Season of the Dragon
Dragos Primeri Book 1
by Natalie Wright
Genre: Epic Fantasy
“This dazzling epic fantasy series kickoff rewards and upends reader expectations.”—BOOKLIFE REVIEWS, Editor’s Pick
“[Readers] looking for fantasy series titles that open with a bang of psychological and political allure will find that few can equal the force of Season of the Dragon.”—D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
“A real epic in the making!” ~Dario Ciriello, Editor
When dragons rise from a thousand-year slumber, to save her loved ones, a young changeling woman must unite her warring souls.
Quen Santu wasn’t born to save the world. She was created to destroy it.
Yet the question persists: Why?
** Releases March 1st!!**
Dragon, Mages & Meddling gods—Oh my!
Building the World of Season of the Dragon
By Natalie Wright
One of the great joys of writing fantasy books? Building the world!
Back in 2016, I had the initial idea for a dragon story. I wanted to create a magic system that revolved around the elements. I also knew I wanted the series to follow (roughly) the seasons (so Summer/Fire, Winter/Water, etc.), but that’s about all I had. Though I’d written five novels, I’d set all of them (mainly) in our contemporary world.
How to even begin writing a second-world fantasy (that is, one set on a new world, not Earth)?
Like many fantasy writers, I began with a map. My first map was a scribbled mess of lines! But thinking about the continents, oceans, mountains and such fired my imagination. Soon my map evolved to the one shown here. [SEE MY MAP BELOW]
Before long, I invented money, religion, and an entire culture. A few pages of notes became two thick notebooks of material! And my Pinterest board… Hey, it’s “research.”
[LINK TO MY SotD PINTEREST BOARD: https://bit.ly/Pinterest_SotD]
But writing an engaging fantasy novel requires more than world-building. Though I conceived of the “skeleton” of Menauld before I began writing, the world got fleshed out by writing Quen’s story.
As the young hero sets out on her perilous journey, the world unfolds for both Quen and the reader. From the desolate sands of the Sulmére to the sumptuous largesse of the opulent Palace di Soli, the reader discovers a world of strange new wonders and magical beings.
I can’t wait for readers to embark with Quen on her journey of discovery. And yes, you’ll meet dragons, mages, and meddling gods!
World map of Menauld
Season of the Dragon, by Natalie Wright ©2023
Epic Fantasy & Sci-Fi Author and Podcaster. Mother, wife, and cat-wrangler. World traveler and lifelong nerd. Insatiably curious.
A member of SFWA, Natalie is the author of six published Sci-Fi & Fantasy novels and co-host of the Tipsy Nerds Book Club podcast. When not writing or podcasting, you can find Natalie participating on panels at SFF cons, book festivals, and comic-cons throughout the western U.S. She’s also a short story judge in the NYC Midnight international writing challenge, and a freelance content development editor. Her debut teen novel, Emily’s House, has been read over 2.2 million times on Wattpad. Now focusing on epic fantasy for adults, stay in touch via social media to learn more about her forthcoming epic fantasy series, tentatively titled Season of the Dragon.
Favorite book quote — “One more dance along the razor’s edge finished. Almost dead yesterday, maybe dead tomorrow, but alive, gloriously alive, today.” – Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time #6)
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