A Dragon from the Desert Released

A Dragon from the Desert, the first book in my new Dragonbond series, set in the same world as the Kormak saga, has been released. You can purchase it at all your favourite ebook retailers. It will be selling at $2.99 (or the local equivalent) for the next few days then the price will rise to $4.99. A print version will be released as soon as I approve the proofs.

Here’s the blurb.

The biggest problem in fifteen-year-old Raif’s life used to be finding lost goats. Now apprenticed to a terrifying war wizard he is caught in the web of intrigue and assassination surrounding the heir to his home kingdom. And if that was not enough, he has become foster parent to an orphaned dragon. He must do his best to make sure he and his new friends survive the dangers of the deadly world in which they find themselves.

Here’s the list of store links.





Barnes & Noble

Google Books



18 Replies to “A Dragon from the Desert Released”

  1. I really enjoyed this book. I appreciated how subtly the worldbuilding was shown in the conversations with Raif and Iliana, and how Raif was alternately dense and clever in a way that a really bright teenage boy would be.

    1. Thanks, Jonathan! I channelled a lot of my inner teenager for this one. It was fun to write. I think the first person viewpoint helped give a different slant to the world Raif and Iliana share with Kormak.

  2. I liked it. Did you mention before hand it was in the same world as Kormak? I didn’t notice till I was a ways into the book.

    1. Oops! Thanks for pointing this out. I have been mentioning this for months on my mailing list but I don’t think it’s mentioned in the book’s blurb. I had better change this!

    1. Thanks, Patrick! I am hoping to get Book Two A Dragon At Court out in July sometime with the third book, A Dragon In Danger three months after that. That’s the plan anyway!

  3. Well, unfortunately Iam one of those “old fashioned” people who still collects and reads physical books. LOL so I guess Ill just have to wait!

  4. I read all of your Gotrek and Felix novels last year. I had a very bad book hangover after reading those. I was very sad when I realized that you stopped writing them…
    But, I really enjoyed reading about Raif’s journey and I cannot wait for the second book to be published. Your writing hits my fantasy craving point blank! Thank you for all the time and love you putting into your books!
    A fan from Germany

    1. Thanks, Benjamin. Glad you like the new book. Sorry to take so long replying. Your comment did not show up until today. Don’t know why!

  5. Loved the book!! Can’t wait the for the next in series. I was really bummed when I saw that I couldn’t binge read this. April

  6. Dear William,
    I am absolutely thrilled that you finally took this very important step of building a world around the superb Kormak series. Your new character Raif has so much potential and casts a light on the opposing side in comparison to Kormak’s viewpoint.
    I really enjoy your writing. For me you are definitely one of the best contemporary high fantasy authors.

    Keep it up!!!


  7. Certainly looking forward to #3
    I bought the first one by accident from the Kindle app – the second was no accident!
    It’s taken me 4 days to devour both books, now I desperately need the next 😂

  8. Awesome series – I loved the first two books.

    Any news on the third book?

    Thanks for this great experience.

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