Now that Dragon Emperor: Book Two of the Dragon Spawn Chronicles is complete and published, I’ve been working on Dragon’s Fall: Book Three. I already write the rough draft of this novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in 2019. Lately, I’ve been reviewing it to see what needs to be removed, added, or rewritten. Plus, I’ve written the logline and back cover blurb to make sure the premise stays on track. Review them here and let me know what you think. Feel free to comment your opinions and any suggested changes.
To live up to his father’s lofty expectations, Prince Terkeshi submits to cybernetic enhancement and risks losing his humanity.
Back Cover Blurb
The Dragon Emperor must reclaim the supremacy of his grandfather and destroy his enemies. After the betrayal of his youngest son leaves him with the incompetence of his only surviving heir, he calls upon a cybernetic race to complete the construction of a planet-killing weapon.
Prince Terkeshi’s burden of living up to his birthright is compounded by the death of his little brother and his father’s escalating madness. He submits to cybernetic enhancements only to find there’s a cost that threatens his humanity. Will he live up to his father’s lofty expectations by becoming a merciless warrior or will he fight to go down another path?
Book Cover Design
I’ve already contacted the artist who did the dragons on the first two books, (Dmitrii Brigidov) to see if he can make a design for the this third book. Instead of a dragon, though, I want a cyborg. The image at the top of this post is not the plan. The plan is to have the head of the cyborg only and to have its style resemble the style of Dmitrii’s dragons.
What do you think? Feel free to comment below regarding Book Three’s logline, blurb, and cover. I look forward to hearing from you.
StarFire Dragons: Book One – The Tredons are a notorious warrior race located on the outreaches of the known universe. Their enemy, the Prontaean Cooperative, encompasses a number of worlds and races and claims to promote peace and friendship. They fall far short, however, when two Tredon children with dangerous secrets end up on one of their ships. Violence is bound to happen as secrets unfold, and not just from the children or the Cooperative crew members. Nearly everyone wants to get their hands on the little dragon spawn. Outsiders will stop at nothing, including a threat to blow up the ship. The only one trying to keep the peace is Commander Hapker. Can he help the children without risking his career–or worse, putting his crew in danger by siding with the not-so-innocent children?
Dragon Emperor: Book Two – The situation is reversed when Hapker gets captured by the Tredons and ends up on the same ship that the children live. The children’s relation to the Dragon Emperor doesn’t give them any say in how Hapker is treated. They want to help anyway, but must go behind the emperor’s back to do so. Meanwhile, the emperor descends into madness. After the betrayal of someone he considered a loyal friend, he sees enemies in every shadow. If the children are discovered helping the enemy, they won’t be immune to the emperor’s wrath.
This story isn’t just about the children and Hapker, though. Lieutenant Hanna Sharkey, another prisoner, is constantly harassed by her captors. Captain Arden of the Cooperative must save Hapker while also dealing with the meddling admiral and his unpleasant cronies. Sensei Jeruko questions his loyalty as the emperor becomes more unstable. Dragon Emperor also delivers delivers space battles, intrigue, blackmail, attempted murder, torture, and sabotage.
I hope you enjoy reading these novels as much as I enjoyed writing them. Their creation and development has been a wonderous journey. Stay tuned as I start posting unedited chapters of Dragon’s Fall: Book Three of the Dragon Spawn Chronicles.
StarFire Dragons is the first book of the Dragon Spawn Chronicles. It begins the journey of a young dragon warrior with a dark past and dangerous gifts. Will he grow to be a villain just like his father, or will he become a hero? Doing the right thing isn’t easy, especially with everyone against him.