Rise of Dresca by Tim McKay @timmckay52 @SDBookTours #giveaway

What evil intended to harm you… … can become something far more terrible.



Rise of Dresca

The Draemeir Chronicle Book 1

by Tim McKay

Genre: YA Dark Fantasy Horror

From the pits of an ancient darkness, a new power is rising.

Ceremai has fallen.

After a decade of struggle for independence, a fledgling nation collapses under the unrelenting force of invasion.

Join an unlikely band of allies on a journey beset by shadow and intrigue, pulled by the strings of fate to the source of a new evil.

A lord’s daughter turns assassin. An orphan girl discovers her power. A captain plots in vain.

And the last soldier of Ceremai finds his destiny.

Witness the dawn of a new age, and learn if what evil intended for harm…

… can become something far more terrible.

Rise of Dresca is the first book of the Draemeir Chronicle.

Enter a world where evil parasitizes the meek and arrogant alike. Where limitless power and knowledge can be yours for a price, not of your soul, but of your mind, your will, and your resolve to be free.

In the land of Naevoroth, a new power is rising.

And it’s yours for the taking.

Action-packed and filled with a healthy dose of magic, mayhem, and fantastical lore, Rise of Dresca is a phenomenal start to what promises to be a riveting epic fantasy series.
– Pikasho Deka from Readers’ Favorite

IF you are looking for a relentless, action, rage-filled dark fantasy book, then look no further than “Rise of Dresca”. WOW! This is bestselling material right here!
– Julio Carlos at Scribble’s Worth Book Reviews

Rise of Dresca by Tim McKay is a spellbinding journey into the heart of a mesmerizing monster-filled fantasy realm. Seamlessly blending captivating storytelling with vivid world-building, this teen and YA monster fantasy will have readers utterly entranced from the very first page.
– Demetria Head for A Look Inside Book Reviews

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About the Book ~ by Tim McKay

The word “draemeir” comes from the word “dreamer.” Good writing pulls you in, letting you slip through your imagination into a dreamlike trance. I liked the idea of paying homage to that feeling with my series title. And I hope you get to enjoy that same experience reading the book. 

Funny, then, that the draemeir in my story are a force of pure, unrelenting malevolence. But I suppose dreams can quickly turn to nightmares. All I know is when I landed on the word, it stuck. It has the right feel. Pronounced “dray – mare” — but I’m one of those authors who thinks you shouldn’t get too hung up on pronunciations.

Speaking of which, I’m sure the “dd” names in my book will catch some eyes. Why, for example, is Seddram Peltan nicknamed “Seth”? It’s old Celtic or modern Welsh pronunciation, where two d’s are actually pronounced like “th” in “then,” “this,” there,” or “that,” but NOT like in “think” or “Thanos.” I meant it as an homage to some of my favorite books of all time, the Pendragon Cycle by Stephen R. Lawhead. 

My character Rhynwhen’s name has a similar origin, stemming from the Welsh name Rhonwyn (or Rowena, as it’s often translated).

Ceremai is pronounced “Sarah – my”


Tim McKay is a writer, editor, and marketer from Ottawa, Canada. He used to be a pastor, still cares about good and evil, and still strives to create meaningful experiences for others. He has degrees in history, theology, and public policy, along with a diploma in professional writing, but likes nothing more than hiking in the woods, running along the Rideau Canal, and connecting with the people he loves. Oh, and reading a good book.

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