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Imagine for a moment that you are a Dragon.  A creature of unimaginable power, unending intelligence and strength, and you've just woken from ten thousand years of slumber. 

Your last memories were of primordial forests, erupting volcanoes sculpting a developing world, faeries, witches, vampires, krakens, and monsters that feared where you turned your eyes.

But all that is gone.  Humans, only barely coming into their own in the world from your memory, have taken over.  They have erected cities made of stone and steel erupting from the earth like stalagmites reaching for the high blue sky, and developed sciences that have overshadowed even the glory of old magic.

This was not the way it was supposed to be.

Meet Tesser, the Dragon.  He who walks in any form, and flies the skies free of fear.

And he wants to know why he slept for so long, and where all the magic went.

Tesser is a now complete novel that is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble online, as well as at select retailers. 

If this is your first visit to the world of Tesser, please start with the Prologue and first five chapters of the story.  They are free for the taking.  Beyond chapter five you'll need to fork out the clams to buy the print or Kindle version, or sign up for a premium subscription here on the website.




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Hear the story of the dragon awakening now.
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Tesser: A Dragon Among Us is now in audiobook format, narrated by the talented James Foster.


Ambryn & the Cheaters of Death
Posted by Chris Philbrook

Book two of  The Reemergence  is nigh.

Ambryn & the Cheaters of Death is now available for pre-order in ebook. I've set the...Read More

Audible Studios to release Tesser: A Dragon Among Us
Posted by Chris Philbrook

I'd like to share the news that late last week my agent Andy Zack and I reached an agreement with Audible Studios for four of...Read More

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Are you enjoying Adrian's Undead Diary?  Did you enjoy it?  Do you want to give all of my major works plus a few short stories a whirl?  If you own an e-reader, you can.

At Least He's Not On Fire: A Tour of the Things That Escape My Head is a collection of the first handful of chapters from AUD, Elmoryn's The Kinless Trilogy, and my huge urban fantasy hit Tesser: A Dragon Among Us. 

It also has a trilogy of short stories that needed a home, and IT'S FREE!

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