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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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Release Party (the day after)   Leave a comment

IMG_20121215_165914_wmSo, Fatal Healing by Drako came out on December 3 and his party for the book was yesterday. I felt honored to be a part of that, aside from being assaulted with utensils. Even I had to laugh at the videos Drako posted. I posted a POV shot of the beating. Don’t ask. Being a big fan of his series, I felt that as part of the Den, I needed to be there. Not ’cause he demanded my presence, but because this was my idea from the get-go and I needed to see it through.

Food was great, discussions were fun, and I even posted a raw, uncensored interview with the man himself on my YouTube channel. Questions ranged from writing in general, the series, his first book, his favorite forms of literature, influences, and even a rant from him on Twilight when the conversation shifted toward vampires.

“Ow, bitch, you shot me!” -Kia, on vampires being shot upon me mentioning the effects of silver on vampires in the Blade universe.

I still stand on heart and headshots.

I suppose I should get back to Live by the Sword, since school is done for the winter and I’ve got nothing but time.

Posted December 16, 2012 by dragodrachedragao in Cooking, Release Party

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