It would be a pity if a story called As the Wyrm Tyrns did not have an appearance by the wyrm. And so, this week, the wyrm raises its head over Breydon Water. This bodes ill for our intrepid magicians: the scholarly Geoffrey MacAlpine, the recently rehabilitated Calpurnia Kingsley, and the American photographer Jacintha Lowell. And it’s not as if they don’t have other problems of their own! Check out “Enter the wyrm,” chapter four of As the Wyrm Tyrns, my weekly serialized story.
Nice image, eh? No, it’s not Calpurnia and Geoff looking over the dead wyrm. They wish! No, one of the fascinating things about writing this blog is finding out things I never knew before. This is an image of the legendary Russian knight, Dobrynya Nikitich, rescuing the princess Zabava Putyatishna from the three-headed dragon Gorynych, as drawn by Ivan Bilibin (1876 – 1942). It’s so gorgeous, I couldn’t help but include it here.
Love the picture. Your own find or EJ’s, knowing her interest in that (geographical) area. As a collector of dragons, I am most fascinated by the portrayal of the scales on that near loop. Most interesting.
This was my find, through the wonders of search engines, and my stubborn determination to find SOME sort of picture to go with this post! And, me, too, when I saw it, I knew I had to have it.
Yea, it’s brilliant (for we dragon enthusiasts!)
I think those scales on the near loop are supposed to be those on the dragon’s belly — differently colored, like you see on many snakes, and a different texture as well.
They look like gold filigree. A most attractive feature. For a dragon. I bet Skimaskall would go crazy for them.
It is a very cool image……make it three on finding dragons fascinating. I loved McCaffrey’s Dragon Riders of Pern, for that very reason..she has the best dragons.
I do remember her original story with pleasure. The books had to me what seemed unfortunately cute covers, and that was enough to discourage me back then.
I could see that.