The Daegmon War series by author Matthew Dickerson is a tale of high fantasy set in an unspecified time of the distant past — in the age of legends. It is the time from which our most beloved myths and legends sprang. All of the action which takes place in the three books that make up our on-going tale occurs on the island kingdom of Gondisle, a peaceful land which is thrown into turmoil due to the return of the Daegmons.
What is a Daegmon? Well, the best way to describe these creatures is to say that they are somehow related to the dragons of yore. But a main difference is while most dragons were individualistic creatures who worked for their own good, pillaging and hoarding treasure, the Daegmon were more of a collective held in check by the will and power of a Daegmon Lord.
As we begin our first book, The Gifted, in a centuries-old war, the Daegmons have arisen to wreak destruction on the land once again. One of our primary characters, Elynna a fisher woman whose village has been destroyed, sets out for the fortress of the Citadel to plead assistance from the king and his army in vanquishing this ancient foe.