(Dragonrider Chronicles #4) by Nicole Conway Publication Date: November 8, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books
Destiny has called.
With Jaevid Broadfeather forever lost to the depths of Luntharda, Felix Farrow struggles to stand on his own. He begins a violent downward spiral which causes him to abandon his post as a dragonrider, hiding in the halls of his family estate. His one hope for redemption lies within the heart of someone from his past—and the very last person he ever wanted to see again.
And now the time has finally come.
Hovrid, who has ruled Maldobar as a tyrannical imposter, is preparing to make a decisive assault against Luntharda that will destroy what remains of the elven race. Only Jaevid, Felix, and their trusted friends are able to stand in his way. They have only one chance to end the war, and only one hope to absolve the curse that threatens to destroy their world. The stage is set. The plan is in motion.
What began as one boy’s adventure will now end in blood.
“When we were fledglings at the academy, you went out of your way to sit with me and get to know me. I’ve always wondered why.”
“I’d heard about the halfbreed student who was joining our ranks. Everyone was talking about how puny you were and that they didn’t expect you to last one day in real training,” he recalled. “I suppose I just wanted to see for myself what you were really like—if you were actually that brave, or just dumb.”
“And? What was the verdict?”
Felix grinned again. “I dunno. The jury’s still out.”
Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.
Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.
She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.
Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.
BOOKS – Lots and lots of ‘em! I’m working hard on three big projects right now. They’re all YA in genre, because frankly I can’t see myself writing any other genre from now on. So I’ll tell you a little about them . . .
First, I’m already working on the second dragonrider series, titled THE DRAGONRIDER LEGACY. It picks up the story 40 years after the first series and deals with many of the same characters. There’s a new narrator, a new batch of villains, and the boundaries of the world we began exploring in the first series will be stretched to stranger distant shores. It’s been a pleasure to work on so far, and I really love the new narrator.
Second, I have a YA Urban Fantasy series debuting in March called MAD MAGIC. I’ve described it before as “gun-slinging rogue fairies” and “twisted fairy tales.” It’s definitely got a more modern, sassy vibe to it. It is probably my favorite thing out of all the stuff I’ve written. I can’t wait to share it with everyone. The three main characters are so unique and will challenge everything you think you know about fairies.
Third, and most recent, I’ve been working on my first attempt at a superhero type book. As with the Dragonrider Chronicles, the main character came to me first and I’ve had to spend a lot of time planning and building the world around him. I’ve only just begun writing the first novel, SCALES, and I’m eager to see where it will lead.
I hope to do many more signings, appearances, and attend more events in the future, as well. Right now we live in South Korea, so that makes travel complicated. I’ve no choice but to take this time to write as much as I possibly can and prepare to hit the ground running once we get moved back to the states. No time to waste!