Dragons are extinct! There’s no doubt about it until Fire in the veins of royal twins turns them into the Dragon-Called.
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A shimmering light continued to flicker around the shining woman and dragon as Willoe heard a soft, but clear voice say, ‘Willoe Brynmor.’ It was not a question, but a statement. Willoe realized that the woman hadn’t actually spoken…the words had appeared in her mind.

“Who…what are you?” Willoe asked hesitantly. Her body wanted to flee from this strange apparition, but she was held in place.

The woman ignored Willoe’s question, but the dragon tilted its head, and its scales stood on end in a quick-moving ripple, spreading out then falling back into place. It took two steps toward Willoe and Casandra, the woman’s body rocked with the movement.

Every nerve in Willoe’s body wanted to flee, but as the dragon moved closer it brought the glowing woman into better view. Willoe noticed that the only part of the woman’s body that was not a shimmering white were the eyes. Where black should be, small flames of red and orange flickered. Willoe realized that Casandra gripped her arm, but still stood there, nonetheless. It was enough to keep Willoe from running.

The woman’s lips never moved, but Willoe could hear her words clearly. ‘Willoe Brynmor. Thou hast been called and thine ancestor’s promise binds thee to respond.’

Willoe wanted to say something but stood frozen. Her mind spun as she tried to comprehend what the specter’s words meant. After a few moments she was finally able to speak, though she had to swallow first. “What ancestor? What promise?”

The radiant light around the woman and dragon started to brighten. ‘The time has not come for thee to know. Prepare thyself, many trials await thee. The Darkness will try to consume thee and all that thou lovest.’

“What Darkness? How do I prepare?” Willoe asked in confusion, but instead of an answer the light grew, filling the entire courtyard, making both her and Casandra throw their arms up as before.

The inner voice came one more time before the light flickered and disappeared altogether. ‘Thou wilt know when the time is right; then thou must find the Lady in the Woods.’

“There are countless things in life that give me joy. One of the greatest is creating a tale of adventure and romance, which brings a believable world to life with complex characters making the impossible possible. I invite you to join me… if just for a little while. Don’t worry, the real world will still be there when we come back.”

Peter "PapaBear" Cruikshank

News: I’m working with my Editor on a new novel, The Dragon Whisperer, due out later this year. Not part of the Dragon-Called Series, but in the same world.

Did You Know: The Goddess’ Spirit world and the magic of the Dragon-Called world are called il fennore. It is a derivative of the Irish word Fionúir (pronounced FYUN oor) and means “White Ghost” or “Spirit”

About Peter: As an author my goal is to write tales that whisk the reader away to worlds of adventure; steep them in romance and wrap them in magic; bringing to life a believable place and time with fictional characters that the reader cares about.

Writing has always been in my blood. My love of writing started in my e teens when I cut my teeth on Sci-Fi, with Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land and later I found the Lord of the Rings. The passion has never left me. I live in Southern California with my beautiful and fetching wife, along with an exceedingly talkative cat, Mr. Bentley.

Ashes of the Dragon

Revin is a reliant and tenacious woman, one of the only females who hunts wild dragons. A chance to capture a rare golden dragon sends her on a quest to a small village far to the north—deep into uninhabitable mountains—in the heart of a fierce winter. The village of Awakening’s very existence is a paradox that is only the beginning of surprises that await Revin.

Can a solitary woman unravel the secrets of an impossible village and discover the truth of a golden dragon before the world is overrun with demons?
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Elisa Blaisdell

Time of the Burning….

A young woman travels up into the mountains, searching for an almost-legendary gold dragon. Her goal is to capture it, bring it down to the lowlands, and sell it as a riding beast. What happens is very different, and surprising. There is far too much mystery in this novella for me to say more, without giving spoilers, but it comes to a very satisfactory conclusion.

The characters in this story are...

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Time of the Burning….

A young woman travels up into the mountains, searching for an almost-legendary gold dragon. Her goal is to capture it, bring it down to the lowlands, and sell it as a riding beast. What happens is very different, and surprising. There is far too much mystery in this novella for me to say more, without giving spoilers, but it comes to a very satisfactory conclusion.

The characters in this story are appealing; the setting is vivid and interesting. In spite of being part of a wider sequence–the world of Athule–it completely stands on its own. The plot drew me in, even when I thought it was a simple dragon-hunting adventure; it captivated me when it became much more than that.

Elisa Blaisdell

Title: Ashes of the Dragon

Summary: Revin is a reliant and tenacious woman, one of the only femailes who hunts and trades wild dragons. A chance to capture a rare golden dragon sends her on a quest to a small village far to the north--deep into uninhabitable mountains—in the heart of a fierce winter. The village of Awakening’s very existence is a paradox that is only the beginning of surprises that await Revin. A stranger she calls “Blue Eyes” brings up feelings she’s never experienced and a woman, the leader of the village, is oddly familiar though they’ve never met before. The journey becomes more than just the hunt as Revin unravels a conspiracy behind a ceremony, The Gathering, and something called the Time of the Burning. The situation becomes dire when she learns that the ritual may involve her and the golden dragon.

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Ashes of the Dragon

Title: Fire of the Covenant

Summary:

Dragons are extinct! There’s no doubt about it until Fire in the veins of royal twins turns them into the Dragon-Called.


Princess Willoe and her twin brother Rowyn refuse to give up their dreams. Getting married against her wish isn’t something Willow will submit to. Neither will she allow her brother’s need for books and a life of contemplation to be ignored. At least she has an idea to put off the inevitable for a while.


Her plan has potential if not for two things: foreign priests of the Shin-il Way see the twins as necessary to their domination of the world, and the Burning Lady, Goddess over the Spirit World, requires that the twins fulfill a covenant a distant ancestor of theirs had made with the mythical dragons.


Now Willoe and her brother must prepare to fight, each in their own way, or face death or worse, enslavement.


If you like huge casts of fascinating characters, intricately interwoven storylines, and impressive worlds, you’ll love Peter Cruikshank’s Dragon-Called series.

Revive your love of dragons and get the first book in the series today!

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Fire of the Covenant

Title: Betrayal of the Covenant

Summary:

The Dragon-Called twins face more peril as they search for a way to control the Fire in their veins.


Pursued by minions of the vile Shin-il Priests the Dragon-Called twins, Willoe and Rowyn, journey into the perilous northern mountains. Their lives depend upon retrieving relics, created by the mythical dragons of old; rumored to control the dragons’ blood that flows through their veins.


Sellswords, Blood Stalkers, and Shades—creatures as much dead as alive—will do anything to prevent the Willoe and Rowyn from succeeding. And should the twins survive, they’re facing the impossible task of gathering an army and leading it against impregnable Tierran’s Wall to drive the invading Shin-il Priest from their island country.


Caught in a struggle for freedom and survival, they’re facing the biggest danger yet: a betrayal that may end the covenant and with it the twins’ ability to defeat the Olcas Mogwai, the great evil that led to the creation of the covenant in the first place.

If you like strong characters, evil creatures, intricately interwoven plots, and immersive worldbuilding, you’ll love Peter Cruikshank’s Dragon-Called series.


Reconnect with your love of dragons and get the second book in the series today!

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Betrayal of the Covenant

Title: Quest of the Covenant

Summary:

Raising dragons is a daunting task for the Dragon-Called, especially when they’re faced with the ever present evil of the Olcas Mogwai.


Willoe leads an army from the island’s three kingdoms to the mainland to rescue her twin, Rowyn. What starts as a quest quickly burgeons into a crusade to push the Shin-il Priests out of Western Kieran. While Willoe’s bond with her dragon grows, she is faced with dire choices and discovers a disturbing truth about the gods.


Escorted by the vilest of demons, Rowyn travels across Kieran toward the eastern empire to meet the Master of the Shin-il Priests, whose plans for world conquest still require one of the twins. Unsure of his own motives, Rowyn uses the time to become adept in the powerful dark arts of the Shadows under the demon’s tutelage. However, his goal is not without peril as the quest begins to eclipse Rowyn’s and his dragon’s Essence.


Separated from each other, Willoe and Rowyn begin to grasp what the Covenant means for them. Now they’re facing the same disturbing question: Is an encounter with the Olcas Mogwai worth risking not just their life and essence but their dragons’ as well?

If you like spunky heroines and charismatic heroes, intertwined story threads, and a world that comes to life, you’ll love Peter Cruikshank’s Dragon-Called series.


Hold your breath as the dragons mature and get the third book in the series today!

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Quest of the Covenant

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