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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dragon's Rival on Goodreads

I just  finished setting up the Goodreads page for Dragon's Rival which means you can now add it to your "to read" bookshelves.

Dragon's Rival

I'm conflicted about whether or  not to have a Goodreads giveaway for Dragon's Rival. It isn't that I'm not proud of the book, but compared to Dragon's Curse or Dragon's Debt, it just isn't a good introduction to the series. The characters start in a dark place due to the fall out from the end of Dragon's Debt. Shannon is heartbroken and lost. Ewan is losing his humanity. Even everyone's favorite sarcastic scholar, Martin, has given  up to a degree. It's a necessary part to the plot arch before book four (Book four's title is kind of a spoiler to the end of Dragon's Rival so for  now it is the book that shall not be named.), and book four is MAGNIFICENT. I haven't been as proud of anything I've written as I am of how I chose to end this series. It was hard to  end it because I loved these characters. I could've written more about them just to write about them, but the story had come to an end. 

I might revisit in sequels or prequels devoted to various  side characters or future adventures unrelated to the major story arch of the Dragon and the Scholar Saga.

Honestly, I feel like book three is a band-aid I have to rip off really fast for my readers before they get to the grandness that is book four. It's full of sadness and discomfort and has scenes I literally cried when writing. 

That's the sort of book you're in for. 

I'm sorry.
I'm so so sorry.

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  1. If it follows the trend of the previous two, I'm sure this is a great read!
    PS: I have a review of Dragon's Debt scheduled for this coming tuesday

    1. Thanks! Yeah, it's a bit of a darker book than the other three, but it kind of has to be.

  2. Hahaha! I can't wait. By the way, my pageviews count dipped over May and June. The numbers are climbing again. I think it might be because of the end of the school year and the summer holidays. (Most of my readers are in the States.) So, even though I'm behind on my unscheduled reviews, it might be better this way. I'll let you know once book two is up. Oh, and if you have a bit of info with jpeg images and links for me for your series, with the announcement of book 3, then please send it to me via email. Thanks! And, thanks for linking on my weekend blog hop. Have a great week ahead!

    1. I'm glad it wasn't just me. My page views dipped significantly. I was assuming it had something to do with the URL change. I'll try to email you the stuff later today.

  3. I haven't read the first two books yet though I have bought the first one. All of that in book three is totally okay with me. Going through the dark times endears the characters to me more and makes for great reading imo. GAH THAT GIF! That gif just says it all. Bring on the feels! :)

    Jennifer @ Donnie Darko Girl

    1. Thanks so much for purchasing my book. I hope you enjoy it. Yeah, there are some feels. Maybe not 10 at Bad Wolf Bay or "forget me forever, Donna" feels, but I got teary writing some of those chapters.