At the Hot Gates


The Dragon, the Blade and the Thread

Frustrated by his father's expectations to follow in his footsteps, Prince Corin prefers sewing to sword fighting. His Cousin Elinor has the eagerness for skills at arms which he lacks and, b a stroke of luck, uncoverrs a plot to overthrow the crown. Both cousins are befriended by a marketplace magician, whom the queen suspects is a master of the black arts and the cause of their Luck Dragon's baffling illness. When their lives and the desitiny of the kingdom are at stake, Corin must choose either to trust this mysterious old man or heed the warnings of his parents.

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Awards The Dragon, the Blade and the Thread
Has Recieved

Bronze Medal Winner of the 2011
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
for Young Adult Fantasy

2012 Colorado Book Award Finalist
For Young Adult Literature

2012 Finalist for the Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award
for superior cover artwork

2012 Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal
for thought-provoking themes

2012 Finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Book Award
for fiction for young readers

2012 Finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award
for Action/Adventure


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