"In a world full of princesses, always be a dragon."
A disillusioned demon hunter runs from her power.
A deposed queen must consider the consequences of reclaiming her throne.
A special agent faces the flames of injustice in a gut-wrenching trial.
A medical mystery turns into a pursuit of dragons--across space and time.
Welcome to Dragons Within: a fiery, quick-paced collection of stories featuring twelve women with dragon-like traits who hold untapped magic and power within. Some are full-blooded dragons, while others are simply human--but each carries the spirit of a dragon. Bringing together the fantastical and the mundane, the unique stories in this anthology span a wide range, from trial by magic and first encounters between human and dragon--to facing writer's block and harnessing the power of language.
A little girl navigates bullying, grief, and fair-weather friends while learning to embrace her inner dragon. A fashionista hunts for a one-of-a-kind piece to display in her closet. An encounter with mystical horse-like beings awakens a former rodeo star's true magic. The spirit of a dragon shines forth during a mother's grueling battle with cancer.
Thoughtfully crafted by twelve new and emerging speculative fiction authors, these stories create a broad, limitless sky where individuals embrace their personal magic and rise. In the face of self-doubt, cunning, and fear, the women in Dragons Within must vanquish both inner and outer foes . . .
claim their wings--and fly.