Legend (Dragonrider Legacy 3)
by Nicole Conway
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
In a war of gods and tyrants, the will of the dragonrider must never falter.
Captured and tortured by the brutal tyrant, Argonox, Reigh’s worst fears have now been realized. Argonox has successfully twisted his mysterious dark power for a truly evil purpose—reanimating the long-deceased legendary dragonrider, Beckah Derrick, and her monstrous king drake. But Argonox’s cruelty won’t end there, and Reigh fears the worst is yet to come. Rescue is unlikely as the Tibrans prepare to make their final strike, poised to break Maldobar’s ranks of proud dragonriders once and for all.
With many of its cities already captured by the Tibran Empire, all hope now rests with Jaevid, Princess Jenna, Phillip, and their mismatched band of dragonrider allies to lead the last stand and save their kingdom. Even in such frightful times, Jaevid may find he still has a few old friends ready to take up their weapons and stand at his side again. But facing down Beckah is perhaps the one thing that might break Jaevid’s resolve. Can he really strike down the woman he used to love in order to save the kingdom?
One final battle will decide the fate of our heroes. Can the strength dragonrider prevail once again? Or will the Tibran Empire become Maldobar’s new legacy?
“Bravery is not an immunity to fear—it is rising up to meet it with the hope that nothing is impossible.” — Sile Derrick, FLEDGLING
NICOLE CONWAY is an author from North Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University in 2012, and has previously worked as a graphic artist. She is happily married with one son.
Profile: EIRIK LACHLAN
Social Standing: Lower Class Noble
Affiliation: Dragonrider (Seasoned Lieutenant)
Mount: Dragon “Feena”
Weapon of Choice: Longsword
Profile: JENNA FARROW
Hair: Golden Blonde
Social Standing: Crowned Princess of Maldobar
Affiliation: Royal Court of Maldobar, Dragonrider (Seasoned Lieutenant)
Mount: Dragon “Phevos”
Weapon of Choice: Dual Short Swords
Please welcome Princess Jenna and dragonrider Eirik from Nicole Conway Dragonrider Legacy series to Diane’s Book Blog!
J: “Oh, thank you. We’re pleased to be here.”
E: “She’s pleased. I’m ecstatic.”
What are your full names? Do you have any nicknames?
J: “Jenna Evangeline Farrow, but I go by Jenna. I guess I don’t really have any nicknames.”
E: “Eirik Thomas Lachlan. People just call me Eirik … except for my older brothers. They, uh … they call me … Goose.”
J: “Goose? I didn’t know that.”
E: “It’s not something I advertise.”
J: “Why’s that? What does it mean?”
E: “It’s, uh, well, it’s because when I was about five we had this mean goose and he chased me around the garden and … I wasn’t paying attention and I ran off the end of our pier into the pond. Gods, please don’t tell Haldor.”
J: *giggles* “No promises.”
Where were you born? Where have you lived since then? Where do you currently call home?
J: “I was born in raised in Halfax, the royal city. And I’m pleased to be living there again.”
E: “I grew up on a farm in the outskirts of a small city to the south called Two-Rivers. Since I’m a dragonrider, I travel a lot. My current post was in Westwatch, but it looks like now I’ll be transferring to teach at the Academy.”
How did you two meet?
E: “Well, it all started when she tried to kill me.
J: “Oh, gods, here we go.”
E: “We were both first year fledgling students at the academy. Mind you, she was the very first girl to ever attend the dragonrider academy as a student. Anyway, I’d seen her in passing and heard that she’d been hassled a bit—sent a few guys to the infirmary, too. Then we were pitted against one another in a sparring circle exercise and, needless to say, she wound up beating me within an inch of my life, dislocating my shoulder, and sending me to the infirmary, too. I guess she felt a little bad about it because she came to visit me and apologize later.”
J: “I did feel bad about it. He was … nicer than the others. We’ve been friends ever since. Our instructors even allowed us to swap rooms so we could be paired together as roommates and training partners.”
E: “I always kinda wanted a sister.”
J: “Aw, Goosey. That’s so sweet of you.”
E: “Gods … why did I even mention that?”
What is your biggest fear?
J: “I … I don’t like spiders.”
J: “Aubren and Phillip used to put them in my shoes when I was little. I don’t know what was worse, having them pop out and scare or not realizing they were inside and squishing them with my foot when I put my shoes on.”
E: “That is gross, I’ll grant you that. I don’t much like cats. They creep me out. But my biggest fear would probably be my wing leader, Haldor.”
J: “Haldor? He’s not scary.”
E: “You’ve never had to bunk with him. When we were stationed at Westwatch he threatened to choke me with my own bootlaces because I threw up in our room after our initiation night.”
J: “Ew, gross. I might’ve choked you, too.”
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
J: “Phillip—as much as it pains to me admit.”
E: “He wore you down, eh? All those years of pining glances and showering you with compliments finally broke you.”
J: “And what about you and Miri? Have you proposed to her yet?”
E: *chokes* “T-that’s! I-I … no! No, I can’t do that. Not yet.”
J: “But eventually, right?”
E: “… yeah. Hopefully. If she agrees.”
Which talent would you most like to have?
J: “I’ve always wished I could play an instrument. My mother hired tutors when I was younger, but it was no good. I suppose I just don’t have the ear for it.”
E: “I wish I was good with archery. A couple of my brothers are. It never took with me, though.”
J: “Well, if it’s any comfort you do well with hitting things.”
E: “I do enjoy it.”
Who are the people you are closest to?
J: “This idiot, of course. Phillip, my brother, Aubren, and I suppose now I’m pretty close with Jaevid.”
E: “Weird to say that isn’t it? Close friends with a legendary war hero returned from the dead—no big deal.”
J: “It is a little strange.”
E: “I’m close with this nut, when she isn’t dislocating my limbs in a wild fury. Also, my oldest brother Alistair. He pretty much raised us when my father served as a dragonrider. My mother, of course, and … um, Miri.”
E: *blushing* “Oh just shut up.”
J: “I didn’t say anything!”
E: “You were thinking it.”
*conversation devolves to childish bickering*