Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: November 17, 2013
Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year old Elena Watkins was no different.
Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.
Now Elena’s in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a Prince wants Elena’s heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh. And the only way Elena’s going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.
Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales. Now it’s time for Elena to believe – in herself.
Character Introduction:Name: Master LongweiAge: 3000+True form: Fin tail dragon, one of the most noble dragons inside of Paegeia. He fights evil in all forms and love to be surrounded by people in need.Ability: Fire tails don’t have abilities, the one thing he does have is a tail with spikes that release tiny spears like a porcupine.
Facts about Master Longwei: He opened Dragonia Academy with King Albert more than one hundred years ago, and he’s still the head master of the Academy. His wardrobe consist of ankle shorts and ugly Hawain shirts. When he’s not being the head master of the school, he is either busy with a royal council meeting as he’s one of the members and loves to play poker. Fin tails aren’t scared of anything and are the most important dragons in a war.Favorite color: Anything bright and Khaki. Favorite drink: Anything containing Firepowder. It’s a condiment that all dragons love. Favorite meal: Raw fish giblets and guts.Children: Master Longwei had a son. He was King Albert’s general and served in the DragonLeague, and Constance, the doctor on the premises, is Master Longwei’s daughter in law. Nota lot of people know that but it will get revealed in upcoming novels.An Interview with Master Longwei
With all the dragons that I’ve met, I have to say that I was really looking forward meeting Master Longwei tonight. His surname literally means Golden dragon in Mandarin. The door open and a Oriental man in his mid forties walked in the door.
Me: Good day, I’m Tanya, please make yourself comfortable, this won’t take long.
Master Longwei: Thank you Tanya, it’s very nice to meet you too. (He sat down on the chair opposite of me.)
Me: So tell us about yourself?
Master Longwei: I’m 3400 years old and I’m a Fin-tail dragon. I’ve fought many wars, and was present when the treaty against humans and dragons got signed. I had the privilege to meet and work beside the Greatest King that ever lived, King Albert, and I’m proud to say the vision he had for all dragons are becoming true. I had a good life, and can possible still have for the next thousand years, I hope to accomplish more.
Me: Sorry, your how old?
Master Longwei: (Chuckled.) Yeah, age is but a number when it comes to dragons.
Me: (I giggled too.) But you look so young.
Master Longwei: We age different than humans do. We are filled with what Paegeians called the Essence of Life. Meaning we don’t get old as fast as humans do. Recently, and I mean by a couple of centuries ago, we discovered that dragons can grant their riders that essence if
they want and it fills their dragonians with life too. King Albert was 250 years before he died.
Me: Wow, I guess we don’t need vampires anymore to stay young forever.
Master Longwei: (Just laughed) Nasty business if you ask me, being bitten by a vampire.
Me: So tell us about Dragonia Academy?
Master Longwei: It used to be a very old castle of a dragon, he had sorcerers working for
him, or that is how the story goes. One day, he decided to build the most beautiful castle with so many rooms that he would be able to put away all his gold. When he was happy he asked the sorcerers to put a spell on it and to let it rest on air. I think personally it’s just a old wife’s tale they used to tell dragon children not to go and play there. King Albert bought the property and turned it into an Academy for dragons and their riders, which is human children with gifts.
Me: I personally loved that story. How do you explain the castle in the air thing?
Master Longwei: (Laughed again) It’s easy, it magic.
Me: (I laughed too) It is the easiest I guess. Can you tell us more about your duties in the Royal Council?
Master Longwei: Do you want to sleep?
Me: Is it that boring?
Master Longwei: (He laughed) Most of the times, yes, but now and then you really get someone special that ask something completely out of this world. We mostly decide on Paegeia’s finances and things like that. It’s also up to us to decide on important quests some of the young people take nowadays. We live by foretellings and when someone needs to find the answers it’s up to us to decide whether it’s wise or not for them to take that trip. I am one of the first Royal Council members and hope it would stay that way. We are about 500 people in total now.
Me: 500 people, that is really a lot.
Master Longwei: A place like Paegeia does have a lot of problems, young lady.
Me: I bet. I would’ve loved to see it, but not able to come back is a bit of a problem for me.
Me: Thank you so much for meeting with me today and I hope you do live long enough to fulfill all your goals.
Master Longwei: Thank you so much for having me.
He got up and left. What a nice 3000 year old man, I mean dragons.
I'm very passionate about my writing and my first novel Firebolt will be released the 20th November 2013. It's the first part of a four part series called The Dragonian Series. I'm planning to get the second part out next year same time.
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