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The Lost Dragon by Drako (Review and Dream Cast)   1 comment

So, this is the debut book released by my brother a year ago. The Lost Dragon is the first in a series that I have a feeling will expand across time and last as long as the author wishes for it to be.

We begin our story in ancient Greece, where Andreas, a soldier in the Spartan army and his lover Kazarian are battling alongside each other and overcoming the odds until the Athenians arrive and overwhelm them. Kazarian is killed in the melee and the identity of Andreas’ father is revealed when his birthmark is revealed. Contrary to his assumption, Zeus isn’t the father but another god is. The protector of man, the creator of the paranormal, Jarel the Black Dragon God.

Fast forward to the present and Andreas has completed part of his hunt of rogue vampires, vampire creations of Jarel that chose to turn their backs on his laws. It is revealed that Kalos, leader of the rogues and killer of Andreas’ youngest brother Julian, is after a healer by the name of Cassandra and the dragon’s twin nephews to get revenge against Apollo casting him from sunlight and the twins slaying his son.

But it isn’t just rogue vampires involved with this plot; werewolves have gotten involved and a full god with a grudge against Jarel is shielding the renegade vampire from the Dragon God King’s wrath. There is more to this plot than what it seems, as Kalos is attempting to use the twins (Brandon and Demun) and Cassandra to bring back the former king Cronus to topple the Olympians. Does this plan succeed or fail? Unfortunately, I have no intentions of spoiling this great book.And now, for my dream cast:

Andreas: Steven Jay Blum
Jarel: Crispin Freeman
Vic: David Lodge
Brandon: Yuri Lowenthal
Demun: Richard Ian Cox
Zeus: Keith David
Hera: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Kazarian: Vic Mignogna
All in all, I give this book a perfect five for the plot, the characters, and the action.

Posted May 28, 2013 by dragodrachedragao in Book Review

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Fatal Healing by Drako, Live by the Sword, Before the Release Party Comments   Leave a comment

So, two days ago, I managed to procure a copy of Fatal Healing by my brother, Drako. Needless to say, this continuation of the Dragon Hunters series has me wanting more. The next book being released will be The Three Fates, due to there having to be three new overseers of destiny because of Cronus killing the Moirae in the Dragon Witch. I suppose I should just get on with it.

As I said in one of my previous blogs, the book is about the god and goddess of healing Apollo and Odele going out to rescue Odele’s mortal twin brother from the clutches of the former god king Cronus, who is holding Cassius hostage in the realm of Lucifer (useless son of Erebus and Nyx). But we get more than we’ve bargained for regarding this latest edition to the series. Brandon, the new god of darkness, has his own issue he needs to stop running from. I loved how he was forced to come to terms with it, even after he confronted said issue and continued to be in denial. Now, if only Demun would stop running from his. But I guess we’ll learn more about that coming soon.

(Before I continue this, I just want to say that Hera practically implied that Adonis was the soul mate of Brandon in The Lost Dragon.)

Hera to Andreas: “Both boys have met their soul mates…”

Anyway, Brandon, Apollo, and Odele confront their issues head on despite the two-front assault by Cronus and Typhon. If you’re interested in, I promise that it’s a good read. Drako has become one of my favorite authors. He’s in my top five. Trust me, read anything by him and you will never be disappointed. Ever.

Moving on, I changed my mind about a series called The Vigilante’s Handbook I had decided not to publish. I think I will, because it sounds like a good idea. But only after I complete and publish this book I’m working on called Live by the Sword. Live by the Sword is the first book of a possible series set in a world without firearms after a war between the United States and Iran that pulled 85% of the world’s nation into the conflict. It’s centered around a young apprentice of a popular chef whose restaurant is harassed daily by a local gang offering “protection services.” Eventually, the apprentice reaches his limit and fights  the thugs, who retaliate after a vicious beating at his hands, by bombing the restaurant, attacking the chef, and later kidnapping the chef’s wayward daughter.

Unfortunately for the gang, their malevolent actions force Ben’s hand. In order to save the girl, he must return to the violent world he left behind and pick up the sword he swore to never wield again as atonement for the atrocities committed as a hit man. Ben swore that he would never again take a human life, but he has to prevent the unthinkable from happening to his boss’ only child.

And now, I want to talk about the release party. I’m going to have to bring it if I want to make this first party a blowout for my brother. I’m going to have to bring it so I can get some business for the future.

Well, now that I know what I’m gonna have to do to get this party to be a blowout tomorrow, I think I should sign off for tonight and blog again when we get tomorrow over with.

Also, I have a short story out on Kindle and Nook, but here’s the Smashwords link.

Fatal Healing Release Party   Leave a comment

So, I’m making another post. The first one was to introduce myself to WordPress. This one is to… well, it’s to share what’s up.

So, I’m watching the Ultimate Fighter Fridays, which has Shane Carwin and Roy “Big Country” Nelson coaching a team of eight welterweights apiece until there’s one left to win a six-figure contract into the UFC. Aside from John Manley’s guillotine choke finish of James Chaney, the sixteenth season has been… well, let’s just say an utter disappointment would be an understatement. This season is almost as bad as The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights (season 10). All that hype for Kimbo Slice and the only thing he manages to do is get held in a crucifix and beaten with the softest shots ever.

Bad judging and bad fighting all around. Basically, the previously mentioned fight has been the only one that hasn’t gone to the judges. Right now, I’m watching the first quarterfinal fight (Neil Magny vs Bristol Marunde, both from Team Carwin) and the first round was not impressive at all and the second round is going the same way. You would think that these guys would want to try to win $5,000 for every fight they finish, and $25,000 each for Knockout, Submission, and Fight of the Season (started in Faber vs Cruz). Sounds like Dana White’s gonna save a lotta money this season.

And here’s an update: Neil Magny wins by unanimous decision, but there were many times he could’ve finished the fight. There’s one more fight in this episode: Igor Araujo vs Colton Smith… and these idiots were about to fight during the weigh-ins. All that hype Igor got for himself and he’s just getting owned. And we’re looking at another decision. DID ANY OF THESE GUYS WATCH THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER 5?!

To explain: Noah Thomas and Marlon Sims were drunk and got riled up in the backyard of the Ultimate Fighter house. Allen Berube instigated the whole thing by telling the pair that they weren’t gonna kicked off the show when clearly one of the rules of TUF, decreed by Dana during the famous first season, is that if you fight outside the Octagon, you’re done. Not to mention that there are cameramen with you 24/7 and Dana is watching every second of every minute of footage being recorded. The two fight, then stop, then start up again, then stop. Next morning, Dana shows up at the house and gives a speech about the original form of MMA and how people hated the sport until he and the Fertita brothers came along and made the UFC the guideline of MMA. Long story short, he sent all three fighters home for embarrassing themselves and the sport of mixed martial arts. Then again, it’s not like they had anything to lose ’cause they had lost their fights.

To get back on track, I wanna talk about the Fatal Healing release party first. Drako thinks a Greek array of food would be a good idea, but I’m still undecided. I almost wanna hook up at spicy thing, which would be a play on dragon flames, but I don’t wanna necessarily kill poor Drako or anyone else with sensitive taste-buds.

The next thing is that the release party will be on December 15, a week and some change after the official release of the book.

Posted November 16, 2012 by dragodrachedragao in Cooking, Life

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