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Temporarily Unpublishing The Dukarian Legacy

Posted in Book 1 - The Third Dragon, Book 2 - The Raven's Fire, Book 3 - The Dragon and the Lion, Marketing, Publishing, The Dukarian Legacy - Fantasy Novels with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2016 by Dawn Ross

As I’ve been writing the new sci-fi novel, I’ve come to realize my writing has come a long way over the past 10+ years. Therefore, I am temporarily removing the fantasy saga, The Dukarian Legacy, as a book for sale. My plan is to rewrite it, then republish it. This may take some time as I am currently focused on the science fiction story series, The Kavakian Empire.

Dawn Ross

Entire Dukarian Legacy Trilogy in Paperback and Ebook

Posted in Book 1 - The Third Dragon, Book 2 - The Raven's Fire, Book 3 - The Dragon and the Lion, The Dukarian Legacy - Fantasy Novels with tags , , , , on August 21, 2013 by Dawn Ross

Years after writing my books, I am proud to say they have all now been published! After having dealt with a shady literary agent, I nearly gave up. Thank you Amazon and CreateSpace for making it possible. I love you! I want to also thank Jason Matthews who wrote the book, “How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks All for FREE“. If I hadn’t come across this book, it might have been many more years before I braved trying to get the Dukarian Legacy trilogy published. Not only did Jason’s book give me hope, it was also very informative and helpful with the many steps that need to be taken in order to self-publish a book. Thank you, too, for all the family and friends who have read my books and thank you to everyone who will read them soon.

Here are the three books of the Dukarian Legacy trilogy. Clicking the cover will take you to the paperback cover so I have included a text-link to the ebook version right below each one.

The Third Dragon by Dawn Ross

Click cover above for the paperback version. Click the following title for the ebook version of The Third Dragon.

The Raven's Fire by Dawn Ross

Click cover above for the paperback version. Click the following title for the ebook version of The Ravan’s Fire.

The Dragon and the Lion by Dawn Ross

Click cover above for the paperback version. Click the following title for the ebook version of The Dragon and the Lion.

 

A Wonderful Book Review of The Third Dragon!!!

Posted in Book 1 - The Third Dragon, Reviews, The Dukarian Legacy - Fantasy Novels with tags , , , , , , , on October 13, 2012 by Dawn Ross

The Third Dragon

Ariesgrl Book Reviews has done a review on my fantasy novel, The Third Dragon. Check it out HERE. She says, “Excellent storytelling and an intriguing plot will capture the attention of readers everywhere.” and “If you enjoy young-adult, fantasy-fiction books, then you will want to mark this book as a must-read.” Ariesgrl has also added the book review to Goodreads HERE.

The Third Dragon is available on Amazon as both a paperback and Kindle edition. It is book one of The Dukarian Legacy series. If you like this first book, you can also read the sequel, The Raven’s Fire. I am still editing the third book, The Dragon and the Lion. I hope to have it out in the Kindle version by the beginning of 2013.

By the way, I have a couple of unsolicited book reviews on Amazon too. I’m so happy to see that people are enjoying my story.

Thanks, Ariesgrl!

Dawn Ross

Prophecies in my Fantasy Novel

Posted in Book 1 - The Third Dragon, Book 2 - The Raven's Fire, The Dukarian Legacy - Fantasy Novels with tags , , , , , on May 5, 2012 by Dawn Ross

As promised last week in my post on how to write a prophecy for a fantasy novel, here are a few of the prophecies in my books, “The Third Dragon” and “The Raven’s Fire”. First, “The Third Dragon”.

The Third Dragon Part of the Prophecy of Peace
This is part of the prophecy which is prevalent throughout the fantasy novel series. You will find that some characters remember the words differently and interpret them in their own way.

Blood is drawn; the choice is made,
And a red moon rises followed by an eclipse of the sun.
The fate of the Third Dragon has been set into motion.
Destined to bring back magic,
The Third Dragon will grow to set the hidden Lion free.
Their lives intertwine bringing together two great legacies.
The ancient land will heal
When the blood of Dragon and blood of Lion freely combine.
Two sons will be born to continue the family line.

The Bird and Beast Prophecy

Wing of bird; wing of beast,
Come together and make their peace.
Arms as black as the night
Take the beast and show him the light.
If their paths do not cross,
None will be left to mourn the loss.

Beast of Darkness Prophecy

Ripping, tearing, burning, seething.
If it does not stop, the land will quit breathing.
Beast of Darkness; Child of Light.
The son of the Dragon can set the world right.
Death and ruin will come to all,
If the Dragon is not there to break its fall.

Blood is Drawn Prophecy

To change the order of things to be,
A man will try to defy destiny.
He will bring harm to those so near.
Yet shed not a single tear.
That is when the blood will spill,
When the choice is made to kill.

Now from “The Raven’s Fire”.

The Raven's FireThe Dragon Riddle
This isn’t so much as a prophecy as it is vague instructions on how to get to a dragon’s lair. In my second fantasy novel, “The Raven’s Fire”, Lord Kildas must go to a distant place and steal an egg of a dragon. “The Raven’s Fire” will be available soon as an e-book on Amazon (soon meaning within the next week or two).

Silver River’s end is where you begin.
Head northeast through the pass of Borden.
Sleep at dusk, awake at dawn.
For ten perilous days you will travel on.
Whether you live or die
Will depend on these clues you apply:
Mix dirty with clean
To make the invisible seen.
Turn dark into light
At the fairies invite.
Travel from above to under
Into the crystal wonder.
Go right then left
After passing the cleft.
The angels are witches,
So don’t give them kisses.
In you have come, now out you go.
Follow the headstones in the snow.
Ice on fire,
Beware the dragon’s ire.

The Curse of Magic Prophecy
Magic to heal causes pain. If this same magic is used to harm someone, creates pleasure. What if our hero has to hurt someone with his magic in order to save someone else? Will he discover the pleasure of it and fall into the trap? This is all answered in “The Raven’s Fire”.

The Dragon will be tempted to kill
By using his magical skill.
But even for a good cause,
He will be breaking ancient laws.
Magic used to heal could turn into a curse.
If it is used to kill, the fate of man will be worse.
For the Brother of Death will gain his release,
And bring an end to the Prophecy of Peace.

Most of these prophecies are from my first two books in the Dukarian Legacy fantasy novel Please visit Amazon.com now for “The Third Dragon” available in both e-book and paperback form. “The Raven’s Fire” is now available on Amazon as an e-book. Both are available on my author page for D. R. Ross.

Paperback Book of “The Third Dragon” Now Available on CreateSpace.com

Posted in Book 1 - The Third Dragon, The Dukarian Legacy - Fantasy Novels with tags , , , , on February 11, 2012 by Dawn Ross
Third Dragon Book Cover

"The Third Dragon: Book One of the Dukarian Legacy" by Dawn Ross

Yay! I finally have the paperback book version of my fantasy novel available. “The Third Dragon” is available today on CreateSpace.com. To purchase directly from this site, you will have to create a customer username and password with CreateSpace.com. But CreateSpace.com has a good privacy policy so you do not need to worry about being sent spam or having your email address sold. If you are not comfortable with setting up a customer account with CreateSpace.com, you can purchase “The Third Dragon” paperback book fantasy novel from Amazon.com. It is not available on Amazon yet, but should be within the next few days.

Fantastic Book Review Given for “The Third Dragon”

Posted in Book 1 - The Third Dragon, Reviews, The Dukarian Legacy - Fantasy Novels with tags , , , on October 22, 2011 by Dawn Ross
Third Dragon Book Cover

“The Third Dragon: Book One of the Dukarian Legacy” by Dawn Ross

Diane Donovan with Midwest Book Review has given “The Third Dragon; Book One of the Dukarian Legacy” eBook a great review. Here is her entire review:

The Third Dragon (The Dukarian Legacy) opens with a description of a land devastated by generations of war where a prophecy of peace is the country’s only hope against the constant fighting between factions.

One Tomis Dukar, the third son of King Haban Dukar and descendant of the ancient Dragon clan involved in the prophecy, is pitted against his own evil father who has a different idea of how the prophecy is to be fulfilled. His first task involves a struggle against his own blood for his survival.

The future of Ungal seems to lie in the Dragon clan … but how the prophecy is interpreted could change or destroy the country. The resulting conflict leads Tomis to undertake a long journey at a young age during which he confronts different ideas and incarnations of evil, finds unusual friends with unique abilities to compliment his own powers, and finds help in a magical order that lends him power against the evil forces amassing against him.

Tomis’ ability can lead him to heal or kill with a single touch: but can these powers bring peace to a divided world? And can healing and help be brought to a world through battle strategies?: “It was he who was staring at the ashes of the fire now. Did Mitas kill innocent people to achieve his ends? Is there such a thing as a hero? How could he continue to be a warrior when he wasn’t certain if he was fighting for the right thing?”

Poetic reflections on right, wrong, and struggle permeate a fine story of friendships and the hidden costs of warfare and even peace.

In the end spirits, magic, and issues of a father’s love and dangerous ambitions come together in an unexpected manner to provide a satisfying conclusion to a fantasy adventure packed with action and twists of plot and characterization.

The story won’t end here: anticipate additions to The Dukarian Legacy down the line, even as the dust barely settles on Tomis’ ultimate fate and legacy.

The Third Dragon; Book One of the Dukarian Legacy” by Dawn Ross is available at Amazon.com and will also be featured on Midwest Book Review in November 2011.

First Fantasy Novel by Dawn Ross is Officially Published

Posted in Book 1 - The Third Dragon, The Dukarian Legacy - Fantasy Novels with tags , on September 24, 2011 by Dawn Ross
Third Dragon Book Cover

"The Third Dragon: Book One of the Dukarian Legacy" by Dawn Ross

I finally have my fantasy novel available as an ebook! It is on Amazon.com right now and can be read on Kindle or on your computer. There are a few more tweaks to make, however.

1) I do not have an ISBN for my fantasy novel (Amazon does not require an ISBN).

2) The tabs are missing in the fantasy novel. I need to re-do it so that there are tabs at the beginning of each paragraph.

3) I need to add reviews to my fantasy novel. The only reviews I have currently are from friends and family. I need official reviews. Midwest Book Review is currently in the process of doing a review on my fantasy novel. However, before they complete the review they require that the ebook be available in at least one venue. So that is why my fantasy novel ebook is on Amazon before the review has been completed. I hope to have this done by November or December (and hopefully the review will be good).

4) I want a portion of the book to be available for free. Amazon has a feature called “Take a Look Inside” but I don’t want to add it until the above three items are taken care of.

The story itself will be the same once these four items are added/fixed. So you can read it now if you’d like. If you want to see a portion of the book for free first, please email me at naturebydawn@aol.com. I can send you the first five chapters or so. This way, if you don’t like my writing, you don’t have to waste your money on buying my book!

“The Third Dragon:  Book One of the Dukarian Legacy” by Dawn Ross is now available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NWJLG4.