New Moon Beach may seem like any quaint beach side city, but look a little closer and you’ll discover a touch of unexpected witchcraft around every corner. Meet the Merriman’s, a family of witches whose lives are full of mystery, romance, intrigue and, of course – magic. Once you arrive, you may never want to leave.
In 1772, amidst the ancient ruins and standing stones of western Ireland, a young woman inherits an army, a fleet of ships, and special powers.
To keep her magic, she journeys to the East Kingdom and meets her greatest challenge — a warrior prince whose love threatens to destroy them both.
Together, they face ruthless enemies and royal intrigue, fighting for survival and a chance for enduring love.
When superheroes fall in love, anything can happen.
Daniel Hecht doesn’t belong in this century. Catapulted into the present from 1943, he’s out of place and out of touch. Still, he was the American war hero called “Lionheart” and his heroism has followed him into the modern world. He now leads an underground group of superpowered misfits, but the misfit he keeps turning to is Nina Asher.
Nina has a vast knowledge of history, yet no idea who she is or where she’s from. She has become the target of dangerous creatures that have appeared all over the world. As she and Daniel work to decipher an ancient, cryptic myth, they experience flashbacks to things that never could have happened. They are falling in love, but there’s something they’re sure they need to remember, and it’s keeping them apart.
The key to saving the world may begin with the act of remembering.
This trilogy begins with a slow-burn romance in Book 1, and, as the action and conflict build, the relationship between the characters moves into the realm of steamy romance, bordering on erotica.
The object which shielded Demona for centuries is broken, the Path is fading, and the Guardians are in hiding.
When Ria finds her way to this new world of music and magyc by helping the Guardian Cedar Jal escape his prison between worlds, she is drawn into his struggle, and discovers she may be the answer the Guardians need.
Cedar doesn’t want Ria to be the one named and fated to die in the Prophecy, but what if she is their only hope to defeat the Sorcerer, rekindle the Path, and save Demona?
Fans of J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Paolini, and Terry Brooks will enjoy this epic fantasy saga!
Amanda Craig The Sunday Times ~ “One of the most captivating new books to be published for 8+ for some time . . . It made me laugh, cry and remember exactly what’s so special about the time when you or your child live in hope of finding a dragon of your own”
Shortlisted 2010 Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children’s Books
Silver Medal Winner 2013 ~ Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
The Bookbag ~ I thought this was an absolutely gorgeous little book. It’s charming but exciting too, and while I think it will find its most loyal audience amongst tween girls there’s also plenty to appeal to boys and older teens.Thoroughly enjoyable and beautifully written dragon fantasy with a good conflict between disparate protagonists. Plenty of appeal for a wide range of readers.
Fantasy Book Review ~ A Battledragon of a Book ~ for all ages!~ Reading Lucinda Hare’s debut novel The Dragon Whisperer is like riding a dragon. You have to hold on tight during the twist and turns, take time to stop and enjoy the breathtaking view, prepare yourself for the sudden lows, enjoy the soaring heights and make sure you’re not on the wrong end of that fiery breath!
A tale hatched from Hare’s real-life experiences and devotion to all kinds of animals, The Dragon Whisperer follows Earl’s daughter (and dragon whisperer), eleven year old Quenelda. Her best friend is a battle-dragon with the comically cautionary name of Two Gulps and You’re Gone, who she can command through thought alone. Hare offers a headstrong heroine in Quenelda that chooses dragons over dresses, battles over boys and ultimately dreams of joining her father’s side as a warrior in the Stealth Dragon Services.
Don’t be fooled though… just because Hare has chosen a young girl as her protagonist doesn’t mean she has written a book solely for that gender. Yes, the tale flies in the face of books such as Harry Potter and Artimis Fowl that have strong male protagonists, but The Dragon Whisperer contains enough dark magic, fierce battle dragons, and slimy hobgoblins to appeal to young boys.
Regardless of gender, readers will root for the underdog (a young gnome named Root) and wish they had their very own dragon. On the surface, Hare describes the relationship been Quenelda and Two Gulps like that between horse and rider, but the dragons are given such a depth of history and behaviours, that after the book is shut, the reader half expects to see these beasts lurking in local paddocks.
The one letdown of Hare’s work, is that, in marketing it towards children, adults might see it as ‘just another children’s book’ and pass it over. The back cover boasts a ‘9+’ age rating and I urge anyone nine or over to snap this read up. Verdict? A battle-dragon of a book!
Someone is killing unmarked souls, and Ru Roberts is the only one that can stop them. That’s a bit of a problem, though, since she has no idea she’s a Keeper.
When the devastatingly handsome Cutter Michaels comes to town and starts filling Ru’s head with all sorts of fantasies, telling her she’s the daughter of a half-angel and half-demon, and the only one who can help them locate and destroy three portals to hell, she thinks he’s nuts. He says he needs her help to stop the Grim Reapers who are using the portals to ferry souls away, and Ru finds herself being sucked into his delusions.
Once she begins having strange dreams and comes face to face with Thanatos, the most powerful Reaper of all, Ru thinks there might be something to Cutter’s claims. Will joining him help Ru to discover the powers coursing through her veins, or will Thanatos claim her as his own?
Everybody loves unicorns! OK maybe not everybody but if you are one that does – this book has an interesting and fun story for teens and older readers plus tons of illustrations to feast your eyes on. It’s the tale of a little unicorn who is born into a tribe of magical metal horned unicorns. The poor little thing feels like an outcast because he just doesn’t fit in with the rest of them. The story is about his journey to meet his destiny to save the tribe from extinction even though he is not magical and his horn is not like the others. This is a fun adventure story for with lots of pics.
5 early chapter book stories filled with adventure, intrigue and fun. Meet ugly space pirates, a boy who talks to animals, penguins, dinosaurs, and dragons! All tales are pulled from author Carole St-Laurent’s book collection.
The five stories are:
•Dinosaur totem pole : Adventure! Adventure! Dinosaur totem pole is a story for dinosaur lovers and avid sports player.
A tale about a young boy who loved sports even though he wasn’t very skilled at any of them. One thing the lad had a gift for was anything relating to dinosaurs. Discover the extraordinary adventure Mateo will experience on what started out as a very normal Sunday afternoon playing baseball. Follow him around as he runs for his life to avoid getting eaten alive, then out of the confusion he will make some very ancient new friends; the gentle giants.
Ages 6 to 10
•Henrik the animal whisperer : This is a story for animal lovers and nature enthusiast, it demonstrates the values of lending a hand and telling the truth.
Henrik has the wonderful ability to understand all animals. He has adventures on his magical red bike; racing at lightning speed, riding mountains even through the snow! Although Henrik has a magnificent ability to communicate with animals, people don’t always believe him, especially his father. Find out what event will change all that.
This is an early chapter book for kids 6 to 8 years old.
•Dragon tale : Dragons threaten a peaceful village until a sorcerer finds the perfect solution. Dragon Tale is a wonderful short story about the importance of good communication to avoid misunderstandings. This tale is perfect for an early chapter book reader.
Ages 5 to 7
•Space pirates with barracuda faces : Adventure filled space story of a family who left earth in search of a better life.
Living in space can be an amazing experience, but the threat of cruel, ugly space pirates is always eminent. Follow Saaren on his adventures as he takes on the most notorious bandits in the universe, the Barracuda faces. Travel to far out planets where creatures come in all shapes and sizes. Find out how a normal earthling boy became one of the best pilots of the cosmos.
Ages 6 to 10
•Parad’ice – Learning an important lesson : Follow Zigi the penguin throughout his life as he goes from riches to losing it all, and learns an important lesson of appreciation. Parad’Ice – Learning an important lesson, teaches children not to be jealous of others but rather to be grateful for all the good things that they have. It is also a beautiful lesson about the benefits of helping others. This is an educationally fun short story for early chapter book readers.
Ages 6 to 10
For centuries, the Great Bell was silent…
It remained undisturbed, nearly forgotten by history, hidden away in the ruins of an abandoned fortress. The enchantments within its iron slumbered, its secrets protected by silence. Until someone discovered how to ring the Bell, other secrets would remain safe.
One day, while running an errand, a young store clerk took a wrong turn, then another, until he found himself deep within the old fortress where the Great Bell waited.
It waited for him.
And when the hapless clerk rang the Great Bell and released its enchantments, his troubles began.
For he had become the Bellringer.
He claimed it was all an accident, that he did not mean to ring the Bell. Fate, it seemed, thought otherwise, and proof of the Bellringer’s destiny began to emerge just as the world spiraled into war. Revolt and treachery worked to break apart the Seven Realms. Armies were on the march. The faraway King, obsessed with his own power, seemed unwilling or unable to prevent the looming catastrophe.
Perhaps a new King was needed…if only someone could penetrate the secret of the King’s power and take the throne before it was too late. It was foretold that the person who discovered the True Name of the King would become the next King. But who was capable of such a thing?
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About The Year of the Red Door
244 Days Remain. That is all.
The Year of the Red Door has begun, and four months have already passed by. This is the story of the last 244 days. Uncanny things are taking place in the world, mysterious powers are stirring, and there are signs of coming change. Like pieces on a game-board, ancient forces are moving into position, gathering strength. Many sense the portents and see the signs, but few know their meaning. Fewer still understand what must be done. But who is there to do it? In only 244 days, six intrepid travelers must cross thousands of miles, to the far edge of the world, to find a place that may not even exist. A legendary place called Griferis where a new king may be prepared, trained, and judged for worthiness. It is their bid to find that place, to discover the secret Name of the King, and to make one of their companions the new King. But hope is thin, and time runs out. Can the Name be found? Can the Usurper use it to take the throne? And will it make any difference? It already seems too late.
In the spirit of J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Dickens comes a new heroic tale, a story of ageless love and brave determination, of tragic loss and the hope of redemption. During this quest, mythic powers arise from the ancient past, fate collides with destiny, and the world edges swiftly to its final destruction or to its ultimate fulfillment. Only the Bellringer can tip the balance of fate, but the world is almost out of time…
Floating into the air with an enormous gum bubble, Alvin lands in a strange world where everything is gray. The trees, the flowers, the dirt, the sky, the animals, and even the people are all missing their color.
Confronted with the mystery of the missing color, Alvin teams up with some unexpected friends to battle man-eating plants, outsmart the bumbling Crimson Guards, cross the Sugar Desert, overcome the two-headed dragon, and find the color-stealing goblins to restore color to the kingdom.
Kids and adults alike will love this whimsical tale in the tradition of The Phantom Tollbooth, The Wizard of Oz, and A Wrinkle In Time.