It is that time known as the Dark Ages, the Romans have abandoned Britain's shores, leaving behind a brutal, fear-filled twilight world where magic and superstition, strife and warfare hold sway. Into this world is born the daughter of a pagan queen. Her name is Guinevere and to the all-seeing, power-hungry sorceror Merlin, she represents a grave threat. Sent into hiding in the remote north, she grows up under the protection of a shape-shifting wolf and a wayward druid, watched over by dragons - yet through his dark arts, Merlin tracks her down. He knows her destiny and will stop at nothing to prevent what has been foretold. For if Guinevere becomes queen and Arthur, king, together they will bring a peace to the land that will leave the sorcerer but a shrivelled and empty old magiciain in a weary cloak. What Merlin doesn't realise is that Guinevere has inherited dazzling powers of her own. With Arthur trapped in a netherworld from which the only escape is death, Guinevere must call upon the ancient, primal spirits and beings who walked this earth when it was still young to help her in her final confrontation with the High Druid himself... Dark, exciting, highly original and utterly compelling, THE DRAGON QUEEN is set in a brutal, grittily and historically authentic Celtic world where the Pagan and the Christian battle for supremacy. Full of wild magic, both benign and malign, romance, superstition, wonder, bloody battles and wonderfully well-wrought characters, and written with a fresh, contemporary voice, this novel turns the legend of King Arthur and his mercurial queen well and truly on its head.
Princess Sarma, future queen of Dauthe, is born with special gifts for healing and for harm. Her gifts are born in a rare few and feared throughout the land. Following a tragedy and being blamed for a crime she didn’t commit, she fled to the land of dragons with her most trusted friend, Renn. There she gives birth to a daughter who will change the course of the world with her friends and save the kingdom that is rightfully hers. This book is about the coming of age of a young woman and her daughter. Both are blessed (or cursed) with a gift that can change the course of history forever. Follow along as these princesses fight battles within themselves as well as the world around them.
Praised by the likes of Joe Abercrombie and Brent Weeks, Stephen Deas has made dragons his own. In the years before the Dragons laid waste to man's empire, the fearsome monsters were used for war and as gifts of surpassing wealth to buy favour in the constant political battles that tore at the kingdoms. Notorious in these battles was the Dragon Queen. And now she is a prisoner. But no one is more dangerous than when caged ... The critics, fellow authors and readers alike are agreed - if you love dragons and epic fantasy, Stephen Deas is the writer for you. The man who brought dragons back to their full glory, might and terror. DRAGON QUEEN is a companion volume to the Memory of Flames trilogy and to THE BLACK MAUSOLEUM.
A kingdom is at war. A princess has been kidnapped by a dragon queen. A brave squire volunteers to set out on a quest to rescue her. But there's just one small problem. He's Thomas, the shortest of all the squires. With little more than a donkey, a vest, and a sword, Thomas will have to use all of his courage and determination to battle a beast with many heads, reach a forbidden island, and rescue the princess from a most fearsome dragon-and an even more fearsome fate! Part thrilling adventure and part enchanting fantasy, sprinkled with charming black-and-white illustrations, Thomas and the Dragon Queen will delight young readers from start to finish.
The mystery of the beginning of evil has been a mystery that haunts every living soul in every planet wherever life exists. Different living planets torn by mysterious acts of unknown evil happen to be the headline of every questioning souls whether mortal or immortal. One can only imagine the devastation that would have flooded through innocent living creatures when something called evil spreads its degenerative influences over everything it touched or is exposed to and in a moment all that was perfect fell crumbling without explanations. How it all started and what would have triggered such a painful consequence, one can only wish that these would have never been. The Dragon Queen and the Two Princes, is a book that was written to bring into light some of the most fascinating breathtaking facts of what might have been the cause of all these calamities and who or what might be responsible for all confusion that has all galaxies hang in fear under its shadows. In this book, the author takes you with him right back in time and be part of a world full of life and vibrancy, a world where your eyes never tire nor would your strength drained even though you have your whole millennium occupied with all kinds of activity. Even after millenniums past, you would still be as new as the very first step and each step a better story. But as you watch you begin to see a very mysterious dark shadow crawling the surface of your world lurking into every creatures and as it passed, you realized that everything it touched falls paralyzed to its vibes and what frustrates most is that no one could explain what it was. While you still contemplating, you begin to see the beauty becomes dull and ugly, the strong falls weak and faints and the wise becomes foolish and then you fall a prey as well while you still standing. You heard the mysterious noise of what we now call crying and saw the many beautiful faces stretched with all sorts of emotions then for the first time you feel this strange emotion of anxiety and then fear. Then suddenly your heart begins to hurt so much but you dont know what was happening. Come with me now and see it for yourself..
The epic conclusion of The Avalonia Chronicles is here . . . War is on the horizon. Queen Morgana’s power grows every day, aided by her army and unseen dark forces. Illiador and Eldoren have fallen completely under her reign. There is no one who can stand against her now—except one. Aurora Firedrake has finally come to understand the power she is capable of wielding, but is it too late? Stripped of her allies and those she holds dear, failure seems inevitable. To win the war for Avalonia, she must journey to the deepest parts of the Darklands to find a way to take back all she has lost, before Morgana opens the Book of Abraxas and releases the greatest evil the world has ever known. Aurora, the Dawnstar, is all that stands between Avalonia and total destruction. But can she find the strength to unite her people and defeat Morgana and her wicked forces? Or will Avalonia be lost forever? Gold Medal winner in the 2020 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal winner in the 2020 Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner in the 2020 Best Book Awards PRAISE FOR The Return of the Dragon Queen "Farah Oomerbhoy is a great storyteller with a strong gift for character, plot, and conflict. Here is a story that will captivate fans of epic fantasy and readers who adore well-developed characters." - Readers' Favorite "Portals that transport people over geographical distances and tapestries that enable time-travel are just some of the delights that await readers in this sumptuous fantasy novel. At its heart is a story about a young girl who is the long-awaited Dawnstar that will save the world from the dark forces of Dragath. Aurora's personal quest is to step into and believe in her capabilities, and the reader navigates that thrilling journey with her." - The BookLife Prize
In this conclusion to the Courageous Princess trilogy, Princess Mabelrose must use her generous spirit, as well as her brains, to melt the heart of the Dragon Queen and gain her freedom. But she still has to bring her father and her friends back from the queen’s unreachable Unremembered Lands . . . *An adventure for all that explores a new meaning of courage. “Espinosa’s influences seem to be equal parts Grimm fairy tales, animated Disney films, the Wizard of Oz and Japanese manga, and the work is meticulously rendered in a seductive palette of brights and shadows.”—Publishers Weekly
The Dragon Princess: Being a princess in a magical kingdom isn't easy. Especially if your best friends are a vampire, a troll and a wizard. And if you happen to be a magical princess who turns into a dragon when she gets cross, then things are about to get very interesting. It's hard to find suitors for large fire-breathing reptiles. Join Millie, the Dragon Princess, on one of three enchanting, hilarious and unforgettable adventures. No Place For Magic: Princess Emma (aka The Frog Princess) takes centre stage again in quest to rescue a kidnapped prince. The Salamander Spell: Grassina, Princess Emma's wonderful, magical aunt, is herself a teen in this prequel that tells the story of how she meets her true love.