Dragon of the Stars by Alex J. Cavanaugh









Transformers Age of Extinction – Optimus Is Alive – Steve Jablonsky

The ship of legends…

The future is set for Lt. Commander Aden Pendar, son of a Hyrathian Duke. 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?

© 2015 Alex J. Cavanaugh

Transformers Age of Extinction – Best Thing That Ever Happened – Steve Jablonsky

Music is a big inspiration and has fueled many scenes in my books. Dragon of the Stars, which came out April 7, was inspired by a single song. It sparked the idea of a dragon spaceship and the story came alive from there.

Steve Jablonsky’s music has power and strength in it. As part of a movie soundtrack, it makes the scene by adding depth and emotion. A couple pieces from the latest Transformer film really fit well with Dragon of the Stars. ‘Optimus’ has a military feel to it, with hints of a building force. ‘Best Thing That Ever Happened’ reminds me of a brief exchange between characters and a sad moment locked in time.

Music adds a new level to a story. What music does that for your stories?

— Alex


Transformers Age of Extinction – The Legend Exists – Steve Jablonsky

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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, and CassaStorm. Connect with Alex on Twitter!



24 thoughts on “Dragon of the Stars by Alex J. Cavanaugh

  1. I’m inspired by everything from classical to hip-hop. I never liked music videos that much, because often I had heard the song on the radio and formed my own storyline and images – and they didn’t match the video!
    I’ve never thought of writing those stories down though.
    Interesting tidbit Alex – that the Dragon Of the Stars story was first formed from music.

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  2. A powerful soundtrack can make all the difference in a film. Congratulations to Alex! 🙂 I’m one of the few that need silence when I’m writing, and the only time I really get a chance to listen to music is when I’m with my son.

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  3. Awesome post… great Jablonsky works…I am surprised you didn’t go with the score to D-Wars [Dragon Wars]… I am kidding. T-formers works well.

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  4. Dang, love this Post and I’m getting more and more intrigued by Mr. Cavanaugh’s books. I think I’ll go look him up on Amazon. Is he there? I sure hope so. I want to see if his stories comes in the Kindle version. Woo Hoo… I agree with the person before me. The music does make it sound exciting. 🙂 Have a great day!

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  5. Alex, you are lucky that a single song was the inspiration behind Dragon of the Stars. I agree that music helps creativity. For me, whenever I am caught in a Writer’s Block I listen to music, it peps me up and makes me want to return back to writing.

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  6. Music fuels creativity – definitely!
    Overall, I appreciate a wide variety of music.
    When it cones to specifics, I love soothing instrumental jazz for relaxation.
    Congrats once again, Alex!
    Over the last few days, your book has rocked the blogosphere! 😀

    Hi Samantha! *waving*

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