The Wellspring Dragons

Shiobe Rising: The Wellspring Dragons Book 1

Trusting a spy is ludicrous. Shiobe knows this. She has read numerous histories, stories and dragon myths that expound on the dangers of such folly. But when handsome Sikode gives her a tip concerning the killing of two hapless Lower City criminals outside her door, her curiosity takes control and she investigates. Her inquisitive nature, honed by years spent in scholarly pursuits, leads her to the dark and deadly underbelly of Iova and into the clutches of a merchant slave ring. Her dark, stifling life becomes an animated adventure as she battles revengeful silversmiths, conjurers, and deadly twilight creatures. She believes she has finally discovered her personal sunrise, one that will illuminate her path to becoming a legendary swordswoman, but unexpected troubles involving Sikode’s disappearance, an undercover shadowwalker on the take, and personal betrayals present dangers she cannot elude. As the foreboding fog of despair threatens, she wonders if a hapless freelance fighter and translator with no wielding ability can survive to enjoy her dreamed-for, glorious dawn.

Trouble in Tindrel: The Wellspring Dragons Book 2

Trusting a spy is ludicrous. Shiobe knows this, but takes a chance on Sikode and the bright, life-changing dawn awaiting her in the country of Merren. Her gamble pays well; she discovers dragon images magickally hidden within ancient maps. Intrigued by the realistic depictions, King Shiel of Illena agrees to sponsor a quest to enter the lair of Kykini Cede, Flame Dragon of Kassak, and find the legendary dragon’s magickal artefact—one that, supposedly, controls the great beast. Sikode has dreamed of mastering dragons since childhood, and Shiobe hopes she can realize her own aspiration of becoming a legendary swordswoman while helping him achieve his goals.

Nothing progresses as smoothly as she anticipates. Rebels, assassins and bloodmages become pressing problems she and Sikode cannot ignore while they travel the dangerous roads to the Glass Volcano. Sikode claims that unexpected adventures are part of legendary quests, but Shiobe wonders if theirs will end before it even truly begins.

The Glass Volcano: The Wellspring Dragons Book 3

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Shiobe and Sikode have reached the Glass Volcano, the lair of Kykini Cede, Flame Dragon of Kassak. If they find, and Sikode masters, the Flame Stone hidden within, the magickal artifact will give them access to the great beast–but they’re not the only ones vying for the prize. Ex-friends, cultist, and Oritan soldiers are intent on acquiring the item for themselves. And bloodmages, at the behest of their deity, hunt Shiobe, wishing to re-take the plain river rock she stole and return it to its purpose. The trials to reach the Flame Stone prove more difficult than Shiobe imagined, mostly due to the interference of the vengeful sylfaone. Their touch reaches far beyond the confines of the ominous volcano, and even if Sikode succeeds in his dream of acquiring the Flame Stone, a dragon’s help in combating the bloodmages and their deity might not be enough to save her.

Blood’s Stone: A Wellspring Dragons Story

King Shiel invaded neighboring Merren when rumors of bloodmages and sacrifice reached him. In the final push to rid the country of its murderous despot, he has sent Sikode, his premiere wielder and advisor, to discover the corruption hidden in the depths of the Javone palace and destroy it.

This is a Wellspring Dragons short story, and is free to read on World Anvil.


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