Wednesday, October 2, 2019

A Little Help From My Friends

Happy Wednesday!  Today, I have decided to do something a bit different.  A blogging friend of mine has been on a month long tour to promote his book series.  I have read this series and I can honestly say,  I was not disappointed in the characters or story line.  This is a high quality Sci-Fi adventure. Money well spent in my opinion. You can find him at Silver Dagger Tours.

CassaSeries Tour

Silver Dagger Tours is hosting a month-long tour for me that includes a giveaway for an Amazon gift card and swag.

Now, I see some heads nodding okay. Where is this all going?  Alex also, wrote an amazing book titled  Dragon of the Stars.  This is my absolute favorite written by Mr. Cavanaugh.  So, in my humble opinion it deserves to be showcased.  Previous to the release of this book, I composed a poem based on snippets he provided during the writing process.  Can you believe that, a poem before even reading the book?  Of course, some of you know I am a fan of all things dragons and stars. How could I not enjoy this book?

Dragon's Song

opening  gateways to the galaxies
beyond the milky way a bridge
between two worlds a new star
adventure awaits over the ridge

commanding his own star-ship
man with a vision to soar the sky
living  in harmony with his bride
lofty dreams float in a pilot's eye

until turmoil surrounds his world
what and whom must he defeat
his heart hears the wild beast sing
pulses of energy,  with each beat

eyes ablaze, flying across the heavens
echoes of the fabled dragon's song
mighty vessel, about to be unleashed
fierce  warrior singing loud and strong

darting across the celestial sphere
on a hunt for the  legendary beast
Hyrath's only hope, can it be found
halting enemy fleets about to be released

Aden, man of honor,  knight of valor
pain and anguish penetrate the sky
swooping on the wings of a dragon
unflinching, he will not let his world die

honoring the hymns of his beloved
duet song of two wandering hearts
determined to wear the golden ring
will he survive when the battle starts

I guess we need to buy the book
and let the adventure unfold 

Dragon of the Stars

By Alex J. Cavanaugh
The ship of legends…
Science Fiction – Space Opera/Adventure/Military

The future is set for Lt. Commander Aden Pendar, son of a Hyrathian Duke. Poised to secure his own command and marriage to the queen’s daughter, he’ll stop at nothing to achieve his goals.

But when the Alliance denies Hyrath’s claim on the planet of Kavil and declares war on their world, Aden finds his plans in disarray. Entrenched in battle and told he won’t make captain, Aden’s world begins to collapse. How will he salvage his career and future during Hyrath’s darkest hour?

One chance remains–the Dragon. Lost many years prior, the legendary ship’s unique weapon is Hyrath’s only hope. Can Aden find the Dragon, save his people, and prove he’s capable of commanding his own ship?

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design, graphics, and technical editing. A fan of all things science fiction.  Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. He’s the author of Amazon Best-Sellers CassaStar, CassaFire, and CassaStorm. 


Alex, thank you for all your support over the years!  I was just compelled to bring Dragon of the Stars to light. 


  1. Thank you, Truedessa! Made my day. Amazing how well the poem fits, especially since you wrote it before even reading it. That you fell in love with it was meant to be.
    You rock!

    1. You are most welcome! Hey, Dragon of the Stars needs a bit of spotlight.

  2. Sure can bring it to life with your poem all the more, as dragons soar. Alex knows how to weave a tale indeed.

    1. and so do you Pat...Max Blizzard series comes to mind.

  3. Hi Truedessa - wonderful poem of a dragon's stars ... love it. Alex's books are tales of operatic science fiction - they sweep us away as their stories unfold. Congratulations to you for your poem and Alex for his books ... cheers Hilary

    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting, I know you follow the ninja as well...


  4. What a wonderful poem! I love poems with dragons and stars in them, and the book sounds amazing!

    1. Thanks Sherry, I am trying to help a friend because I believe in the story.

  5. That's so cool of you to write this poem, True.