Dragon’s Den


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For three years Raza has been in the Dragon’s Den, a military training facility on the isolated icy world of T’Panabar. There he serves as master of martial arts, counting the days until he can return home. When his father Zara arrives as escort to Kareez, a young woman from a powerful political family, Raza learns the visit is a ruse. Trouble is brewing between political and military circles. Zara’s real task is to help Raza find proof of an illegal mining operation. With treachery afoot at every turn and Kareez a constant distraction, Raza must deal with the powerful Eshkalle dragons incarnate, of which he is one. • Read an excerpt and watch a short video…

DRAGON’S DEN [©2003-2021] a Dragons Incarnate series novel by Terri Branson | Science Fiction (PG) 92 pages / 34,000 words | Released in print and ebook on the DFP Books label of Dragonfly Publishing, Inc. | Also included in the award-winning COSMIC SCULPTURE anthology

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“A fantastic book! The world building was perfection and the premise was unique and imaginative. The dragons were believable and the human-like take on them was a brilliant element. With lots of intense moments and action, DRAGON’S DEN is a fast-paced, compelling sci-fi/fantasy novel. Raza is a sympathetic and admirable character that you’ll want to spend lots of time with. Check it out. You won’t be sorry.” ~ reviewed by T. P. Warren for Author Promo Pal [FIVE STARS]

“DRAGON’S DEN is a fast-paced, pure sci-fi read set in a unique space-age society. The main character is Raza, a human warrior known as a dragon incarnate. He is dangerous, broody, and sexy as can be! A short novel with lot of punch, DRAGON’S DEN is the kind of book you want to read all at once!” ~ reviewed by Harmony Byars for Neon Book Reviews [FIVE STARS]

“Powerful magic pervades the world of DRAGON’S DEN, and not all of it is meant for good. Raza serves as a master at the training base for the human-like dragons, many of whom carry souls so ancient they can no longer remember their former lives. When the ruling Lord of his house arrives with a young fire dragon in tow, Raza learns of a plot to steal a valuable ore called M-3. The fire dragon, in beautiful human female form, is said to be “passion on one side, claws on the other,” and both distracts and compels Raza in his deadly investigation. Author Terri Branson has created a memorable, in-depth fantasy world with stirring characters, absorbing schemes and exciting action. Highly recommend reading this in preparation for the remainder of the series.” ~ reviewed by Suzi Taylor for Neon Book Reviews [FIVE STARS]

“DRAGON’S DEN easily exceeded my expectations and hit its stride from start to finish. I was enveloped in this science fiction setting and was fascinated by the humanoid dragons and the society they have built for mankind. There is plenty of intrigue, violence, and romance; something for everyone. To say I would recommend DRAGON’S DEN is an understatement and now I want to read more in the universe Terri Branson created.” ~ reviewed by Ryan Gaines for Neon Book Reviews [FIVE STARS]

“Karazamon ‘Raza’ Toa Kalandyn was a 153 year old dragon. He was 6’6″ tall with black hair, gray eyes and half-inch long very prominent fangs. Raza was the Master of Martial Arts at the Talakara Temple. He was also a member of the Sooran Guard, the elite warrior class of the temples. As such, he prepared to help his father’s investigation into unauthorized shipments of the mineral with a secret formula: M-3. Mistress Tirakareez Toa Lodicann, Kareez, was a 24-year-old dragon with light brown hair, sapphire eyes, and delicate white fangs. Her name means Little Fire Dragon and her training in martial arts has resulted in a lethal telepath that is true to her name. Kareez also traveled with Raza’s father to the temple to quietly assist with the investigation. Raza does not know his own talents. With his crystal knife, he is the solution to the source of the shipments. Kareez has detected the sorcery and between them, they are a formidable force, that is, if pheromones can stay out of the way. In DRAGON’S DEN, Terri Branson has brought us a dragon world for the science fiction aficionado. Her characters are in bright colors right before your eyes, and her world is so real you need a coat to cut the snowy cold. I am excited to see that more dragons are in the publishing future, because this story is out-of-this-world wonderful. It is hard to wait on pins and needles for the next exciting adventure. These dragons are truly a keeper.” ~ reviewed by Brenda McCoy for CoffeeTime Romance [FIVE STARS]

“DRAGON’S DEN is a well-written science fiction novel with vivid and intriguing characters tangled up in fascinating plot twists. I felt like I was there in this fictional world, experiencing it through the eyes and thoughts and emotions of the main character, Raza. This is one of those small books you read in one sitting and want more. You can also read DRAGON’S DEN inside the award-winning anthology COSMIC SCULPTURE, which is a real bargain because you get one novel plus over a dozen SF/fantasy short stories with it.” ~ reviewed by Amber Sparks for Roserock Reviews [FIVE STARS]

“DRAGON’S DEN offers a peek inside a space age culture where some humans may have ancient dragon souls. Space ships, intrigue, and psychic phenomena collide in this fascinating and beautifully written sci-fi/fantasy novel.” ~ reviewed by Allen Dale for Roserock Reviews [FIVE STARS]

“DRAGON’S DEN is a fascinating science fiction tale infused with paranormal aspects. Good character development and top-notch writing make this small book a satisfying read.” ~ reviewed by Pat Gaines for Grandma’s Reading Corner [FIVE STARS]

“DRAGON’S DEN presents solid characters with a unique blend of science and fantasy.” ~ reviewed by R. Slaughter for Chaos Arts Reviews [FIVE STARS]


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