“Dragon Clan” – Book 2 of the Cloud Lands Beginnings

Dragon Clan Cover

About Writing Dragon Clan

“Dragon Clan” took me by surprise, in a way.

I was writing another story with dragons and characters that I love. And got bogged down.

Then, a new dragon crept into my mind: Shermin.

She flies out, fleeing an obsessive leader, determined to find freedom. In the end, she finds so much more.

The Premise of Dragon Clan

This is another tale where I explore the potential relationships between dragons and humans.

The main characters, Shermin, Drashgen and Andrysh encounter many kinds of dragons and people in this story, both good and bad. They try to do their best, help where they can, and fight when they must.

All they ever want is a good life for their Clan. And as far as they know, theirs is the only one where both dragons and humans live together. (I am planning a tale where Andrysh meets Sidren’s Clan, though. That will be fun to write.)

Dragon Clan is a rambling, entertaining adventure, the kind I like to read myself. And of course, there are many challenges, but also fun encounters and light-hearted banter.

The Main Characters

Shermin is a young dragon who prefers wearing the color blue. She grew up in Shellay’s Clan (which you might remember from “Dragon Prey”) and decides to flee the constant oppression. Her search for freedom takes her to the massive mountain range in the center of the continent, where she meets a very friendly green dragon.

Drashgen is a bachelor dragon, with no affiliation to any clan. He enjoys living on his own, doing just as he pleases. He even has managed to find and keep a cozy cave for himself. When he meets Shermin, he is instantly enchanted and does all he can to make her his mate.

Andrysh, well. He’s a bit of a rogue, a lovable, cheerful guy most happy when out exploring. His two kids are being raised by their mother in his Clan, until… sorry, that would be a spoiler. He’s kind-hearted, though, and always willing to lend a hand to help.

The Setting

“Dragon Clan” takes place roughly at the same time as “Dragon Prey”, maybe a year or two later. It’s set in my dragon world, which I call “The Cloud Lands”.

It’s also a stand-alone, not directly connected to “Dragon Prey”, which means you can read it as part of a series but you don’t have to.

Due to the disruption by the invasion of dragons/firebeasts, human civilization has dropped back to a hunter/gatherer level, with some animal husbandry left. Agriculture has practically become impossible, because of constant attacks. In fact, most human clans survive in the mountains, where they can find caves deep enough to protect them against the firebeasts. Life has become quite difficult for humans.

The Link – go get it!

Now, I hope I have made you curious enough to want to take a closer look, either through the preview or possibly Kindle Unlimited. Of course, I’d be very happy if you choose to buy the book, as well.

Right now, it’s only available as eBook through Amazon. I’m working on Print, and once “Dragon Clan” comes out of KDP Select in three months, it’ll go wide and be available through all major sellers (except Google Play).

So here’s a general Amazon Link that will take you to your store: Buy “Dragon Clan”

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About Hannah Steenbock

Hannah Steenbock is an author, dreamer, and coach. She has published several short stories in English and German, as well as one novel in German. In 2013 she started self-publishing her work. In 2014, she has won two awards for her short story "Sequoia".
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