history and actually made it interesting.
hampir setahun yang lalu dragonsmemory said…
There is so much more to come, yet