Home of the Dragonborn Series

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I'm delighted you've arrived at this website, home to the Dragonborn series. Awakening, book one, was published in early December 2019. The second book in the series, Return, was published on February 17, 2020. It's now available in ebook format on Amazon, Kobo, B&N NookPress, Apple iBooks and Google Play Books. Signed paperbacks can also be ordered from this website. Please visit the Books menu selection to the left for purchase links.

The Dragonborn series fulfills my lifelong desire to publish fantasy novels directed towards kids in the nine to twelve age range. Don't be discouraged if you're older than that! I know teenagers and adults young at heart will enjoy the storyline and the characters. It is also my hope that parents will read these books to their younger children as well.

In Awakening, Alister is a day away from turning thirteen and ready for his last day of seventh grade. Like most twelve-year-olds, he's anxious about the change. However, in a matter of days, Alister has completely forgotten his previous trepidation when he discovers he is not the normal human being he thought. And neither are his parents, best friends or his favorite teacher!

Alister awakens to his true nature, that of a shapeshifter dragon, and King of all Shifters on Theria, an Earth-like planet in another dimension. Awakening chronicles the experiences of Alister and his best friends as they come to grips with not only being shifters from another dimension but with the roles they must play when confronting an enemy oppressing others because he has the power to do so. Alister and his friends take the royal motto, Protect the Weak, to heart and face their fears as well as an enemy bent on destruction.

Return continues the story as Alister and his best friends, Shelley and Bernie, step willingly into their calling—to return to Theria to depose the usurper who rules the planet with hatred and oppression. They have few resources and very little time if Alister is to rescue his royal parents, whom he was told had been murdered thirteen years before. His dreams tell him differently.

Refusing to proceed without proper planning and training, Alister insists that his generals devise a battle strategy that will result in the fewest possible deaths or injuries, on either side of the battlefield. His unbending moral fiber and natural abilities as a leader draw shifters to him who willingly take up his cause.

Reunite, book three in the series, will be published later in 2020. It will reveal the obstacles Alister and his loyal subjects must overcome to reunite the shifter kingdoms on his world. Alister must learn how to care for his subjects and stop an impending cataclysmic battle between the warring factions that arose when his parents were murdered and the throne was overtaken by the evil Dimitri.

It was my goal to create the Alister character as a youth and young adult not only on good terms with his parents, but who actively strives to emulate them in every way, and eventually surpass them. Guided by the morals instilled in him by his parents, Alister's character is forged from an innate sense of what is right and what is wrong and a desire to eliminate whatever wrongdoing he can. That doesn't mean it's smooth sailing for Alister. As with anyone in a position of power, Alister faces some very difficult moral decisions that test his reason, faith and strength as the King of Theria.

I hope you enjoy reading the stories as much as I had writing them!

What's next? I will write more adventures for Alister and his friends as well as possible spin-off stories in the Dragonborn Universe; I haven't decided yet. All I know is that I'm enjoying the ride, and I look forward to creating more characters who are good role models that inspire the young, and worlds that spark the imagination.

—Brett Humphrey