Kevin Potter

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Hello, reader! (sorry to defy conventions, but I can't stand writing about myself in the third person. It's just weird.)

I spend a good portion of my time masquerading as dragons larger than some cities, but when I'm not doing that I like to spend my time picking people's brains.

No, no, I don't mean learning from their experiences, I like the taste of brain matter!

Okay, okay, I'll try to be serious for a minute (I can't promise for more than one minute though).

I've been a storyteller for almost as long as I can remember. It started when I was nine. In school, we had an assignment to write a one-page short story. That night, I wrote a nine-page "masterpiece" about a magical pair of shoes and their journeys throughout the western United St
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Kevin Potter Great question! And one I'm a bit surprised I don't get more often, to be honest.

The answer, unfortunately, is not as simple as I would like.

The short…more
Great question! And one I'm a bit surprised I don't get more often, to be honest.

The answer, unfortunately, is not as simple as I would like.

The short answer is they are absolutely connected and there is an order that will make more sense (chronological in story time rather than publishing order).

When I originally wrote The Fall of an Overlord, that seemed the logical starting point, and it progresses quite neatly into the Calamity prequel, Rise of the Overlord, which functions a bit like an interlude that ties the two series together.

Now, you can definitely start with Fall, then go to Rise and Shadow. You'll have a reasonably satisfying reading experience with that order.

If you want the complete story, however, I would ask you to sit through a bit of history.

You see, after Fall was written and Rise was mostly written, I was asked to contribute to a short story anthology called Glimpses.

While I was brainstorming ideas, it occurred to me that I already had an exceptionally large window of history I could use as a backdrop for a story. I ended up deciding I didn't want to spoil any of the secrets and mysteries coming up in The Calamity, so I went with the history of the world Fall takes place in.

The result of that was a story called Metal and Stone, which is the basis for my novella The Awakening, which kicks off the Metal and Stone series. And once I had that written, I was overcome with the need to tell the whole story.

And if that wasn't enough, here's where it can get a little confusing. The collected stories of Metal and Stone together make up what will be the first book in a three-book series called Blood of Dragons, of which the third volume will be an expanded and rewritten version of Fall.

So when all is said and done, it will look like this:

1- The Awakening
2- Fire and Ice
3- Blood and Scales
4- The Age of Extinction
5- The Great Council
6- Blood of the Dragons book 2 (currently untitled)
7- Expanded version of The Fall of an Overlord
8- Rise of the Overlord
9- Shadow of the Overlord(less)
Kevin Potter I'm about to start working on the Wheel of Time again, which I expect will keep me busy all summer long!
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“You must always accept accountability for your actions,” Dauria said gravely. “Whether you feel another incited your actions is irrelevant. You, and you alone, are responsible for them. It is you who chooses how to respond to the things around you. Remember that the next time you think violence is called for.”
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