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The Dragons of Decay is now available!

Hi all:

Well, it took a little longer to release than I expected, but the newest novel in the Tales from the New Earth series is here! The Dragons of Decay is available at Amazon. Here is the Link.

And here is the synopsis:

The old world of technology has fallen and a new world, filled with magic, has risen from the ashes. Humanity, decimated by massive dragon attacks, is now on the brink of extinction. Those who have survived have been Changed, altered by the gods to enable them to exist in a world thick with magical energy. But a handful have become more and the greatest of these is Simon O’Toole.
Simon, once a heavy-set, middle-aged IT worker had been Changed into a slight young man brimming with power: a wizard. Trying to master his new magical skills and fighting to survive against the dragons that are hunting down the few remaining Changlings, the young wizard now faces the greatest threat of his new life. Brown dragons, led by an arrogant and incredibly powerful primal dragon, have invaded the land of the elves, one of humanity’s only allies. On the New Earth, the red dragons are aggressively searching for the last of the Changlings. And now Simon has to choose: protect his own people from the ravages of the dragons on this world, or travel to the elven realm to try to save his allies. He is only one man, faced with a terrible choice, and if he makes the wrong decision, it could mean the end of the human race and the rise of the gods of Chaos.

Thanks everyone for your patience and I really hope you enjoy the novel!

Take care,

J.J.

 

21 thoughts on “The Dragons of Decay is now available!

  1. Great book, I really enjoy this series, two thing I would like to know is Simon dead because the ending did not say that and when is the next book (I am guessing about the red dragons given the ending) going to be out

    • Hi Tony:
      Well, I certainly can’t say anything about what happened to Simon; that would be telling, wouldn’t it? 😉 But I will say that the next book in the series will be out before the end of the year. I can’t really be more specific than that at the moment. Glad you’re enjoying the series and I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer! Take care.
      J.J.

    • I am actually working on both novels. However, readers of the Titan series have been waiting patiently quite some time now for the next book in the series. They deserve to get it soon, so I may go that way. But both will be out before the end of the year, so whichever one I release first, readers won’t have to wait too long for either novel. Take care!
      J.J.

  2. Just wanted to let you know that it only took me a day and a half to read The Dragons of Decay; just couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait for the next book! Keep up the awesome work and thanks for doing what you do.

    • Hey Brian:
      Thanks so much! A writer often doesn’t get a lot of feedback from their readers and it’s a pleasure to hear that you’ve enjoyed my work. I have to admit, you made my day. Take care and enjoy the rest of the summer.
      J.J.

  3. Absolutely loved this book, and all the previous ones in this series. Looking forward to seeing what happens to Simon in the the next book. Hope it comes out soon.

  4. Wow, what an excellent series!! I just discovered this series of books 5 days ago and finished the last one just now. You have now gained a devoted fan 🙂 Based on this series, I am headed to Amazon to download the Titan series. I can’t wait for the next New Earth book though!

    • Hi Talarin:

      Thank you so much for the lovely comments! I must admit, occasionally a writer needs some feedback from his readers and while I do get quite a few emails, both pro and con, which is fair, a little encouragement goes a long way. Thanks again for brightening my day. Take care.

      J.J.

  5. Excellent story telling. I love Kronk! Will we hear anything about the little water elemental, Ana? I so don’t want to believe that she willingly participated in the betrayal. ..

    I plan to read more of your books, but this series is the first I’ve read of your material. I love your well developed characters…omg, I was crying my eyes out when Kronk died, lol. I love stories where I can really become invested in the lives if the characters. The only “criticism” I might have would be adding a few readers with whomever does your editing. It seems like the person editing may be relying too heavily on Word to find errors….the only reason I say that is because there are numerous wrong words or missing words in each book and often Word correction programs miss those. A few extra eyes reading through your material can really help catch those minor issues.

    Keep up the good work!! Seriously LOVE what you’re putting out there!

    • Thank you for the kind words. Currently all of my novels are being reviewed by a new editor. It’s a slow process, but as each is tuned up, I will update the books. I appreciate the feedback. Thanks again.
      J.J.

      • I hope that didn’t sound like an overly negative comment on my part. As one who enjoys dabbling in writing, I can tell you that I find self-editing to be a challenge and a half lol! And sometimes after working so closely with a piece it’s very easy to miss little things….that definitely doesn’t mean that the writing is bad and in your case, it’s just the opposite…your stories are awesome! Anyone who can write something that makes me cry like a big baby is powerful in my book! 🙂

  6. I am very happy to hear there will be a Book 5 in the New Earth series! I hit the end of Book 4 and nearly pitched my Kindle across the room!! It CAN’T end like that!! Please don’t leave us hanging on the cliff for long! BTW, an editing note from Book 4…lots of they’re where it should be they’ve. Missed Kronk and Aeris in Book 4. Hope they will be back. I nearly cried over Kronk, too. Very attached to those little elementals!

    • Thanks for the comment. Your point is well taken, which is why I’ve changed editors. I don’t expect perfection from anyone, really, but missing the glaringly obvious is ridiculous. Take care.
      J.J.

  7. i have really enjoyed the first four books in this series. Love your style and can’t wait for book 5. Please hurry 😀. And great suspense at the end, at first I didn’t like it but I’m on pins and needles to see what happens next.

  8. Yup cliff hangers are evil. I wanted to read the next book right away with that kind of ending. And man, he really does have bad luck. Twice in 1 book he dies. Or at least so far 1 confirmed death and what seems like no escape death.
    Side note. Know how long the series will be? Is book 5 going to be the last or will there be more books?

    Also, haven’t started reading your other series yet, but I can see Titan Legacy is an ongoing series. Is the Angelic War series ended?

  9. Hi,
    Sorry about leaving you hanging, but I personally enjoy being left wanting more, as a reader, so that’s how I write. The New Earth series is fairly open-ended. I envisioned at least six books in the series, but the world is such a broad canvas that I think there will be other adventures taking place there. Maybe not with Simon O’Toole, but then he’s hardly the only Changling around exploring his new powers.
    Both the Fallen and the Titan series are ongoing. The Fallen may end up as a trilogy; I haven’t quite decided yet. There are at least two more books coming out in the Titan series. Plus, I’m working on a new series set in the present day, and a series of novellas. The only problem is finding the time (sigh). Thanks for writing!
    J.J.

  10. The cliffhanger was just a bit of a shocker! Unexpected.Like one of those scenes in a horror movie that happens so suddenly everyone jumps and screams! Really glad you got the next book out fairly quickly, though. My fingers were getting tired hanging on that cliff edge! Also glad you changed editors. It showed in the last book, and at least you HAVE an editor! Many don’t and it shows, to the detriment of both author and book. NO writer should ever edit his/her own material! One tends to read what one meant, not what is actually there. Even in the classroom major papers are edited by classmates at least twice, usually thrice, before the final paper is turned in! There is a valid reason for that practice. And the smart author has someone proof it before it even gets to the editor! Yeah, it’s a hassle, but the quality of the final product shows the extra effort. At Amazon the stars often show the author’s commitment to the work. I have reluctantly given 2 or 3 to an exceptional story that was exceptionally poorly edited. It’s the only way to get the author’s attention and get the problem fixed.

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