Book Giveaway: Dragonfriend by Roger Eschbacher

This week, I’m pleased to offer a deal you can’t refuse. I’m giving away two copies of Roger Eschbacher’s young adult magical fantasy book Dragonfriend. Roger is a fellow author on the Magic Appreciation Tour and has generously offered to let me give away one paperback edition and one Kindle edition of his book.

I loved the cover of Roger’s book from the first moment I saw it, and I was very pleased when I saw his registration come through for the MA Tour. If the blurb for his book (see below) doesn’t convince you the story will be a fun read, check out the excerpt on (I started chortling and clicked “buy now” before I even finished the excerpt.)

Here’s the cover and blurb for Roger’s book:

Dragonfriend Cover

If you think it was all good deeds and fancy ideals back in the days of Camelot, think again. Most people don’t know this, but for a time things went seriously bad; Arthur was imprisoned, Merlin had vanished, and a vile demon had taken over the throne. Young Leonard, page to a poor but kind knight, finds himself in the middle of this mess and now must do whatever it takes to set things right—even if that means doing battle with dangerous monsters, trying to outwit Camelot’s dark overlord, or taking a bath!

Roger Eschbacher photo
Roger Eschbacher

Visit Roger’s blog The Novel Project to drop by and say “Hi” or to learn more about Roger and Dragonfriend. If you can’t wait to find out if you won the contest, you can buy Dragonfriend right now on in paperback and Kindle editions.

Rules for entering the contest:

1. Leave a comment on this post naming the author who, in your opinion, devised the best dragon ever. Comments must be posted by March 25 at Midnight (PDT).

2. Include your email address in the post, or if you don’t want to do that, use the contact page on this site to send it to me privately.

I’ll use to select two winners from among the entries on March 25. If you win, I’ll notify you via email. I’ll also announce the winners here in the comments.

Good luck!


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  1. Glenn doerr Jr says

    strangely enough the dragon i like best was created by a writer of a T.V. show simply called MERLIN. the dragon is voiced by John hurt,and has the perfect sarcastic tone for a wyrm of his stature the last remaining wyrm in camelot. I do not know who the writer is but the charachter of this particular dragon really fits what I can picture a wyrm in his position doing.the wisdom ,double double cross,venom,spite and loyalty albiet chaotic evil for my gaming friends out there,represent him perfectly!

  2. @Glenn: I just started watching that show recently, and have really been enjoying it. I know exactly what you mean about the dragon. The BBC series had several writers, but the first episode (where the dragon first appears) and several others were written by Julian Jones.

  3. Daniél Lecoq says

    I think the dragons of "Pern" by Anne McCaffrey are my favourites.

  4. I really liked those dragons too. I think The White Dragon was my favorite of that series. Be sure to send me a contact form with your email address Daniél, if you want me to add you to the drawing.

  5. Jeff Zimmer says

    Hands down the best dragon was Dirty Dragon, created by the great Bill Jackson in Chicago. "BJ and Dirty Dragon" was a live action kids show on channel 32 and Dirty Dragon was an outrageous but lovable puppet. He could belch out smoke when angry which was pretty cool.

  6. While I’m partial to the Sean Connery-voiced Draco in "Dragonheart," I’ve got to go with Daryl Dragon from "The Captain & Tennille." It was my first concert in the 1970’s so it holds a special place in Steve History, and he’s a Captain AND a Dragon? How cool is that?

  7. Thanks for posting, Jeff and Steve. I can’t say I’m familiar with either of those dragons, but it’s cool that they hold a special place in your heart.

  8. Jeff Thorsen says

    Might as well be the first to advocate Smaug from "The Hobbit" — evil but glib, the dragon I loved to hate.

  9. Smaug! What an excellent choice. Yes, dragons are often painted as evil, but the best ones are also amusing.

  10. Brad Bornemann says

    Although I would have to Say Smaug from the Hobbit is my favorite dragon. It was from the Hobbit I developed my life-long love of dragons…..however, the first Dragon of which I became aware was Puff, The Magic Dragon and he of course deserves honorable mention.

  11. Ah, yes. Puff. From the land called Honalee (or Hanalei as some of us Kauai fans know it really to be.) I think he was my first as well.

  12. We have our winners!

    Congratulations to Daniél Lecoq and Steven Kirk for winning a free copy of Dragonfriend. I’ve passed your email addresses on to Roger, and he’ll be contacting you shortly about getting your book to you.

    I recently finished the book myself, and I really enjoyed it. I hope you do too.

  13. Outstanding!

    I’ve been a fan of Roger’s work for a long time. Thanks for this opportunity!


  14. I really liked those dragons too. I think The White Dragon was my favorite of that series. Be sure to send me a contact form with your email address Daniél, if you want me to add you to the drawing.