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 WoodsI 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
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!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 LIVEAnuka 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:
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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.
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.
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