By H.C. Brown

Banished to the Singing Forest for witchcraft with only her cat for company, alone and desperately afraid Thalia sings to her dream lover, in the hope someone, anyone will help her.

Lumos enjoys the favors of many women until his dragon hears the Dragonsong of his mate. Consumed with passion for the girl who haunts his dreams, he leaves home to search for her.

Nothing goes to plan and he falls into a devious trap set by a dark wizard to destroy all of his kind.

Red-Hot Romance

34,391 words (80 pages)

This is the 1st book in the Dragonsong trilogy


Banished by H.C. BrownChapter One

The Kingdom of Broclarre


halia of Broclarre struggled against the guards, her movements as useless as a sparrow in the mouth of a cat. Her shoulders burned, and tendons stretched to the limit threatened to rip from her bones. These men cared less if they tore her arms from the sockets. The hard-faced soldiers, gripping her so cruelly, were unfamiliar and not the usual palace protectors. These men wore the uniform of the king’s elite militia.

“I banish you from the Kingdom of Broclarre, never again to set foot in my kingdom by threat of death.” King Garro lifted his chin, sitting back on the golden throne. “As I have declared this day, so shall it be done.”

In the hallway, an angry crowd had gathered to hear the king’s proclamation. The masses had fallen silent to stand waiting like buzzards over a dead lamb. One of the guards restraining Thalia swore under his breath, and dug his strong fingers cruelly into her arms.

She yelped and turned to face her father.

“Banished?” She stared at King Garro. “Father … please… What have I done to displease you so?”

“Speak no more, witch. Think not to cast a spell over me for I know your wickedness.” King Garro struggled to his feet. His hand rested on the hilt of the gold dagger at his waist. “I took you into my house, treated you as my own, and you repaid me with death.”

Aghast, Thalia gaped at her father in disbelief. “Is that what you believe…? That I had a hand in killing the queen?” She stared at the king’s ashen face. The lines around his mouth cut deep, turning his expression bleak. Had he lost his mind with grief?

Beside him, the High Priest stood erect, his lips curled in a vicious smile. Thalia glared at the man in the crisp white robes. “Did you fill the king’s mind with these lies? I would never hurt my mother.” She met her father’s daunting expression. “I could never do harm to anyone. I am a healer. Ask anyone in the village, I help people.” She pointed at the High Priest. “There! There stands the evil in this palace.”

“To think my dear wife had compassion for your sorry soul.” Garro shook his head slowly. “Her belief a wholesome upbringing would prevent the evil magyck rising in a demon’s seed was the error of a gentle, childless woman.” The king ran a hand over his face. “And she paid with her life.” His black gaze traveled over Thalia, and he gave a snort of disgust. “No more will you breathe the same air as my people.” He punched a fist into the palm of his hand. “If I had not given my word to uphold Brea’s dying wish to set you free, I would have taken your head this day.”

Pain tightened in a wide band around her heart. Confused, she met the king’s enraged expression. The man’s piercing blue eyes looked on her with contempt, disgust, and hatred. The only father she had ever known curled his large hands into fists. This angry man had once loved her, taught her how to hold a bow, and to gentle a horse. Gods help me, now he wants me dead.

Professional Reviews (2)

Senuous Reviews

Sensuous Reviews

Banished (The Dragonsong Trilogy Party One) by H C Brown was a great read. It drew my interest from the first chapter on and by the time I finished it I was wanting more. It’s definitely a story worth reading and is quite a sensual love story. The main characters had great chemistry and the story is multi faceted; it’s an emotional adventurous ride the reader will love going on. I highly recommend this book.

Nikki Sensuous Reviews

4 STARS: You Gotta Read Reviews

Dragons and magic, what a great combination. Add in a mortal witch and an evil mage and you have a great plot. When Thalia is banished she never expects her life to change for the better. As she deals with getting over the pain and torture of her past Thalia comes across a man who claims to be a dragon. Lumas must convince Thalia that he is not a threat and that he is truly a magical creature. Can Thalia learn to trust him in time? Only time is something that Lumos does not have. He must find a way to free himself of the magical bonds that the evil mage placed upon him and return to fight for his world.

This is a great beginning to this story. I enjoyed seeing how Thalia and Lumos meet. The two make a wonderful couple and I loved watching their relationship take shape. Lumos is a good man and it was nice to watch his patience with Thalia and the love that he has for her. He will do anything to prove to Thalia that he is nothing like the men of her past who mistreated her. Watching their trust grow made for a nice read. I enjoyed seeing Thalia open up and blossom with the help of Lumos. Their adventure has just started and I cannot wait to see where their adventure takes them next.

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