Day of the Dragon

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Energion Publications - Fiction - 496 pages


What If?   What if a very long time ago there existed on this Earth a species as intelligent as Homo sapiens and maybe more intelligent?   What if this ancient creature ruled the entire planet and half the solar system?   What if this creature's civilization rose and fell and disappeared into the mists of Time?   What if evidence of this lost world remained buried for tens of millions of years?   What if – one day – a modern human paleontologist looking for fossilized bones finds an artifact instead? What if this artifact turns up at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary, the dividing line between the Age of Mammals and the Age of Reptiles? What if this thing reemerges into the sunlight after being buried for sixty-five million years? It was madness even to contemplate that this man-made thing – no, this dinosaur-made thing – could exist. It was mad, crazy, insane, impossible. But there it was.

Day of the Dragon tells this incredible tale....


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Joseph Whelan is an author living in northwest Florida. He is new to the family of Energion Publications and is the first independent writer to be featured in Henry Neufeld’s latest imprint, Enzar Empire Press. Day of the Dragon is his first traditionally published book.

Joseph, who usually goes by Joe except when renewing his CPA and driving licenses, has had an interest in writing going back to early childhood when one of his earliest Christmas gifts was a “printing press” that he was told was “just like” the one Gutenberg used hundreds of years before. Half a lifetime later, after Wikipedia allowed parental claims to be easily cross-checked against known facts, the grown-up Joe was a little perturbed to discover that Gutenberg did not actually use oversized Styrofoam™ blocks in his famous system.

Between the early printing and the later writing, Joe led a fairly unremarkable life: a college period spent drifting from business to astrophysics; dropping out; moving to Florida; going back to college and discovering that accounting was not the grim wasteland he had been led to believe that it was; obtaining a baccalaureate and then a master’s in accounting; trying and failing to sell magazine articles after college; working as an accountant and then a computer guy at a resort on Panama City Beach for 23 years; and now this writing jazz at Enzar and elsewhere.

Before he left the resort, Joe took up the hobby of highpointing, which involves trying to go to the highest natural geographic point in each state. This quest has taken him to all of the states except for Alaska and Hawaii and 45 of the 50 highpoints. So far he has driven 113,901 miles and spent 380 days on the road. You can read about the first expedition here: Ameritrekking and Highpointing: Discovering America the Beautiful [Kindle Edition].

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