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Book Review: A Drowned Kingdom (The Drowned Kingdom Saga) by P.L. Stuart

A Drowned Kingdom Series: The Drowned Kingdom Saga, #1 Author: P.L. Stuart Genre: Fantasy Book Description: Once Second Prince of the mightiest kingdom in the known world, Othrun now leads the last survivors of his exiled people into an uncertain future far across the Shimmering Sea from their ancestral home, now lost beneath the waves. …

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Indie Author Blog Tag

Greetings, this Monday! Some of you may be unaware that I am an independently published author of several fantasy novels. Others of you doubtless already know this. Anyway, I occasionally do Blog Tags, and I decided to do this Indie Author Blog Tag by R.M Archer (https://rmarcher.com/2021/11/indie-author-blog-tag-and-giveaway-winner-announcements/). I discovered it on E.G Bella’s blog (https://egbella.com/2021/11/19/indie-author-blog-tag/). …

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Silmavalien and Minth (Art for DragonBirth, Book One in the Return of the Dragonriders Trilogy)

It's been about a month since my last post, so here is a post for a piece of art I did quite a long time ago! Actually, I did it along with a very kind friend, who drew the picture for me, since I am not very good at drawing faces! In fact, I am …

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Dragonsong Vale (Art for the Return of the Dragonriders Trilogy)

Hi. Some of you may have heard that I've been working on a coloured pencil piece for a while now. It's not quite perfect. If I'm to get much better, I'm going to need to use slightly higher quality paper, since the paper I'm using is too inconsistent to allow for really smooth application of …

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What’s Next in Areaer: Cover Reveal, Blog Tour Invite, and More

Hello! 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 …

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Song of the Dragon-Sword: A Poem from DragonSword

The Dragon-sword is arisen at lastRe-forged in the flame and light of old.Winged in the hand of its bearer it rises;Through death and life and death again he lives. The stars in the earth are freed at lastAnd their Guardian arisen in light.The war is begun; the war shall now be won!Through death and life and …

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Hope: A Poem for DragonWing

Down the dark'ning halls Of frozen night and colder lightFlies an angel wingedOf tidings true the messenger. Cracks impris'ning ice;A burning day and warmer darkDawns in shadow brightThat brings a death of fairer life. A once-frozen lifeGives way to death as cold as ice –Death can break life's deathTurn living death to dying life. To die, to rise high …

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Dragonrider’s Nuisance: An Excerpt

Noren saddled Evena, and mounted her. It was a couple hours since sunrise and the realization that the partner of his heart was a member of the persecuted race of dragons, whose existence he had still then doubted. He now understood the source of the change in how Silmavalien had regarded the 'gods,' which he …

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