AVAILABLE NOW! – BOOK THREE: Dragon Slayer: Sacrifice
Destruction has come…
The Dragon Lords have wreaked havoc across many lands and though a brave band of men and women have struck back, the battle is far from over.
Hon and his friends will not only have to deal with the powerful devastation of the remaining two dragons but must also overcome the trauma of the losses they’ve endured at the hands of the beast’s masters. Their vicious and relentless pursuit of total domination can only be stopped by a direct and bloody confrontation.
For some of the Dragon Slayers, the injuries and emotional trauma will be with them their entire lives — for others, the ultimate sacrifice will be required.
Can they repeat their previous successes and defeat the remaining two beasts? Will they be able to break the iron-fisted rule of the last two Dragon Masters and return their lands to the peace and prosperity they previously enjoyed?
Who will survive, and at what cost?
About the books
Cast in a medieval setting in earth history where beastly dragons still survive, these books are written in a way that addresses the real-life issues faced in modern times. The devastation of loss, grief, injury, and post traumatic stress disorder are woven into the stories. The character’s struggles with these issues is depicted honestly and in an attempt to treat such issues with the seriousness they deserve.
As well, the inevitable questions about God, faith, and the existence of evil that rise from such experiences are dealt with honestly, from scripture, and without trite or simplistic answers. Scripture is included (KJV) in a number of dialogues as spiritually mature characters speak into the lives of other characters, but it’s presented in a compassionate, non-preachy way. I believe you’ll find your faith in God strengthened and the truth of His majestic reign over human events magnified and honored.
One last thing… though the genre of these books is best categorized as “Christian low fantasy,” they contain no magic, sorcery, or demonic evil. In other words, no talking dragons, wizards, or demonic villains. The dragons represented in my books are beasts… my best characterization of what dragons would really be like if they existed in the course of human history.
But having said that I should issue a bit of a “PARENTAL WARNING“… I don’t shy away from the reality of human evil and the heinous things evil people perpetrate in the world. There are a number of violent battle scenes, tragic and heart-wrenching losses, and passing descriptions of gore and fleshly wounds. I also depict the real-life “gray area” choices good people must make to protect the innocent and stand for virtue. My goal is to be realistic, without being overtly gross, allowing the reader’s imagination to craft the details of a situation from the basic descriptions provided.
How the books were written
These books come from stories I told to my older three kids when they were small. Bedtime, road trips, and many other occasions, my kids asked, “Dad, can you tell us a Hon story?”
I did… and they finally convinced me to put them into book form. The original stories my children heard were very much children’s-level stories of adventure and basic character that came impromptu from my own imagination.
But they didn’t remain the simple, innocent stories my children first heard once I began writing.
As the characters and storyline developed, I recognized an opportunity to use the power of a good story to highlight God’s activity and presence as we go through the heartaches and pains experienced in every human life. So they are not children’s stories in their present form… they are adult illustrations of faith in action amidst the difficulties of life.
About the author
I’ve been married since 1989, served as a Pastor in small churches around the United States for a total of 20 years, and am now retired from full-time church ministry. But obviously, I can’t stay retired. I’m not an author, business owner, and online bible teacher. I love Jesus, my family, and my life. I’d love to get to know you, too. You can contact me at carey (at) dragonslayerbook (dot) com.
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