Book 3



Genesis of Arret Description

After finally arriving on Planet Earth, Hymie and the Dragons of Arret find a declining world of chaos, beset by climactic upheavals created by generations of excess on the part of Humans.  Civilization is faltering under the weight of climate change, teetering on the edge of total collapse.  Their Human friends aid them not only for a chance at redemption for their unknowing participation in the exploitation of Arret but also for the Dragons' potential salvation of Earth as well.

As much as they want to help their Human friends, the Dragon's focus must stay on aiding their own people of Arret.  However, when their safe haven is invaded, and one of their Human friends is killed, they realize their Quest is more than the few Dragons can handle alone.  In order to succeed in saving Arret, they must enlist the aid of the Humans, and teach them how to attune to the Spirits, too.

After that, they can begin to focus on saving the Disappeared and confronting those responsible for kidnapping the Disappeared.Yet, before they can move to save the Disappeared, and Arret, they must first save themselves from an impending nuclear apocalypse.

Genesis of Arret Backstory

The climax of the Saga of the Dragon's Daughter trilogy is a wild ride with plenty of action.  It was the most difficult part of the trilogy to write, both from a conclusion end and a continuity one.  I had made the decision to finish the whole trilogy before publishing anything, and I'm rather glad I did.  It took me as long to edit this one as it did the first two books combined.

This is the part of the book where all the things I wanted in the story were tied together.  I got the climate change aspect (the year is 2095, and climate change is causing a LOT of issues, with civilization on the brink of collapse in many places).  I got the consequences of  climate change (disease and war), and THOSE were side issues for the Dragons.  They still have to figure out how to get the Disappeared back where they belong.

But don't expect that the surprises end there.  Life is messy, and things don't always turn out the way people expect them to.  That, too, is part of what I wanted to convey.  It's a long trilogy, over 314,000 words in total.  But I think it turned out pretty good.

On a more personal note, it ended a really shitty year on a higher note than the year deserved, which was immensely satisfying to have done.  Who says books can't be written when one's own world is crashing around one's ears?  That metaphor was given life in this book, and the whole thing is a metaphor for what my family and I have endured in these last six months.  The difference being, of course, that happy endings are easier to write than find in life itself.