Entering Dragon Kingdom

January was a month of returning to routines, recovery from flu and colds, and novel writing research, with many of my days spent between the shelves in the library. It is a task I’m always happy to take on, one which is sometimes more thrilling than the act of writing something new. But as I read fascinating tales & ancient mythologies from far off lands, ideas for my own tales never cease to rush forth. Consequently, for each hour I’ve spent in research, another will be spent in my own writing.

And so, as Winter come to an end here in Louisiana and the colorful Mardi Gras celebrations parade down our streets – it is with a sense of accomplishment that I feel the Spring begin. With an entire novel synopsis completed and the bones of a story beginning to grow & take shape on my pages, I’m ready to share a bit of Dragon Kingdom with you!

Here is the opening poem to the third and final book in The Dream Chronicles, Dragon Kingdom & The Wishing Stone.


Dragon Kingdom

A Kingdom in the sky, it floats above the clouds,

filled with magical, mythical birds of all colors and types,

both mysterious and magical, it remains unseen by those below.

Ruled by a fiery Dragon Queen,

her silver scales glistening diamonds

her voice musical & majestic.

 

The Dragon Castle glitters with jewel colored wings,

whilst sounds of birdsong float continuously through the air,

and fairies play, their mischievous eyes glinting as they laugh,

their bell-like voices mixing with chirps in the breeze.

 

Dragons soar in figure eight patterns, cutting a brilliant rainbow

through an azure sky, the yellow meadowlark trilling her song,

as she sits high atop the castle tower,

marking time like a clock at noon.

 

Then the clouds part as a shock of colorful wings

blaze through them, the sun lowering

and setting in a brilliant orange-red glow,

bathing Dragon Castle in an almost ghostly light,

each turret marked

by a pair of watchful eyes

and a set of feathered wings at its perch.

 

Night rises with clear and full moonlight,

shifting the sky from crimson to soft velvet blue,

and the voice of the nightingale sings,

the sky’s canvas deepening to a rich midnight purple.

 

A Kingdom of dreams, filled with fairy magic,

it shimmers with light, born from stories,

and fed with imaginations, it is the magical place

where the Wishing Stone was created.

Copyright Stacie Eirich February 2, 2018


I hope you enjoyed this early glimpse into Dragon Kingdom. Upcoming posts will highlight my research for the novel & include a peek into:

  •  Irish Fairy Tales & the works of Oscar Wilde & W.B. Yeats
  •  Irish Myths & Legends, including Magical Stones
  •  Mythical Beasts from Around the World

Thank you for visiting Space to Dream. Have a magical day! –Stacie 

*Note* Any shared artworks in this or future posts are NOT illustrations from my upcoming book. They are free google images. 

Goodreads Giveaway: Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword

Enter to Win a paperback copy of Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword! Goodreads Giveaway ends January 25th, 2018 @11:59pm.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37563147-bear-kingdom-the-golden-sword

Look to the North Star and she shall bring,
Safe passage to the Bear King.
His castle is enchanted with a powerful spell,
Atop North Mountain, where everlasting Winter dwells.

Twelve-year-old twins Suzie & Jack are on a quest in the arctic land of Bear Kingdom to find The Book of Destiny and rescue Tiger Queen Mohini & her cubs. Their journey is not an easy one. Bear Kingdom is a dark and dangerous place filled with ice & snow, haunted by a powerful, evil spell and ruled by fierce Bear King Knut. Suzie & Jack have help from their friends Liam & Elena, as well as a cast of magical animals, including beautiful phoenix Phaedra, jolly dragon Thistlefire and some new amazing creatures.

Hidden within Bear Kingdom’s enchanted forest is the golden sword. Forged with powerful ancient magic, it is one of the magical objects that Suzie, Jack, Liam & Elena will need in order to fight against the evil spell that has been cast over Bear Castle. Will they have enough good magic to break the spell? Or will Bear Kingdom be doomed to remain haunted forever?

Bear Kingdom & The Golden Sword, a fantasy for middle-grade readers, is the exciting second adventure in The Dream Chronicles series. What dangers will Suzie, Jack and their friends face in the frozen land of Bear Kingdom? What magical friends – or frightening enemies – will they meet there? Will they be able to complete their quest and return home? Join Suzie & Jack on a thrilling arctic journey in Bear Kingdom to find out.


Thank you for visiting Space to Dream. Have a magical day! -Stacie