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Dragon Fate, the first book in J.D. Hallowell's War of the Blades series, is a heroic fantasy adventure in the classic 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.
 

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I was recently tagged in The Next Big Thing, a blog meme that asks writers to talk about their upcoming projects, so you can read more about where the books are going on my blog.

If you have questions or comments about the book that you'd like to discuss with me, feel free to leave them in this thread or in any of the Dragon Fate book threads on Goodreads.
 

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If you've already read and enjoyed Dragon Fate, you might be interested to know that Amazon also has the sequel, Dragon Blade, on special right now for 20% off.

If you haven't read it yet, this is a great time to pick up both books for under $8.00.
 

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Dragon Fate is back on the Amazon bestseller lists again, and has been there for most of the week, peaking so far at #66 in Kindle Epic Fantasy and #89 in Epic Fantasy Books.

It also picked up 5 more reviews this week, and stands at a 4.3 rating with 28 reviews.

My deepest thanks go out to all the people who have helped make this happen. Thanks for reading, and thanks for spreading the word!
 

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I just found a wonderful review of Dragon Fate over on Goodreads:

It starts out like this:
You've got to love this author, and if you haven't read all of his books you are really missing out. The Dragon Fate series is one of the best indie fantasy series I've ever read...
You can read the full review here on Goodreads.
 

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Thanks to everyone who has been reading and reviewing Dragon Fate!

It is now finishing up its third week straight on the Kindle Epic Fantasy Bestsellers list.

Don't forget to stp by the Writers and Readers group on Goodreads, where Dragon Fate is one of the featured books for March.
 

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Dragon Fate continues to receive great reader reviews, both on Amazon and Goodreads, with a 4.3 overall star rating on Amazon with 33 reviews.

Check out the latest Goodreads review:

"This is a terrific book. Solid story. Wonderful writing. Terrific characters. What I really enjoyed most about it was that the characters, particularly the dragon, had very rich personalities that felt real to me. I highly recommend this book for anybody who likes thoughtful fantasies."
 

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I was thrilled to find that Indie Review gave Dragon Fate 5 stars. You can read the full review on page 22 in their free magazine.

I offer my deepest thanks to all of the Kindle readers whose purchases, reviews, and link shares have helped put Dragon Fate on the Kindle Epic Fantasy Bestsellers list, where it has appeared every day since February 22nd.
 

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Thanks again to everyone who has been reading and reviewing Dragon Fate, which has picked up five more 4- and 5-star reviews in the past few weeks, for a total of 38 reviews and a 4.3 overall rating.
 

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Dragon Fate is still going strong, and continues to accumulate 4- and 5-star ratings and reviews on Goodreads and Amazon while making regular appearances on the Kindle Epic Fantasy bestsellers list.

If you've read it, please stop by my blog at http://JDHallowell.blogspot.com and drop a pin on the map, and feel free to circle me on G+ and friend me on Goodreads. I love to see where my books have traveled, and I love to meet my readers.
 

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Dawn Husted over at Bookloads interviewed me as one of their featured authors for April. We talk about Dragon Fate, Dragon Blade, my upcoming releases, what makes a good story, and more. You can see the interview here.
 

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I'm pleased to report that Dragon Fate is continuing to pick up positive reader reviews, and now has 41 Amazon reviews with an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
 
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