Dawn of the Overlords
The Val-Harra Saga Book 1
by Kevin Potter
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Dragons are real.
A draconic apocalypse is poised to strike at Humanity.
Just one wyrm stands in the way.
As a young dragon living by the ideals of virtue and honor, Dauria wanted nothing more than to live in peace and harmony with Humanity. When that failed, she helped establish a pact that forced Dragonkind into the shadows.
When she awakens after millennia of slumber, she finds the Earth a very different place than she remembers. To make matters worse, upon exiting her lair she finds herself stripped of all her draconic power and left to freeze, in human form, on the icy heights of her mountain home.
Someone doesn’t want her to rejoin the rest of her kind. Someone sabotaged her from the moment she awakened. Someone wants nothing more than to begin a full-scale war between humans and dragons with the fate of the Earth in the balance.
Somehow, Dauria has to find a way to overcome every obstacle placed in front of her and make her way to the Dragon Council. Who will prevent the coming war if not her?
But how can she do that with no power and not even the strength of her dragon form to aid her?
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Power of the Overlords
The Val-Harra Saga Book 2
They exist, and have risen from their slumber to take the Earth back from Humankind.
In the aftermath of the Great Dragon War, a horrifying new power could destroy everything...
The subjugation of man should have brought an end to hostilities. It should have brought an age of peace to the Earth.
It didn’t. The hostile suspicion between dragons is worse than ever.
Since her failure to prevent the war, Dauria has all-but-lost her faith in the compassion of Dragonkind. But still she hopes. She prays that one day sanity will return to her people.
After centuries in Antarctica, Dauria and her budding family sacrifice the peace and stability of isolation to re-enter the deadly world of the New Dragon War to right a wrong she is partially responsible for.
The group travels to her ancestral home in Japan in the hope of stopping her brother's dark machinations. But when the family is separated, Dauria risks more than just her sanity in her quest to reunite her family and stop her brother's evil plans.
Will she find a way to thwart her brother and retrieve her family, or was the quest a lost cause from the start?
If you've been waiting for a series that puts dragons front and center, then look no farther! Kevin Potter's Val-Harra Saga is exactly what you've been looking for.
Age of the Overlords
The Val-Harra Saga Book 3
In a future Earth where dragons reign supreme and have only each other to fear, is there any chance left for peace?
A conflicted dragon. A Prophecy. And an ancient wyrm with a dark secret...
Gravv is not the dragon he once was. No longer an innocent. No longer an idealist. Now he lives for little more than revenge. But in the aftermath of the disastrous showdown in Japan, he and his sire must meet with potential allies in the west.
Their arrival is far less than peaceful, however, and those allies have plans and secrets of their own. All is not well in this conclave of metallic dragons, and nothing is what it seems.
Will Gravv find a way to rise above his own prejudices and overcome the machinations of new enemies, or will The Age of Extinction make a victim of him as well?
Revenge of the Overlords
The Val-Harra Saga Book 4
Thousands of years in the future, dragons rule the Earth.
Though the war is far from over, the battle has been won. But at what cost?
Maalyys is mourning for the losses in the last battle, but there is so much yet to do. Without the support of the overlords, the Great Council to save and unite all Dragonkind in peace will remain an unattainable dream...
Bal struggles to correct the tyranny his island home has lived in for centuries, but a prophetic nightmare shows him that he must take an active role in his sire's plans for the future.
Someone is working behind the scenes to sabotage the council, and Bal fears a wyrm has unlocked an unheard of power that will destroy them all.
When an unlooked-for miracle returns a fallen hero to their lives, everything changes. Hope, so long absent from the Earth, tugs at the hearts of both dragons.
But will it be enough? Will anything be enough to overcome the darkness that dominates all Dragonkind since the discovery of Essence Theft?
Though they sometimes work at cross purposes, Bal and Maalyys must work together toward their common goal lest one whom they both love will suffer all the more for it.
Revenge of the Overlords is the long-awaited culmination of the Metal and Stone sequence, the first arc of the Blood of the Dragons series that brings full circle the story of what happens when dragons rule the Earth. Longer, deeper, and more epic than any of its predecessors, this book will keep you up turning pages long past your bedtime.
Hello, reader! (sorry to defy conventions, but I can't stand writing about myself in the third person. It's just weird.)
I spend a good portion of my time masquerading as dragons larger than some cities, but when I'm not doing that I like to spend my time picking people's brains.
No, no, I don't mean learning from their experiences, I like the taste of brain matter!
Okay, okay, I'll try to be serious for a minute (I can't promise for more than one minute though).
I've been a storyteller for almost as long as I can remember. It started when I was nine. In school, we had an assignment to write a one-page short story. That night, I wrote a nine-page "masterpiece" about a magical pair of shoes and their journeys throughout the western United States before finding an owner who would properly care for and appreciate them.
From there, my storytelling grew into DMing D&D games (and other roleplaying games).
Naturally, the games eventually led me to start writing stories.
I’m not a full-time author (yet), though I am hopeful. Professionally, I’ve done everything from technical support to restaurant management to building custom gaming PCs.
I live in Cottonwood Height, UT, with my wife and two beautiful daughters who I’m certain are much smarter than me.
Research I do before I begin writing
Honestly, this may sound strange as I write in a genre that can sometimes require quite a lot of research, but I typically don’t do any.
I’ve only written one book that I had to do research on before I started, and that was purely on account of needing to know how people without magic would go about starting fires in a medieval world with little-to-no metal, meaning flint & steel isn’t a thing and matches/strikers haven’t been invented yet.
Which is one bit of research I’m quite proud of. It took me a fair bit of time to get to a real answer, but the one I eventually found was fascinating.
It turns out that there are certain types of bamboo (with high silicone content) that can create a spark when struck with certain types of stone, chert (of which flint is one type) being one of the main options. If you’re interested in learning more about this very real method of starting a fire (and others), this article is a good place to start: http://www.sacredhearthfrictionfire.com/history-of-fire
Now, that isn’t to say I don’t do any research. I don’t just make everything up on the fly. It’s just that with the way I write (mostly discovery writing), I don’t often know what information I’m going to need until I need it.
A lot of what I need I have assimilated from all the curiosity reading I did when I was younger, but I always end up coming across things I need.
For example, in the prologue and early second POV chapters of Dawn of the Overlords, I wanted to use a real Celtic king for the leader the dragons have dealings with, so I had to do some historical research for the seventh century BC to see if the Celts even had kings then, and since they did, I wanted to find the name of one who could have been alive and in power at that time.
Thankfully, I was able to find exactly what I was looking for and had a name I could use. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find exact dates (so I might be a little off, as extrapolation was necessary) and nothing more is really known about Gurgastius’s life that I could find. His name is briefly mentioned in a list of Legendary Kings of Britain from the book History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth. Of course, even the spelling of his name seems to be in dispute, as it is spelled Gurgastius in the Index, but Gurgustius in the text.
There are a number of other small things like this that I have had to stop and research in the middle of writing, especially in the historical parts of Blood of the Dragons, as the series does take place on Earth. But I try not to do any research before starting that I’m not certain will be 100% essential as I don’t like wasting time on research that I don’t need.
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