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The Dragon's Back by E.S. Matthew

The Dragon's Back

by E.S. Matthew

Giveaway ends July 30, 2022.

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In a divided world plagued by oppression and persecution, a monster hunter and renegade mage must embark on a dangerous adventure to awaken a long-dormant dragon and challenge an all-powerful evil force.


Queen Morflava’s reign of terror seems unstoppable as the malevolent mage sows division and hate among humans and fae. With the Warlord Council disbanded and the Citadel destroyed in the devastating Mage Purge, the continent is desperate for a hero.

Cali, last of the Mancar War-Clan, final Apprentice of the Mecha-Mage, and survivor of the Mage Purge, can no longer ignore the call of her dying father’s last words. She must reclaim a powerful artifact said to be her birthright. An object capable of reawakening dragons and challenging Morflava’s rule.

On this perilous journey, Cali is pursued by the Queen’s army, led by her twin brother who betrayed her parents’ legacy by serving as enforcer for Morflava. This murderous horde will stop at nothing to prevent Cali from succeeding in her mission to overthrow the Queen.

But Cali isn’t alone, as an unlikely band of tenacious survivors and outcasts join her in taking on this perilous quest. As they trek over brutal mountains and desert landscapes, will the group of companions be able to resurrect a dragon and inspire a revolution of hope, or will the world be forever caught in the grip of despair under Morflava’s iron fist?


"The Dragon's Back had me ensnared in its claws during the prologue! The journey of Cali and her companions was a gripping tale that kept me interested till the last page. The side quests were well-written and complement the main story. They also gave me a better understanding of the characters and the world they inhabited. The book gave me the definitive fantasy experience, and readers that enjoy fantasy books with a grand journey are sure to love this one." — Reader's Favorite Book Reviews

"From start to finish, this book simply grips the reader and never lets go. Cali is a superb heroine who is so easy to cheer for. The world-building done by the author is impressive. Edgy at times and full of suspense, this book will put you on the edge of your seat. Recommended to fans of rip-roaring adventure. A fantastic start to what should be a mega-successful book series. Highly recommend it to all who enjoy a great read!" — N. N. Light Book Reviews


"The Dragon's back is such a breath of fresh air. It takes the usual fantasy tropes and turns them around so smoothly. There are so many fantasy elements that reminded me of Lord of the rings and even Mistborn but the author put a fresh spin on it. Cali gave me major Throne of Glass vibes too. It is a riveting and intense read that keeps you on the edge sometimes. I especially liked the portion with Rylancer. He added a necessary spark to the story, right when it was most needed. And the total help-me-or-you'll-regret-it thing that went on was intense. Anyone who loves adventurous fantasy novels would like it."—Alex Murakami,

Readers are saying:

  "A gripping tale that kept me interested till the last page."
⭐  "Storytelling that transports you to another world."
⭐ "A phenomenal debut novel!"
⭐  "A tale woven with wit, charm, and imagination."
⭐  "Already looking forward to the next book in the series."

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