In a world where art is illegal, a weaver discovers her skill is a gateway to magic and the power of dragons, the key to restoring a god-king’s fallen empire. But will she rise to power before the ambitious destroy her?
About Blood Dawn
Blood Dawn is a grand fantasy epic told in the tradition of John’s favorite fantasy authors – J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, and George R.R. Martin. Imagine Game of Thrones set in a world reminiscent of pre-Victorian times (~late 1820s) with a fair helping of magic and Tolkien-esque myth-building. Rena’s story is at the heart of it, but there are six other characters whose lives are interconnected with hers, and John explores the theme of free expression versus conformity through each story line.
To connect the work to an early readership, John put Blood Dawn on the crowdfunding-based platform Inkshares.com, between April 2015 and April 2016, resulting in a fan base of now more than 200 readers who are eager to read his published work. The task of writing the second draft of Blood Dawn led him to instead split the novel into three. The first part became the reworking of an older manuscript, A Thousand Roads, now John’s debut novel. The second two parts are presently the fodder for what will be the eventual finished form of Blood Dawn. Fans of Blood Dawn can look forward to this novel sometime in 2024.
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