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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Fantasy Excerpt: Guardian Dragons: Sea Whistle

Book 1 Guardian Dragons
Chapter 9 Sea Whistle:

‘Well, your mother Elma and Minnah ran off to the coastline, and invented a tune on the magic whistle.’

Grandma Dahlia threw up her arms, she told the story with her usual dramatic vigour.

‘They called up the biggest octopus the sea has ever known.’ She tended to exaggerate the details.

‘They were petrified. The octopus was furious that they had stirred him from his sleep. Told them exactly what he thought of them, playing with such an important instrument. Then he promptly sprayed them with a magical ink, and they both became invisible. Panicking, they dared not return home, their husbands might discover their mischievous deed.’

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Book Review: Ghost Stories by Tony Walker

 Ghost Stories by Tony Walker

3.0 out of 5 stars 8 July 2015
A gentle chill factor 

A nice easy read with a wee bit of a chill factor. Being from the UK, I recognized many of the places in the Lakes and Wales, which gave it a nice personal touch. Nothing too scary but enough to make you shivery. Recommended reading. 

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Fantasy Book excerpt: Chapter 8 A Young Lady's Rituals

Chapter 8 A Young Lady's Rituals:
Gloria finished the arduous ceremony of pampering her head with pins and things. Once Gloria had made the momentous decision of what clothing she should wear for the moonwake, she would hasten after Frizzle to grab something to eat. Then she planned to dart out of the Scholarship Academy, where she lived, as fast as her long legs would take her. She had a date to keep, and Leon had a promise to keep.