Thursday, February 17, 2022

Dragons in the Clouds written by David Blair

 
The Blurb: 

Dragons in the Clouds is an epic adventure that takes place during a time period when Dragons were alive and freely roamed the land. The people during this time were getting eaten by a vicious species of Dragons. The ruling King finally orders the total annihilation of all living dragons. A powerful wizard, named Merlinius, who is a friend to the king, does not agree with the King's order, for Merlinius knows all Dragons are not what they seem. So he does what he must to protect a family of Dragons that he had befriended. And to protect his Dragon friends, Merlinius performs the spell of weightlessness and tells the Dragons to fly up and to hide in the cover of the Clouds. He then gives the Dragons strict instruction to live within the clouds and to only come down at night to eat. An apprentice to the wizard who has grandeur of his own has a plan for Dragons that he has hidden deep within a mountain cavern. Now enters a young boy, who had also befriended a dragon, though a very young one, suddenly find themselves caught between the Kings order and a battle that has begun between two species of Dragons. A battle that would determine control of the skies above the Kingdom of Albian. This Apprentice's plan has consequences that may bring the Kingdom and perhaps the very world we live in today to an devastating end.

My Take: 

Dragons in the Clouds is the debut novel written by the author David Blair and it will enchant you with its magical story of dragons. 

Just like the author David I love Dragons too, I wished they were real and after reading I m delighted that I had a chance to live this moment with this book. 

The book is written in a descriptive way, describing, the very moment, emotions, characters, surroundings, and minor expressions perfectly. The flow of the story is smooth, I really enjoyed the imaginative and detailed flow of the book. 

The highlight in the book that I liked the most is the friendship between the baby dragon and the kid. The capture of emotion; friendship written beautifully with deep affection and meaning between humans and animals is excellent work.

From the beginning till the very end it's enchanting to read. I also like the character Jayasha mother of David the way the author has developed her character with delicateness and fierce is astonished making the book worth reading twice and for a continuum. 

Overall loved the magical vibes of dragons and would recommend reading it to find the dragons and enjoy the ride to the clouds. Click here and read now the first book Dragons in the Clouds written by David Blair.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Author's Interview with David Blair

First, before we move forward with our Authors Interview, I would like to start with an introduction.

1. Could you please introduce yourself to us?

David Blair, as the author of "Dragons in the Clouds". This is my first novel publication. But my first story, was a student film called “Destination Destiny”. Most recently, I worked as a production supervisor for EnterAktion Studios, on a feature length motion picture called “Dwegons and Leprechauns’’. My favorite writers are Rod Sterling and Charles Dickens. I love stories that make fiction believable, where fantasy can seem possible.

2. Congratulations on your book. So what inspired you to write this book?
I wrote the story, "Dragons in the Clouds" over 20 years ago. It started with the song, "Puff the Magic Dragon". I thought it would make a great story. So, I started kicking around some ideas, and as I was creating the dragon story based on Puff, I was in a smoke shop that had crystals and incense and I came upon a pewter dragon statue. It was a dragon standing upon clouds holding a crystal ball. The title of the statue was "The Dragon of the Clouds" The minute I picked it up, the story, almost magically started formulating in my head. In the time it took me to drive home, I had the outline/treatment in my head. I immediately sat down at the computer and wrote it out. I originally wrote Dragons in the Clouds in screenplay format and only recently converted it into novel format.
3. What is the book all about?
A wizard is compelled to help a family of Dragons escape the annihilation of their species. He grants them the spell of weightlessness and tells them to hide within the cover of the clouds. An apprentice to the wizard grants the same spell to a vicious specie of Dragon. Causing an event that may bring an end to their world and perhaps the very world we live in today
4. Why did you choose this genre for your book?
As I mention I started with the song ''Puff the Magic Dragon, the story picked the genre, but I have to admit that I am very partial to this genre in particular, I enjoy the lore, the power and also the vulnerability that surrounds dragons and their mystique
5. How much time did it take to complete this book?
The original first draft which was in screenplay format took 30 days. But after that first draft, I put it down for quite a few years. So to pinpoint an actual time is hard to say.
6. What makes your Book Special?
It has an original element that has yet to be told. Plus I included Lightning and thunderstorms which plays an integral part in the story, have captivated my imagination for as long as I can remember.
7. When is your second book coming?
I have two. A western titled “The Hunt for the Apache Kid, A Ghost Story” and a contemporary crime drama titled “Meaner than the Devil”. But I do have a lot more marketing planned for my current release. We will see how things pan out.
8. While writing did you get any writer's block? What is the Tip that you will give others who are facing writer's block?
. I customarily write a 20 page treatment/outline of the entire story. This helps in prevent writers block. After I have the treatment set. I start dissecting sentence by sentence, adding dialog and description. And if a better idea or direction for the story comes to mind. I have no hesitation in changing the story.
9. Apart from being a talented author, what are your other hobbies?
I have owned and ran a lot of businesses. I am good with numbers. My most proudest accomplishment is I worked as a Production Supervisor on a CGI film called ''Dwegons and Leprechauns''. We came in under budget. A finished product. You can catch it on Youtube if interested.
10. Last but not the least, How did you feel, while giving this interview?
I love talking about writing. I just hope I am able to encourage a upcoming writer to go for it and to simply see what happens. We all have a story to tell. Believe.
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