Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell:
Dragon Fate is a heroic fantasy adventure in the grand tradition of the genre. Delno Okonan is a young former soldier eager to put the swords and strife of war behind him, when a chance encounter leaves him inextricably entwined in a tangled web of dragons, magic, and intrigue, as he struggles to find his place among dragons and men, and stave off a plot by renegade dragon riders that threatens all he now holds dear. Teens and adult readers alike will find themselves hanging on every twist and turn.
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J.D. Hallowell is a 50ish father and husband who is blessed to have lived an interesting and active life. His life experience includes such diverse occupations as automotive mechanic, cowboy, photographer, psychiatric tech, paralegal assistant, bouncer, and medical billing clerk. He has studied martial arts for over 30 years. He has been a soldier and an emergency medical technician, and has served as the chief of a volunteer ambulance squad. He was a diamond courier for a while, and later owned a working kennel where he trained dogs for law enforcement as well as personal protection, and has most recently trained one service dog. Although he is now disabled by the cumulative result of injuries sustained both in and out of the military (he has been shot, stabbed, blown up, bludgeoned, poisoned, and has even had harsh language directed toward him), he writes whenever he can, and has had one fantasy novel, Dragon Fate, published, with the sequel, Dragon Blade, due out in late summer of 2012. His other interests include but are not limited to history, archery, paleontology, cooking, and making jewelry. He currently lives on the Space Coast of Florida with his wife, his son, and his Great Dane service dog.
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