The most important week of Claire’s life has arrived — the first day of high school, followed closely by her uber-important fifteenth birthday — and where are her parents? Sunning in the south of France, that’s where! As if dereliction of duty wasn’t enough, they left Claire in the care of her more-than-slightly-dotty grandmother, a woman who believes in fairies and dragons. Gag.
What’s an aspiring teen diva to do when her grandmother insists she wear a toy dragon perched on her shoulder on the first day of school? Ditch the annoying lizard, that’s what. But it seems Gran has unholy powers: the dragon is immovable unless a teacher takes note and orders Claire to remove it. Claire’s dream of making a splash in high school didn’t include being the butt of a standing joke. Can life get any more devastating?
Claire Murray has a secret. One that only her very best friends in the whole world, Lexie and Brent, know … and they’ve been sworn to secrecy. But now that Claire has learned the family secret, she wants to know more. She wants to hear the story of Princess Rhiannon and Eoin the Strong. She needs to understand how her family began, and why she inherited the family dragon!
Claire Murray, a real live faery princess, is spending her first midwinter holiday with her many-times-removed grandfather, the King of Faery. When her best friend Roddy, the Prince of Winter, is accused of stealing the Wyrd Stone, a magical artifact that governs the turning of the seasons, Claire must discover the real culprit before the all important celebration of the Festival of Alban Arthan. Can she clear her friend’s name before he’s banished from Faery … forever!
Prom is just around the corner, but Lexie has mixed emotions. The guy of her dreams has issued the invitation, but she can’t afford the kind of dress that makes her drool. Fortunately, her best friend is a faery princess. No. Really. Claire is an honest-to-goodness faery princess with flower faeries at her command. The girls want gorgeous prom dresses? No problem! The flower faeries can deliver. Unfortunately, nothing in Faery is what it seems, and prom dresses for mortal friends carry a hefty price tag. Will Lexie earn her dream dress? The outcome is totally in her hands. Too bad no one told her she’s on trial…
This collection contains three tales that continue the adventure begun in Faery Unexpected. In the first story, Faery Beautiful, we learn how Princess Rhiannon and Eoin the Strong met and began the saga. In Faery Unpredictable, Claire and Roddy return to the Realm of Faery for the Christmas holidays and fall victim to the intrigue and plots of King Alberic’s High Court. And finally, in Lexie’s Choice, Claire’s BFF, Lexie Davis takes center stage, proving that sidekick’s can have adventures too!
OF DRAGONS AND CENTAURS
(Faery Chronicles Preview)
by Deb Logan
Audience: Contemporary Fantasy | Young Adult | Short Story
Claire’s 15th birthday brings a huge surprise: she’s inherited her grandmother’s dragon! Imagine her surprise when the toy her grandmother carries with her everywhere turns out to be a real live dragon. One who looks like a toy when any uninitiated person is around. Life is about to get very interesting.