I am so pleased to share with you today a book by my good friend, Krista. I've heard Krista talk a lot about this book, and it sound phenomenal. I can't wait to read it!
Back Cover Blurb
genre: middle grade fantasy
Renick, the fifth son of a dragon breeder, crashes into an unexpected adventure that challenges everything he thought he knew about dragons, history, and himself.
Stranded in the massive Helath forest, Renick meets two other passengers: Thane, a noble training to be a dragon knight, and Lainey, the orphaned niece of a healer. Together they survive an attack by vicious wolves, rescue a baby dragon with a broken wing, and escape from a band of dragon hunters as they make a perilous climb into the mountains. What they discover there will change everything.
Excerpt from TRUSTED
"The poor thing." Lainey cupped the dragon's head in her hands. "Let's see if we can patch you up."
"Leave it," Thane said coldly.
Renick looked up to find Thane towering over them. "It will slow us down," he offered by way of an argument.
Next to him, Lainey snorted.
"And eat most of our food," Thane tried again.
Renick turned back to the dragon. "He's young enough that he won't need much."
"And its mother will come after us."
"Its mother is dead," Lainey blurted. She looked over at Renick, her eyes sad. "He needs us."
"No," Thane said.
Renick stood and spun around to face Thane. "Who put you in charge?" he demanded. Before the words finished leaving his mouth, he started to lose his nerve. Thane looked so intimidating, especially with his hand on the pommel of his sword like that. Renick felt a reassuring hand touch the back of his leg. "This dragon is hurt, and we can help it. Right?" Renick turned to Lainey who stood up next to him.
"Right." She crossed her arms. With a sideways glance at Renick, she added, "You don't scare us," and stuck out her tongue. Thane just stared back at her, his mouth pressed in a tight line.
"All right, then." Renick knelt back down next to the dragon. Lainey joined him. She pulled her shoulder bag around to the front and opened it.
About the Author
Krista Wayment has been making up stories since she learned to talk. Writing naturally grew out of that. Krista is an avid Fantasy and Science Fiction fan, and a total nerd. She is also a software engineer and loves playing video games. Although, curling up with a good book is still one of her favorite past times.
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