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.
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 so so sorry.