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Oathbreaker (A faery tale) [Kindle Edition]

M. R. Mathias

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Product Description

Product Description

Oonzil Windlestraw, a pixie with a serious temper problem, befriends a wizard and his eagle familiar. The trio are forced into fantastic dramatic action when a human fairy hunter nabs a fae girl with the intent of grinding her into pixie dust for profit.

This is a 30 page story with another full, flash fiction story called 'The Blood of Coldfrost' included in the file. This is the perfect read for fantasy fans who are inbetween large novels. It has plenty of pixie-fighting, eagle-riding action and lots of tense excitment.

In order to make your 10% preview longer I have also attached a (3) chapter sneak preview of 'The Royal Dragoneers', which is due out in mid Oct. 2010

Heres a snippet from "Oathbreaker":

The next morning, as they prepared to go wasp hunting, Oonzil wondered how the eagle had managed to get the doily out from under the teapot. He never had the chance to ask about it, because no sooner had the curiosity came on him, Igor leapt from the ground, and went flapping lustily after a wasp.

It was all Oonzil could do to keep from tumbling off of Igor's back, as the eagle started after the unsuspecting bug. Igor was strong. He surged through the air swiftly. Just as Oonzil had instructed him, the eagle got as close as he could to the wasp before he swept past.

Oonzil was thrilled. The feel of the wind in his hair, and the forces generated by Igor's sharp swooping turns, caused his heart to soar. Using the rigged up doily like it was a throw net, Oonzil timed his toss and threw. He yanked on the makeshift draw string he had attached. The net pulled closed just like it was supposed to. Excitedly, Oonzil had Igor sit them down near the firefly cage Oonzil had borrowed from the village bug man.
Both of them were disappointed to find the doily net empty, but they weren't discouraged. The setup would have worked perfectly, if only Oonzil would have timed his throw better.

"You'll have to slow up a bit when we come upon the buzzers," he told the eagle, with a grin.

"Aye, Ooonzy," Igor exclaimed, gleefully. "It worked just like you said it would. We just need to get closer, I think."

It took a few more attempts to get the timing of the approach and the throw down, but they did it. By evening, the cage was buzzing with angry wasps. With much pride, and more than a little satisfaction, Oonzil and Igor delivered the prize to the wizard at his supper table.

"What's this?" The old man asked. He rose from his soup bowl to see the pixie boy sliding off of Igor's back. The cage the eagle put down at the end of the table, buzzed and vibrated in angry response.

"Oh ho!" Master Zarvin chuckled with a big smile showing in the crinkled corners of his eyes. "Wasps!"

"Wasps for a bargain, good wizard," Oonzil clarified. "A full Baker's dozen of them, all alive and whole."

"A bargain?" Master Zarvin's brows wiggled with curious delight. "Well, Oonzil Windlestraw, let's strike a deal then."

Also by M.R. Mathias

Crimzon & Clover I - Orphaned Dragon, Lucky Girl

Crimzon & Clover II - The Tricky Wizard

Oathbreaker - A Faery Tale Short

King of Fools

The Adventurion

The Saga of the Dragoneers:

The First Dragoneer - Free

The Royal Dragoneers - Now Available

Cold Hearted Son of a Witch - Now Available

The Confliction - Available for Christmas 2011
 
And don't miss the huge International Bestselling epic:

The Wardstone Trilogy
Book One - The Sword and the Dragon
Book Two - Kings, Queens, Heroes, & Fools
Book Three - The Wizard & the Warlord

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  • File Size: 218 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042RUNJ0
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Quick Read for All Ages 15 Jun 2011
By Megan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Mathias does it again, creating a world of magic and fun in just moments. His world building ability is second to none, and he immediately draws you into his character's lives. I enjoyed this immensely and it's a fun little jaunt into the worlds that Mathias is capable of creating. This is just the tip of the iceberg, people. Read this, then go on to his other works! You won't be sorry you did.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pixie fable with a dark underside... 29 Aug 2011
By Tim Greaton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
M. R. Mathias has taken the classical fable to a whole new level...

Oonzil is an aggressive young pixie who feels the need to defend his family's honor, no matter who he needs to fight or how many times he must be punished by Master Zarvin the wizard. He refuses to accept the insults hurled at his father just because he had returned home after promising not to escape from a Human trapper who intended to grind him into pixie dust. Wasn't it enough that he had saved Jurva's life by making that false promise?

No, one way or another, Oonzil commits himself to seeing his family free of the vile "Oathbreaker" insult! And so, on the back of an eagle, he goes in search of the evil human tracker at least a hundred times his height. After his capture, you won't forget the way the danger grows to encompass not just Oonzil but dozens of other pixie villagers as well.

An enthralling tale with a dark edge.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great short read! 19 Jun 2011
By Saba - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a really fun read. It was short and had all the elements of good fiction. I am not usually into magical tales but I like this story because little to no magic was used to solve their problem. Oonzil was a fun pixie to follow as he got himself into trouble and out of it. It had a nice plot and I loved the ending! :D
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars golden! 16 Dec 2011
By Amanda Pickel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Oonzil Windlestraw is one of the Best Characters i have ever encountered, and i loved tagging along with Oonzil in this short!
It is Very well Written (as always), The characters are brilliant (as always), the plot is unique and excellent (as always) and
i find myself wanting to do it again and again, and i very well might! Thank you Very much Mr.Mathias!
4.0 out of 5 stars SURPRISE! ! ! 2 Nov 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I wasn't ready for this! The imaginative world of the fae creatures. I haven't seen anybody else enter into this world and I am pleasantly surprised by both the story line and content. Thank you for a great little read...
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