Dragon Solstice by Nance Crawford

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This new American fable for the Holidays confronts the mysteries of dragons, vampire bats, sea serpents, time travel and the North Pole with wry, heartwarming humor as the pleasant, ordinary lives of citizens in a tiny Medieval kingdom are interrupted by an angry witch “vanishing” their young, beloved royal twins. William of Linke, the Whipping Boy, is immediately promoted to King’s Champion. Enchanted armor, shield and sword are William’s weapons. The sword, broken in half during an ancient battle, now has a double-pointed blade and the armor is too big. The enchantment is completely confusing. When eight-year-old Sarai gets lost in the royal forest, William, with the help of Sarai’s brother, sets out to rescue her and slay the Dragon. Unaware that the two have made friends and are fleeing the witch, the knight and his companion follow their unexpectedly challenging route.
 

About Nance Crawford

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Nance Crawford grew up in Hollywood, began working in film at age six, followed into the business world by brothers Bobby ("Laramie") and Johnny ("The Rifleman"). She was twice a produced playwright by age sixteen and columnist for a national teen magazine at twenty-one. However, for her generation, maturity meant being a successful homemaker, with limited spare time spent writing whatever the muse inspired: plays, musicals, country/western songs and humorous poetry. Five children and six grandchildren later, she returned to theater, becoming a local award-winning actor and writer/director. A participant in the initial program of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab West, she belongs to ASCAP, The Dramatists Guild of America, the California Writers Club-San Fernando Valley Branch and is a Lifetime member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP). Among her literary heroes are L. Frank Baum, Charles Dickens, Connie Willis, Elizabeth Peters and Dean Koontz (for whom she initiated a sitting ovation on the UCLA lawn at the first Los Angeles Times Book Fair as he walked by with his escorts). An admirer of the works of playwrights Edward Albee, Neil Simon, Dan Berkowitz, Dean Farell Bruggeman, Phil Olson and Neil Simon, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor David Stifel, where they serve as staff to their feline roommates, Suzette, Sir Thomas More and Anya Fabiola Featherfoot. Nance can be contacted at Nance@NanceCrawford.com. Further information can also be found at her website www.NanceCrawford.com.
 
Published December 17, 2010 by Nance Crawford. 345 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, History, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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