Dorg hatches small due to a magic curse. A tough start in the biting, clawing, flame-spitting world he lives in.
At first, all he wants to do is end the curse, so he can be like the other dragons. But friends and enemies help him see that being a big, mean dragon isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Along the way, he encounters a mysterious pendant, shapeshifting dragons, a grouchy witch who loves wildlife, an absentminded wizard, and a swarm of friendly insects.
Heartwarming and humorous, this book is the first in a trilogy of stories about learning to live in harmony with one’s self as well as with nature. An egg-straordinary fantasy awaits the reader . . .
J. C. Stevens began writing fiction, nonfiction and poetry at age five. The author's first and favorite stories were about ghosts, witches and other spooky creatures. As an adult, Stevens served as a newspaper reporter, editor and teacher.
"Dragon Lad: The Thirteenth Egg" is the first in a trilogy. The second book in the trilogy, "Dragon Lad: Tale of the Talisman," was released in 2017. Stevens lives in Southern California and is currently working on the third book in the trilogy. To learn more, visit http://www.dragonseggbooks.com.
Genre: Children's Fantasy (Preteen/early teens)
Word Count: 48230
In a world ruled by those who own dragons it is almost impossible to change your station in life. Fen is an orphan with a short life expectancy and no hope for the future. In the process of trying to steal a dragon for his master, Fen's life looks like it's going to become even shorter. He's faced with a difficult decision. Should he risk everything, including his blood boiling in his veins, for the chance of a future or remain with his corrupt master.This novel was written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.
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