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I’ll be signing copies of Red Dragon’s Keep and WindRunner at the 2019 Myths and Legends Convention this weekend, August 9, 10 & 11! It’s at the Radisson Hotel at Parker Rd and Vaughn Way. Hope to see you there!
Red Dragon’s Keep and WindRunner EBooks – .99¢ each for Amazon Prime Days – July 15 & 16
From award-winning author Natli VanDerWerken come the tales of The Dragon’s Children. Inspired by a fairytale she told her five grandchildren one Christmas Eve, the main character in each book is based on one of them.
Multiple award-winner Red Dragon’s Keep begins the series of five books. The main character, Thomas Arach, is the heir of the Duke of Red Dragon’s Keep. He must master the magic in his blood, learn to wield his Sword-of Light, and prepare his home for the coming Demon War.
WindRunner, Book II in the series, stars Owen Arach, the second son. In the race to unite the pieces of the Power of Dragons Talisman, a magical WindRunner chooses Owen as his rider. They must brave the Darkened Forest, close a Rift into another world, and battle Demons sent to kill them all. Will the Forest Lords come to his aid? Can he save Aos Si, ancestral home of the WindRunners?
DreamWalker, third in the series and in its first draft, features Breanna, youngest daughter of the Duke of Red Dragon’s Keep. She has a unique gift: she can walk through other people’s dreams. What she observes shows what the dreamers are planning. The Dragon Talisman occupies more and more of her own dreaming. When she walks through the dreams of the Dark Sorcerer, all hell breaks loose. Can her awakening gift help save her family?
Falcon’s Spire and Talisman will round out the series. They feature Cameron and Evan Gobhlan and their journeys to master their gifts.
If you like Kristen Britain, Rick Riordan, or J K Rowling, you’ll like Red Dragon’s Keep and WindRunner. Get your copies now!
Dragon’s, Demons, and Magic Star in WindRunner!
The Game of Thrones is over and millions of people are suffering withdrawal symptoms. I’ve written just the story to take that suffering away — WindRunner.
Book Two in The Dragon’s Children series continues the story of the Arach family as demons, evil fey, and magic assault their world. A magical WindRunner chooses Owen Arach, second son of the Duke of Red Dragon’s Keep, to find a piece of a powerful talisman that controls Dragons.
I started the series with multiple award-winning Red Dragon’s Keep. Inspired by a fairytale I told one Christmas Eve, the main character in each of the five books is based on one of my grandchildren.
WindRunner let me explore the complicated relationships between brothers.
Owen wants to be as brave and confident as his older brother. He feels useless and jealous and doesn’t know how to deal with those feelings.
All of that changes when he must confront the fey of the Darkened Forest, sway the Forest Lords to his cause, and battle demons to get the Aos Si Amulet. The WindRunner, his Sword of Light, and a Dragon help him grow and change.
I had fun using my military background to create authentic battle scenes. Someone told me that when he started reading those scenes his heart began to beat faster. Another reader said she got goosebumps reading another scene. That’s a huge compliment!
WindRunner is available on Amazon at amzn.to/2JImLYz and Barnes and Noble B&N//2K56UTo as an ebook ($4.99) or paperback ($15.00).
Join me at the Aurora City Center Barnes & Noble,
170 S. Abilene St. Aurora, CO 80012 May 11, 10 – 4 Book Signing to benefit the Aurora Public Library Bookmobile – Info2Go!
The WindRunner resembled a warhorse, but twice again its size. He gazed imperiously over the assembly. A toss of his head sent an impossibly long forelock and mane floating about his head and neck. The WindRunner fastened his glistening black eyes on Owen.
Owen sucked in a breath. The book he was carrying slipped from his fingers and thudded on the stairs.
I have come for you. The WindRunner’s voice echoed in the minds of everyone.
Murmurs rippled around the great hall. The WindRunner paced into the room and up the aisle between tables and benches. Owen turned as if to run back up the stairs but hesitated.
What if it follows me up? He stood rooted on the fourth stair from the bottom.
Owen felt he was shrinking as the giant creature approached. He began to tremble with a combination of fear and anticipation. His throat turned dry and his breathing increased, making him light-headed.
I choose you. Gather your things and come with me.
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November 14, 2018 by Natli VanDerWerken, Zenith Star Publishing
Red Dragon’s Keep, by Aurora, Colorado author Natli VanDerWerken took a Finalist Award in the Fiction: Fantasy category of the Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest.
There’s one winner in each category and six finalists. 2,000 books were entered in the overall contest.
The full book listing is available at AmericanBookFest.com: http://americanbookfest.com/generalfiction/fantasyscifi.html
A major publicity campaign by American Book Fest announcing the award results is underway and will continue throughout the holiday season. A national press release will be sent out next week to media outlets and publishing industry contacts.
Natli said “I’m delighted to be honored with this award. It’s the fourth award that Red Dragon’s Keep has received this year.”
“It’s the story of a very young man who must master the magic in his blood, learn to wield his Sword of Light, and find the Talisman that will call the Dragons to help save his home and his world,” she said. “If you like Tolkien, Harry Potter or Percy Jackson’s books, you’re going to love Red Dragon’s Keep.”
“The book was inspired by a story I told to my five grandchildren one Christmas Eve. We’d finished with opening presents and dinner. The kids were tired and a little whiny and I could hear their parents getting testy. I sat down in the living room and said “I’ve got a story for you.” The kids were putting on boots and coats by the front door. “Once upon a time, there were three families with five children who lived in a castle. The parents had to go to help the King, but they didn’t have anyone to watch the children. The parents decided to ask the Dragon who lived in the basement if she would watch them.” The story grew from there, with magic swords and bandits attacking the castle and something scary living in the dungeon.
I’m telling the story and pretty soon I notice that all five grandkids are sitting in a semi-circle at my feet, listening with rapt attention. I continue on, finally realizing that quite a bit of time has passed. I look up and my three girls and their husbands are sitting around the room, listening just as attentively as the grandkids. Oh boy. How do I finish this? I did, with the grandkids and the Dragon capturing all of the bad guys and the parents returning from the palace. I realized right then that I needed to write this story.”
Natli has a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, designs websites, shows Shetland Sheepdogs, creates quilts and writes fantasy and science fiction. She served in the Navy as a meteorologist and anti-submarine warfare specialist.
You’re going to love this book.