The Orphaned Princess by David DeRosa.
The battle was ended. The last dragon put out the fires and divided the people into factions. Gemite and Sylvan he charged with responsibility of their world, saying, “I will not save you again, from your recklessness.” Then he made a prediction. “A wizard of mixed blood will end your separation when a warrior of human blood restores justice in her land.”
After many ages, human encroachment calls Gemite and Sylvan to examine this new race. Elves were once aggressive and violent. So now, humans fight each other with no regard for things destroyed. If they learn to conjure the magical fire, the world will again lie in peril. Sylvan and Gemite still have a few petty bigotries yet to overcome. So, while the last great dragon sleeps, it is up to the children of his prophecy to avert disaster.
Two children (Theo and Kynthia) on a journey to become the heroes of prophecy, find that even characters out of a legend need help to become heroes. Out of a land ruled by a tyrant, they are propelled toward a destiny that has been predicted. Predictions, however, are a funny thing. They never unfold quite the way you’d expect.
Paperback: 268 Pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 21, 2010)
About David DeRosa: Born in November of 1959, David’s interest in writing began with music and poetry. It remains his first love, but storytelling in novels offers a broader range for character development. “The heroes we love and the villains we hate deserve the rich background that a book can provide.”
His appetite for books didn’t start until well after high school when his wife introduced him to fantasy novels. “Ya see, they didn’t have dyslexia where I went to school. They just called us stupid.” He didn’t believe that, of course, but reading was and remains an effort.
Reading for pleasure, he learned, is different than assignments. “There’s no time limit. I read what captures my imagination. Perhaps not as fast as the ‘A’ group, but fun is less so when it’s rushed.” He encourages kids with the same stigma to find something they enjoy, something that draws them in, and discover things that can only be imagined.
Now he reads history, fantasy, science, philosophy, poetry, comedy, and occasionally (just for fun) The Bawdy Bedtime Reader. It’s a big book of dirty limericks.
“The important thing is to find what you like and read, right?”
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