Author portrait by Cassandre Bolan

Writing books that double as melee weapons.

Advance praise for Deborah A. Wolf’s THE DRAGON’S LEGACY:

“I loved The Dragon’s Legacy, and am looking forward to more from this impressive first-time author. Deborah Wolf’s lush and painterly prose is reminiscent of Jacqueline Carey, impelling the reader to savor every sight and sound and smell as she deftly blends elements of cultures rarely explored in the fantasy genre. Her characters are multi-faceted and memorable, including bonelords and lionsnakes and the wonderful tusked telepathic cats who deign to interact with humans. Highly recommended.” ~Katherine Kurtz, New York Times bestselling author

“Beautiful and haunting. Hafsa Azeina, a shaman, and her warrior daughter, Sulema, are women of true strength. I was pulled into a world of large-scale epic fantasy, in the tradition Guy Gavriel Kay, that caught me from page one. This a rare find and not to be missed.” ~Barb Hendee, national bestselling co-author of the Noble Dead Saga

“The last time a book grabbed me this fast was when I beta read TWELVE KINGS for Bradley P. Beaulieu. No joke.” ~Sarah Chorn, Bookworm Blues

“This book will leave readers with intense curiosity about its different cultures and anxiously awaiting a sequel.” ~Booklist

“A well-crafted, intricate blend of the politics and magic of multiple cultures.”  ~Publishers Weekly

“A powerful, compelling read that combines elements of epic fantasy with strong storytelling. Reminiscent of the classic fantasy novel Dune, The Dragon’s Legacy is an addictive start to a promising, exciting trilogy….a welcome, desert-scented breath of fresh air, worth devouring, again and again.”  ~FOREWORD REVIEWS

“Wolf’s debut is ambitious… There are intriguing worldbuilding and poignant moments to be found here… Wolf writes for a big screen…”  ~Kirkus Reviews

Daru, the Dreamshifter’s apprentice, came into the light alone.  Sulema’s heart skipped into a trot, and then to a canter, as his dark eyes wandered wide and dreaming among the girl-children of the Pride.  She held her breath as his gaze found hers and held, as he took a step forward…

was born in a barn and raised on wildlife refuges, which explains rather a lot.  As a child, whether she was wandering down the beach of an otherwise deserted island or exploring the hidden secrets of Alaska with her faithful dog Sitka, she always had a book at hand.  She opened the forbidden door, and set foot upon the tangled path, and never looked back.

Deborah attended any college that couldn’t outrun her and has accumulated a handful of degrees.  She has worked as an underwater photographer, Arabic linguist, and grumbling wage slave.  Throughout it all, she has held onto one true and passionate love: the love of storytelling.

Deborah currently lives in northern Michigan with her kids (some of whom are grown and all of whom are exceptional), an assortment of dogs and horses, and a pair of demons masquerading as cats.