Who am I?

I'm scifi/fantasy writer C. E. Dorsett, but you can call me Charlie.  The most important thing you should know is that I am a fan.  I love genre fiction: books, movies, shows, and music.  I've been a writer since I was a kid sitting in front of the TV watch Star Trek, He-man, and Voltron, and drawing my first comics.  When I was in third grade, I wrote our class play based on The BFG, and starred in the 3rd and 4th grade plays that year.  I wrote my fifth grade graduation ceremony for the school, and I finished my first novel in High School.

Why should you care about any of that? Because it shows that writing is in my blood.  I tell stories.  They are my heart.  I love to tell stories, but more than that, I love to share these stories and worlds with you.  Why? Because that is what brings these stories alive. These characters only live in the interaction between my writing and your participation.  Without that, they are only words strung together into sentences and paragraphs.

What is Dragons of Night?

Dragons of Night is a Dark Fantasy world where the world of Magic, Dragons, Fae, and Giants secretly coexists with us.  They have always been here, but they are not hiding from us.  We have been exiled from their world.

The Dark Gentry, as the Dragonkin prefer to be called, once ruled the night, but now, the democracies of Europe and the Americas are shaky.  Relations with the Fae are thin.  The wild calls her children home.  How long till the shadows fall?

The Dragons are powerful beings.  No one knows if the dragons are a separate species, or if they are powerful wizards and sorcerers who have amassed so much power they gained immortality and nearly infinite power.

Their servants, the Ryukishi, or Dragon Knights, are bonded to them via a pearl grown within the dragon and given to them at their “becoming.”  They serve the varied wishes of their masters and mistresses with unquestioning devotion.  The Ryukishi inspired the dragon myths and legends in the non-magical world.

The world is filled with magic and mystery.  The majority of the magical world are mages, wizards, and sorcerers.  They go about their daily lives like their non-magical counterparts: working, loving, marrying, raising families.  The main difference is that their world is infused throughout with magic, which carries some interesting consequences on its own.

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Why would I give all my books away?  Because my readers have shown their willingness to support me in a million different ways over the years, and I want to repay the favor.

So while the books are still available to purchase for those who choose to show their support through book sales, I have also started a Patreon.  With Patreon, you can show your support for all the work I do for as little as $1/month.

With your support, I hope to cover all of my out of pocket expenses, but with your support we can do even more things in the future.  Your support makes everything I do possible.

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*Due to contractual obligations, Fate's Harrow will not be given away until June.  I am sorry about that, but a contract is a contract.