The Dragon Hunters: Book Two of the Iron Dragon Series


The Dragon Hunters:
Book Two of the Iron Dragon Series:

On this hunt, you give up everything . . .

The last of an order of dragon hunters must track down the Dragon King's daughter and stop her from getting the Crystal Eye, an ancient artifact that will cause the destruction of their world.

Praise for The Dragon Hunters:

"Genesse stresses the necessity of trust between races ...

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The Dragon Hunters:
Book Two of the Iron Dragon Series:

On this hunt, you give up everything . . .

The last of an order of dragon hunters must track down the Dragon King's daughter and stop her from getting the Crystal Eye, an ancient artifact that will cause the destruction of their world.

Praise for The Dragon Hunters:

"Genesse stresses the necessity of trust between races and cultures and the perils of bias and dissention, and he keeps the plot moving quickly . . ."

-Publishers Weekly;

"Paul Genesse is a talented writer with two rare gifts: the ability to create wonderful worlds, and the skill to share them with his readers. Through his deft handling of magic and mythic creatures, Paul Genesse transports us into a realm of wild imagining. Taut susptense and fantastic imagery make the The Dragon Hunters a tale no fantasy fan will want to miss."

-Michael A. Stackpole, New York Times bestselling author of The Star Wars novel I, Jedi;

"With vivid world-building, [Paul Genesse] sets his characters on paths that wind and twist through the world as they try to reach their almost impossible goal-the death of the Dragon King. The characters are driven, each for their own reasons, united by their desire for honor, and vengeance for their kin. In the midst of a fantasy, Paul weaves in realistic themes of family and honor, prejudice and hate, love and redemption."

-Elizabeth Vaughan, USA Today bestselling author of The Warlands trilogy;

The Golden Cord:

"This is a story that's worth your time. It's almost like going back to that first fantasy novel that totally captivated you and you read it over and over again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."

-Russell Davis, author, editor, and President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America;

More about the book:

An expert crossbowman, Drake of Cliffton, guides his companions to a wizard's tower where they hope to discover the location of the secret lair of Draglûne, the Dragon King. What they learn changes everything and sends them to a dangerous city embroiled in a bitter uprising. They are pursued by the Dragon King's daughter, Verkahna, who may be their greatest ally or their worst enemy.

Attacked by cultists who worship Draglûne and Verkahna as draconic gods, the companions must make an alliance with a mysterious swordswoman who may be a traitor to her own people. They travel into the brutal Khoram Desert searching for the lair of their enemies, a cave on the edge of a vast chasm, the Mouth of the Underworld. The price of survival may mean the end of Drake's hope to return home and marry Jaena, his true love.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Winged things abound throughout this heavy-handed second installment of Genesse's Iron Dragon fantasy series (after 2008's The Golden Cord). Some, like the stately alicorns, are kind and good; some, like the fearful wyrm-king Draglune, are horribly vengeful and bent on world domination by means of the all-powerful Crystal Eye. The dragon-princess Verkahna, determined to replace her father, both helps and hinders the little band of dragon hunters led by dwarf war priest Bellor and human crossbowman Drake on their predictable quest to keep the Eye out of Draglune's claws. Genesse stresses the necessity of trust between races and cultures and the perils of bias and dissension, and he keeps the plot moving quickly despite cardboard characters, soggily sentimental romance and frequent apparent deaths followed by implausible resurrections. (May)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985003814
  • Publisher: Iron Dragon Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Pages: 426
  • Sales rank: 1,365,808
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

A toy castle is what sent fantasy author and editor Paul Genesse over the edge and into madness. Dragons and castles gave him reason to live from elementary school through college where he loved his English classes, but pursued his other passion by earning a bachelor's degree in nursing science in 1996. He was a registered nurse on a cardiac unit in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he worked the night shift for 17 years keeping the forces of darkness away from his patients. Now he is a clinical analyst for the same healthcare company and is enjoying working during the day. His new schedule will hopefully allow him to get more writing done.

Paul lives with his incredibly supportive wife, Tammy, and their collection of well-behaved frogs and moderately scary dragons. When he's not hanging out with Tammy, or at the hospital working, Paul enjoys speaking at schools and conventions about writing. His new interest is interviewing celebrities at large media conventions such as Salt Lake Comic Con and Paul would love to become the nerd version of Jimmy Fallon.

Writing short fiction is one of his passions and he is the author of several short stories and novelettes featured in Fellowship Fantastic, The Dimension Next Door, Furry Fantastic, Imaginary Friends, Catopolis, Terribly Twisted Tales, Pirates of the Blue Kingdoms featuring The Pirate Witch, Steampunk'd, Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters, and more. He is also the editor of the five volumes comprising the demon-themed Crimson Pact anthology series.

His first book, The Golden Cord, Book One of the Iron Dragon Series has become the bestselling fantasy novel Five Star Books has ever had. Book two, The Dragon Hunters and book three, The Secret Empire are out now. Book four, The Crystal Eye; and the finale, The Iron Brotherhood are scheduled to arrive in 2015. For updates, please friend Paul on Facebook, and "Like" the Official Iron Dragon Series Page or follow him on Twitter.
Learn more about the Iron Dragon Series, listen to podcasts, see original art, and watch videos including the amazing cinematic book trailer for The Golden Cord at

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