Originally posted on Charles Ray's Ramblings:
Following is the opening chapter of a new work in progress, a tale of international intrigue and betrayal, The White Dragons. Below the excerpt, I’ve also included the preliminary cover art that I’ve done for this work.
The black ZIL threw up a rooster tail of dust as it sped along the winding dirt track that passed for a road.
The sun was a semi-circle of dull orange, handing in a dead gray sky behind the jagged peaks of the mountains to the west, casting elongated purple shadows over the bleak and desolate landscape.