Anyone who’s been following this little blog and has read and enjoyed the first two Erth Dragons books will be delighted to know that I finished writing the final draft of book three, THE NEW AGE, today. It will be a little while before the book is released – probably early next year – because it has to go through the normal rigorous routine of editorial passes and error checking etc. But to all intents and purposes, it’s done.
I personally believe it’s the best of the three. It finally wraps up the story of Graven, the fallen son of Godith, and sees peace on Erth between dragons and men. But an awful lot happens before we get to that point, and even then there are still surprises to come. For those who like their battle scenes we have a couple of graphic fighting moments, this time between the dragons themselves. There’s a new enemy for the Wearle to deal with. And in this book you learn something of the history and structure of Ki:mera, the dragon homeworld. Best of all, fans of The Last Dragon Chronicles will be pleased to know that the firebirds are back! Firebirds monitor time and space throughout the universe. They open and close the book. When I’ve got permission to do so, I’ll put the prologue up on here. Trust me, if you don’t know the firebirds already, you’re in for a little treat. And it’s not just the firebirds that are making a comeback. Another major character from TLDC also puts in a guest appearance. Can’t say anything about that at the moment. (Sorry!)
I’ve seen a cover rough for the book as well. It’s still in design and production, but when it’s released to me I’ll post that up as well. I like the new cover very much. It’s not quite as striking as The Wearle, but it’s a lot easier on the eye than Dark Wyng.
So, lots to look forward to in the coming months. Bear with me! Bye for now. Hrrr!