Somerville author weaves riveting tale in new Christian fantasy novel

SOMERVILLE, Texas — This week marks the nationwide release of “Banner of the Red Dragon,” a consuming and faith-inspiring new novel by author Corby Brizendine. This book’s hardback edition will be released in October.

“Banner of the Red Dragon” continues Brizendine’s tale about the epic battle between good and evil. Having defeated evil once, Eric and his friends learn that the battle with evil is fought every day, and it is faith that still wins victory. Delve inside the pages of this adventure-filled book and find out how the Fire can give mercy, righteousness and absolution even to the most wretched of sinners.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the books are available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Brizendine, who serves as pastor at First Baptist Church of Somerville, Texas, has been in vocational ministry since 1989. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas Tech University and a Master’s of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. “Banner of the Red Dragon,” which is the sequel to Brizendine’s first novel, “The Fire,” continues to combine classic fantasy with a story of faith.

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