After once again abandoning my blog posting for far too long (albeit for a very good reason, of which I am about to share) I have some exciting news for all you Dragon-Seekers out there …
THE LAST CALLING has an official release date: NOVERMBER 13TH, 2020.
JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!!
This is actually older news which those of you who follow the facebook page would be aware of by now. However, I’ve been so busy getting the books (eBook, paperback & hardcover versions) ready for publication, I haven’t had time to actually write a proper blog post about it.
Until now, as you can see. 😉
For those who have read the series up until now, I hope you are in as much anticipation for the conclusion to the story, as I am in finally being able to share it with you all.
This has been an incredible, wonderful, tearful and painful journey, for Laeka’Draeon and friends, and for me as well.
I’ve been working on the Dragon Calling series for seventeen years. Seventeen! I’ve lived with, loved, and known these fictional characters longer than some of my real-life relationships. I still can’t quite believe it’s time to finally bid farewell. A fond one, most certainly, but also a farewell that will probably leave a quiet and wistful sadness in its wake, after all is said and done and officially finalised.
Well, let’s delve into some details about the book, shall we?
Book 5 of the Dragon Calling series is the final chapter of the story. All big revelations will be unveiled, and all important character arcs given a (hopefully satisfying) conclusion.
It’s the largest book in the series, coming in at a rather hefty 166, 500 words (closest approximation that excludes the glossary, copyright page, author page and acknowledgments).
I did not deliberately aim for the book to be bigger than all the others; only as big as I needed it to be in order to bring the story around to its full and satisfying closure. BUT, since the book is the largest that officially makes the series consecutive in their sizes, from smallest to largest, in order. Nice.
Now, I’ve finished the covers for both the paperback and hardcover (I literally finished the hardcover one today), deciding in the end to go with the light aqua tone for the title, instead of the original purple. While I really like both, and chose the purple initially because it appeared to stand out better onscreen, I realised that the aqua would actually print better and clearer than the purple (even though it doesn’t look quite as clear onscreen). The hardcover has a similar hue, but more subtle, as the font is completely different (an eye-catching SVG font, which unfortunately has only a limited number of colour options). But still, I am happy with the colours.
Now, for the book’s blurb:
“At last I can show you. At last you will see the truth that has brought us all to this desperate brink. The truth of the dragons and their calling.”
Three Beacon Thrones are restored. One remains.
With a new revelation on the dragons, Laeka’Draeon is at last closing in on uncovering the mystery of their disappearance.
Sadukravon’s hordes have struck the first blow against Valadae, forcing the allied kingdoms to launch a Second Gathering. But without the might of the dragons or the magic of Klonnoth Aire, the first counter-attack could be Valadae’s last.
Laeka’Draeon and his companions undertake their final trials under a terrible weight of urgency, coming face-to-face with astonishing discoveries and devastating truths.
All mysteries will unravel under the looming shadow of a battle that will shape the future of Valadae and all its creature-kinds.
The books are available for PRE-ORDER! If you’re interested in helping to generate online buzz for the book, be sure to pre-order the eBook version, as that will really help boost visibility of the series, once the book launches.
If you pre-order a paperback or hardcover version of the book, via my website store, you’ll receive a FREE postcard print, personally signed.
OR, you can also pre-order the COMPLETE SET of Dragon Calling books! This option is perfect for new Dragon-Seekers, collectors, or for readers who like to read series only when they’re completed. There’s an option to buy either the Paperback Set, or the Hardcover Set. If you PRE-ORDER any of the sets, you’ll also get a FREE set of The Last Calling character posters (both the allies and enemies versions, in A3 size, personally signed!)
Of course, you always have the option to wait until the book releases, before you buy it. In that case, you’ll be able to purchase the book at any of your fav online book stores (Book depository, Booktopia, Amazon etc). Unfortunately, those orders won’t be able to be signed copies; and any books purchased on or after the release date via the website store, will also not be signed. SO, if you like signed copies, pre-ordering is your best option! 🙂
This is it … only a few weeks to go before you can find out how the Dragon Calling Series ends!
If you have any questions, just shoot through a query via this contact form!