About the author ...
Chris Perkins is a new author from Canberra,
ACT, who has spent ten years attempting various degrees at Canberra universities
but found the going very difficult. He graduated with a Diploma of Event
Management from the Canberra Institute of Technology but has decided to use his
creative talents to write fantasy for children to encourage them to read more.
His imagination and storytelling were
acknowledged by fellow students at university classes and are really evident in
this book. If you like magical animals and good triumphing over evil, this is
Thank you ...
I would like to acknowledge the great support
and guidance I have received from the following people:
My former primary school teacher – Mrs Helen Morrissey.
A present primary school teacher – Mrs Faye Noonan.
The assistant principal of Sacred Heart School, Launceston—Mrs Helen
Halley—who encouraged her children to illustrate this book.
My parents, who consistently encouraged my efforts.
The ACT Writers Centre.
The students of Sacred Heart School,
and St Patrick’s College, Prospect,
for their illustrations.
Zeus Publications/Poseidon Books who were willing to assist a first-time
READ A SAMPLE:
Princess, daughter of King Gregory and
and Queen Christine
the good kingdom and parents of Princess Loren.
Loren’s magical horse.
A magical creature—part tiger, part falcon and part puma.
Magical beasts working for the good
Pumagrass and Windsky
Evil creatures which have the power to destroy
and make good animals turn bad.
Magical evil beasts which fire lightning bolts
An evil female who can change voices and fire
snowstorms from her mouth.
Evil beast that can create tornadoes that cause
magical hits of damage to the good magical beasts.
good beast but now turned by magic into an evil creature.
Wizard King and Witch Queen
and both opposed to all things good.
A very old, good witch.
A good creature, part elf and part wolf who fires
ice laser bolts from its eyes.
Part eagle, part tiger and part puma who can
disintegrate any object with a water ray from his mouth—fighting for good.
Part fighting hawk and part emu who had
teleportation powers— a good creature.
Part lion and part tiger who has powers that can
move objects for the good side.
Blura, daughter of King Christopher and Queen Elizon.
son of King Tartos and Queen Tartio of Trixstar
King Christopher and Queen Elizon
Sunstar, parents to Princess Blura.
advisor to King Christopher and Queen Elizon
Faithful knights to King Christopher and Queen
magician and evil ruler.
knights to Prince Reda.
King Tartos and Queen Tartio
Trixstar, parents of Prince Reda
Second-in-command of the Triknights
Groton, Breton, Craton and Lorton
Faithful castle guards.
Greton and Mytin
wife and daughter.
n a distant planet far away
lived a princess called Loren who had dark red hair and pinkish white skin. She
always woke up with the sun coming through her window every morning. Today was
an exceptional day, which made her decide to explore the countryside.
So the princess went to the
main dining hall downstairs to have breakfast with the king and queen on this
fine morning. Their names were King Gregory and Queen Christine. For this
morning’s breakfast, she had blue eggs with a side of fruit.
After she finished
breakfast, she went upstairs to change into her normal clothes; a fluffy white
blouse with cream pants, so that she could ride her horse or walk in the
Immediately after she got
changed into her proper attire, she went downstairs and out the castle doors to
her stable where her horse, Lightning, was waiting for her with its silver mane
and white coat glistening in the sunlight.
The princess mounted the
horse, grabbed the reins and rode the horse out of the stable, through the gate
in the wall, over the drawbridge and into the blue grass of the countryside,
which was part of the kingdom.
Loren was riding along with
Lightning in the countryside when all of
a sudden, she saw what she thought was a magical creature—part tiger, part
falcon and part puma. It was indeed a magical creature, which had the power to
freeze or set fire to its enemies. Such powers would normally have made the
princess scared but she was not scared at all.
The reason for her not being
scared was that this was a talking magical animal who could understand her language as well as
the other animals.
The princess started up a
conversation with this animal, whose name turned out to be Trilon. She asked
Trilon what other creatures there were and how many good and evil magical
animals there were in the country. Trilon said there were some good beasts named
Albatross and Skydoor.
“However, there are some
evil beasts, which have the power to destroy and make good animals turn evil.
Their names are Oracles, Pumagrass, Windsky—which have the power to change
feelings from happy to angry and they also have fire coming out of their mouths
and wings. There are also Firetigers which fire lightning bolts as well as
another evil beast named Treestorm, which is a female who can change voices and
fire snowstorms from her mouth. The last evil beast is Windstorm, which can
create tornados that cause magical hits of damage to the good magical beasts
Then Trilon asked the
princess whether she needed any extra help along her journey.
The princess answered,
“Yes.” She did not know how dangerous it would be travelling if there were evil,
magical beasts out on the hills. So both of them went and continued their
journey through the countryside.
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