Jordan Painter

Short Stories, Novels & Poetry

Category: Novels


Shadows quivered on the wall as the torch flickered, then fizzled to nothing. Sadara could hear his companion unsheathe his sword as the less experienced watchman fumbled with his flint and steel. Each time he struck them together, the cavern lit up, and he could see the light reflected off his own and his companion’s […]

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by: Jill Carter

Chapter 3 – Valos

The High Lord of Acariel Forest walked beside Satos’kyr, his crimson doublet, breeches, and cape accented by silver buttons, belt, and clasp, the last of which was wrought in the shape of a kingfisher. Beside the Whitescale he seemed a dwarf despite his height, his auburn-haired head several feet short of the Dragon of Aladria’s […]

Chapter 2 – Vatares

Taeron Vekoryath, Thane of the West, had been bedridden with illness for days, his health steadily decreasing as the time of his death approached. The elder of his twin sons, Vatares, had already taken up the responsibilities of Thane in his father’s place, and understood that it would not be long until he held his […]

Chapter 1 – Ralius

The sunrise at Northwatch Keep was a particularly beautiful one that day. Fingers of green spread slowly across the deep blue sky, like a myriad of roads that all converged on one point, far on the eastern horizon. Two figures were silhouetted against Tyres’s first light, as they walked along the castle’s battlements. Though they […]

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Prologue – Vulnero

After he had stripped his left arm of its expensive steel gauntlet and pauldron, the pain there had reduced to a dull throb. Vulnero would have made a truly morbid sight, had anyone been in the valley with him, but as it was, the lordling stumbled alone over rock and hill, past streams and trees. […]


Dragonsong takes place in a diverse and magical world, where fledgling cultures are ruled over by divine Dragons, knights swear oaths to their High Lords, powerful Thanes command armies of Eastfolk, elf-like Taryl dwell in the old forests, and Shadows hide beneath The Dragons’ Teeth Mountains. The story itself follows the paths of several diverse characters, all of whom find themselves […]


After nearly four years since my last one, I have now officially undertaken the writing of a new novel, hopefully to be the beginning of my first series. The series is called the Chronicles of Amaralia, and the novel’s working title is Dragonsong.