THE DRAGON'S DAUGHTER
GENESIS OF ARRET
Genesis of Arret Description
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
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.