Dawn of the Reaper by Paul F. McGowan
In his debut novel, Paul F. McGowan uses wonderful prose to take readers on an engaging adventure.
Following centuries of exile, the dragon plots his revenge against the kingdom that vanquished his kind. After he murders Rowan's family to safeguard his identity, the boy is taken in by the notorious sorcerer, Archibald Scott.
Showing promise in the ways of magic, the orphan becomes the eccentric magician's apprentice and is tutored in the elusive art of wizardry.
Attempting to discover his purpose, Rowan finds himself thrust into a perilous quest to find a legendary weapon. Accompanied by longtime companions and new friends alike, he must use all his wits if they're to survive the storm brewing on the horizon.
But evil lurks in the shadows as a secretive assassin stalks their every move. Can Rowan unravel the mysterious riddle of his past and fulfill his destiny?
Only time will tell as he races to recover the ancient dragon slayer known as the Reaper.
Together they're humanity's only hope of defeating Firestorm and his legions.