Weredragons, men call them. Monsters. Cursed ones. People who can turn into beastly reptiles.
In an ancient world just rising from darkness, they are everywhere. Some wander the plains with clans of mammoth hunters. Others are born in riverside huts. Some live across the ocean where seafaring tribes are discovering the secrets of bronze and writing in clay. Everywhere their curse is the same - people who can grow wings, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons.
And everywhere, they are hunted. They hide in forests and caves, dispersed. Many are alone, unaware that others exist. They are shunned, afraid, dying... until a group of these lost souls binds together and stands tall.
A blacksmith in a world of stone tools. A mammoth hunter exiled from her tribe. A traveling juggler and a wandering warrior. An elderly druid and an outcast prince. They are weredragons. They are cursed and hunted. Together they will forge a new tribe, a home for their kind. A dawn of dragon rises. The nation of Requiem is born.
Daniel Arenson is an epic fantasy author.
He began his career writing short stories. He sold his first story, "Worms Believe in God", in 1998. Since then, his work has appeared in various publications, among them Flesh & Blood, Chizine, and Orson Scott Card's Strong Verse.
In 2007, Daniel sold his first novel, Firefly Island, to Five Star Publishing. He's been writing fantasy novels since, including several standalones and three series: Song of Dragons, Dragonlore, and Misfit Heroes.
At both Amazon and Barnes and Noble, Daniel's novels have hit the overall Top 100 bestsellers lists. In total, they've sold over 150,000 copies.