In my early childhood,
I read books such The Chronicles of Narnia, Swallows and Amazons,
and the Famous Five series. I still fondly remember them, and
for many years have had an ambition to write a children's fantasy
adventure of my own.
It was easy to imagine my young niece and her three brothers
in such situations. They are lovely children, yet are always
getting up to something. They have the family nickname of 'The
Tribe' and are very different characters. Obviously I know them
very well, and how they interact with each other, so perhaps
I could use them in a story? But which story?
one day, whilst walking my Border Collie in the woods, I spotted
something half buried under a tree stump. On closer inspection,
I saw that it was only an old and battered football. From a
distance though, it had appeared to be a giant egg, and in that
moment Dragon Magic was born!
the Dragon Magic story the
places visited in the book really do exist. Their
lives are completely changed when they befriend a baby dragon
they discover in the woods. His mother had laid her egg on earth
for safety, with the intention of coming back for him.
the Dragon Queen finds him with the children, she asks if they
will keep an eye on him as it is not safe for her to take him
back to their home planet. She weaves a spell of invisibility
around him and gives them each a talisman so that they can still
see him. These gifts also have a magic spell which enables them
to instantly go to anywhere they wish, simply by just picturing
it in their minds.
They find this good fun, until they make a silly mistake which
takes them back in time to a medieval castle. There they meet
an alchemist with ambitions in sorcery. He steals Michael's
talisman, which traps them in the middle ages.They then need
help to free them from the dungeon, and a different kind of
magic to get them back home.
During their time travel adventure they make a discovery which
will assist the Dragon Queen in her quest to rid her home planet
of a wicked wizard.
from Dragon Magic
name is Niobi, Queen of the dragons of Trygon, a distant planet"
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