This is my stop during the blog tour for The Dragon Sphere by Abel Gallardo. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 8 till 21 August, you can view the tour schedule here
The Dragon Sphere (Nation of Dragons #1)
by Abel Gallardo
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: July 20, 2016
Landon Brown, fifteen year old high school football star, is always on the top of his game. That is until he receives a visit from an uncle he’s never met with information about Landon’s father, who disappeared without a trace thirteen years before. Landon learns that the life he’s been living is a lie and that his true nature is powerful and dangerous. He’s half dragon and a threat to the delicate balance that has kept dragon society hidden from humans for hundreds of years.
Landon now must learn about his dragon heritage and train to control his incredible abilities with the help of the Elder Dragons, a bizarre trainer named Alpha, and other dragonoids like himself.
He quickly realizes that the mysterious world of dragons, spirits, and secret societies are not for the weak. Tasked with finding the Dragon Sphere, an ancient relic harboring a terrible power that could destroy the world, Landon recognizes that he just might be way in over his head. Will he be able to control his newfound power in time for the fight of his life?
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You can buy The Dragon Sphere here:
- Amazon Paperback
Abel Gallardo was greatly influenced by Greek mythology, comic books, and the fantasy/mystery novels he had read as a child. Shortly after graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, he began writing stories that reminded him of the adventures he cherished growing up. Abel Gallardo now lives with his wife and children in Albuquerque, NM.
You can find and contact Abel here:
Please welcome The Dragon Sphere authro Abel Gallardo to Diane's Book Blog.
Q: What’s your favorite book-turned movie?
A: Jurassic Park hands down. How much better does it get when the screen writer for the film is the author of the book that the movie is based on? Steven Spielberg took film making to a whole new level with the amazing special effects showcased in Jurassic Park. Take my absolute love for dinosaurs and mix in that movie-magic and this one takes the top prize for my favorite book-turned movie.
Q: What inspired you to write your first book?
A: I have always been a huge fan of dragons. Couple that with my love for mystery books and all of a sudden I had a drive to write something that I would enjoy reading. I loved writing my own fantasy/mystery stories as a child so the motivation to write my own novel has been with me since then. The turning point in pushing me to actually write my story was after watching a documentary about the many influential cultural tales of dragons. I knew then that it was time.
Q:How long did it take you to write The Dragon Sphere?
A: It took me one full month to write my manuscript. How awesome it felt as the words kept pouring out of me and onto the laptop screen. That level of inspiration to write the way I did was so addicting.
Q: If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?
A: This is a toss-up between Landon and Alpha. Landon is loyal, athletic, powerful and kind-hearted. These are pretty cool qualities for a best-friend. Alpha is also powerful, athletic and he’s funny but on second thought maybe his split personality might be too much for me. Landon it is.
Q: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
A: I won’t delve too much into this just yet but the second book of the Nation of Dragons series is well in the works and the manuscript is near completion. Landon will be back with a new adventure with more mystery, more dragons and more problems. Be sure to stay tuned in to my website or follow me on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming updates on Book two of the Nation of Dragons series.
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