Living in Times of Dragons
“… as with everything in my life all this began with dreams …”
American ex-pat, father and widower, Roger Rommel, did not believe in dragons.
Unfortunately they did not return the sentiment.
After returning from a self-imposed exile to his adopted country of South Africa, Roger is confronted by these legendary fire-breathing reptiles who risked exposing their hidden world simply to hunt him. Gifted with the ability to create and enter dreams, as well as to see the future, he tries to survive and protect his son from enemies he does not understand.
But the past truly is alive, and he finds himself linked to a conflict thousands of years old. The world he knew is now stranger, more fantastic and terrifying than he truly knew, especially when everyone is out to get you.
Book 1 of the The Remnant King series.
Review of Living in Times of Dragons
Dragon scales aren’t soft. Even the slightest shove can skin you. And Roger Rommel, a sixty-year-old security contractor fleeing a dark past, faces much more than abrasion when a flying lizard tears a hole in a courthouse just to apprehend him. John A. Pretorius’s Living in Times of Dragons crashes out of a wild imagination. It’s a shot across the bow of Christian fiction. And it’s a whirlwind of ancient conspiracies and alien worlds seen through the passionate, contemplative eyes of a Christian father haunted by sin. In Pretorius’s hands, a potentially cartoonish concept matures into something with real heft. Raw, bizarre, and in need of another copyedit, the story roars ambitiously from the veldt of South Africa to the jungles of Central America—tapping into pathos that pushes human endurance, blowing open a gateway to a vast, fantastical milieu ripe for full-fledged fandom.
Best for: Adults seeking hard-boiled high fantasy.
Discern: Strong bloody violence, harsh cursing, intense emotional and psychological distress, depictions of drug use and alcohol abuse, brief sexual innuendo, and a magic system that resembles astral projection.
What say you?