Waiting on Wednesday: The Dragon Round by Stephen S. Power

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Dragon Round by Stephen S. Power
Expected publication: July 19th 2016 by Simon & Schuster

A swashbuckling adventure with a dark side for fans of George R.R. Martin and Naomi Novik—when a ship captain is stranded on a deserted island by his mutinous crew, he finds a baby dragon that just might be the key to his salvation…and his revenge.

He only wanted justice. Instead he got revenge.

Jeryon has been the captain of the Comber for over a decade. He knows the rules. He likes the rules. But not everyone on his ship agrees. After a monstrous dragon attacks the galley, the surviving crewmembers decide to take the ship for themselves and give Jeryon and his self-righteous apothecary “the captain’s chance”: a small boat with no rudder, no sails, and nothing but the clothes on his back to survive on the open sea.

Fighting for their lives against the elements, Jeryon and his companion land on an island that isn’t as deserted as they originally thought. They find a baby dragon that, if trained, could be their way home. But as Jeryon and the dragon grow closer, the captain begins to realize that even if he makes it off the island, his old life won't be waiting for him and in order get justice, he’ll have to take it for himself.

From a Pushcart Prize–nominated poet and speculative short story writer, The Dragon Round combines a rich world, desperate characters, and gorgeous, literary fiction into a timeless tale of revenge.

I've actually been sitting on a digital ARC of this for about 5 months now, but with the release date looming closer, it's finally time to share. A swashbuckling adventure with a dark side? A deserted island? A baby dragon? What more could you ask for!


  1. OOh that looks exciting!! Liking the dragon books lately!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Thanks! I hope you enjoy it, and I look forward to hearing what you think.

  3. I've never heard of this one before, but it looks interesting! I hope you enjoy it! Have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  4. Thanks for reminding me I need to get this read. Too many books!

  5. Yep, definitely looking forward to this one

  6. Looking forward to diving into this one at the end of the month!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  7. Love the cover of this! Thanks for sharing it :-) If you'd like, please stop by and see my brew ofWoW!


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