The Dragon's Call

The Dragon's Call

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Overview

In a war-torn world, a careless act of destruction wakes a creature thought to be myth and legend - a dragon. Mankind unites to battle for survival, but when dragons enter the fray in human form... humans lose.

Five decades later, Cecily lives in an enclave with her father and brother. Knowing nothing of life before the war, she placidly obeys the restrictions imposed by dragonkind.

Stifled with the tedium of court life, Derek, heir of the Dragon Queen, commits a petty crime. To avoid punishment and chronic boredom, he escapes to the enclave. His arrival sparks increased tension when he meets Cecily. Realizing the extent of limitations on her freedom, Cecily begins to chafe at her lack of liberty, and Derek rebels when he discovers his life is built on a lie.

Derek and Cecily's tumultuous friendship threatens to splinter the lines of segregation between their people, but something more dangerous occurs. A mysterious killer stalks the community - and Cecily's mother has disappeared. Cecily and Derek must break the rules and boundaries between their societies to find and stop the murderer before Cecily becomes the next victim.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479278381
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

K.W. McCabe has loved fairy tales, Sci-fi, and fantasy all her life, and has been writing stories and poems of that nature since she could first spell. She has worked, in the past, as a library assistant, a baby sitter, a counseling hotline intern, and as a case manager. She maintains that art and writing can only be done when inspired, and inspiration comes from a sufficient amount of laziness. Currently, she is working on Dragon Kin.

For more information on her upcoming works contact her at:

http://kwmccabe.blogspot.com https://twitter.com/#!/kw_mccabe

http://www.facebook.com/#!/kywmccabe http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5269189.K_W_McCabe

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The Dragon's Call 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
BBsBookNook More than 1 year ago
The Dragon's Call by KW McCabe This paranormal novel revolves around two dragons, Derek and Tariq and their time among humans, away from the Queen's enclave. It is also the story of a human family, the Burns', Todd, Daniel, and Cecily. But...are they just human? When Derek and Tariq arrive at the high school Daniel and Cecily attend, Cecily is strangely Drawn to Derek, and he to her. Why? She has always been warned to stay away from dragons. There is so much going on in this book! Love, danger, intrigue, suspense! It was a surprise and a pleasure to read. Although, in the beginning, I had a difficult time getting into the book, it wasn't long before I was so wrapped up in the story that I couldn't put the book down. Ms. McCabe has presented wonderfully thought out characters who draw the reader in, make them want more, and who are delightfully well presented. I can't wait for the next book in this series! I need more of these dragons! 4 of 5 stars
HBurrows More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from the Author for an honest review. When I first read the description on this book I envisioned that movie starring Matthew McConaughey fighting Dragons awakened from a long sleep. So picture this movie if you have seen it then picture the dragons winning and with the use of mesmerizing, bringing peace to the land. Now go ahead 20 years and this is where this story starts - in the aftermath of the bloody war. With flashbacks of some battles but mostly of the struggles and tribulations of the lives of the New generation. Where does everyone fit in when a world is being run by Dragons? Some of the Dragons themselves do not know once they find out that the Kin have survived. Wow what a concept for a story! I was pulled in and envisioned life as these people had to live it. The main characters were well developed and came alive off the pages. Other minor characters were a bit vague but they may have a chance of more development in a future story which I hope will be written as this story is too good to end. I would love to see where the Author takes the story now once the relationship of the main characters has been acknowledged by everyone. A great YA story that has a bit of romance including forbidden love, great friends, mystery and a psychotic dragon to boot! The power of the "Call" will have you looking for more for sure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My review of The Dragon's Call by K. W. McCabe Rating 5***** This book was provided free directly from the author in exchange for honest literary review. The opinions voiced here are solely my own with no coercion or input from the author. "I felt like I'd known her my whole life and had just been waiting for her to appear." Derek Cecily never had anything exciting happen to her. In fact, keeping her twin brother Daniel out of trouble has been a full time job since they started puberty. Since the Dragonkind now rule the land, the earth is way different from the way humans lived in the past. Humans are permitted to work and achieve an education, but they must adhere to strict curfews and laws enforced to the utmost. Cecily's whole world is turned upside down the minute Derek steps into her high school. Derek is drakkon....a dragon who has not yet reached maturity. Basically he is the same age as 17 year old Cecily. Warned her whole life to never associate with any dragons, Cecily can't help but be taken with Derek. As their story unfolds, it seems that there is a definite destiny that has brought Cecily and Derek together. In true to life form, their happiness will come at a cost and depend on what they are each willing to give up and suffer through. I was throughly surprised and absolutely fell in live with this story. First of all it is so refreshing to puck up a paranormal romance based on different supernatural species. Derek isn't a perfect leading man. While he is swoon worthy, he is real at the same time. He makes mistakes and doesn't always follow his gut instincts, which makes him feel so real and loveable. Cecily is also strong, and has imperfections of her own. The author makes them act like real teens. I just fell in love with this series. It has it all ....there's romance and action and even mystery thrown in. I do believe that the author has just scratched the surface as to where this series could go. Dragons are quickly becoming one of my new loves. I cannot stress to you how good this novel really is. Even the editing is superb. Once you pick it up.....you won't stop until you finish it trust me here I know. I even had to order pizza for dinner. Awesome read by an uber-talented author!!!!!!!!!Michelle McQueen
rainsir6 More than 1 year ago
*I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book! I found it to be refreshing and a unique spin on a story about dragons. The author tells the story in such a way that the dragons are much more relatable and not just fire breathing monsters that just want to kill humans. In this story dragons have the ability to take human form and have integrated themselves in to human society as the ruling class. I have never before read a book where dragons were able to take human form and I immediately loved the idea. Even though the dragons appear human on the outside does not mean they act human. They are able to put people in to a trance using what is referred to as ‘The Call’ and that is why they are able to rule over the humans so easily. They are far more advanced than humans in every subject imaginable and look at humans kind of like we look at animal, uneducated and far below us in intelligence and pretty much everything else. For some strange reason the Dragon Prince, Derek, has decided he wants to attend a human high school. He has never been like most dragons and does not look down on humans. He just sees them as different then dragons and he wants to really observe them and get to know them outside of the dragon run areas. In these areas humans act as complete lackeys, for self-preservation reasons of course, but still acting nothing like how they do away from dragons. I loved reading the story when it is told from his perspective. It is funny to see him trying to fit in when he is so alien to the human teenagers. In fact one of my favorite parts is when he tries to smile, because that is what humans do to set each other at ease. He opens his mouth widely in a grin and then he can't understand why the humans suddenly become more scared of him after he does it. Gee…can’t be those crazy sharp dragon teeth can it?! Derek is such a great character. He really struggles to be a good person and he wants to be a good ruler. When he falls in love with Cecily, one of the human girl’s at the high school, life for both of them gets very complicated. They are both caught up in the problems between humans and dragons, not to mention the fact that despite looking alike they come from two very different species. Life gets even more complicated when Derek’s brother and competition for the throne, Sahak, finds out about Cecily. Sahak is evil and ruthless and will stop at nothing to inherit the throne. Throughout the book there are also diary entries interspersed in the story that describe the war that was fought between dragons and humans and how the dragons were able to seize power. These diary entries lend a lot of depth to the story, especially after it is revealed who the author is. The ending of this story is beautiful but of course leaves many questions unanswered so that we can’t wait to get hold of the second book. Overall this story is wonderfully written and will make you believe in destiny and true love all over again
ClaireTaylor More than 1 year ago
K.W. McCabe The Dragon's Call #1 The Dragon Throne A great, unique concept, this book had me completely gripped and I can’t wait to see where it all leads. There is so much more to come from this story, and the reader has been left with just enough to keep the suspense up but still feel like this chapter of the story has finished. Well written with great character development, it’s a great read that will keep you turning the pages well into the night. I received an e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago