Steampunk Technology, High Fantasy Witchcraft and Dragons Collide in Epic Debut Novel

Author L.A. Thompson puts a spectacular spin on the fantastical world with her blockbuster debut novel, Isle of Dragons.
Isle of Dragons
Isle of Dragons
SYDNEY - April 11, 2021 - PRLog -- In Isle of Dragons, by debut fantasy author L.A. Thompson, sixteen-year-old Jade, the daughter of a disgraced nobleman is on a quest to save her father and expose the dark secrets of the royal court. Jade, now on the run from the royal army herself, meets a mysterious witch, Miria, who rescues Jade from her pursuers. Miria and Jade have more in common they realized as Miria's parents went to the Isle of Dragons years before and hadn't been seen or heard from since. Luckily, Miria has a magic stone that can tame dragons and a resourceful brother, Dan. Together, they hope to help Jade find the Isle of Dragons, a land believed to exist only in myth. Steampunk technology and high fantasy witchcraft collide on this dangerous, fast-paced epic adventure.

Thompson said her inspiration came from her long love of stories that take place in other worlds and her desire to create a world like that of her own one day. She creates that world incorporating her own flair into the genre, noting, "At first, it was the standard fantasy, with Jade escaping on horse, but that brought about questions of how she was able to outrun her pursuers for so long on just a horse and I wanted something that didn't just rely on magic. I took my passion for steampunk and incorporated animal themed machines as a way to take the fantasy genre in a unique direction. The mechanical creatures became the standard model for everyone, with different creatures innovated for different nations and climates."

This clever integration is being recognized by reviewers as original and refreshing. Reader Views says, "I really liked that the author included elements of innovation because it updated the story and made it more fantastical than just the standard fantasy of ancient castles and dragons." Self-Publishing Review adds it's, "An edgy steampunk thriller that blends genres in an exhilarating way."

Isle of Dragons (ISBN: 9798571926171, Independently Published, 2020) can be purchased through local and online bookstores.

About the Author

Author L.A. Thompson knew she wanted to be a writer at a young age. She longed to create worlds and characters that would draw people in and transport them to another time and place, which she achieves in her novel Isle of Dragons.

L.A. loves fantasy and witchcraft and by combining those elements in her stories with different historical periods, she creates a world that's in an industrial era caught between technology and magic, exploring the two's unique interplay.

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