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Briar Rose
A girl is enchanted by her grandmother Gemma's stories about Briar Rose. But a promise Rebecca made to her dying grandmother will lead on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth of Gemma's astonishing claim: I am Briar Rose. A journey that will lead her to unspeakable brutality and horror. But also redemption and hope....
Dragon's Blood
This is the story of Jakkin, a young boy who is a servant at a dragon farm. The whole story takes place on a faraway planet, Austair IV whose economy is based around dragons who fight in pits. It is a former penal colony and people are divided up into masters and bonders. The bonders are the equivalent of indentured servants and they must “fill their bag” before they can be free. The bag is worn around their neck at all times and their coins are put ...
Sword of the Rightful King
The evil Queen of the North is out to get King Arthur and to steal his throne. To do this she instructs her sons to spy on Arthur and then she sends her sons to Camelot. Also, Merlinnus, the mage, thinks that one of her sons might even be sent tot try to kill Arthur. Another problem is that the people are wondering about Arthur's legitimacy as a King because his parents were not royalty. To deal with this problem and to stop the Queen of the North f...


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