"With charity and love, may you be kind, in all you say and do and find."
The Book of Wrath, The Book of Resurrection and The Book of Redemption, the first series story arc of the many-headed Hydra that is The Destiny of Dragons, is published to the various Amazon sites and is now formatted for Smashwords!
I am currently editing/formatting/coding The Book of Family, amongst other jobs, for release in late 2013
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DESTINY OF DRAGONS AMAZON REVIEWS SO FAR
5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive Read, 19 Aug 2012
Having just completed this book and being a self confessed book addict, I was pleasantly suprised to come across a refreshing fantasy novel with characters I could visualise and empathise with. The descriptive text and imaginative realms were a refreshing novel experience with twists and turns so that the unexpected was always just that. I am intrigued by the possibilities of what will be in the next book and wait with impatient breath.
4.0 out of 5 stars A GRISTLY DELIGHT July 14, 2012
The author's lyrical and rhythmic writing style will pull you in, but it's her character development (at times wanting . . . but in such a way as to pique your curiosity) that will KEEP you in!
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging characters + Vivid settings + imaginative story = makes this a great read!, 13 July 2012
Adventurous and good fun to read, this is one of the best indie books on Amazon, certainly one of the best edited, especially considering that's been achieved by the author herself. I love the cool, simple but effective cover. The pitch made me want to read on and I love the way the book opens. The Emperor's Man walks into the bar and commands instant respect, so nobody would dare cause trouble. Wish I could do that.
After a superb opening it just gets better. I really like the story set up and it leaps right into the action. Its very well written, yet easy to follow with an excellent pace. Its very imaginative writing, with a suspenseful plot that keeps you turning pages. Descriptions are well developed and explained. The author does an excellent job at describing this new, expansive, realistic world and there's also a hell of a cast of characters, embedded in sharp imagery with myriad details that make their environments feel real. Not often do I read a fantasy book where the world the characters live in seem as thought out and well developed as the characters themselves.
The distinct characters show the promise of further and more interesting development as the story goes on, so they practically jump off the page. I enjoyed the entertaining dialogue exchanges, which didn't slow down reading. Kai's adventures kept me engaged, this somewhat common man, working for the Emperor, but possessed with deep compassion unlike any of his peers. It's easy to like him, as well as root for him to succeed, all important for the hero. I do feel sorry for him with the idiot neer do well of a prince to look after. I don't see that rotter Len could possibly be heir to anything more than a barstool, even after his changes. Reminds me of our ruling class. Anna is quite amazing, all important in a heroine.
There's plenty of conflict to keep the story moving forward, which in turn will keep the reader moving forward as well. This is only book 1, the introductory book of the series, so it sets the entire series up nicely for the fantasy to grow. I already like the gypsies and the werewolf. Oh and the angel!
I do have a dilemma with it though...what happens next? I am reading this one all the way to the end.
5.0 out of 5 stars Must buy!, 21 May 2012
I couldn't put the book down. The chapters left me in great suspense and I had to continue to read, I really cannot wait for the second book!!!!! Please publish soon!
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing story, can't wait for the second book!, 19 May 2012
The destiny of dragons takes you to another world. It's well written and paced and allows you to share the story with your favourite characters. I couldn't put the book down and can't wait for the second book. It's great to find a new author to be inspired by. Looking forward for the next book by Billie-Jo-Wiliams!
CURIOSITY OF A SOCIAL MISFIT REVIEW
"I'm always dubious when I pick up a new fantasy book because, just recently, they all seem to be cliched and unimaginative, which for a book in the fantasy genre is idiotic at best. That is most definitely not the case here..."
Read the entire review here: Curiosity of a Social Misfit