Brilliant and Brutal Dragon Fantasy!
Stand Alone Short Story
Dragonship is a fast paced tale that puts you on the back of a wild dragon from the first page. Great characterizations and tension that builds as you are swept into the brutal machinations of the Gellborn, who are controlling the dragon and crews alike with tortuous pain and shocking brutality. Twisted ogres and men with so little worth they have numbers instead of names, keep the Gellborn ship under control of the sadistic captain. And Beln, whose appreciation and empathy with the dragon, at the controls of the great beast, shows us the beauty of the creature through her eyes.
The dragon, under the burden of a mechanized system of control and cruel punishers, quickly becomes the epicenter of a battle they didn’t see coming, and aren’t likely to survive.
Masterfully told story that will make your heart sing for dragons, only to have it rent in half by men. Bittersweet, beautiful, and cruel.
You want to read this!
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About J.P. Ashman
Born Lancashire, England, J. P. Ashman is a Northern lad through
and through. His parents love wildlife, history, fantasy and science fiction, and passed their passion on to him. They read to him from an early age and encouraged his imagination at every turn. His career may be in optics, as a manager/technician, but he loves to make time for writing and reading every day. Now living rurally in the Cotswolds with Wifey and their little Norse Goddess Freya, he’s inspired daily by the views they have and the things they see, from the deer in the fields to the buzzards circling overhead.
Writing is a huge part of his life and the medieval re-enactment background and tabletop gaming lend to it; when he’s not writing the genre, he’s either reading or playing it. He plans to keep writing, both within his current series, and those to come, whether short stories or epic tomes