It would have been so easy to forget everything that had happened, find a quiet, out of the way place to go and live and enjoy life just as it was, but for Pree and Farthing that is simply not an option.
As they return to The Prelates, idealism flowing through their veins, they find themselves embroiled in a war that will span a continent.
In the sequel to Dirt, the truth behind the ambitions of Tekkinmod and the people in the far west are revealed and Johnson Farthing will rely on the knowledge and friendship of incredible people, humans and dragons, as he and Pree build an army.
Through the blood and terror of war, this is still a tale of the heart; a story of passion, love, and the strength found in bonds of friendship.
"I don't know what you are up to, magician, but I take exception to my island being used as the base for one of your wild political missions." Bren-Diath sat in one of the small sunken seating areas of the Catre Sarad, halfway up Taken Mountain in front of the Neuath.
"It is not strictly speaking your island, Bren-Diath; actually not your island at all! The mountain is claimed by just about everyone and dragons don't even go down to the town."
"It is too small and quaint; I wouldn't fit."
"That is not the reason, old man!"
"Last I checked you were older than me, and I am not a man, Eafa of Tepid Lakes."
"Well, you look your age." Weasel frowned. This conversation had been repeated in one way or another for a week, though on the upside, at least the huge ice dragon had stopped referring to Weasel in any dietary context, not that dragons actually ate humans. Bren-Diath stretched and looked around the vast Cartre Sarad, the Place of Speech that was cut into the side of the mountain. It was busier than it had been for centuries, mostly because of an influx of Sea Dragons from Bind in the last couple of months looking for new places to live.
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CC Hogan is a writer and old muso that loves nothing more than cuddling up with an idea, a glass of wine, a pot of hot coffee and chucking words around happily. Alright, he also just likes cuddling, but that is less interesting. He is a Londoner born and bred but dreams of a tiny cottage by the sea. At the moment he is buried in a world called Dirt, a huge fantasy that spans a thousand years and is a tale of love, war, family and dragons. Unsurprisingly, in the book can be found a cottage by the sea... CC also likes to write poetry and is trying to learn how to draw. He is always happy to answer questions, though the quality of answers may depend on time of day, wine quantity, full stomach, lack of money and so forth...
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Their hearts and minds, as well as the very fiber of their beings were wrapped up in the dreams of idealism. It would be ideal to end the suffering of the masses under cruel and selfish Prelates more concerned with their personal power and wealth than the spiritual strength of their people. Pree was the perfect figurehead to unite the passions of the masses as the daughter of a vicious Prelate who has disowned her for loving and living beneath her station. Gone is the spoiled daughter and in her place is a young woman fortified by love, and the acceptance of the “commoners” she stood with. War is coming, and now was the time to gain allies against her father, as she displays great intelligence and heart they hear her out. In the long run it is the humble Johnson Farthing that clinches the deal for many of the leaders, he is one of them and he has NOT let his low station dictate his life. Johnson is a man of honor, willing to toil shoulder to shoulder with others, always having their back. Together, their dream of freedom and equality for the masses fortifies the masses with hope. Deceit and false promises puts the rebellion at a grave disadvantage, even with the forces of dragons at their back. The time has come to choose, continue to fight or back off to save the lives of their allies? Heroes will die, orphans and widows will be made. Dragons of great age and wisdom choose their friend Johnson’s side to fight on, all sizes, shapes and kinds from the desert dragons to the water dragons, old friends will re-emerge and lead the battle from the sky. C.C. Hogan is a back with Bloody Dirt, a tale far from the usual epic fantasy. Talking dragons, magicians, and the common folk each play their special role, from daunting and dangerous to quirky, yet loyal and brave. Pree has become a strong woman on a quest with the man who owns her heart by her side. Both she and Johnson have faced hard times in the past and both vow that future generations should never be under the thumb of evil. Definitely NOT just a fantasy with strategic planning, fierce battles, escapes in the night, the flights of dragons and magic all glued together into a riveting and entertaining read where fabulous dialogue adds that extra sparkle! I received this copy from C.C. Hogan in exchange for my honest review.