Dragon Princes Book 1
by Cyci Cade
Three lives separated by time and land, connected by curse.
Two princes from the Dragon ́s Dynasty, Liu and Wei, are cursed and condemned to live as dragons. After two centuries their fate changes when Kate appears in their lives and they are able to return to their human form. However, the curse isn ́t broken yet.
To break the curse, the princes must recover the eyes and heart of the Great Dragon. As Liu, Wei, and Kate embark on a journey to the Palace of Jade in search of the first eye, they ́ll have to face mythological creatures and immortal warriors. They ́ll have to face death too, and prove that they are honorable men to save Kate ́s life.
They ́ll be tested as never before. They ́ll discover feelings they never imagined existed. They ́ll have to fight like wild warriors.
A curse can be broken... But at what cost?
**Releases Feb 15th, 2017!!**
Excerpt 3 Dragon´s Quest
Liu cut, slashed, sliced, chopped, and stabbed; soldiers fell down and regenerated quickly keeping them busy. Jiu Huan Do worked efficiently, but Liu needed much more to get a chance against the immortals. His enemies were brutal, and the fight became bloody. They might not survive. The only noise Liu could hear was the blades’ clank when one particular sound caught his attention, the whistle of an arrow cutting the air, traveling across the room in slow motion to hit Kate´s chest.
Kate´s hands held the arrow; her supplicant eyes met Liu´s for a split second and, still in slow motion, she slumped on the floor. Liu darted to her; he jumped in the air, spun his right arm, hit a soldier who approached Kate, putting him out of combat for a while and landed on the floor near Kate.
He nestled her in his arms. Kate´s lips moved without making any sound; her eyelids blinked nervously to close; her limp body collapsed against his. She was bleeding. The sound of the blades became distant as if the battle were in another dimension. Wei protected them; his brother was doing a good job. Little by little, those soldiers and Wei became distant too; there were only shadows in front of Liu´s flooded eyes.
Kate was right; that Palace smelled like death. She cautioned him, and he didn´t listen to her. Now she was dying in his arms. She is dying in my arms! It couldn´t be true, it was just a bad joke. How would he live without her? He wouldn´t, there was no life, no world without Kate.
Claps brought Liu back to reality. A man who didn´t fight stood near him with a smile of satisfaction on his face. The immortal General. Liu could recognize a general´s armor anywhere, any circumstance.
Anger raised inside Liu. He laid Kate on the floor, turned to grab his weapon, spun the sword and with a leap he placed the blade against the General´s throat. Liu coerced him. “Order them to put the weapons down.”
The General shifted to react. Liu pressed the sword more on his throat. “Don´t.” Liu threatened.
“I am immortal,” the General bragged.
“I know, but I´d like to know what might happen if I cut your head off.” That was the point; they didn´t consider that option. Certainly, the soldiers would take more time to recover their lives.
The General obeyed him and commanded the soldiers in an ancient language. The warriors lowered their weapons and stepped back giving them more space.
Wei ran to Kate; he knelt beside her and cushioned her head. Liu wanted to split Wei´s head from his body too, or cut his claws off, only then would Wei stay away from Kate. Though if Liu didn´t do something to save her no one would touch her again, so Liu turned his attention to the General.
Liu pressed the blade on his throat once more. “She´s dying. I want the elixir of immortality.”
The immortal giggled. “There is no elixir.”
“I know the legends, if you exist, the elixir is also real.” Liu´s sword scratched the General´s throat.
“It finished decades ago,” he muttered under the press of the blade.
“Where is the garden with the Peach Tree?” Liu asked through gritted teeth. He recognized the dangers of that place, he could die, however, he had no choice.
“You were instructed very well,” the General chuckled. “I´d like to help her. I´d be glad with her presence; you know, you only can live forever here, but the fruit appears only once every six thousand years, and I am sure we must wait more…” He leaned his head back, put the index finger on his upper lip, and whispered some numbers. “Two thousand years.”
Liu lowered the sword feeling defeated that instant. Kate was dying, he had to do something, he couldn´t just cross his arms and watch her leave. “Do you have power to heal her?”
The General shook his head in denial.
I´ll never forget the first time I wrote a story; I was in fifth grade. That experience enchanted me. What should be an insignificant composition became a four pages flash story. My teacher didn´t like it very much, but who cared? She did.
Well, I had to shorten my compositions. However, it didn´t discourage me; on the contrary, it made me try harder. I like a good challenge. I like to try new things; some of them don´t work as I expect, but it doesn´t matter. I always learn new things.
I started writing articles for magazines, newspapers, and blogs. I wrote my first book in 2010 and published it in 2012. It was so amazing that I didn´t stop anymore. Writing makes me happy.
I have received 5 stars reviews from professional websites, and remarkable comments that have encouraged me.
During my free time, I like reading, watching TV series, and movies.
I live in Brazil and I have a cat named Angel. I love cats too.
Welcome to my world!