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The Eye of a Dragon The threat of a Dragon war looms over the land of Dorwine. With the blood of a Dragon on his hands, Anuka Sandbar and his friends flee from the horde of Dragons hunting them. Desperate for a weapon to use against the Dragons, Anuka assembles a band of professional thieves and thugs to infiltrate a secret dungeon. The Black DragonLord has hidden an artifact there so powerful it could turn the tide in the inevitable war against the tyrannical Dragon rulers. Will Anuka and his friends, old and new, escape their pursuers and survive the trials of the Ruins of Barith Shir, or will they find the end of their luck at the tip of a Dragon’s claw? The exciting sequel to The Blood of a Dragon is available now from Amazon in e-book, paperback, and hardback by clicking HERE. You can order autographed copies HERE. Look for the Michael Kramer narrated audiobook on Audible. You can always get some cool Dorwine swag at Jack's Magic Shop.

Man of the Woods

I haven't looked at The Eye of a Dragon in two weeks! She has been in the loving, yet simultaneously vicious, hands of my beta readers. I haven't been idle, however. The Untitled Vengeance story is nearly done! I've also been outlining Book 3 in the Dragons of Dorwine. Enjoy this cool pic of me posing in the woods.

The Eye of a Dragon is off to my Dragon Eyes!

The Eye of a Dragon has moved to Betas! For the next two weeks I will be outlining my anthology entry and then starting on the outline for Book3.

The Audiobook is here!

The Blood of a Dragon AudiobookThe Blood of a Dragon Audiobook

Finally, the audiobook version of Book 1 of the Dragons of Dorwine series is here! Narrated by the incomparable Michael Kramer of The Wheel of Time and Stormlight Archive fame. With a run time of 10 hrs and 44 minutes, this is the perfect way to pass your morning commute or job around the neighborhood.  Or perhaps the head of the local thieves' guild has sent his thugs after you, and you just need to get away. Enjoy this wonderful presentation of The Blood of a Dragon. Don't forget, go to https://authorjackadkins and click on Book Progress to see how Book 2 is coming along.

The Blood of a Dragon is LIVE

Anuka Sandbar is the most interesting half-goblin alive. Just ask him. Anuka’s father is a ship captain, retired Naval Commander, and genius engineer. Anuka is just a daring, handsome, witty, red-skinned, dagger-wielding entertainer. When Papa disappears, Anuka sets out to find him. While sailing to a sleazy port city to begin his search, Anuka and some unlikely companions are enslaved by pirates. They wind up the property of an emissary for the Silver DragonLord, Shimmer. The emissary offers them manumission if they discover the source of massive amounts of illegal DragonsBlood flooding the country. DragonsBlood is the most valuable currency on the continent and is the source of all magic in the land. With different Dragon factions on the precipice of war, revealing the truth could mean the destruction of the mortal civilization. What will these unlikely heroes do when their failure means enslavement but their success could lead to a war between the gods? You can now buy Book 1 of The Dragons of Dorwine series, The Blood of a Dragon, on Amazon in e-book, paperback, hardback, and Audible audiobook formats. It is also available on Kindle Unlimited to read for FREE if you have a KU subscription. Click HERE to buy The Blood of a Dragon now. You may also enjoy:

FREE Short Story

In answer to my most common question, "So what happened at the orc brother in Vustaan?" I have written a short story detailing the heroics of Anuka and his savage pet honey badger, Slobbers. Click the image and get it for FREE.  

The Blood of a Dragon Preorder is LIVE

The Blood of a Dragon The Blood of a Dragon, Book 1 of The Dragons of Dorwine Series, is now available for preorder in ebook: CLICK HERE to preorder. It will arrive on 9/21/21.

Bio

Jack Adkins Jack Adkins is an IT Professional in a small hospital in Eastern Kentucky and author of the upcoming High Fantasy novel The Blood of a Dragon, Book 1 in the Dragons of Dorwine series. As an avid fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Jack's writing style is a blend of slow-burn, Epic Fantasy (like Tolkien and Jordan) and fast-paced swords and sorcery of Salvatore and Denning. This writing style is heavily influenced by his love of South and Central American cultures and a passion for Reformation-era Christian theology. Jack is a thirty-year Dungeons and Dragons veteran who has written campaigns, epic character bios, and short stories for most of his life. Now he is channeling those skills into a career in Fantasy Writing. Jack's books can be found through Kindle Unlimited, Audible, and Amazon.com. Email Jack at jack@authorjackadkins.com

Humble Beginnings

Since reading R.A. Salvatore’s Homeland the week it was released I knew I wanted to write fantasy. The characters at the heart of those stories came to life as I lay balled up in the corner in an old chair. After meeting Bob at a book signing and discussing my love for writing his advise was, "well, write something or put the idea out of your head. It will drive you nuts, otherwise." He wasn't wrong.

The Dragonlance Chronicles, Darkwalker on MoonShae, Troy Denning's The Prism Pentad, were the foundation for my love of fantasy writing. If you haven't checked these out you should.

Another important part of my love for fantasy is the Dungeons and Dragons. roleplaying game. Through D&D I learned to love the process of developing characters and stories. Hours of telling stories and growing characters with my friends bred a deep love for exciting, dangerous tales of heroism.

Many years and stacks of paperbacks later, I began to write my own fantasy stories and explore my own worlds. I am finally coming to a place in life where I am ready to share those stories. I hope you enjoy my stories and I hope we can go on some exciting journeys together.

D&D isn't my only RPG passion. I used to love the old TSR Top Secret and Top Secret S.I. games. I was very glad when Top Secret NWO was released and I'm still holding out for Spycraft 3 (looking at you CraftyGames!) Although not epic fantasy, I have written several stories in this modern or urban fantasy setting that I will share over time.

Feel free to poke around, read some of my blog posts, or maybe buy something! I pray that my love for fantasy can enrich your life bring you some joy.

The Eye of a Dragon
The Eye of a Dragon The threat of a Dragon war looms over the land of Dorwine. With the blood of a Dragon on his hands, Anuka Sandbar and his friends flee from the horde of Dragons hunting them. Desperate for a weapon to use against the Dragons, Anuka assembles a band of professional thieves and thugs to infiltrate a secret dungeon. The Black DragonLord has hidden an artifact there so powerful it could turn the tide in the inevitable war against the tyrannical Dragon rulers. Will Anuka and his friends, old and new, escape their pursuers and survive the trials of the Ruins of Barith Shir, or will they find the end of their luck at the tip of a Dragon’s claw? The exciting sequel to The Blood of a Dragon is available now from Amazon in e-book, paperback, and hardback by clicking HERE. You can order autographed copies HERE. Look for the Michael Kramer narrated audiobook on Audible. You can always get some cool Dorwine swag at Jack's Magic Shop.

My Book Progress

The Eye of a Dragon (Dorwine Book 2)
Phase:Proofing
100%
Dead of Winter Short
Phase:Proofing
100%
Book 3: The Dragons of Dorwine
Phase:Writing
64.8%
Gharra - Noblebright Alliance
Phase:Research
100%