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SHADOWS OF KINGS - First book in the Dragon Rising Series.
Winner of Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel for 2012 at the Sharp Writ Book Awards. Gold Medal and Honorable Mention at the Global Ebook  Awards. Finalist at the Beverly Hills Book Awards.


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Jack Whitsel, is a native Californian, but has made Oregon his home since 1982. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Finance from Portland State University, but studies medieval history in his spare time.  His favorite genres are fantasy and historical fiction with a medieval emphasis. Shadows of Kings, the first novel of the Dragon Rising Series is the love child born of these two passions.

I love the elements of fantasy when mixed with the gritty aspects of a medieval society. In the worlds I create, there are neither citadels of shimmering glass nor any utopian realms.”  

The final contributing catalyst to Jack’s creative process comes from his children: Josiah, Noah, and Lucia. They remind him how important an active imagination can be, and are the first to hear his tales of diabolical wizards and valiant knights.

“Because of my children, I still believe in Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, and the tooth fairy.”

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