As the Sun will Rise

by John Irvin

A commentary by John Irvin


“No,’ Titiana’s face felt hot as she turned on him. She was livid. “I want to go home! You will return me home!’”

As the Sun Will Rise is another favourite of mine. I love ballet, I love dragons, and I love fairies, so this was a sweet story that just came to me one day. It’s one of those fairy tales that you just wake up and it’s there.

Paul is a Dragon-born, only he doesn’t know it at first. He thinks humans naturally shed scales of skin on a regular basis.

Titiana is a fairy who got lost from her world and found a sorcerer. The sorcerer took her under his wing and taught her ballet—of course, being a fairy adds to the magic of the dance and she becomes renown for her performances. The arts bring the sorcerer wealth beyond his wildest dreams. Is he going to hold to his promise and help her return when their contract is up?

How is Paul going to help her if the sorcerer doesn’t keep his word?

What sort of battle would a sorcerer, a Dragon-born, and a fairy get into?

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            I actually wrote this for a friend who loved dragons—I’d always told her she was a fairy too. Now whether she’s read it or not by now, I don’t know. I haven’t heard a word in response hahaha.

            Yes, sometimes I see magical creatures or spirit animals in some people—it’s a trait of mine. I have friends who make me think they’d be great fairies, mermaids, werewolves, even elves. Like every writer, eventually every person you know ends up in some way in at least one or two of your books. Our books are pieces of ourselves and therefore pieces of people who are apart of our own lives.

            This story was one of the easier ones to write, I’ll admit. I must say, I don’t believe I’ve written a book with a dragon in it until this one—and I enjoyed it. So if you love urban fantasy with dragons, fairies, sorcerers, and a touch of ballet, this is the book for you. There’s a little tiny dab of romance in it too. So I hope you enjoy!

Click this link to go check it out: AS THE SUN WILL RISE.

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