The Land of Dragor Book 1: The Gift of Charms by Julia Suzuki

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Widely praised on its limited publication in 2011, the first volume in Julia Suzuki's thrilling Land of Dragor series will entrance the child in all of us, whatever our ages.


The Land of Dragor Book 1: The Gift of Charms by Julia Suzuki

Here Be Dragons...Hidden in a mist-filled valley, far away from the habitation of man, live the last of the world's dragons. Divided by clan but united by the need to conceal themselves from humankind, these creatures, supposedly of myth and fairy tale, live ordinary lives, while ever aware that discovery will almost certainly be their undoing. Centuries ago, a great war spelled the end of their slavery to mankind. But in separating themselves from the rest of the world, the dragon clans have paid a heavy price. There is an emptiness in the Land of Dragor that did not exist before, and all the elders feel it. Disharmony runs rife. The dragons have vowed never to leave Dragor, but the youngest of them grow restless and superstitions abound. So when a strange egg is laid, all fear what will come of it. Could Dragor be about to meet its saviour? Or its destroyer?

About the Author

Julia Suzuki

Julia Suzuki is a British author of children's literature. She is known for her unique style; threading together adventure and suspense in magical, epic setting, with plots that are topped off with beautiful messages.

Julia's works are nostalgic to the older reader, and exciting to the younger. By her ability to touch the emotions Julia climbs into the readers soul bringing about excitement, hope and promise, as well as new ways of thinking.

Background: As a child, Julia grew up listening to the magical sounds of fair rides and animals from a theme park across the stream at the bottom of her garden in Staffordshire, England. A love of reading, nature and the outdoors fed her colourful imagination and inspired her to become an author.

After working with a Disney licensing company, Julia then worked with tennis ace turned entrepreneur David Lloyd in an international resorts business. Her travels took her to many beautiful places, many of which she used in her descriptive setting for Dragor. Julia studied Speech and Drama with the Royal College of Music and creative writing at University. Julia was awarded the British Arts Council Award in 2014 and is Patron of Reading in her home city of Lichfield. She is also Ambassador of literature for Mini-kin (parental education support).

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288 pages


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John Blake Publishing Ltd

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4th September 2014




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