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Half-Blood Dragon
Dragon Born Saga Book 1
by K.N. Lee
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Pirates, dragons, mermaids. A new world of mythical creatures and epic
adventures await. Embark on a coming of age journey that will leave
you breathless.
New York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee presents Half-Blood Dragon,
the first epic fantasy adventure in the Dragon Born Trilogy.
Time is running out for half-blood, Rowen, a lady-in-waiting to a
princess. While the two princes of the Dragon Court vie for her
affection, she spends her days and nights dreaming of a future free
from prejudice based on her lineage. The half-blood is not who she
appears to be. As a prophet, she knows what the fate of the realm
holds, and it’s not the grand parties the kingdom is used to.
Death is on the horizon, and Rowen sees herself as its cause.
The taunts of her sleepless nights are realized when she is framed and
sentenced to death for the prince’s murder. For a human, there’s
nowhere to run and no one to turn to in a kingdom where power is
tightly held by full-blooded dragon shifters.
It will take a stranger from the shadows to save Rowen from an unjust
execution and reveal a truth full of terrifying potential. She must
face her fears, navigate through dangerous lands of magical
creatures, and find the courage to accept her fate, awaken her gift,
and set the world on fire.
Grab your copy of this action-packed sword and sorcery adventure perfect
for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, Throne of Glass,
and Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn today!
Magic-Born Dragon
Dragon Born Saga Book 2
Magic. Betrayal. Dragons. The epic coming of age adventure continues, but
this time the stakes are higher than ever.
New York Times bestselling author K.N. Lee brings you all this and more in the
sequel to the #1 international bestseller, “Half-Blood Dragon.”
Rowen is on the run. Convicted of a murder
she didn’t commit, a last-minute surprise rescue from the gallows by
the notorious pirate Elian Westin should have brought her a measure
of freedom, if not peace. Instead, Rowen has more enemies than
ever…and more questions.
The royal navy of Withrae is on her
heels to bring her to justice, and her erstwhile savior Captain
Westin wants her back because he believes she is the key to finding
the legendary Red Dragon, a creature so powerful that it can change
the course of time.
Hunted by dragon shifters who despise her
and feared by humans who don’t understand her, half-blood dragon
Rowen must unravel old mysteries in order to outsmart new
adversaries. She can only hope that her new, uncontrollable magical
abilities don’t get her killed before she can confront the man who
set all of this in motion…
…a man who hates her but will do anything to save her life.
Download your copy of this epic, swords and sorcery adventure.
Queen of the Dragons
Dragon Born Saga Book 3
Royal Dragons. Mysterious prophecies. Vengeful wizards.
The Dragon-Born saga is just beginning.
The world’s fate rests on
the shoulders of one half-blood Dragon. They killed the prince she
loved, framed her for his murder, and still want to see her dead.
But, none of that matters when she is taken by the infamous Red
Dragon. Rowen now finds herself without hope, a plan for escape, or
her memory. Ancient secrets are revealed during her captivity, and a
strange black Dragon risks his life to save her. When he finds
himself injured and also kept in the Red Dragon’s lair, the two of
them must find a way to survive.
Captain Elian Westin
and what remains of his crew make the journey to Withrae where a war
is brewing. Dragons versus humans. Which side will they choose? The
answer isn’t as simple as Elian thinks when he is brought
face-to-face with the woman who broke his heart. The rules are no
longer as simple as he once believed when the fate of his daughter
and her mother are left in his hands.
But, in Draconia,
things are rarely what they seem, and the origins of a curse are
revealed.
Join New York Times bestselling author, K.N.
Lee on a journey through Dragon territory, where magic and mystery
collide in this epic fantasy adventure that is just the beginning
.
Perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones and Sarah J. Maas’
Court of Thorns and Roses. Grab your copy today!
War of the Dragons
Dragon Born Saga Book 4
Dragons. Magic. War. In a mystical world where Dragons reign, one mysterious
duo of wizards rise from the shadows to even the battlefield.
New York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee presents the fourth
installment in the fast-paced, thrilling epic fantasy adventure that
swept the world away with the #1 international bestseller critics are
comparing to Rick Riordan’s young adult novels, Half-Blood Dragon.
The lines are set. Wizards versus Dragons, and as
queen of Withrae, Rowen finds herself faced with the fate of the
kingdom in her hands.
Her crown binds her to the palace, even
someone she loves dearly is kidnapped by the Trinity brothers who
rule in the southern islands of the human realm. She must find a way
to protect her family without abandoning her duties. There’s one
young man who can help her, the scribe who once worked for her
father. Together, they hatch a plan to stop the war, protect both the
humans and the Dragons, and prevent the prophecy Rowen has always
dreamed would come true.
The end of the world.
As a
curse plagues all of Draconia, preventing its people from shifting in
their Dragon form, Rowen and Rickard will come face to face with
their darkest nightmares, and the truth of the red dragon from
Rowen’s prophecies will be revealed.
Embark on a magical
journey packed with heart-pounding action and a dash of romance that
fans compare to George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, Sarah J. Maas’s
Court of Thorns and Roses, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Fate of the Dragons
Dragon Born Saga Book 5
While Ophelia finds herself taken to a palace far away and held hostage by
the devilishly handsome Trinity brothers, her homeland plunges into chaos.
The king of Withrae is at war. His queen is on
her deathbed. Who will lead the Dragons as one wizard and his devious
sister take the throne?
Withrae is in peril, and though Princess Noemie attempts to keep her people
together, she is no match for the wizard who wants to see the Dragon
nations fall. Gavin has a mission–one Rowen asked him to complete
with what may be her last breath. Find the mermaid kingdom, rescue
Ophelia from the brothers who rule the Trinity Islands, and reverse
the curse that plagues her people.
With the sorceress, Feyda by his side, he sets off on a journey that might
very well save the entire world.
New York Times
bestselling author, K.N. Lee brings a reverse harem legend perfect
for young adults and adults who love a high fantasy, sword and
sorcery adventure! Download the epic dragon fantasy that fans are
comparing to Game of Thrones and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Trigger Warning: Contains a suggestive reverse harem scenario
suitable for young adults and adults
K.N. Lee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She is the
author of the Dragon-Born Saga, Eura Chronicles, Wonderland
University, and the Chronicles of Koa series. When she is not writing
twisted urban fantasy, epic tales of dragons, pirates, and mermaids,
and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and spending time
with her family. Wannabe rockstar, foreign language enthusiast, and
anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys gaming and sketching. She is a
winner of the Elevate Lifestyle Top 30 Under 30 “Future Leaders
of Charlotte” award for her success as a writer, business owner,
and for community service.
She is signed with Captive Quill Press and Patchwork Press and
represented by Hershman Rights Management.
K.N. Lee loves hearing from fans and readers. Connect with her!
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The Age of Kali is a series of mythic fantasy novels by international bestselling novelist Falguni Kothari. The first book of the series, Soul Warrior, introduces readers to a fictional law-governed Cosmos made up of heavenly, demonic and human realms and its protagonist, Lord Karna, the legendary guardian of the Human Realm, who is coerced into training six godlings into demon hunters against a rising demon army. The series arc interlocks into a war of domination between the Light and Dark forces of the Cosmos and the race to control the one soul capable of total cosmic annihilation, demi-god Karna’s and Draupadi’s secret child.
 
 
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“A beautiful exploration of fantasy and mythology, Soul Warrior (The Age of Kali) is the latest release from Falguni Kothari and by any stretch of the imagination she’s delivered an awesome story. Rich, enchanting, evocative, she effortlessly blends an ancient Indian epic and South Asian mythology with grace and quiet elegance to create the canvas upon which her miraculous world finds form…. Beautifully written and enviably imaginative, Soul Warrior proves an exemplary example of Fantasy Fiction. Definitely deserving of your attention it is recommended without reservation!”
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“I loved the writing which… hit that nice spot between being evocative and descriptive and still keeping the story moving….It has a huge cast of fascinating characters, a deep and rich world and definitely something I’m interested in following.”
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“I loved the way Ms. Falguni has shown an eye for the details scattered throughout the novel…. Will I recommend this book? Oh yes, and be assured you will grab the next one too just to know more about the Soul Warrior.”
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“The plot is intriguing, much in the tradition of a modern thriller…. Precisely sketched and nuanced with quirky detail, the characters enrich the story they inhabit…. The vibrant characters in the multi-hued setting are the stuff superhero animation films are made of. Soul Warrior engrosses and enthralls. A thumping good read, I would say.”
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Read an Excerpt:

SHUNYA: NOTHING AND EVERYTHING



Kuru Kshetra Battlefield.
        Day 17 of the Great Kuru War, seven thousand five hundred years ago.

Death is hot.

That surprises me. I’d imagined death as cold and brutal. Merciless. But in truth, death is hot as blood, and constant like a heartbeat.

Thrum. Thrum. Thrum. My lifeblood ebbs to the rhythm. My head ripped from its torso by Anjalika, the arrow of death that burns even now with the energy of the sun. Struck from behind like some novice. Felled in battle by that lily-livered usurper the Heavens smile upon—Prince Arjun. Brother Arjun.

What have I done?

I harness the thought. Cease all reflection and wrench free of my mortal body. I soar up, up into the gloaming, snapping the ties that tether me to life. Dead, I have no use for ties.

“A matter of perspective, Karna, O son of my godsire.” The unearthly words strum through the air, and I quiver like a plucked bowstring, overcome as much by the voice as its blasphemous claim. 

“Bonds of devotion nourish the soul, brother.”

There is that word again. Brother. Unpleasant laughter wells up in me. Alive, I am abandoned, denied my birthright—Celestial or royal. Death, it seems, changes everything.

A bright, nebulous light brings forth Lord Yama, the God of Death, atop his divine mount. His elephantine thighs ripple beneath a silken dhoti, ochre and crimson of color, as he guides the mammoth water buffalo to a halt. An iron medallion sways against the God’s powerful cerulean torso, its center stone an ethereal blood orange.

Hypnotic. Pulsing with life. I am drawn to the stone.

“Piteous waste,” Lord Yama mutters, surveying the carnage of war far below us.

I trace the trajectory of his gaze and behold the battered remains of my army drenched in the evidence of its mortality. Is it true? Have we died in vain?

Words form inside me and I will them out. “Shall we go, my lord?”

“Ha! Impatient to be judged, are you? Anxious to have your fate revealed?” asks the Judge of the Hell Realm. His red-black eyes burn with intelligence and compassion in a blue-tinged face that is long and lean and hard. “Rest easy, brother-warrior. You are not bound for the Great Courtroom.”
Not bound for Hell? Where then? Fear has eluded me for so long that I take a moment to recognize it. 

A hollow-bellied feeling it is, as annoying as a bone stuck in my throat.

“My lord, I have done bad deeds…terrible deeds in my life. I have waged wars, this horrendous bloodshed, and all because my pride could not—would not abide rejection. I have sinned. I must atone for my actions.”

Lord Yama smiles in a way I do not like. “You have redeemed yourself admirably, Karna. You forfeited your life for the greater good today. The deed far outweighs any misguided ones. Be at peace, brother, and enjoy the fruits of your karma.”

There is but one place to enjoy such fruits—the Higher Worlds.

I’d rather burn in Hell for eternity. I say so. “I won’t live amongst the Celestials.” Coexisting with the very souls who’ve spurned me is unthinkable. Watching her—for she would surely reside in Heaven soon—will be eternal torture.

Yama shakes his head, the horns on his crown slashing to and fro. “I thought you might say that. Relax. Your destiny lies elsewhere.”

“Am I to be reborn then? Am I to begin a new life, and forget the past?” Pain, sharp as a blade, lances through me at the thought. Forget my past? My family? Even her? Was that my punishment? To forget all that made me human?

It must be so. For have I not betrayed them as surely as I’ve betrayed my prince regent?

“Human rebirth is not your destiny, either. You are chosen, brother. Your war skills are needed for a higher purpose.” The God slips off his mount, his garments rustling in agitation. “This unjust war has pushed the Cosmos to the vortex of a cataclysm. Tomorrow, the Kuru War will end. Fearing its outcome, the Celestials rolled the Die of Fate and have unwittingly bestowed on Demon Kali untold powers.” Lord Yama bares his fangs in disgust at the foolish gamble. “Imagine the havoc that asura and his minions will wreak on the weak if left unchecked. The Human Realm must be safeguarded during Kali’s dark reign.”

I can imagine the horror only too well as I have battled with evil all my life. But I am done with wars. 
I am done with defeat. I won’t waste another lifetime fighting.

“With due respect, my lord, I am not the man for this task.”

“You are not a man at all,” Yama thunders, fists shaking. “You are the son of Surya, the Sun God. Accept that you are no ordinary soul.”

I say nothing. I think nothing. I feel something but I squash it down.

Lord Yama’s thick black brows draw together. “Demon Kali will try to pervade every particle of good that exists in the Cosmos, beginning with the corruptible Human Realm. Once he obliterates all of humanity, he’ll set his sights on the Celestials. Kali will not stop until he’s destroyed our way of life. But you can stop him. You are light to his darkness. Do you understand now why you had to betray him? Your beloved humans need you, Karna. I need you. Our father believes in you. Claim your rightful place in the Cosmos.”

Impatiently, Lord Yama removes the iron medallion from his neck and holds it out. The vermillion sunstone glows as if its soul is on fire. Nay! It is my soul that is on fire.

Indescribable energy curls through me. I gasp, though not in pain. I shudder and feel myself grow large, grow hot. Was this rebirth?

I am strong, full-bodied and lethal once more. Then I roar as light bursts forth from my very core and I throb with glorious, blinding power. When I come to myself, my world has changed again. Bubbles of color shimmer all around me: cobalt and saffron, azure and rose. By karma! They are souls. Infinite floating souls.

“Behold the spectrum of life: the worthy, the notorious, the righteous and the sinners.” The God of Death’s soul was a worthy sapphire blue with a tinge of silver. “Your duty, should you choose to accept the office of the Soul Warrior, is to hunt down the red-souled asuras and crush them. Whatever you decide, I wish you a long and successful Celestial existence, Karna,” Yama booms out and vanishes into the purpling sky.

The parley has stunned me. The world of color holds me in thrall. I was dead. Yet, now I am not. A new path lies before me. Unwanted, unwelcome, I insist on principle. I close my eyes. Open them to stare at the medallion cupped in my hand—a golden-hued hand at once familiar and not—and know myself for a fool. I do want this. It’s what I am.

Bastard-born. Rebel. Son. Husband. Father. Warlord. And protector. I fist the talisman, buoyed by its concrete warmth. This is who I am.

I am the Soul Warrior.

 
About the Author:
 
 
Falguni Kothari is a New York-based South Asian author and an amateur Latin and Ballroom dance silver medalist with a semi-professional background in Indian Classical dance. She’s published in India in contemporary romance with global e-book availability; Bootie and the Beast (Harlequin Mills and Boon) and It’s Your Move, Wordfreak! (Rupa & Co.), and launches a mythic fantasy series with Soul Warrior (The Age of Kali, #1)I’m embarrassed to admit how many social media accounts I own :

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