Wednesday, November 1, 2017

•٠•● Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ●•٠• Giveaway & Blog Tour For Of Dreams and Dragons by Karpov Kinrade •٠•● Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ●•٠•

Of Dreams and Dragons
Karpov Kinrade
YA Epic Fantasy 

USA Today bestselling author, Karpov Kinrade, 

Of Dreams and Dragons begins

an incredible tale of magic and wonder and love. 

For fans of Throneof GlassHarry Potter,

Game of Thrones,

experience a story of epic proportions. 

The day darkness descends into my life begins like any other.

Taking care of the kids I call my own. Fighting fires in my
 small Northern

California town. How could I have known evil walked my
streets and would soon rip apart my world? 

But death comes for us all, and when a stranger with
 mysterious abilities shows up demanding payment for
a promise I never made, I refuse. When he kidnaps my baby
sister, I fight back.

And I discover the power of the dragons within me. 

Now, I must leave everything behind and travel to a world of
magic and wonder in order to train with a charismatic dragon
lord, in the hopes that one day… 

I can save my sister. 
Or make her killer pay with blood. 

But nothing in this world is what it appears. And my closest
friends are keeping secrets from me. 

Secrets that could tear the worlds apart.

"Absolutely amazing!" – Kayla
Erickson ★★★★★

"A book I would read again and again" –
Williams ★★★★★

"run out and grab a copy" -
Mindy S ★★★★★

"Karpov Kinrade's words are magic, painting a picture in 
your mind that stays forever." -
Courtney Cole, New York Times bestselling author

Out of darkness was born the first dragon, Alandel, and she had nine
children. Nir and Gai, Ava and Inf, Heln and Spri, Var and Min and
Undi. When their mother died, the elder dragons divided her body
amongst themselves. Var took her flame. Min took her blood. Undi her
eyes, and Spri her wings. Inf took her scales and Gai her bones. Ava took
her heart and Heln her spirit. And last Nir took her mind. And with what
they took, each elder dragon formed a world for themselves, and so the
Nine Worlds were born.
Nir, however, was not content with simply land. Why have land but
no one to share it with, he asked? And so, using the last pieces of Alandel’s
mind, he created mankind. He treated them as his children, and taught
them how to master fire, how to tame water, how to grow crops and build
homes. Nir enjoyed people so much, he took their form often for himself,
and one day, even fell in love with a woman. They bore three children
together, the first High Dragons, blood of both dragon and man.
It was not long until the other elder dragons grew jealous of Nir and
his children. They too wanted the company of people, and so they
approached Nir, asking for people of their own. The elder dragon Nir said
he would let his children decide whether they wanted to live in other
worlds or not.
Gai, who had taken her mother’s bones, had built a large world full of
mountains and seas and rivers and lakes, and some people said they would
go to her world. Ava had built a world of flying islands and deep caves,
and some people too said they would go there to live. Other people
preferred other worlds. But Var had built a world of fire, and Min a world
of ice, and no people chose to join them there. The two elder dragons grew
furious. If they could not have mankind on their worlds, they said, then
they would take the other worlds for themselves. And so, a great war
For millennium, the elder dragons battled each other, until it is said
only Nir, the smartest, and Var, the strongest, remained. The two were
equal on the field of battle, and so Nir devised a plan. We can continue for
another millennium, said Nir, and accomplish nothing, or we can divide
the worlds between us and have peace. But there are Nine Worlds, said
Var. How do we divide them fairly?
We split one world in half, said Nir, and each take one side.Var
And so the elder dragons met on the world of Ava, and together they
prepared to cast a powerful spell to split the world in two. We stand on
different sides of this river, said Nir, for this river is in the middle of this
world, and this way it will be fair. Var agreed. And so they cast the spell.
A giant blade of light fell from the sky to tear the world in two, but it did
not fall upon the river, for you see, Nir had lied. The river did not split the
world in half, instead it was the field that Var now stood upon. And thus
the blade of light fell upon Var himself, tearing his body, instead of the
world, in two.
What Nir did not know however, was that Var was pregnant, and
when Var died, from his stomach spilled a thousand dragons. They spread
throughout the worlds, killing mankind and feeding off their Spirits. In
days, almost all the people were dead, and so Nir did the only thing he
could. He used all his strength to draw the dragons together and cast a
wall of light around them, cutting them off from Spirit and man. So
powerful was the spell, that Nir gave his own life to cast it. And so, the
final elder dragon died to save his children, and the age of the Ancients
ended. But some say Nir is not dead, just asleep, regaining his strength,
and when mankind needs him once more, the elder dragon will awaken.
Kaden pauses, letting his words sink in.
His mythology is so different from the ones I grew up hearing. It
reminds me of a children’s fable more than real history, and it would be
easy to call it trivial. But I’ve seen too much dismiss the fantastical
anymore. And I have a feeling I'm about to see a lot more.
Kaden stands and throws on his long black coat. “I can see the
questions in your eyes," he says, "but it is time. The stars are aligned.” He
holds out his hand to me, and I take it, and he guides me to a fountain
amidst the olive trees. The shallow water shimmers in the light, casting
our pale reflections back at us. Kaden pulls a coin from his pocket and
flips it in the fountain, and the surface of the waves changes. Where once
the water seemed shallow, it now seems of infinite depth. Where once it
seemed chaotic, it now seems as still as a mirror. And where once the stars
seemed but a reflection, they now seem to shine from beyond the waves.
“Are you ready?” asks Kaden.
I nod.
And together we jump into the fountain.

Karpov Kinrade is the pen name for the husband and wife 
entertainment duo Lux and Dmytry Karpov-Kinrade, aka T
he KK Duo.

Together, they write award-winning, internationally and USAT
 bestselling books, make music, create art, write screenplays
 and direct -- all the things.

Look for more from Karpov Kinrade in the Vampire Girl
series, The Nightfall Chronicles and The Forbidden Trilogy.
If you’re looking for their suspense and romance titles, you’ll
find those under Alex Lux.

Check out their music by clicking on the Music tab.

They live in wine country California with their three offspring
who have crazy creative genius oozing out of them in the
form of music, art, performance, and all the things, and too
many cats who all think they rule the world (spoiler alert: they

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