Unbeknownst to even the most educated scholars, history has been manipulated for eons to keep a shadowed group in power. There is only one being alive who remembers the truth, R’ya, the last dragon, and after living several thousand years, she’s feeling her age. Her best hope is to convince a bumbling, but well-meaning scribe to read the stories of the past and spread that knowledge into the future.

Nubbins is just a humble scribe—except, of course, in his own mind—who’s been given the chance to do something great: discover and disseminate hidden scrolls and paintings to change humanity’s understanding of history. When a tiny indigo dragon offers him this wondrous opportunity, he leaps at the chance; however, revealing the past has dangerous consequences in the present.

THE CAVES OF DA’NATH is an illustrated epic fantasy trilogy with original paintings and sketches from 17 of today’s most well-known fantasy artists, including Scott Gustafson, Donato Giancola, Julie Bell, Boris Vallejo, and Todd Lockwood. The story unfolds over 2 timelines; thousands of years in the past when the one continent splits, and the present, a time seemingly devoid of magic.

Click here to read the first 44 illustrated pages.

Click here to read the synopsis of all 3 books (includes spoilers).


About the Authors (Beyond the Bios):

Ariana’s first book, “The Magic of Mojo: The Creative Power Behind Success” (nonfiction, business) was published in 2015, but the publisher folded and she would like to make this book available again. It was endorsed by a former NFL player, business owners, and professionals in the US and the UK. She has also been published in nonfiction compilation books and wrote the “Business Mojo” column for Inc.com from 2014-16.

She is co-authoring this trilogy with her dad, Bill Johnson. Before retiring, he had a successful career doing technical writing for the federal government and private industry, so one could say he’s published numerous works of fiction, albeit in a different setting. This is their first novel.

Contact Ariana: 703.795.6973 • ariana (at) ayutopia (dot) com

Contact Bill: 703.244.2329 • BillAtTheLake (at) comcast (dot) net

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