We set up a deluxe book tour for epic fantasy / historical fiction “Drakon”. The tour runs from May 8 to June 8.
May 8th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
May 8th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Mythical Books
May 10th: Book Review “Drakon Book 1: The Sieve” @ Read Day and Night
May 12th: Promo Post @ Books, Dreams, Life
May 14th: Book Review “Drakon Book 1: The Sieve” @ I Heart Reading
May 15th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader
May 16th: Promo Post @ Rising Indies United
May 18th: Book Excerpt @ Lisa Queen of Random
May 19th: Promo Post @ Bedazzled Reading
May 20th: Book Review “Drakon Book 2: Uncarved” @ Read Day and Night
May 22nd: Promo Post @ The Resistance
May 24th: Book Excerpt @ Just Books
May 25th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian
May 26th: Book Excerpt @ Editor Charlene’s Blog
May 28th: Author Interview @ Two Heart Beats
May 30th: Book Review “Drakon Book 2: Uncarved” @ I Heart Reading
June 1st: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fairy
June 2nd: Book Review “Drakon Book 1: The Sieve” @ Books are Forever
June 4th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness
June 6th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog
June 8th: Book Review “Drakon Book 2: Uncarved” @ Books are Forever
About the Books
Book I “The Sieve” is Book I of the epic fantasy novel Drakon.
“I am here to redeem the lives of my wife and daughter. I’ve brought the offering.” Da-Ren, an infidel barbarian, arrives at the Castlemonastery, his only offering a jar of honey. Baagh, the Cross Sorcerer, follows him there under orders of the Emperor, demanding from the monks to transcribe the warrior’s story. Book I chronicles Da-Ren’s early years, growing up in a tribe of archer riders and pagan witches, camped north of the Blackvein River. He enters the Sieve, the forty-day initiation trial that determines the fate of every boy and girl. Many of his comrades will fall, the strong will join the warriors, and an elite few will be marked for leadership. Da-Ren learns to endure the elements, to obey the Truths, to keep standing when all hope is lost. He swallows the legends of the OunaMa witches, learns to hate all other tribes, and conquers fear. And yet there is one trial that will bring him to his knees. The Goddess’s favorite daughter. “Brown-haired, brown-eyed. Brown was the first color of the day.” The journey begins for the man who will become the First Blade of the Devil. A brutal, poetic, first-person narrative of war, death, and love. Book II
“Uncarved” is Book II of the epic fantasy novel Drakon.
“How do the Uncarved die? They bleed to death. Always.” Fourteen-winter-old Da-Ren joins the Uncarved, the chosen few destined to lead the Tribe. More than forty children train and compete for the next five springs; only one will become Khun and fulfill the Tribe’s destiny. Da-Ren’s ambition and strength will keep him alive but can he overcome his most powerful and cunning adversary, the one favored by witches and men? The Goddess and the Ouna-Mas will try to nest in his heart, but is he prepared for the one woman he is brought up to hate? As war and hunger strangle the Tribe, the stakes of love, duty, and betrayal are higher than ever. A young man’s first kill. A young man’s first kiss. A coming-of-age tale with non-stop action.
C.A. Caskabel started writing Drakon in 2013 and completed the 350,000-word epic series in 2016. He plans to release the books gradually in 2016 and 2017 while he researches and writes his next series. He also works with a passionate small team that publishes primarily children’s fiction and fantasy fiction.
Prior to 2013, Chris was a serial technology entrepreneur. He has founded and led a number of start-ups in businesses such as digital marketing and renewable energy. He has led creative departments, marketing, and software product organizations in New York, San Francisco, London, and Athens.
He holds a BSc and a BA from Brown University and a PhD in Engineering from Boston University.