For the 3rd of December a weekend giveaway treat from Firefly Press! Email email@example.com by 9 on Monday 5th December, titling your email ‘Shoo Rayner giveaway’ and one lucky person at random will win Shoo Rayner’s bestselling Dragon Gold and Dragon White and your own Tân the dragon as well! He’s plush, made in Wales and really irresistible!
The final part of my Dragon series has been delivered to my publishers and, it seems, they are very happy with it. I certainly am.
The Dragon Gold Trilogy has been a bit of a departure for me, having only ever written much shorter books before. It’s been great fun and quite an eye-opener for me. I never realised quite how powerful magic can be in a story.
When I read the magic parts to children, their mouths drop open and they go off into dreamlike state as they imagine what it would really be like to own a pet dragon.
The stores follow Harri and his pet dragon, Tân. Harry has a rival at school. Not Ryan, but Ryan’s dad, who lives his life through his son, making sure that Ryan wins everything and doing most of his homework too. When Ryan’s dad get’s his own dragon there’s going to be a fight!
Set amongst the magic, mystery, landscape and history of Snowdonia, I like to think the story belts along culminating with the final showdown at Dynas Emrys, the place where Merlin was reputed to have buried his treasure!
I can’t wait to start work on the illustrations! Dragon Red is the final book in the trilogy and is due to be published on St David’s Day – 1st March 2017. I’ll have to start planning a special launch!
You can get Dragon Gold and Dragon White signed with a free poster by following this link. Just time to read them before Dragon White comes out!
I’m thrilled to announce that Firefly Press have asked me to start work on the third and final book in my Dragon trilogy. This one will be called Dragon Red.
Best-selling Dragon Gold was highly recommended by the Tir-na-nog prize and has had probably the best reader review I’ve ever had, from Milo Jackson aged 8, who said:
I was dazzled by this story. It is amazing. I’ve never read a better book in my life! It’s the best story a boy could read! I’ve put Dragon White on my Christmas list.
The dragon series is set in modern day Wales and follows the exploits of Harri. While working on a school project to design a model dragon that can fly for 10 seconds, he is given a dragon egg. He is warned that dragons can be quite a handful. The warning proves to be true – keeping a pet dragon a secret is not an easy task.
Two other characters loom large through the trilogy. The first is Ryan’s Dad. Ryan maybe Harri’s best friend, but Ryan’s Dad has a need to win even if it means battling against a ten year old boy!
The second character is Imelda. Is she really a witch? She’s not a flying broomstick, horror film type witch, but she certainly knows the old ways and how to make potions that work!
Book 2, Dragon White, came out last autumn and left us with two dragons imprisoned in St Gertrude’s Tower. Two frustrated, locked up dragons can only mean trouble and there is going to be a lot of that in the final book!
Start reading them now so you’ll be ready for when Dragon Red comes out next spring. If you have read them and loved them, then a review on Amazon would be hugely appreciated! ?