Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Royal Dragoneers by M.R. Mathias

Kicking off the New Year with my first interview of 2011!

Welcome to Author M.R. Mathias!

The jewel you see glowing in the ring in my authors photo isn’t really a jewel at all. It is the crystallized tear of a real dragon. In my novel “The Royal Dragoneers” you might find the moment where this wonderfully magical tear drop fell from a green dragons eye and hardened on its way down to land in a mess of troll corpses that the dragon was laying on.

My grandfather died before I was born, but the ring was given to me by my mother, after my grandmother recently died. My grandfather had apparently won the ring in a poker game near the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma sometime in the early 1900’s.

It has been a boon, the magic of the teardrop, for it brought you here to me didn’t it? Now treat yourself to something fantastic and try out the free sample of one of my novels. I hope you enjoy the journey. It will be spectacular. Thanks M.R. Mathias

(I also write Thriller/Horror under the pen name: Michael Robb).


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I would go to the future, grab a copy of a sports stat book so that when I come back I could win every sports bet I made.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Ozzy Ozbourne, Kieth Richards, Sandra Bullock, Jenifer Aniston, Jack Nicholson

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
A laptop, a solar charger, and a mini satelite dish.

What is one book everyone should read?
The Odyssey

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

The Dungeon Master

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
The power to see the future

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
I’m diabetic so my favorite flavor is YUCK

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Egg Mc Muffin

What’s your favorite music genre? Favorite artist? Song?
Rock, Ozzy, You Can’t Kill Rock -n- Roll

Is there anything you need in order to write? (ie Chocolate, quiet, music)

Favortie Cartoon?
Scooby Dooby Doo!

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be, male or female, doesn’t matter and why?
Zeus, for the most obvious reason that he was the boss.

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
NCAA Football

How do you react to a bad review?
I start plotting… 🙂

If you could be a paranormal creature, what would you choose to be?

What is your favorite book that has been made into a movie?

What do you do when you are in-between books?
think about books

Where is your favorite place to read/write?
I write on my sofa, but I have to be alone (save for my dog) and I have to have the radio up.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Because its a pretty good book.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
The Six Duchies of the Farseer Saga

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
Go Dog Go

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
I write horror under the name Michael Robb and the Judas priest Song “Some Heads are gonna Roll” …runs through my head when I think about “The Butcher’s Boy”

What is your favorite quote?
“A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a thousand words is only 3 pages.” — M. R. Mathias

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
No Way!

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?

Thanks to M.R. Mathias for taking the time to do an interview.  He’s got a great giveaway for you!  He is offering up 3 copies of his book The Royal Dragoneers.  The Royal Dragoneers is a fantasy book for all ages, but the story is about a group of unlikely teenage heroes, the oldest of which is a willfull magic weilding girl, who all bond with dragons and attempt to save the world they know. It wasn’t intended to be a YA book, but several reviewers have deemed it so.

The Royal Dragoneers by M.R. Mathias:
Hold on to your dragon! You’re about to journey through a brave new world of hearty survivors straight into a dragon riding, troll fighting adventure for the ages.

After struggling for more than two centuries to tame the inhospitable, dragon infested Islands where they washed up, the descendants of the survivors of a lost passenger ship are now striving to tame the Mainland they have found.

But the Goblin King, an Ivory antlered demon called Gravelbone, has a different plan for the men who are invading his territory. He and his Nightshade are rallying the trolls to defend their lands. With the help of the dragons, goblins, and orcs they plan on rendering the wall the humans have built useless so that they can drive man back to the islands from where they came.

When stubborn King Blanchard finally accepts that the kingdom really is under attack it may be too late, and the only ones who can save the people on the Mainland have been locked away in the dungeon.

Join some brave young men and their mentor, a grizzled old King’s Ranger, and a particularly clever young magic wielding woman, as they traverse the wild frontier and sail to King’s Island to warn the King of the warring trolls.

Then hold on for your life as you tear through the pages, because the pure blooded dragons our heroes have befriended have another plan all together.

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3 winners will each win 1 copy of The Royal Dragoneers by M.R. Mathias
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