Maxwell Alexander Drake

Maxwell Alexander Drake, or Drake as he prefers to be called, is an award-winning Science Fiction/Fantasy author, Graphic Novelist and Playwright. He is also the lead fiction writer and game story consultant for Daybreak Games’ (Formerly Sony Online Entertainment) massive online game EverQuest Next. He is best known for his fantasy series, The Genesis of Oblivion Saga. His first novel, Farmers & Mercenaries – Book One of the Genesis of Oblivion Saga, was released in June of 2009 and won both a 2009 Moonbeam Young Adult Fantasy Award for Excellence in Literature, as well as being named Dragon Roots Magazine’s Best New Fantasy Saga of 2009. Book two of this saga, Mortals & Deities, was released in September 2010 to an ever-growing fan base. It received wonderful reviews from both critics and fans alike. Book three of this series, Dreams & Nightmares, was released December 2011. The Way of the Lion – A Genesis of Oblivion Saga Short, was published in the 2010 Dragon Root’s Magazine’s Gen-Con author’s collection Missing Pieces and took their Honored Spot.


As if his professional projects do not keep him busy enough, he teaches creative writing classes at writers’ conferences and fan conventions around the country, as well as for the Clark County Library District in Las Vegas. For more, please visit, more about the Genesis of Oblivion Saga at, more about his latest graphic novel at, or read what he is doing for EverQuest Next at You can also follow him on Twitter @MaxwellADrake or Facebook /MaxwellAlexanderDrake.


Currently, Drake lives in Las Vegas with his wife, who is the Joy in his life, and his two sons, who are more than worth “paying what needs be paid.”

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