The jewel you see glowing in the ring in my author photo isn't really a jewel at all. It is the crystallized tear of a real dragon. In my novel "The Royal Dragoneers" you might find the moment where this wonderfully magical tear drop fell from a green dragon's eye. It hardened on its way down to land in a mess of troll corpses that the dragon was laying on.
My grandfather died before I was born, but the ring was given to me by my mother after my grandmother recently died. My grandfather had apparently won the ring in a poker game near the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma sometime in the early 1900's.
It has been a boon to me, the magic of the teardrop, for it brought you here didn't it? Now treat yourself to something fantastic and try out the free sample of one of my novels. I hope you enjoy the journey. It will be spectacular. Thanks M.R. Mathias
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The map for the known kingdoms in "The Sword and the Dragon" can be found under the cover image at my website: http://www.mrmathias.com/
The map for the land of the Dragoneers can be found here: http://www.mrmathias.com/Dragoneers.html
***FREE READS*** by M. R. Mathias
"The First Dragoneer" - novella
"Marcherian" - flash fiction
"The Blood of Coldfrost" - flash fiction