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Fantasy, Lore, and More with Jack Adkins

Fantasy, Lore, and More with Jack Adkins

Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and today Jack Adkins joins me to discuss his fantasy adventure novel, The Blood of a Dragon, and we go way off the rails and talk about all our favorite fantasy books in this no-holds barred discussion!

What’s it about? 

Anuka Sandbar, a daring half-goblin con artist, sets sail to find his missing father. Anuka and his friends are enslaved by pirates but offered a chance at freedom if they investigate a dangerous mystery that could lead to war between gods and dragons.

What’s in this episode:

  • Jack Adkins will transport us into a world of goblins, dragons and perilous quests. We’ll follow Anuka on his search for freedom and his father, discovering magic and mayhem along the way.

  • We’ll discuss how 34 years of playing Dungeons and Dragons inspired this story, Jack’s background in theater and stand-up comedy, and what readers can expect from this tale of unlikely heroes. 

  • Anuka would rather fight than work for dragons, but with his father missing and enslavement the alternative, he embarks on an investigation that could change the fate of gods and monsters alike.

Where to get the book: 

Where to find our guest:

 About your host, Melinda Kucsera:

I am Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author who wrote and published 20+ books since 2016 across 5 series. I write epic fantasy adventures about families and magical creatures who’re just trying to survive in a world that hates and fears magic but is steeped in it.

My books are full of magic and mayhem, but somehow, even the darkest adventure always ends well. ⁠Join me⁠ every week for a new story: ⁠⁠

What series do I write?

  • The Curse Breaker series chronicles the adventures of a reluctant mage (Sarn), his son, and the magical creatures they befriend as they fight to save their underground city from monsters, ancient evils, and a variety of magical threats.

  • The His Angelic Keeper series follows a ghost girl who just wants to save her still-living family, not stop a demon invasion or the literal apocalypse, but she’ll do that too if she must. (This is a humorous series that stars Sarn’s twin sister from the Curse Breaker series).

  • The Robin of Larkspur series follows Robin, a woman who just wants to save her daughter from the mythical creatures that kidnapped her baby. Sarn tries to help her.

  • The Divergent Heroes series is supposed to star two knights who are partially disabled but a younger version of Sarn keeps stealing the scenes.

  • The Curse Breaker’s Companion series which includes side quests, wacky what ifs, and stories from my newsletter of Sarn and his family in our world because they won’t stay inside the epic fantasy books they star in. They’d rather visit me through a portal conveniently located in their cave.

Why am I here?

I want to give you more fun adventures, more often, and create a community of fantasy readers to share ideas with, new stories, artwork, and have fun. So I’m taking the plunge and posting chapters of my upcoming books, bonus content, podcasts, videos, audiobooks, boxed sets, deleted scenes, alternate endings and beginnings, Patron-only stories, and more.  

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Epic Fantasy Adventures with Melinda Kucsera
I am Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author and I narrate chapters from my adventure books, talk about other fantasy books and shows and try my best not to get derailed by the shenanigans of characters who are supposed to be fictional, but they don't stay within the pages of my books. I tell all their secrets and what trouble they get into in between books. Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>