As a lover of dragons-
here’s a children’s book worth reading:
I’ve shared the press release below:
Manchester Based Lawyer releases Debut Fantasy Novel to Raise Money for Make-A-Wish ® UKA Manchester based lawyer, Hannah Byrnes is set to release her debut children’s and young adult fantasy novel ‘The Dragon Children: The Prophecy’.
A devotee of J.R.R Tolkien, J.K Rowling, C.S Lewis and Philip Pullman, Hannah has always enjoyed stories of magic, destiny and adventure. The Dragon Children: The Prophecy is her début fantasy novel aimed at readers over the age of nine.The story centres around two children, Bridget and Kai, whose destiny it is to teach Mankind the wisdom of Dragons.
Due to her love of all things magical, Hannah will be donating 100% of the royalties from sales of the book to Make-A-Wish® UK who grant magical wishes to children and young people living with life-threatening conditions. Charity Registration Nos. 295672/SC037479
Released 13th February 2015.
You can order a collectors edition by clicking here.
Once a generation, two children are born whose destiny it is to share the wisdom of Dragons with Mankind. Bridget and Kai were both born with a star-shaped birthmark, and find themselves in Dragonsreach caring for a nest of Royal Dragon Eggs.
There is talk of a Prophecy where Dragons rule the skies and Mankinds faith in Magic is restored, but when disaster strikes the dragon eggs are lost and the children are separated. The outlook is bleak.
Only if Bridget and Kai can meet again, the dragon eggs found and the Iron Queen defeated – can the prophecy be fulfilled.
As a girl, Hannah wanted to be a knight. She would spend many an hour on the backs of ponies or chasing boys with her pink She-Ra sword and telling her friends stories of magical lands. Her teachers thought that creativity should be put to good use. She travelled the world with a Choir meeting royalty and presidents from far away places. She was always in school plays and appeared on TV aged 9 and many more times after that.
Passionate about justice, her first published work was featured in an anthology for International Women’s Day. Hannah studied law and gained a 1st class, and was called to the Bar after receiving a full scholarship and supported many disabled people to assert their rights. A real life knight!
But then one day, quite out of the blue and during a very difficult year, she started dreaming of Dragons. Before long she had written a whole book about them.
Make-A-Wish ® UK – Charitable Donations
Hannah is donating all the royalties from the book to help Make-A Wish grant magical wishes.
Hannah has committed to raising at least £5,000.
Make-A-Wish grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.
The charity was founded in the UK in 1986.
Registered charity number: 295672/SC037479
If you would like an advance copy of ‘The Dragon Children: The Prophecy’ to read, review or feature please contact Kris Barnes of Authoramp.
Hannah Byrnes is also available for interviews and guest blogging.