"Sometimes the edge of madness is the only sane place." Don't miss volume III of the Dragon Lord Chronicles.

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Current young adult fantasy from Miles O'Neal:

 
New Release:
Into Otherness
Volume III of the Dragon Lord Chronicles

Sometimes the edge of madness is the only sane place.

Gerald and company race back to his hometown to face his nemesis Argyll, but the dragon has vanished without a trace. In Argyll's wake Gerald finds only mystery and misery.

A great dragon lord is missing after a nearby battle that no one in the village noticed, despite a large chunk of forest being laid waste. The biggest clue is a stump that is no longer wood, containing a cursed sword no one has been able to remove. Evidence suggests the involvement of someone who died centuries ago.

Despair, strange visions, lethargy, jealousy, and other vexations plague the inhabitants of the formerly peaceful Scottish village, including Gerald and his fiancée Sally.

Gerald must find the source of these curses and break their evil magic by traveling to a country he has never heard of, somewhere to the east. Once there, he ends up spending the night inside an active volcano.

After that, things start to get really weird.

Young adult fantasy. Historical fiction with dragons.

Paperbacks and eBooks on Amazon. eBooks also available from iTunes. Special pricing is available for signed copies, quantity three and above, and sets. Contact  nine.realms@ninerealmspress.com or the author for details.

 
Available Now:
Year of the Dragon Lord
Volume I of the Dragon Lord Chronicles

“How would you feel if your parents were eaten by dragons?”

Several times throughout history, dragons have dwindled in numbers and retreated from interacting with humanity. Within a few generations we relegate stories of the mighty beasts to myth and cease thinking about them. But dragons eventually return with a vengeance.

 

And vengeance is a defining thought for Gerald, a teenage orphan in Scotland in 1511 A.D. as he heads off to Cair Parn, the local castle, to finish transitioning to adulthood. Much of his time there involves learning to fight both men and dragons. Gerald relishes the latter, having lost several family members to draconic pride and arrogance.

 

On his quest to become the greatest dragon lord of all time by killing every dragon on the planet, Gerald has to grapple with the possibility that dragons- like humans- are not all evil. But he knows for a fact that some are, and one in particular needs to die: Argyll, the dragon who ate Gerald's parents.

 

When they finally meet, Gerald has to face some facts. Argyll is huge, vicious, at least as smart as Gerald, and deranged.

 

And that's the simple part of Gerald's life.

 

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We all want to be loved. We want family and community….There are very few true lone wolves. When our family or comunity are ripped violently away from us we tend to react strongly. Some people shut down. Some go on the rampage. Some try to go on as if nothing much happened. Others bide their time and look for justice....

 

Or revenge...

 

...as Gerald did. Join him on a remarkable adventure as he mourns the loss of his family, accepts his future, and faces his destiny. Welcome to the Year of the Dragon Lord.

Young adult fantasy. Historical fiction with dragons.

 

Paperbacks and eBooks on Amazon. eBooks also available from iTunes. Special pricing is available for signed copies, quantity three and above, and sets. Contact  nine.realms@ninerealmspress.com or the author for details.

 
Available Now:
Nemeses Unexpected
Volume II of the Dragon Lord Chronicles

Sometimes life feels out of control. All you can do is ride it out.

Since the age of 8, when Gerald thought his parents were eaten by dragons, he wanted nothing but to become the greatest dragon lord and kill all the dragons. But when he finally dealt with them, he found that some were willing to respect him- and were worthy of his respect. Only a few seemed bent on enmity with mankind.

After being present at the dragons' moot where most of them declared peace with humans, Gerald hopes his life will slow and calm down. His first hint that this will not be the case are bizarre dreams involving an utterly dead and destroyed Edinburgh. In these dreams he encounters a wizard version of his nemesis- the fierce dragon named Argyll.

The next few months find Gerald dealing little with Argyll, but a great deal with the kings and queens of Scotland, kidnappers, an inquisitor, the dragon who stole his adopted mother, and rebellions. Responsibilities far beyond any he expected as an adult- never mind at fifteen- consume the next few months of Gerald’s life. And it's not always obvious who is friend and who is foe.

Sometimes people can be even more difficult than dragons.

Young adult fantasy. Historical fiction with dragons.

Paperbacks and eBooks on Amazon. eBooks also available from iTunes. Special pricing is available for signed copies, quantity three and above, and sets. Contact 

nine.realms@ninerealmspress.com or the author for details.

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