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This week we’re going to explore one of my very first fantasy short stories, Baron of Dragon’s Reach, published by The Wild Rose Press. Many of you are probably aware of my love for the Regency era.

What you may not be aware of is that while at university, my minor was in Medieval History. I have loved fantasy for a very long time, since I was in Grade 9, when my brother first dared me to read Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. The book was huge and I hated big books. Also, I had never read a fantasy novel and the language, phrases and expressions, felt difficult. But once I finished it, I never looked back. Fantasy stories are my secret pleasure. So, little wonder that while at university I gravitated toward the medieval era, the historical time period in which many fantasy novels are set.

In Baron of Dragon’s Reach, as well as in the two other books I’ll highlight during the rest of June, we’re going to leave the elegant ballrooms and extensively designed parks of Regency England and get our hands and feet dirty in grimy, down-to-earth, feudal societal existence. A time when people were awed by science and magic as easily as they were by God and the Devil.

Read more here.

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