The Orphaned Princess

Two children (Theo and Kynthia) on a journey to become the heroes of prophecy, find that even characters out of a legend need help to become heroes. Out of a land ruled by a tyrant, they are propelled toward a destiny that has been predicted. Predictions, however, are a funny thing. They never unfold quite the way you’d expect.

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Published: May 17, 2010
Words: 105,820
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452319810
About David DeRosa

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Storytelling has always been among my favorite pastimes. Movies, Stage plays, songs and fairytales; I love 'em all. To be wrapped in the pages of a fantasy adventure is inarguably among the greatest and most absorbing mind trips one might take, and all that's needed is a good book and a light to read by.

Fiction has a special attraction. The mind sees and feels and lives with the characters through all of their passions and exploits. How can one truly ride on the wings of a dragon except in a fairytale? How better to travel through space and time than in the comfort of an overstuffed chair?

Fantasy, you may have guessed, is my personal favorite. The only things that are real are the only things that really matter; how we think, how we feel, how we cope with all the chaos when life spirals out of our control. We have heroes to inspire, villains to hate, and breathtaking scenes that can only be imagined.

It isn't the stories so much as the characters that involve us. By learning about them we might learn something of ourselves. That's what great storytelling really is; exploring foreign ideas and strange beliefs in the safety of familiar surroundings. And, the best stories will force us to think. That's a good thing when so often reality discourages it.

For those who enjoy reading as I do, there are worlds to discover and many stories yet to tell.

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