In the summer of 2009, I sat down and took the time to double-side print Dragon’s Future, Dragon’s Heir, Dragon’s Revenge, and Dragon’s Cure from my HP inkjet printer. Then I three-holed punched them all and put them into a report folder with those irritating brads. I handed the book to a friend to read. She passed them on to her husband and son. They all enjoyed them. That was when I first began thinking of a cover for the books. So, in September of 2013, I began drawing a cover concept for Dragon’s Future. I had Ruskya, the main character, staring off into space, and Wyeth, his dragon, behind him spraying him with dragon courage, a sparkly dust that gives courage. In April of this year, when we began talking about the cover for the book release of Dragon’s Future, both my book manager, Pam, and I liked the idea of using the spraying of dragon courage. So, I then turned to my cover artist, Amy Chitulescu, to do her magic. I had seen her deviantart page and fell in love with! The cover speaks for itself.
So what is the story about?
Every child of Woolpren dreams of becoming one, but only a few are chosen. Now, ten-year-old twin brother and sister, Ruskya and Duskya, have been selected to join an elite group of riders: dragon riders. Full of awe and excitement, the twins leave their mother, and their home, to train for their new lives.
Fifteen years later, dragons are becoming extinct and riders are rare. One day, Ruskya is at the general store in town when a man announces that he is recruiting new dragon riders. Ruskya goes undercover, and discovers that there is another colony of riders with their own agenda—a quest to find a mysterious plant that could restore the dragon population, or destroy it. When a battle erupts between the two colonies, it’s up to Ruskya and his friends to fight for their dragons’ future, and their lives.
Follow Ruskya’s quest in this exciting young adult fantasy series by new author Kandi J Wyatt.
The book will go on pre-order at amazon soon. It will be released on August 10th.