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Zahara’s Gift
Bond of a Dragon Book 1
by A J Walker
Genre: YA Fantasy Adventure
A young man forced into action. A juvenile dragon alone in a new world.
Whispers of a terrible evil returning to power.
Anders lived a fairly normal life until the only family he had was
taken away from him. When he finds himself forced to embark on an
action packed adventure, he discovers there is more to the world than
he was told. The magical force that flows within everything around
him becomes revealed. Dragons, elves, orcs, and goblins lurk around
nearly every turn along the path as he pursues his two kidnapped cousins.
As Anders discovers more about his family’s past, he learns of their
involvement in The War of The Magicians and the circumstances leading
up to the attack of his hometown. When Anders is told about his
potential involvement in a prophecy involving dragons and their
powerful magic, he will need to make a difficult decision. Will he
continue to follow the path that is laid out for him or can he make
his own destiny? Will he ever be reunited with his family again? And
if he succeeds, will he ever be able to return to the life he once knew?
Bond of a Dragon: Zahara’s Gift is the first book in an adventure
fantasy series.
If you like fast-paced adventure novels,
fierce dragons, powerful magic, and a hero fighting for justice, then
you’ll love the fantastic starter in A. J. Walker’s new page
turning series.
Unlock Bond of a Dragon: Zahara’s Gift to
embark on this great adventure today!
Secrets of the Sapphire Soul
Bond of a Dragon Book 2
A dragon and her rider put to the test. Betrayal among allies. With
Kartania’s fate in the balance, who will take control?
Anders knows the war to stop Merglan from reclaiming his grip on the world
is just beginning. With no certainty about where or when Merglan will
attack next, Anders and his companions must take action to stay one
step ahead of the cruel sorcerer and his evil dragon.
As he searches for ways to stop Merglan’s domination of their world,
Anders discovers more than he expected. With several nations of
Kartania on the brink of collapse, he must make a difficult decision.
Is the young rider ready to deal with the consequences he’s facing?
Can Anders overcome the odds and unravel the secrets of the sapphire soul?
Bond of a Dragon: Secrets of the Sapphire Soul is
the second novel in an adventure fantasy series.
If you like gripping suspense, bold dragonriders, and page-turning
action, then you’ll love A J Walker’s latest installment in
Bond of a Dragon series.
Discover Secrets of the Sapphire Soul by
picking up a copy today!
Fall of the Kings
Bond of a Dragon Book 3
Lost and without guidance. Merglan’s imperial grip tightens on the free nations.
Venomous magic penetrating the resistant. In the end, all kings must fall.
With Anders displaced from the campaign in Southland, he must navigate through
more than just the foreign land he awakes in. The sapphire’s
intoxicating grip has given him more than just a craving for power.
Its tainted magic pushes him closer to the precipice of becoming more
like the evil that he is foretold to destroy. As he attempts to
resist the darkness, Anders must work through his pain and return to
the fight he abandoned so suddenly.
After the allied armies are forced to disband, the five nations begin to feel the
effects of the dark sorcerer’s imperial rule. With Westland
occupied by foreign invaders and Southland flooded with orcs, the
humans must band together in resistance. Unlike the elves, who can
hide behind their magically protected walls, the other races in
Kartania’s kingdoms are drastically affected by the absence of an
allied dragonrider. Without a united army to combat Merglan’s
expansion, the fate of Kartania hangs in the balance. Can Anders
resist the urges he feels to allow the evil inside? Can he work with
his dragon to gain back what advantage they once had? Will Kirsten
survive long enough to see Westland’s revolt? What will become of
Ivan and those left behind in Southland?
Bond of a Dragon: Fall of the Kings is the third installment in the Bond of a
Dragon series. This highly suspenseful and emotional tale comes
to a crescendo in the final chapters; don’t miss out on this epic
by A J Walker.
Get your copy of Fall of the Kings to continue the dragonrider’s

Guest Post by the Author

I’m an ex-wildland firefighter, extreme whitewater kayaker, and love any outdoor adventure. I’ve fallen off cliffs, survived near-drownings, been woken up by grizzly bears and even spent thirteen hours overnight in a hot spring to survive a -35° F blizzard in northern Idaho. Through all my experiences in life so far, I have a wealth of personal adventures to draw from when creating my adventure fantasy novels. Growing up in Bozeman, Montana I developed a love for the outdoors. My father got me into rock climbing, all-mountain skiing, and whitewater kayaking at a young age. Spending most of my free time in the woods, mountains, and rivers of the Rocky Mountains, I was never deprived of seeing the potential for the fantastic in nature.

It was while reading JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit that my parents first discovered I was dyslexic. Though I struggled to comprehend the written language, my love of otherworldly stories never faded. As an author, most people would never guess that I’m severely dyslexic. It’s a widespread learning disability that can vary in severity depending on the case. Many people can go their whole lives without knowing they have it. For others, it can dramatically affect how well they perform in an academic or professional setting.

So how does dyslexia affect me as an author?

Dyslexia, for me, makes reading and writing (pretty much, basic comprehension) more difficult. I rarely spell anything correctly on the first go-around, I read at a much slower pace than most people, and I have to re-read things two or three times before I get the same level of comprehension as most people do their first pass (you can imagine how many mistakes my first drafts contain).

I’ve dealt with this mental barrier my whole life. My parents caught on to my dyslexia when I was relatively young. We had listened to The Hobbit book on tape driving cross country and I loved the story so much my parents bought me the paperback. They knew I struggled with reading, so they were excited when I fell in love with Tolkien’s world. After several weeks of me turning through the pages, they asked if I could read out loud to them. I confessed that I wasn’t actually reading the words on the page, but in truth forming my own version of the story in my head. After that came out, my parents sought to get me more specialized help. I struggled in school and was in and out of special education classes for years. It wasn’t until we discovered neurofeedback therapy that things for me started to click.

What’s neurofeedback therapy?

Dyslexia was explained to me that the pathways relaying information in my brain when reading or writing work at a much slower rate than the average person. It is difficult to associate a string of letters into words. Neurofeedback therapy works to speed up these associations and improve reading comprehension through a series of exercises that stimulate these synapses within the brain. Long story short, when I was sixteen, I went from the reading and writing level of an average ten-year-old to what an ordinary sixteen-year-old can comprehend in a matter of months.

Post neurofeedback, I’ve been able to manage my dyslexia and have advanced in my academic and professional career. The results of therapy have affected my ability to write more than anything. I still don’t spell very well or read very fast, but my ability to write has continued to progress. Because I have a dyslexic brain, I can imagine things in great detail, develop unique perspectives, and think in pictures instead of words. These benefits combined with my overactive imagination and a unique set of skills/personal experiences allow me to bring to my stories to life. Sometimes dyslexia can be a hindrance for learning but when it’s used in the right way it can be a superpower. I use this superpower to create bold characters, detailed scenes, and fast-paced stories.


Author Bio

AJ Walker is a fantasy author whose first works is the Bond of a Dragon
series. Growing up in western Montana and spending most of his time
outdoors has given AJ plenty of adventures to draw from when he’s
creating his stories. AJ Walker is an avid outdoor enthusiast, a
world-class whitewater kayaker, and former wildland firefighter. His
personal experiences, just to name a few, include grizzly bear
encounters in northern Montana, a life-threatening winter survival
experience, and several whitewater rescues. Using the influences from
his many personal adventures, AJ Walker loves to transport readers
into his mythical world of Kartania, where his characters find
themselves embarking on the most epic of journeys. Kartania is home
to magical creatures, bold heroes, and evil sorcerers who are sure to
keep you on the edge of your seat.
AJ Walker writes stories inspired by other fantasy authors like his
person favorites Brandon Sanderson and fellow Montanan Christopher
Paolini. Walker aspires to emulate the creativity of these works, and
the works of many other great fantasy writers. AJ’s unique and
exciting personal experiences combined with his wild imagination
create an exciting world that is sure to please anyone who loves
fantasy adventure or fast-paced adventure stories.
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