J.D. Hallowell has led an interesting and active life. His varied background includes time as a soldier, automotive mechanic, photographer, cowboy, paralegal, jewelry artist, EMT, psychiatric tech, massage therapist, diamond courier, dog trainer, and entrepreneur. He studied martial arts for over 30 years. Although he is now disabled by the cumulative result of injuries sustained both in and out of the military (he has been shot, stabbed, blown up, bludgeoned, poisoned, and has even had harsh language directed at him, if you can believe it), he still writes, and has had two fantasy novels,Dragon Fate and Dragon Blade, published, and has several other fantasy and science fiction projects underway. His other interests include but are not limited to history, archery, paleontology, cooking, and weaponry of all kinds. He currently lives on the Space Coast of Florida with his wife, his son, and his Great Dane service dog.
Dragon Fate, the first novel in J.D. Hallowell’s War of the Blades, is a heroic fantasy adventure in the classic tradition of the genre. Delno Okonan is a young former soldier eager to put the swords and strife of war behind him, when a chance encounter leaves him inextricably entwined in a tangled web of dragons, magic, and intrigue, as he struggles to find his place among dragons and men, and stave off a plot by renegade dragon riders that threatens all he now holds dear.
“Excellent…really well-written and compelling.” –Geoffrey Kabaservice, author of “Rule and Ruin”
“If you are a fan of Fantasy and dragon-lore, it would be hard to go wrong with Dragon Fate….Action, adventure, and, of course, dragons. You will not be sorry for downloading this.”
– Adam Byrn Tritt, author of “Ezekiel’s Wheel”