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Book Excerpt: Traegonia the Sunbow Prophecy by K.S. Krueger

Title: Traegonia the Sunbow Prophecy
Author: K.S. Krueger
Genre: Middle grade fantasy
Pages: 244
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1432776037
ISBN-13: 978-1432776039

Do you believe in Fairies, Sprites, Elves or Gnomes?

Just because we cannot see them doesn’t mean they don’t exist….

Welcome to The World of Traegonia where mystical things really do happen. Close your eyes hold out your hand and allow the spirit of the Sunbow Prophecy to draw you into a place you have never been before. Meet a community of unknown creatures who are the protectors of the Earth. See how they bring hope to a seemingly hopeless situation, a home to those who are at risk of losing theirs and a voice to creatures who cannot speak for themselves. Watch as three young friends work together to bring about change. No matter how big or how small one is, belief and passion can change the world. Choose to see the beauty in that which is different. Put aside the fear of what you do not understand and you just may find something truly special in the gifts that others hold. What they have to share could just be the thing to change your life or maybe even the world.

Dino, an average boy from the Midwest, has a fateful encounter with two young Traegons, in a local forest. Traegons are sixteen inch tall forest dwelling creatures that resemble a cross between a troll and a wingless dragon. Looking beyond outward appearances, Dino chooses to find out more about them and discovers friendship in this most unlikely meeting. When the home of the Traegons, becomes threatened by an unscrupulous developer, Dino and his new friends Karia and Juna, must work together to stop the destruction that looms. An ancient Traegonian Prophecy is revealed and these three friends find that their friendship is the key that sets the prophecy in motion. Follow them as the adventure unfolds and the World of Traegonia is unveiled. Learn of this incredible world within our own and you decide… is it real?

Do you Believe?

BOOK EXCERPT:

Prologue

Traegons are a community of beings who live in a place known only to them as Traegonia. You will not find this place on any map, for it is everywhere and it is nowhere. In some regions of Traegonia, their land is covered with huge trees, which provide them everything necessary for their survival. They make their homes deep within the forest in caves, old hollowed-out trees, and beneath the earth. Their homes are simple; furnished with items they make themselves and those that they trade with others within their community. Occasionally, they find strange items within the boundaries of their land, which they enjoy incorporating into their home décor as well as in their personal embellishments. Everything comes from the earth and is honored and held sacred. They live simple lives, with complete respect for the land and all that surrounds them; never hoarding their natural resources and ensuring that the needs of those in their community are met. Their food consists of different types of small game, assorted insects, and that which comes forth from the earth’s surface. They work together to ensure that no one goes hungry.

At first appearance, they can seem a bit frightening, but once you have peered into their wise and kind eyes, that speculation quickly dwindles. Standing two feet at their tallest, they have quite a grand presence. Each has their own interesting personality and developed skills, and holds their own place within the community. They live a peaceful co-existence with the earth, all of nature, and each other, free from war and hatred. They are quite intelligent and cunning though, which I suspect is how they have managed to remain hidden and undiscovered.

Uncivilized in appearance only, they are a rare group who have much to teach, living what we might consider, ‘the old ways’. How long they have lived is a mystery, but their culture and existence gives much to be explored. Where exactly they dwell, I will never divulge, as I made a promise long ago. Though they have recently informed me that now is the time for me to share my knowledge of them with others, in the hopes that we as people, thought to be truly civilized, might benefit from their teachings. Of course, they know that we exist, they have known for a very long time, as we have not been as discrete. They worry though, about the impact of our actions upon the earth and ultimately upon ourselves. They have now given me permission to tell their story, or at least parts of it. Their kindness and willingness to share their wisdom, even at the risk of being discovered, has given me the strength to try as best as I am able to tell their story. I was quite young when I first discovered them, or maybe I should say when they discovered me…

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