New Fantasy Series: Name Reveal!

Austin Dragon Announcements, Fantasy, Name Reveal, Series Overview, Title Reveal 39 Comments

Last year in 2017, I gave my VIP Readers’ Club members the opportunity to pick my next new series. Fantasy won out by a whopping 60%; the other options weren’t even close. As mentioned in earlier posts, I’m not a Game of Thrones fan, but a big Lord of the Rings fan. However, as many of you already know I always put my own twist on a genre. So what is this new fantasy series?

The best way to describe it is in one teaser sentence: It’s King Solomon Mines meets The Lord of the Rings.

I was always planning to write my own version of King Solomon’s Mines. When I saw the classic 1950 movie starring Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr in reruns, I was hooked. It was a quest across another continent for the riches of the wealthy and legendary sage king of Israel. I was going to do a modern version and still may in the future but then I thought, what if I merged that story with other elements—fantasy elements? Again, I love genre-blends, so my series would be that quest but instead take place in an epic world of fantasy. Lions, elephants, and warring tribesmen would be replaced with mythical beasts, elves and goblins. The territories of the continent of Africa would be replaced with unknown and unexplored magical realms.

Series Name Reveal: The Fabled Quest Chronicles
Book One Name Reveal: Through Titan’s Trail

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Austin Dragon

Austin Dragon

Author of the sci-fi After Eden Series, classic Sleepy Hollow Horrors, cyberpunk detective series, Liquid Cool, and new epic fantasy adventure, Fabled Quest Chronicles. He is a native New Yorker, but has called Los Angeles, California home for the last twenty years. Words to describe him, in no particular order: U.S. Army, English teacher, one-time resident of Paris, movie buff, Fortune 500 corporate recruiter, renaissance man, dreamer.

Comments 39

  1. Love the series title, Austin. I look forward to this new series! The first book title isn’t clear to me…so many Titan adventures, not sure whose trail we’ll explore – but no matter whose, I’M IN!!!

  2. Looks like it will be a great series! I like the series name and the 1st book title too. Good luck with the writing and imagining – I’m looking forward to the reading!

  3. I think Titan’s tail sounds astronomical….Titan is a moon of Saturn, and tail, like the tail of a comet…
    my first impression was a space-sci-fi vibe

  4. Titan maybe fine, it conjures up Greek Mythology . Caravan if using the ‘lets not go for a cheap holiday’ conjures up images of Scheherazade & caravan trains.

  5. The series name draws my interest immediately, but the title of the first book…not so much. Like someone else mentions: ‘Titan’ immediately invokes science fiction. I love science fiction, but I thought this is supposed to be fantasy. Then I have a discussion with myself about the titans of mythology leading to an argument about myths and fantasy being synonymous….

  6. The series name sounds like a long journey, however the first book title sounds like a space opera.

    I look forward to being gobsmacked, Austin!

  7. I don’t normally go in for Fantasy, but given what I’ve read of your previous work, I’m ready to give yours a try.

  8. The series name sounds exciting, travels far and beyond. So does the book’s title! Titan, like in mythology. I’m sure it’s going to be another hit, Austin. Looking forward to read it!

  9. Sounds good! It’s an idea left alone too long! Ever since H Rider Haggard wrote the original book in 1885, it has had a few pale imitators and the movie, but it is fallow ground for a new series! The Caravan Chronicles sounds a bit tame, but if they move through adventures with a true caravan, it will work quite nicely!

  10. A wonderful name, it can, will, and does…. conjure so many different feelings with so many different people.

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