Chronicles Book 1
has a problem, and it’s only the first of many. Being raised as the
youngest child in a family of great heroes would be a challenge for
a few days ago, Cassandra was content with her role as a child of
greatness. She was studious, spent most of her waking hours with her
mother and other heads of state and at her fatherâ€™s insistence,
learned how to duel. As her siblings had before her, Cassandra knew
she would likely be matched with a partner for political reasons and
had long since accepted her role in the world.
was, of course, before her mother died, and before
her…transformation. Overnight, her soft pale skin sprouted gorgeous
golden dragon scales.
with a future she no longer recognizes, as the first of her kind, she
must overcome a whole new set of challenges if she hopes to survive
the unknown threat that comes from across the Careless Sea.
Sakwa dragonkin are a dying race, fueled by a tribal system that
failed them centuries ago but yet unable to adapt to a new way of
life. In a desperate bid to keep the people focused on outside
conflict, Jenya of the Toho has declared war on Cassandra’s country.
An ocean may separate the two cultures, but the Sakwa see the Seven
Kingdoms as their opportunity for a new start; a new start they will
willingly kill and die for.
has been writing for most of his life, though only began putting
together full-length novels in 2008. His first two novels were
distinctly fantasy, containing the usual fare of dragons, princes,
swords and sorcery.Â
“Daughter of Vengeance”, he took leave of the more common
tropes in fantasy and instead wrote a book predominantly from a
female point of view. The story follows a young woman coming of age
while apprenticed to a master assassin.
strengths lie in compelling stories with a satisfying mix of action,
dialogue and plot building. He doesn’t believe in waxing
philosophical to fill pages or fluff his word count, there will be
not be entire paragraphs dedicated to the painfully long-winded
description of a button. He also uses his extensive martial arts and
marksmanship experience to create believable and easy to follow
genre fiction uses the genre to drive the plot, David believes that
the genre should merely be used to supplement a great story. A
mystery is just a mystery, but a Holmes mystery is infinitely more
entertaining in his opinion. There are still inalienable requirements
to any genre fiction and as a fan of the fantasy genre, he still
loves to read and write within fantastical surroundings.
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