My debut novel, “The Summer Dragon: First Book of The Evertide,” releases today! If you like fantasy, action, intrigue, and dragons it may be just the book for you.

Advance reviews have all been outstanding—I’m very pleased. Publisher’s Weekly had this to say:

“Illustrator Lockwood marks his debut as a novelist with this winning epic fantasy trilogy opener. Maia is the youngest daughter of a proud dragon-breeding family and hopes to claim a young dragon of her own to raise soon. But her life is thrown into disarray the day she and her brother see Getig, the Summer Dragon. The omen sends Maia on a journey to save her village and country from the malevolent Harodhi, invaders from a faraway land whose hideous necromantic experiments threaten everything Maia loves. But the knowledge she uncovers about the past of her militantly religious homeland of Gurvaan may send the nation into war with itself. Maia’s adventures are plotted and paced with impressive skill. Lockwood is as talented at describing the thrill of riding a dragon as he is at illustrating the spectacle (which he does for the book’s 21 interior illustrations and beautiful cover) […] vivid imagery and a cast of rich, diverse characters combine to make Lockwood’s first full-length outing a rousing success.”

Goodreads has an excellent collection of reviews already. Amazon reviews are starting to come in as well.

io9 named it one of the books that will “Blow Your Mind in May.” HuffPo named it one of “5 Debut Fantasies to Look For.

I shared all this information and more over on Facebook, but the important thing is this: Buy it! :o) Read it!


If you want a personalization or a remarque, you can buy it from me here.

Barnes & Noble may still have signed copies available on their website.

And of course Amazon carries it (if you enjoy the book, please leave me a review there).

Please join me on this journey!