Rhiannon Thomas's dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of what happens after happily ever after. Vividly imagined scenes of action, romance, and political intrigue are seamlessly woven together to reveal a richly created world… and Sleeping Beauty as she's never been seen before.
Bentwhistle the Dragon in A Threat from the Past is a fantasy novel based in modern day Britain, aimed at 9-12 year olds. Peter Bentwhistle and his friends are dragons in disguise, benignly living alongside unsuspecting humans. Peter stumbles across a plot to steal a precious metal the dragon community depends upon, a plot run by an evil man....or is he? As events become stranger, the bonds of friendship forged in the dragon nursery rings and developed on the surface, give Peter the strength he never thought he had, to win the day and come face to face with his childhood hero. The true story of George and the Dragon opens the book, as told to young dragons in their nursery ring, a place Peter has fond memories of and sometimes visits, just like the mysterious old man who used to drop by to see him as a dragonling. Having taken his place in the modern day human world above ground, Peter’s human disguise means he can mix freely with humans without them suspecting he is anything other than a normal security supervisor at Cropptech, the site where laminium is refined, a metal precious to humans but invaluable to dragons.
The night before Halloween in Hoboken, New Jersey, the Willow Witch summons Bernard, nicknamed B, and eight other strays to enter in the Black Cat Contest. Each contestant must find three ingredients for her witch’s brew. When the trials are complete, aye on Halloween night, the winner will become her familiar and gain a home. Although he lives with Victor, a grim, gaunt, and ungainly-looking crow that roosts on the eaves of an abandoned coffee factory, B has been homeless since Mrs. Blue, his human recently passed away.
Katie unwillingly has to leave her cool life in London to settle in a remote Spanish fishing village. The villagers are against the new hotel where her parents have started a new business. They believe it will destroy the dolphins in the bay, which by superstition protect the village. Katie gets in deep trouble after finding a strange white dolphin on the beach who requests her to kiss it! When she does, it turns into a naked boy with amnesia called Naji. Romance beckons her… However, Naji has other concerns… Who is he? Where are his other relatives? Where does he come from? When Katie helps Naji, she upsets Alvaro, the village bully, by stealing his clothes from the washing line and confuses her parents. Now things can only get worse and they do