Today, DragonSword, the conclusion to the Return of the Dragonriders Trilogy (previously DragonBirth and DragonWing) is available! However, while DragonSword is the conclusion to the Return of the Dragonriders Trilogy, it is not the last you will hear of Areaer! Therefore, in addition to announcing the release of DragonSword today, and giving you links to everything concerning it, I will be showing you the cover for The Gifts of Faeri (a standalone novella, free in digital format, and prequel to the Return of the Dragonriders) and telling you about the next series set in Areaer: the Legend of the Singer Duology.
First for Dragonsword:
When the Obsidian Guardian rises and the Dragon-sword shines again, so will hope to defeat the Nightmare…
Dragonrider Noren has narrowly escaped being burned at the stake. Reunited at last, he and Silmavalien flee northwards. Joined by Onyxalis, a black dragon who believes himself to be the destined Avenger of the Dragons, they must battle their way through the hordes of the Nightmare Lord to the Volcano of Ellen Island. There Onyxalis may receive the power he needs as the Obsidian Guardian, and there the re-forging of the Dragon-sword will be begun.
With the Gift of the Volcano, they will finally have the power to fight the battle before them and even the mightiest of the Nightmare Legion.
Ebook price in USD: 2.99. Paperback price in USD: 9.99
Find everything having to do with the Return of the Dragonriders Trilogy and Areaer, including poems and excerpts for all three books at my Novels page, here.
Now, for the Cover Reveal!
Descrption: Faeri has something no one else does: the ability to sing power into objects and direct that power to her will. For more than two decades she and the obsidian dragon paired with her, Chrysanthemum, have been traveling Aneri, using her song to give gifts to everyone they come across that will make their lives easier. But then the fabled enemy in the stories, the Nightmare, shows its hand, trying to taint Faeri’s gifts and make them a snare to the souls of those who keep them.
Just when Faeri is convinced that her song is worse than useless, and she needs to stop using it, a conflict with nightmare creatures reveals Chrysanthemum’s fire as a bane to the Nightmare. . .
For any of you who have read DragonBirth, you will be familiar with the Tale of Faeri. This is, of course, the true story.
If any of you are interested in the Blog Tour associated with its release, on January 27nth 2021, here is the link to see what I will be doing and sign up if you want:
Blog Tour Signup for The Gifts of Faeri
And now, last but not least, is the time to introduce you to the next series in Areaer, the Legend of the Singer! This one is a Duology, consisting of Children of the Dryads and Sorceress of the Dryads, and taking place several hundred years later, on the continent of Ellenesia. (See more here.)
Children of the Dryads
Description: When her human father, Eldor, a member of an organization of elite warriors dedicated to protecting the Valor Alliance, is called on a mission she does not think he can survive, Tara-lin violates his orders and follows him…
She is a half-elf, born with the long-lost ancestral magic of the elves. With her is Alis, a human girl desperate to avoid a marriage forced on her by her father, a colleague of Eldor, but terrified that gods Tara-lin does not believe exist will cast her into the netherhells for her disobedience. Ahead of them is Eldor’s terrifying destination – Nightshade Castle, haunt of madness and black magic.
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This looks super interesting! What was your inspiration?
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For the Return of the Dragonriders Trilogy or for The Gifts of Faeri? For the former, I’ve always loved dragons (and I’d actually been trying a story about a girl who found an albino dragon egg for a while, though this one is different from all the other ones), and I was somewhat fascinated by magical mountains and plate tectonics (also, in Areaer, magical). For the rest, it was a long time ago, so I don’t remember exactly.
With regards to The Gifts of Faeri, the inspiration is a combination of a corrupted version of the story told in DragonBirth, some development of Areaeran magic in the Legend of the Singer Duology, and the end of the story, which I saw quite clearly before I knew the beginning.