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Linda F. Radke, Dragonfly Book Awards

Phone: 480-940-8182




Tower of the Arkein Wins Coveted Royal Dragonfly Book Award


               CHANDLER, AZ (November, 2017) – The judges of the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in all genres of literature have spoken, and Tower of the Arkein by Chase Blackwood, won 1st place in E-Book Series category.

               “Winning any place in the Royal Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a First or Second Place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda F. Radke, president of the Dragonfly Book Awards program. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”

               Tower of the Arkein is a coming-of-age, epic fantasy tale, told through the lens of a historian searching for one of the most powerful figures of the time, in order to stop the wrath of forgotten gods. It retails for $4.99 and can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or E-Bay.

               For a complete list of winners including all first and second place and honorable mention recipients, visit and click on “Winners.”

               The next Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest is already underway. Final deadline for submissions is October 1, 2018. The final deadline for the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Contest, which recognizes outstanding literature in children’s books, is May 1, 2018. For complete rules and submission forms for either contest, visit and click on the contest of choice.

               To learn more about the Dragonfly Book Awards, visit, email or call 480-940-8182.

Reedsy Discovery

"One of our top 100 fantasy series of all time. If you’re looking for a not-too-daunting intro to epic fantasy, this series is the way to go."


Goodreads reviewer

"An incredibly fantastic journey of a young slave warrior struggling with his sense of self in a world of epic conflict."

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