The Dragon Gate

Volume One of The Dragon Gate Series.

He swore an oath to protect all life. Now he must kill to survive.

Being a knight at the Renaissance Festival is easy, but when Ryan is magically kidnapped to another world, the quest he must do might leave him dead. Mistaken for a dragon-slaying knight, he must kill the dragon queen to be sent home.

At least he is not alone. Three of his friends are kidnapped beside him, all of them mistaken for the Ellorian Champions. The real heroes have been missing for years, but they may hold the key to keeping everyone alive.

Release Date: December 1, 2020, by Evermore Press.

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  1. “The Pendant”
  2. “The Quest”
  3. “Fresh Wounds”
  4. “A Conscience Riddled”
  5. “Lorian”
  6. “Wizardry”
  7. “Affinity”
  8. “Arundell”
  9. “Aspirations”
  10. “The Ellorian Champions”
  11. “Unrest in the Forest”
  12. “A Ruin Alive”
  13. “Confrontation”
  14. “Destiny Seized”
  15. “A Hero’s Welcome”
  16. “Resolutions”
  17. “End Game”
  18. “Firestorm”

2 thoughts on “The Dragon Gate”

  1. Dear Randy Ellefson,
    A fan of fantasy fiction (I am working on a sword and sorcery tale that I hope to publish in a magazine) I must admit that, while I have grown tired of portal fantasy (not to mention the overabundance of Japanese isekai and their obnoxious clichés, except for a few that a different) yours is intriguing to say the least. What was your inspiration? Frankly, I thought most folks will be tired of portal fantasy and would rather be settled for a fictional secondary world.
    Just what is it with medieval set fantasy fiction that people like? Not to criticize, but are there not regions in fantasy worlds based on Arab, Indian, African and Asian cultures where stories can be told? Besides, life back in our own medieval times was not the romantic period portrayed in historical fiction as we know it. Or perhaps, other time periods based on our own history that we can use to develop worlds and epic tales? Or perhaps Dragon Gate is a sort of satire on portal fantasy and isekai?
    All in all, good luck.

    1. Hi Mark. First I really apologize for the delay. It appears I don’t get notifications of website comments and I just saw this…7 months later! I actually got the idea for the series while watching Stargate SG-1 (shhh!). I think you’re right that there are many other cultures that people could use.

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