Who is Author Alex J. Cavanaugh?
Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design, graphics, and technical editing. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. He’s the author of Amazon Best-Sellers CassaStar, CassaFire, CassaStorm, and Dragon of the Stars. The author lives in the Carolinas with his wife.
What’s your latest book all about?
The ship of legends…
The future is set for Lt. Commander Aden Pendar, son of a Hyrathian Duke. He’s poised to secure his own command and marriage to the queen’s daughter. He’ll stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
But when the Alliance denies Hyrath’s claim on the planet of Kavil and declares war on their world, Aden finds his plans in disarray. Entrenched in battle and told he won’t make captain, Aden’s world begins to collapse. How will he salvage his career and future during Hyrath’s darkest hour?
One chance remains–the Dragon. Lost many years prior, the legendary ship’s unique weapon is Hyrath’s only hope. Can Aden find the Dragon, save his people, and prove he’s capable of commanding his own ship?
How did you get the idea of writing this book?
I wanted to explore beyond the Cassan universe. The idea came from a song by Ayreon called Dragon on the Sea. The song is about Queen Elizabeth sending Sir Francis Drake out to defend England against an invading army. The chorus resonated with me – Sail on for your queen, Sail into history, You will never be the same… How could the main character sail into history and never be the same? That is when I came up with the idea for a ship called the Dragon. I was also inspired by a tough little creature called a tardigrade and created a much larger and tougher creature called a Kargrande. All of it comes together with a nice twist in the end!
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