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Royal Watch: The Ascension of Amelia Interview by Francesca Burke

I’m having huge fun making companion pieces to The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes. You don’t have to have read or finished PATD to enjoy this! Royal Watch Magazine Thursday 28th February The Ascension of … Continue reading Royal Watch: The Ascension of Amelia Interview by Francesca Burke

The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes Chapter Three

Chapter Three | The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes by Francesca Burke

The next morning, the High Council assembled around a huge olive wood table in the Great Hall, tucking into jugs of iced coffee, stacks of fresh croissants and plates of fruit. King Emmanuel’s specialty was breakfast; unlike most teenagers, Amelia … Continue reading Chapter Three | The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes by Francesca Burke

The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes Chapter Two

Chapter Two | The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes by Francesca Burke

‘Lovely fish soup, Dad,’ Amelia ventured, as she sat down to dinner with her parents later that evening. The family ate in the ancient, drafty castle kitchen. Ever since the head chef and kitchen staff moved away to find jobs … Continue reading Chapter Two | The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes by Francesca Burke

The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes Chapter One

Chapter One | The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes by Francesca Burke

The Kingdom of Mirrors, the loudest, southernmost and most magical of the Three Kingdoms, filled the bottom third of the crescent moon with olive trees, fishing boats and about ten thousand mirrors. It was ruled by the Durante line of … Continue reading Chapter One | The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes by Francesca Burke

The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes Prologue

Prologue | The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes by Francesca Burke

Not all fairy tales have happy endings. Some end with a marriage, which could be a happy ending or a happy beginning, depending on how you look at it. Some end neatly, which could be a happy ending or a … Continue reading Prologue | The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes by Francesca Burke