by Kandi J Wyatt
Book 1: Dragon’s Future
When the colony where twin dragon riders Ruskya and Duskya live is attacked by a rider seeking a mysterious plant, the twins must fight for their dragons’ future and their lives!
“This triple threat (world-building, plot, and characterization) captured my heart from open to close!”
“Not since reading Christopher Paolini’s Eragon have I read a book about dragons that made me want to be a part of that world. I felt myself wishing I could be in the procession and chosen by a dragon. The book is full of adventure, danger and courage.”
“Perfect for dragon lovers!”
Book 2: Dragon’s Heir
When two nestlings are stolen from the hatchling cave, Braidyn’s sense of justice leads him on a quest to find the person responsible. Can Braidyn learn to temper justice with mercy?
“There’s plenty of action and unsuspected turn of events. This is definitely a must-read fantasy!”
“You can’t really go wrong with dragons and a quest to rescue a stolen dragon egg turned into quite an adventure.”
Book 3: Dragon’s Revenge
New friends Kyn and Ben’hyamene discover a breed of wild dragons which have been at war with humans for four hundred years. They set forth to bring peace before more life is lost.
“I enjoyed the previous two books in the series, but I LOVED this one.”
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Book 4: Dragon’s Cure
Serena’s been hurt before, but not like this. He had gone too far this time, and she knew it. When she sets out on her own, she’s unsettled by the ominous noises that seem to follow her. Scratches and huffs that couldn’t have been made by any animal she had ever heard of. With wonder, she discovers that the noises are not the stuff of nightmares, but a baby dragon. And along with it, an intriguing dragon rider named Carryn.
While Serena begins training as a dragon rider, she struggles to trust her trainer and her new friends, including her dragon. When her future is put in jeopardy by dark forces, Serena must fight her greatest enemy: herself. Can she fight through the past to form a true friendship and avoid being enslaved again, or will her distrust cause her to lose the security she so desperately longs for? Will bitterness be set aside and broken hearts be healed?
“Loved this book. Well-written, plot is great. You cannot put it down.”
Book 5: Dragon’s Posterity
Is there really a right way to braid leather? Ruskya doesn’t know anymore. Is it worth fighting over? Twenty-one winters ago, he was ready to take on the turquoise dragon rider, but now he fears facing his oldest son.
Kyn, Ruskya’s youngling, wonders if he’s going crazy when an image begins haunting his dreams. Soon, he realizes it may be the key to helping not only Ruskya and his son Ardyn, but all younglings and their trainers as they adjust to growing up.
Will Kyn be able to help Ruskya, Ardyn, and the other young riders? Follow your favorite characters from the exciting Dragon Courage series as they empower the next generation and give dragons to their posterity.
“This was a sweet novel with lots of vivid imagery. It’s safe to say that it’s my favorite in the series so far, and I will definitely be re-reading it.”
CIR: What inspired this series?
WYATT: On a Christmas vacation, the family traveled to Eastern Oregon to visit family. Along the way, a conversation with my daughter resulted in a name, Duskya. It’s the opposite of her name, Dawnya. She didn’t think she was named appropriately since she doesn’t do mornings. I jokingly asked if she should be called Duskya. Later on the same trip, we passed a sign for Three Mile Canyon. In my mind’s eye, I saw a dragon spewing fire along a canyon. That vision resulted in the story of the twins, Duskya and Ruskya. The rest of the stories fell into place one after another.
CIR: Who is your favorite character and why?
WYATT: I’d have to say Kyn is my favorite. He’s so much like me. He’s quiet and soft spoken and shuns conflict. At the same time, he has courage to help others. He has a way of healing minds that I’d love to have.
CIR: What would you compare this book to?
WYATT: In some ways, the story is similar to Christopher Paolini’s Eragon minus the graphic battles. The world building has been compared to Eragon in a a review. I think I would compare it also to The Merchant of Death the first book in the Pendragon series. It has the feel of adventure and friends and family being important.
CIR: What was the hardest part of writing this book?
WYATT: The prologue was the hardest. For some reason the story flowed until then. Suddenly, it didn’t want to be written, or the voices stopped telling me their story. In fact, my daughter’s friend asked if I was going to make the story into a series as I was writing the epilogue. My reply in a very agitated voice was, “Not if I can’t finish this one!” Thankfully, the story did finish itself and the others in the series unfolded.
CIR: Is there more coming?
WYATT: Yes. The Dragon Courage series has five books and a prequel.
Learn more about Kandi J Wyatt and her writing at www.kandijwyatt.com