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The Temptation of Dragons (Penny White Book One)

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Bishop Nigel smiled at me. ‘Holy water doesn’t harm vampires. Which is just as well, as it would make it impossible to baptise them.’ 


When I was asked by a dragon to give him the last rites, I never dreamed it would lead to negotiating with his cannibalistic family or running from snail sharks. Life as the priest of a small English village is quite tame in comparison. At least I have Morey, a gryphon with sarcasm management issues, to help me. And if all else fails, there’s always red wine and single malt whisky.

As if my life weren’t complicated enough, a darkly beautiful dragon named Raven keeps appearing where I least expect him, I’ve met a handsome police inspector who loves science fiction as much as I do, and my younger brother is getting into trouble for trying to pick up vampires.

That’s what happens when you’re dealing with an incredible and dangerous parallel world full of mythical creatures. And I have to learn to navigate it all without losing myself, or my brother…

The Cult of Unicorns (Penny White Book Two)

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Raven’s ears flicked. ‘Dragons aren’t known for their patience.’

‘More is the pity,’ said the unicorn. ‘Father Penny and I were about to amicably settle our differences. A dragon invading our home vastly complicates matters.’

Five months ago my life was changed forever when I learned about Lloegyr, the sister nation to England on the magical parallel world of Daear. Thrilling rides on Raven, a darkly beautiful search dragon, break up the monotony of my life as the priest of a small village church. Nor are things dull at home, not with a sarcastic gryphon, a snail shark, and my younger brother all sharing my living space. And then there’s Peter, the almost too perfect police inspector who enjoys DoctorWho and single malt whisky as much as I do.

But Lloegyr is facing its own struggles. As various races such as dragons, gryphons, elves, vampires, and harpies flood to the rapidly growing cities, they all trust the unicorns to act as peace makers. But dead humans are turning up in the city of Northampton, with wounds which only a long spiral horn could have made…

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The Marriage of Gryphons (Penny White Book Three)

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A blast of wind flicked hair from my face. Long toes wrapped around my waist, claws prickling through fur and clothing as I was snatched from the ground. The dragon lifted me high into the grey skies above Llundain. Of the many words going through my head, Oh, bother, was the only one worthy of a priest. 

When I’d discovered the existence of Daear, Earth’s magical parallel world, I thought all of my dreams had come true. Riding the handsome dragon, Raven, arguing with my gryphon Associate, Morey, and raising Clyde, a mischievous snail shark, lessen the monotony of my life as the priest of a small village church. And I’ve also met Peter, a man who agrees with me that Doctor Who and single malt whisky are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

But Raven has gone missing, and finding him would mean a hazardous trip to the Arctic. Morey’s attempts to prove himself worthy of marriage to his love, Taryn, are putting all of us in danger, particularly my younger brother, James. Can I keep those I love safe in a world which has little love for humans?

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                                                    The Vengeance of Snails (Penny White Book Four)

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‘You’ve never told Clyde?’ Morey asked. ‘About what happened to his mother?’

‘How can I?’ My pen drew the outline of a shovel on my notepad. ‘I killed her with a gardening tool.'

Life certainly hasn’t been dull since my first visit to Lloegyr, a magical country which parallels England. My household now includes a family of cat-sized gryphons and a hymn-singing snail shark, and I’m visited regularly by Raven, a darkly beautiful dragon. And I enjoy the excitement of planning our wedding day with Peter, my handsome fiancé. 

But Lloegyr offers danger as well as wonder. My brother is recovering after being hunted by a pack of gryphons. I was dismissed from my dream position as minister of a church in Lloegyr. And something non-human seems to be stalking Peter.

Then there’s the mystery of Clyde’s true identity. Is he just a large carnivorous snail who loves beer and children’s TV programmes? Or does does his unusual shell point to a far greater destiny, one which could threaten everyone who knows him?

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The Dragon Throne (The Four Kingdoms Book One)

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‘You have only one part of the Summoning Ring,’ said the dragon to Fianna. And neither the knowledge nor the strength to use it even if it were complete.’

Fianna is the only child of King Stannard and Queen Fiona, and has always expected to become the next Keeper of the Dragon Throne. She exiles herself from the court when her father decides to take a second wife. Recalled to Secondus castle after Stannard’s death, she has to contend with the split loyalties among the royal knights. In desperation, she agrees to summon the dragons to support her claim to the throne. Their challenge sends her to meet them in their Sacred Mountains.

In the woods of the unicorn herd, the Prancer loses his milk-brother to an attack by a dragon. He travels across the human kingdoms to seek the killer, discovering the complexities of human relationships and the delights of ale along the way. 

They meet at the Sacred Mountains. And so begins a story of love, friendship — and betrayal. 

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The Unicorn Throne (The Four Kingdoms Book Two)

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Fianna has been crowned as Keeper of the Dragon Throne. 

But the Queen faces many challenges both within and outside the Fourth Kingdom. Some of her own knights still hold her four year absence from the royal court against her. The Prancer serves her willingly as Queen’s Champion, but only because he is unaware of the secret she is keeping from him. The dragons have not forgiven her for refusing to sacrifice the unicorn. And she finds herself torn between Deian, the pig herder she had known during her exile, and Jeremy, her squire. 

Fianna searches for the third part of the Summoning Ring, hoping that the control this would give her over the dragons could help her kingdom in the coming war. And Deian has his own journey to make, as he is drawn deep into the lives and time-bending plots of the dragon Family.

Whether human or unicorn, the greatest wars are not fought on the battlefield, but in the heart. 

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Dragons Can Only Rust (Gonard’s Journey Book One)

‘You are no more than a dragon, created by me’. The Master swept an arm at the many things of power that filled the cavern. ‘It is impossible for you to feel anything. Dragons can’t feel.  Dragons can only rust.’

In a fantastic and frightening future world, a dragon of any kind would naturally feel more than a little out of place. Unsure if his existence is a blessing or a curse, Gonard flees the safety of the only world he’s ever known to go on a search for a soul he isn’t really sure he has. He is accompanied on his quest by an android-like medtech—with a hidden and perhaps deadly agenda—and the outler, a young woman from a mining asteroid who will use any means at her disposal to be allowed to remain on Earth. Even if she must sacrifice the dragon to do so. 

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(First published by TSR in 1995, original cover on the right)

                                                                              

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Dragon Reforged (Gonard’s Journey Book Two)

Sentenced to walk the Changewinds as punishment for his crimes, Gonard leaves the safety of the Settlement and submits himself to the irradiated blasts of air that can make even the most intelligent of beings go mad.

Seeking shelter from the winds and his own haunted past, the dragon finds his way to a place where his tortured soul and crippled body might at last be healed. 

But such is not to be, for forces even more powerful than the winds drive Gonard and his companions—the rapidly failing medtech and the human woman Itsa—to an inexorable confrontation with the nature of life…

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And the finality of death. 

(First published by TSR in 1995, original cover on the right)

 The Judas Disciple

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‘You will be chosen for the Judas Competition,’ Lucifer said confidently. ‘And you will win. Trust me, you will win. We’ll make sure of it.’

The Competition to become the next Judas Disciple is heating up. For Corrie, going through a divorce and stuck in a dead end job, it’s her chance to finally have a glorious career. She’d be one of the Twelve Disciples that help Jesus to run the Kingdom of God, with the private jet and rich lifestyle of a chief executive. That would show her ex-husband.

By why does the Devil himself want her to become the next Judas Disciple? 

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