Please join me in congratulating Kathryn Loch on the rerelease of the first book in her Dragon Wars series, Spirit of Dragons, Second Edition. This is a novel Kath had previously published before she and I started working together, and she wanted to give it a professional makeover before she releases the sequel. Here's what she says about our collaboration: "My editor and I have scrutinized plot, story line, and character development. The story, at its foundation, is unchanged, but we worked together overhauling a few scenes here and there while paying special attention to the development of this world of dragons and magic, clarifying very important details." Here's the book description:
Lathan Aro is king of The Kindred, a dwindling race that is all that remains of an ancient clan of dragon brethren. Together with his dragon spirit, he is fighting for his life to return to his people with a lost spell book of ancient dragon magic that could save them from extinction. But he is facing a powerful enemy who will stop at nothing to gain the book for his own race, the Draoi. When a beautiful woman literally falls from the sky into Lathan's lap, she miraculously gives him the power to defeat his enemy and escape the battlefield with his life and his precious prize. But to his horror, she claims to be from a future where magic doesn't exist and where dragons are only myth. Does this mean his quest will fail, his people destined to die out and fade into oblivion?
Despite her shock and disbelief, Mirranda is drawn to the handsome warrior who claims that magic is real and that he communes with dragons. But she is even more shocked to discover that she has magic herself, and that she is able to wield it to ease the pain Lathan suffers from the illness that curses all members of his race. Determined to find answers and a path back to her own world, she accompanies Lathan on his journey to return the spell book to his people. But the Kindred's enemies have not given up, and danger stalks them at every turn.
Mirranda soon finds herself the focus of the oracle that sent Lathan on his quest, but the Kindred are far from accepting of a woman not of their race. There are dark forces at work in this world, forces that target Mirranda. She has a choice: risk her life and her heart for Lathan on behalf of a people who do not trust her, or try to find her way home, where those who murdered her parents now stalk her. Torn between her desire to return to the future and her desire for Lathan, who awakens feelings she thought long dead, Mirranda must determine if she's really in the wrong time and place, or if her time and place is at Lathan's side no matter what danger she faces.
Spirit of Dragons, Second Edition is available for pre-order now on Amazon! Add it to your shelves on Goodreads, and stop by Kath's website if you get a chance and check out all of her books and the goodies she posts for readers and writers.
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