Year of the Dragon


Order of the Dragon. From a textile insignia d...

Order of the Dragon. From a textile insignia drawing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the Elemental Fire Chaos leapt forth.

While the Unfettered Winds fathered the Rains of Renewal.

But from the stormy merger of Gale and Flame was born the Dragon,

Ever the enemy of Calm, Wary of the Brothers,

Driven by War, Tamed by Order, Destroyed by Peace.

Lay of the Dragon, The Call, by Joanne Eddy

This has been a very busy week!  I had to finish out the closing paperwork for the summer semester, register students for this current fall semester, prepare for a workshop Doug and I did Friday on Child Abuse, and right now I am researching Psalm 84 for a sermon I promised to do for Sunday. Since I am trying to be better at posting at least once a week, I am going to let you in on a draft I started in January that I never quite finished.

Sadly, the ‘poem’ above is all I have done in creative writing this week, my link between the draft blogpost to today.  For a context, in my book, The Call, the Dragons are the enemy and Konfraternia, the Horse Brotherhood, are the ‘good guys’, who represent honor, faithfulness, purpose, and service to country.  So I hope you enjoy this small glance at The Call and tiny tidbit of Dragon:

The Year 2012 in the Chinese cycle is a year of the Dragon.  In history both King Jogaila of Poland and Vlad Dracul of Wallachia were members of the Order of the Dragon, a secret fraternal society made up of kings, dukes and princes, intended to oppose the power of the Teutonic Knights.

In The Call,  Jogaila’s darker purpose for his own ‘Dragonmen,’  eliminating any who would stay his power, leads to the queen’s untimely death. This event changes the lives of all in the Queen’s party, and drives his daughter into hiding from the “Old Dragon’s” men.  The Call opens 45 years later but the events of the past still sway destinies, and the hunt for power will overtake Lis, Aniela, Stefan and their friends.

Here’s hoping that before the Year of the Dragon is over the Hidden will be revealed when The Call is published.

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About joanneeddy

Writer living in North Carolina. Originally from upstate New York. I love my family, my community, and my friends, and embrace 'living deliberately' in the world, trying to make a difference. I have written an as yet unpublished book, The Call, an epic fantasy with historical fiction and folklore elements. My blog is for other writers, for those who love a good read, and for all who, like me, are looking to find and live their call.
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One Response to Year of the Dragon

  1. Annette Dellemonico says:

    I like your poem very much. Lovely post, and it all makes your novel sound very interesting!

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