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.