Dragon Knight’s Shield by Mary Morgan | Book Reviews | Author Interviews
..”Dragon Knight’s Shield” by Mary Morgan.. knows how to write a book to take you on journey fulfilling fantasies .. epic scenery depiction and legends of ancestors .. characters are divine and so so entertaining ..
About the Book
Title: Dragon Knight’s Shield (Order of the Dragon Knights #4)
Author: Mary Morgan
Release Date: January 8, 2016
Genre: Romance, Medieval, Time Travel
Angus MacKay, leader of the Dragon Knights, failed his brothers and his clan upon the death of his sister. Now he must fight the darkness of despair tempting his soul. Back on Scottish soil, he comes face to face with Deirdre who can wield a sword as mightily as his warriors, and he takes her captive. Yet, with each passing day, the fire dragon inside him roars to claim the one woman fate has destined for him.
Famed mystery writer, Deirdre Flanagan, is unprepared for the next chapter in her life. On a vacation to Scotland, she steps through the mists and enters into a skirmish alongside a Highlander. However, the fight has only begun, and now she must battle Angus as well as evil in order to claim the love of this Dragon Knight.
Will their love be powerful enough to shield them from danger, or burn them to ashes?
1.) What inspired you to become a writer?
I’ve always loved writing. It started at a young age—daydreaming and creating these worlds within my mind. I had a “verra” overactive imagination. I would write poems, plays, and kept several diaries.
2.) When you are brainstorming and getting ready to sit down and write your next book, what are things that help you keep your mind on the task and not become distracted with other things going on around you?
This is a great question, Ashley! When I go into my writing cave, I mute my phone, shut down my email, and take a few moments to breathe—relax. I’m constantly on the go, so this helps me settle in. Then I turn on my music, and I disappear within my world.
3.) Why did you decide to write this amazing series about highlanders and dragons?
I love mythology, especially the tales of Ireland and Scotland. In addition, the tales of King Arthur and Robin Hood. I’ve always been drawn to these types of stories. Of course, I love the fantasy element of dragons, too. They’ve always fascinated me.
4.) Who inspires you as a writer? Is there anyone you look up to?
There are a few, but the one that stands out the most is, Marion Zimmer Bradley. When I read her books, I could see, taste, and feel. That’s exceptional.
5.) What is the inspiration behind the series you are writing? The Dragon Knights are so amazing and I have enjoyed reading about them.
Thank you, Ashley! I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed my stories. ☺ The first spark of inspiration came on my first trip to Scotland in 2000. I was sitting on a boulder in the Highlands surrounded by the mists and the magic of the land. The Dragon Knights were born within my mind that evening. It was a powerful moment.
6.) Do you plan to have more Dragon Knights stories? Or are you planning on another entire different series?
I’ve recently finished the fifth and final Dragon Knight’s story. It’s called “Dragon Knight’s Ring.” In addition, I’m writing a Christmas novella with one of the characters from the series. You’ll find out more in the coming months. Afterwards, I’m writing a spin-off from the Dragon Knights about the Fenian Warriors. There will be four in this series. I’m happy to say that I’ll be busy for the next few years.
7.) Whats the hardest thing about being a writer?
To shut the door on everything. When your business happens to be in your home, it can consume every waking moment. I’ve had to learn to give myself “breaks” and/or days off.
8.) Whats the easiest thing about being a writer?
And here I’m contradicting myself from the previous question. My work area is only a few steps away. Pure bliss!
9.) If you could time travel and meet any character who would you want to meet and spend the day with? Also, where would this character live?
The great Irish King, Brian Boru (941-1014) in Ireland. Brian led the Irish to the peak of their Golden Age—from poetry, arts, saints, and scholars. A remarkable man.
10.) If you had any super power, what would be yours?
The ability to heal.
11.) What would you like to say to all of your readers out there?
I love hearing feedback about my stories, and I always take the time to answer your questions. It’s been an incredible journey, but I wouldn’t be here without so many embracing the Dragon Knights!
Thanks so much, Ashley for hosting me today. I loved being here!
- Author Mary Morgan
Received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Author Mary Morgan has done it again with this fourth installment in the Order of the Dragon Knights Series, which is a force to be reckon with. The characters are divine and so so entertaining with relationships you can relate to. I became fond of their witty banter very quickly. I had fun reading about the epic scenery depiction and legends of ancestors.
Dragon shifters are one of my favorites. I love the fantasy feel that Mary Morgan adds to her novels for us all to enjoy. You will truly have the feeling of leaving this world we are in to visit another.
The leader, Angus Mackay, was a passionate, fierce and perfect alpha male. He protected what was his and always seemed up for a good fight. I absolutely loved his disposition of his dragon, who was enchanting beyond the words. Angus‘ love for Deirdre Flanagan was captivating and addictive. I really hope they have another story in this series to update us on their futures.
Overall, I loved that this novel includes Scotland, dragons, highlands and entertaining characters with personalities. I cannot wait for you to indulge in “Dragon Knight’s Shield” by Mary Morgan. She sure knows how to write a book to take you on journey fulfilling fantasies. That is why I will more than likely always give Mary five stars…. because she never disappoints.
– Secret Realm Book Reviews
About the Author
I am a constant daydreamer and have been told quite often to remove my head from the clouds. Yet, this is where I find the magic to write my stories. Not only do I love to weave a good tale, but I have a voracious appetite for reading. I worked for Borders Books for almost fourteen years. Imagine my delight to be surrounded by so many books, talking to others about them, and getting paid. Pure bliss!
I have traveled to England, Scotland, Ireland, and France. There are those who know me well when I say, “My heart is in the Highlands.” I believe I have left it there, or maybe in Ireland.
When not writing, I enjoy playing in my garden–another place where magic grows. Of course, there is time spent with my family. They are the ones that keep me grounded.