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"A literary benchmark; THE DRAGONEERS is nearly perfect in every way."
“In this new edition of his first novel, Sutherland (The Last Dragoneer, 2014, etc.) creates a modern-feeling world before Noah’s flood, a world populated with dragons, warriors, and a determined young woman who fearlessly seeks her proper place in the world ... an original vision of a corrupt antediluvian world, one that feels modern yet magical …”
"This novel defies conventional classification: is it science fiction? biblical fiction? thriller? The story describes a world where flying two-headed dragons and ogres exist, characters with telepathic gifts communicate with both animals and people, a man named Noah builds an Ark in his backyard, and a six-fingered giant named Lilith wants to take over the world. While this collage may have been implausible in lesser hands, the author makes it work ...”
THE DRAGONEERS follows the adventures of Susah, a talented young woman, who refuses to join her three brothers in helping advance the family business. She’d rather do something exciting with her life. While this story could have been set in any time, the fantastical world she lives in amplifies each step nearly beyond the bounds of imagination.
Against her parents' wishes, Susah leaves home on a quest to become one of the dragoneers, an elite fraternity of warriors sworn to defend the ancient Garden of Eden against all trespassers.
Meanwhile, deep in a lair inside of Sethopolis' roughest neighborhood, an evil giantess dreams of seizing the secrets of immortality and other powers, which she believes are hidden within the walls of the forbidden garden. Realizing she can't achieve her dream with her own resources, she joins forces with a fallen angel, nearly as old as time itself.
Unaware of the dangers awaiting her, Susah faces her greatest challenge. With the fate of the human race depending on their performance, will the dragoneers succeed in defending the Garden of Eden against the forces of evil? And even if they do, will Susah survive the pivotal battle of good verses evil?
This adventure builds on the little we know about the antediluvian world and overlays it with a blend of technology, supernatural powers, fire-and-ice-breathing, flying dragons, giants, and martial arts to begin Susah's adventure to discover her purpose.
This is the first book of exciting series, The Chronicles of Susah, which introduced antediluvian steampunk, a retro-futurfantastic genre that synthesizes literary Biblical Fiction with traditional Science Fiction Steampunk.
There is more to this story than you've been told.