The Dragoneers is an amazing adventure about Susah, a talented young woman, who refuses to join her three brothers in helping her father advance the family business. She wants to do something exciting with her life. While this story could have been set in any time, the fantastical world she lives in amplifies each step nearly beyond the bounds of imagination.
Against her parents' wishes, Susah leaves home on a quest to become one of the dragoneers, an elite fraternity of warriors sworn to defend the ancient garden of Eden against all trespassers.
Meanwhile, deep in a lair inside of Sethopolis' roughest neighborhood, an evil giantess dreams of seizing the secrets of immortality and other powers, which she believes are hidden within the walls of the forbidden garden. Realizing she can't achieve her dream with her own resources, she joins forces with a fallen angel, nearly as old as time itself.
Seemingly unaware of the dangers awaiting her, Susah faces the greatest of all challenges. With the fate of the human race depending on their performance, will the dragoneers succeed in defending the garden of Eden against the forces of evil? And even if they succeed, will Susah survive the pivotal battle of good verses evil?
This adventure builds on the little we know about the antediluvian world and overlays it with a blend of technology, supernatural powers, fire-and-ice-breathing, flying dragons, giants, and martial arts to begin Susah's adventure to discover herself. Climb aboard and hang on for the ride of your life.
This is the first book of the exciting series called The Chronicles of Susah, which has introduced a new genre to literature. Antediluvian steampunk is a retro-futurfantasic genre that synthesizes Literary/Biblical Fiction with traditional Science Fiction/Steampunk.
The author is an American warrior who believes luck favors the prepared, but also there are forces far greater than luck that rule over our lives.
About the Author
C. D. Sutherland is a B-52 pilot turned novelist, with his The Chronicles of Susah series. These novels defy conventional classification as they blend action and emotional tension with technology and spiritual intrigue in a coming of age story wrapped in an epic adventure set in the antediluvian age. His readers have called him the founding father of Antediluvian Steampunk. Born in Virginia, to the son of a coalminer who escaped a life in the dark Appalachian mines by joining the U.S. military, C. D. Sutherland also joined the military. After high school, he served in the Air Force for thirty-two years, seeing much of the world, flying jets and doing other such things most men have only dreamed of doing.