One of my absolutely favorite people in the writing world is Heather McCorkle. And one of my absolutely favorite aspects of the publishing process is cover design. Combine the two and I get to write a FAVORITE post because I get to help reveal the cover design for Heather’s upcoming ‘new adult’ fantasy release: The Dragon Empire.
Yes, I said NEW Adult – a genre that is gaining popularity right now. That means this book is not quite for teenage readers, but geared more toward “newer” adult-aged (college and beyond?) readers. I love this idea and am very excited to read The Dragon Empire when it releases in February (next month)!!
On Yacrana, dragons stand at the top of the evolutionary ladder instead of humans. Such an advanced species is not without its issues though.
There’s trouble in the Dragon Empire, the kind that could start a war between dragons and the races of people. Hidden factions of dragons believe they should rule the lesser races, not simply stand aside and allow them to develop as they will. Having lived so long in peace, the Emperors turn a blind eye, many oblivious that such attitudes even exist.
Despite being only an architect class, emerald dragon, Grendar is willing to risk banishment and death to stop that which his rulers refuse to see. The hope of peace lies not within the scaled breast of a dragon however, but within the hands of a group of people. But if the hidden factions have their way, these people won’t live to fulfill such a destiny. With a reluctant seer at his side, Grendar must leave his precious Empire for the outside world to save those that will one day save his kind.