Sunday, January 16, 2011

How to Slay a Dragon, Book One, The Journals of Myrth by Bill Allen


How To Slay A Dragon, Book One, The Journals of Myrth
Author: Bill Allen

Genre: Middle-grade * Fantasy * Dragons, Magic
Book one of a series
Publishing Date: January 2011
260 pages * Trade Paperback 14.95
and Ebook 12.95
ISBN: 978-1-61194-006-0
Available via Ingram, Brodart, Baker & Taylor; multi-platform ebook for Kindle, Nook, Apple, Sony, Kobo

Oh, Greghart was his name, Dragon slaying his game, And he didn’t fear a thing on this Myrth. He’d face any sensation, Laugh at decapitation, Even incineration, or worse.

Greg Hart can't slay a dragon. He'd be lucky to win a fight against one of the smaller girls at school.

His only real skill is that he can run faster than any other twelve-year-old boy in his class, a necessity, since that's who he's usually running from. Oh, it's not like he's never been the hero at the center of an adventure. It's just the kind of adventures he's been involved with have always been the made-up kind he's written about in his journal.

Now the magicians of Myrth have yanked Greg into a strange new world, where the monsters he must run from are far scarier--and hungrier--than anything he's ever run from before. He tries to tell everyone there's been a mistake. Ruuan is a very large dragon, while Greg, on the other hand, is neither large nor a dragon. He's barely much of a boy. Unfortunately, such trivialities could never stop the people of Myrth from believing Greg will rescue King Peter's daughter from Ruuan. After all, Greg has been named in a prophecy, and no prophecy has ever been wrong before.

Why, Greg wonders, does he have to be at the heart of the first one that is?

Bill Allen may be described as an unusual man who has accomplished an unusual many deeds. In fact, it has been said that if you total up all the things he claims to have done, he cannot possibly be less than seven hundred years old.

No one knows if this is true. All that is certain is that for the past twelve years he's been living in Melbourne, Florida with his wife, Nancy, writing software by day and, well, mostly sleeping by night. Every now and again he writes stories, too. But then I guess that's why you're here. Visit him at

1 comment:

Bill Allen said...

Thanks, Lou. I know from the SCWG site how much work it takes to keep a website going.