Of Children and Dragons
A Tale of Heroes, Book 1
By Mark Hansen
Someone is kidnapping the street kids in Twynne Rivers
DeFrantis is a young human girl living on the streets, trying to eke out a living in the sprawling city, and she has problems. First, after a botched attempt to steal a chicken, she’s on the run. Second, for some reason, someone other than the City Guard is trying to hunt her down. Finally, the poor kids she was trying to feed got sold off to slavers.
She has to save them, but first, she has to find them! Along the way, she gets help from strangers: Antonerri, a soldier turned heretic – Thissraelle, an elven mage girl; Granthurg, the studious giant; and Karendle, a half-dwarf wizard wannabe.
…But who is the Dragon’s Flame?
“…Each of these characters emerges from wildly differing circumstances, and have unique perspectives and goals, which don’t always neatly align with those of their companions, and in some cases can leave them wondering if they’re even fighting on the right side. It’s that searching and self-doubt — all while being swept up by larger events — that makes these players in this little drama so fascinating.”
-Doug Bedwell, Author of “A Counterfeit Princess” and “Robot Captain”
This story is based on the setting and system of the table-top role-playing game, “A Tale of Heroes” By Mark Hansen, Brendon Hansen, and Jacob Hansen. It’s a family-friendly, story-driven system designed to help families enjoy time together.
Roll Dice – Build Character
Book available in paperback, kindle, and audible formats
About the Author
Mark Hansen has been writing and studying writing for most of his adult life. Though “A Tale of Heroes” is his first published work of fiction, he has written many books and blogs over the years. He currently lives in Eagle Mountain, UT, and loves to play geeky games with his sons.
Other books and games by Mark Hansen
The Hero’s Tale – How to Use Tabletop RPGs to Help Raise Great Kids – TheHerosTale.com
Seeker’s Quest – A collectible card game based on the scriptures of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – SeekersQuestGame.com
Best of the Black Pot, Around the World in a Dutch Oven, Dutch Oven Breads, 4 others – Dutch Oven Outdoor Cookbooks – MarksBlackPot.com
Mark’s Social Media
@theherostaletht – The Hero’s Tale
@mrkhmusic – Mark’s Creative Mind
Dragonâ€™s Kiss by Mark Miller
A review for readersFavorite.com
I so much enjoyed the tale and story of A Dragonâ€™s Kiss that I couldnâ€™t put it down. It is interesting and entertaining. It certainly transports you from your world into one of fantasy and dreams. I found A Dragonâ€™s Kiss to be clean and wholesome. It has dragons and magic, just the right amount to make it a great story.
Kelan is seven years old and being bullied by another kid in the tribe because he is a peaceful and loving kid. He loves animals and cares for them. A combination that bullies love for their victims. Another problem he has is that he isnâ€™t destined to greatness and his family and tribe people treat him as suchâ€¦a no one.
Brietta is a new comer and Kelan feels a great connection to her, especially when she tells the bullies (more…)
A review for readersfavorite.com
Tales of the Booga Dooga Land â€“ The Horus is a very cute story for children and their parents. In it you will find clean wholesome adventures for the whole family. The writing is different, but the tale is very nicely done. This book contains very colorful tales with a great array of drawings to keep the little ones focused. Its pages reveal a great story with the flavor of tales heard on grandmaâ€™s lap.
OctoDoll and Pickwick live in Booga Dooga Land and one Sunday afternoon they go on a picnic. They find the perfect spot to have their lunch when the day gets transformed (more…)
A review for readers favorite.com
Light & Darkness: The Awakening of the Mageknight, is a great tale that will entertain you from the first pages. I like the fun journey that this tale took me on. I found Light & Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight a great clean story and an original tale that will keep you interested to the end.
Danny has started school and he is walking with his friend Alonso toward the front door. As he goes through, a new girl comes by and Danny is so mesmerized by her that she thinks he is holding the door open for her.
After a few days, he finally knows her name and where her locker is. One afternoon, a bully tries to get Danny to fight him. To his surprise, Danny discovers a white ghostly figure emerging from the bully that shows him the moves the bully will make before he does them. Thanks to that, Danny wins in front of many in the school including the new girl, Sabrina.
The problem arises as a teacher observed them fighting and Danny has to stay after school. After many pages of writing essays for the principal, Danny goes out to wait for his mom and the sure punishment that she will inflict. In the dark corridor he sees movements and decide to follow something shadowlike until he gets outside to the Playground. Then a big creature that shouldnâ€™t even exist hears him, and he is in more trouble than with his mom.
This is a very nice read for kids. Though I did like the story, plot and magic it contains, the story needs editing to make it smooth. This will clean the story and cut some of the repetitions too. The page count is a bit high for kids. They don’t have that long attention span. Good story and plot, it just need polish.