Dayna was the only daughter of the King of Valaxia. Her marriage was a strategic arrangement with the Duke Rilo of Relen, the ruler of the only adversary of the peoples of Valaxia. Days before the tournament of chivalry, Dayna pondered the idea of marriage vs. the life of a free spirit. While in the forest of legions, she understood she wasn’t cut for the harsh environment outside the castle and decided to marry the Baron’s son, whom she’d never met, on the basis, she will have all the luxuries she had since birth. While she returns to see her new promised husband in tournament, he was seriously slammed with a lance and killed dead on the jousting field. Her father, whom only promised his daughter to Baron Nolan as a peace offering after 20 years of war, decided to send his daughter off to the monastery to learn the life of a commoner, as a grounding tool. Poor Dayna who wanted to be independent, whom decided to remain a slave to her kingdom, must face the new truth of her original passion. Dayna, no longer a princess, but a women forced to learn a hard lesson about life.
I wrote this paragraph over ten years ago. It was the first thing I wrote in an effort of writing a massive fantasy opus. After ten years of work and seeing it finally taking shape this paragraph comes off primitive and cliche.
Don’t be alarmed if a project takes years – or even decades – because it’s a passion you should be dedicated no matter how long it takes….