Fantasy author M. R. Mathias has announced that Cold Hearted Son of a Witch, the long-awaited second volume in the Saga of the Dragoneers, will be released on September 15, 2011, with the eBook version available sometime in early September.
The Dragoneers Saga begins with The First Dragoneer, a 43-page novella, available FREE almost everywhere online.
The Saga continues with The Royal Dragoneers, a full-length novel of the saga that was deemed a Top Indie Release of 2010 by Fantasy Book Critic (Review HERE), and was featured in the first ever Publishers Weekly — “Indie Showcase.”
Now in Cold Hearted Son of a Witch, Zahrellion, Rikky and their dragons embark on a quest to find the special mushrooms Mysterian needs to save Prince Richard from Gravelbone’s poison. Meanwhile, Jenka and his loveable dragon, Jade, escort the King's Rangers back to Kingsmen's Keep. When Jenka and the half-elvish mute, Lemmy, find a map at the Temple of Dou, they follow it and find more trouble than they bargained for. Ultimately, the five Dragoneers come together as they are forced to stand and face a terrible threat that is only just revealing itself...
M. R. Mathias will no doubt find Cold Hearted Son of a Witch full of grim and pleasant surprises, but the best surprise of all is that The Confliction—The Dragoneers Saga Book III—will be released Christmas 2011.
Praise for The Dragoneers Saga:
“Mathias is a master at characterization. The dragons are magnificent in the story. The Royal Dragoneers is book one in the The Dragoneers Saga. The plot is action is fast, furious and never ending. The plot is intricately woven with twists and turns that will keep the reader guessing. The story has a mythical quality. Fans of fantasy will not want to miss this one.”
“The author draws you into his fantastical vortex from the first chapter and you are compelled to read on whether you want to or not. The characters are believable and engaging. It's obvious to me he either researches a lot or is very knowledgeable in archery, hunting and just plain survival. I left feeling I learned a thing or two. I highly recommend this pre-cursor to The Royal Dragoneers.”
“Mathias is an absolute pleasure to read. Unique storyline, fascinating characters and a fast paced novel that practically reads itself. The Royal Dragoneers easily lived up to the promise shown in the prequel. Lovers of fantasy everywhere this is a fresh, new talent with plenty of truly original ideas. Do yourself a favour and treat yourself to this.”