Waiting on Wednesday – The Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.
So, I don’t always go for high fantasy, but do enjoy it at times, especially when it sounds political. This one sounds pretty intriguing, plus, I have to admit to being impressed that the author is also the illustrator. If he can write as well as he can draw, then we should be in for an amazing story.
The debut novel from the acclaimed illustrator—a high fantasy adventure featuring dragons and deadly politics.
Maia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine. As she comes of age, she anticipates a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents. Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon—one of the rare and mythical High Dragons—makes an appearance in her quiet valley. Political factions vie for control of the implied message, threatening her aspirations, her aerie, her entire way of life.
The bond between dragons and their riders is deep and life-long, and Maia’s desire for a dragon of her own to train, ride, fly, and love drives her to take a risk that puts her life at stake. She is swept into an adventure that pits her against the deathless Horrors, thralls of the enemy, and a faceless creature drawn from her fear. In her fight to preserve everything she knows and loves, she exposes a conspiracy, unearths an ancient civilization, and challenges her understanding of her world—and of herself.