Saturday, April 20, 2013

Dan Wright's Legacy of the Dragonkin is featured on Penny's Tales!



Legacy Of The Dragonkin


Benji Dragonkin aspires to be a hero, just like his mother - Queen Daniar Dragonkin. He wants to become a famous warrior so that he can save the day - and win the heart of his long time friend, Lydia Taurok. But with his mother being overly protective of him, and a dark side to his father that threatens to tear their family apart, Benji has a long way to go just yet.

Zarracka Dragonkin, still a prisoner of Daniar, plots her revenge against her sister - and Benji may just be the key to her victory.

And in the land of Drewghaven, the Kthonian Knights arise once more, determined to once again bring forth their revenge against the men of the world. Their leader, Jihadain, seeks to settle old scores with Daniar - and break her spirit in the process.

With villains gathering and allies faltering, Benji sees this as a chance to prove himself a true warrior. But even more harrowing is a warning that his mother receives, forshadowing a greater evil:

"She is coming..."

About Dan Wright:
Dan lives in the UK, his hometown being Canterbury, Kent. A huge fan of both Fantasy and Manga, he has a style that combines both within his writing, which lets him tell stories that are both dramatic and tongue-in-cheek at the same time.

Dan also runs his own website, blog and even a wiki page that goes into detail of the world of Draconica. He is also a reviewer for the website Read2Review and also reviews books independently on his own website.

Authors who have inspired Dan are Douglas Adams, J.R.R Tolkien, Harlan Ellison, Alan Moore, Joss Whedon, H.P Lovecraft, George R.R Martin and Hiromu Arakawa.

You can connect with Dan Wright at the following places:

Character Interview – The Man in Shadow

A huge thanks to Penny’s Tales for having me today. For this part of the blog tour, I was asked to do a character interview for a character of my choice. I decided to interview, who I consider to be, the one that is the cause of all the chaos in the book. The Man in Shadow.

The Man in Shadow is somewhat of an enigma. Very little is known about him and his motivations – but he is responsible for releasing the Kthonian Knights and sending them on their path of destruction. But just who is the Man in Shadow really?

I managed to get some time to speak to him today and it was an – interesting talk to say the least.

Dan: Can you tell us a little about yourself?

MIS: Hmmm, let’s see. I may or may not have been born to a mother I may or may not have had. I may or may not have lived a life of pain and suffering. I may or may not have been married, had kids and seen them all taken away from me. And I may or may not have a deep seated hatred for all life and seek to destroy them. Or I may or may not just be a complete evil person just may or may not just enjoy messing with the lives of others. There. Does that answer your question?

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Oh, the usual. Pillage, destroy, burn everything, seek the death of all life, fart in public places – you know, the usual activity that all villains like to do!

Why do you release the Kthonian Knights from their prison?

The Kthonian Knights play a key story in my plan. With them causing chaos in Drewghaven, it allows me to focus on other things. Plus, I kinda like the Kthonian Knights. Sure, they are gendercidal maniacs that seek the death of all men, but they’re nice girls really. All they need is a cuddle now and then. Sure, they’ll probably rip your spine out for so much as touching them, but it’s only because they care!

Are you working with other people or working alone?

Well... there is a group of people that have hired me, called The Kabal. And I may or may not be working with them. Tell the truth, I haven’t decided yet.

What are your motivations for your actions?

Sigh. This is the problem. People ALWAYS think you need to have a reason for your actions. What’s wrong with doing things just because I can? Do you think a God needs a reason to cause death and destruction – no, they do it because they have the power to do so.

And besides, if you knew what I knew – how meaningless and pointless life is – then you wouldn’t need any motivations for your actions. You’d do it just because you feel like it.

Hell, I could carve YOU up into a million pieces just because I wanted to. But I won’t. Anyway, who would clean the mess up afterwards? Hehehe.

People call you the Man in Shadow because you tend to hide in the darkness. Can you tell us your real name?

If I told you that, I’d have to kill you. Well, I’d probably torture and then tickle you first, but I WOULD end up killing you eventually. It just depends of how happy I’m feeling at the time.

Every so often, we notice that you have to vent some kind of black gas from your mask. Can you tell us the reason why you need to do that?

I just have a bad case of gas! Hahaha!

But seriously, it’s void gas. Something left over from my imprisonment (which I could tell you about but it’s a very long and boring story and I’d probably just bore you to death telling it). Unfortunately, Draconica air doesn’t agree with me, so I have to wear the mask to be able to breathe. But occasionally, some of this left over stuff can clog my lungs. It’s a pain, but something that I have to do now and then.

At some point in Legacy of the Dragonkin, there is reference made to an entity known only as She and eludes to something called Final Ragnarok. Who is She?

Oh I couldn’t tell you that. I do so hate spoilers after all. You’ll find out what Final Ragnarok is when everyone else does. But by then it will be too late!

As to who She is? Well, I think I can give a little teaser...

Let’s just say that She is a being of immense power and hatred. She’s been living in the darkness for centuries – a living, boiling mass of hate. A hatred that has been brewing for such a long time it’s all she’s known. She is the one who, when released, will bring Draconica to its knees. Draconica will burn, people will die and all your worse fears will come true.

Or, she may just be a misunderstood soul that just needs a little loving. Who knows? Well, I do, but like I said, I hate spoilers.


  1. Ew, the man in the shadow sounds scary.

    1. Yeah, he is a bit of a nasty S.O.B. But if you think he sounds scary now - wait until the next book!

  2. Dan, your book sounds very good. I wish you all kinds of success with it.


  3. Thanks for having me on your blog! And the Man in Shadow of course. Hope he didn't scare your readers too much!

  4. Of Course, Dan. Thanks so much for stopping by! I am wishing you tons of success with this incredible story.

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