The New Land is the first book in the Tales of Avalon series. It tells the story of how Arthur, magical beings, and other Britons, fearing for their lives, seek refuge in a far-off land. They hope their new home will be a place where magical beings and humans can live together in peace and harmony. Will the travellers find the new life they so desire? Well they certainly found a land full of surprise and adventure.
The Avalonians soon find that they have to form new and unusual alliances in order to protect themselves against an unexpected enemy.
The Land of Twydell and the Dragon Egg
In this the second book in the Tales of Avalon series, Merlin takes a trip to the neighbouring country of Twydell. As he flies across the countryside on his broomstick, he is puzzled to see a long line of people leaving the capital of Dalton and heading towards the outlying villages. Entire families are leaving the capital. They look ragged and downcast and appear to be taking their possessions with them. As he approaches Dalton, Merlin is shocked to see billowing smoke, and realises that large parts of the city have been destroyed by fire.
The wizard learns that the devastation has been caused by a pair of dragons which have lived near the city for many years without any problem. King Frederrick is bewildered as to why the dragons should suddenly seek to attack the Twydellers for no apparent reason.
Merlin agrees to help the Twydellers, and he sets off on an unexpected adventure which brings him in contact with dragons and other strange creatures. He also renews his friendship with an old friend and is delighted to meet new ones.
If you like stories about magical beings, you will enjoy reading The Land of Twydell and the Dragon Egg.
The Exchange of Rings
Despite winning the Battle of Merlport there has been little celebration. Too many Avalonians lost their lives, too many were injured. However, the bond between those with magic and those without has grown considerably since defeating the marauding Trajaens.
The Avalonians have now formed a friendship with neighbouring Twydell, a country which once shunned magical beings. A marriage is to take place between Princess Jeanette of Twydell and Prince Steven of Kerner. All the leaders of Avalon have been invited to the wedding, but Esmerelda, Queen of the Witches, is reluctant to accept the invitation. News has reached Avalon that wizards are held in Kernan prisons and Esmerelda is understandably angry and wants to take action. Merlin tries to pacify Esmerelda and find a solution which will avoid more bloodshed.
Secrets are revealed in The Exchange of Rings, the third book in the Tales of Avalon series, but there are others secrets which must remain just so.
Follow the adventures – and romances – of Merlin and Helen-Joy, King Arthur, Prince Edward and Daisy, Princess Rosalie and Prince Derrick, Queen Esmerelda, and many more.
If you like stories about magical beings, you will enjoy reading The Exchange of Rings.