Henrietta The Dragon Slayer (Volume 1)

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9780983296041: Henrietta The Dragon Slayer (Volume 1)

She's a legend at 17, but only Henrietta knows the price she paid for her fame ... and it was much too high.

From the Winner of the California Fiction Writer's Book Contest comes this thrilling adventure of a young warrior on one final quest ... against an opponent she swore never to face again.

Henrietta, the legendary Dragon Slayer of Bleuve, can't face the thought of another kill. She's lost family, friends and home on her rocky road to fame. But when the young warrior is summoned by a King to retrieve the Dragon Stone from the last dragon in existence, she can't refuse--her mentor lies dying, and the healing stone is all that can save him. This quest will be her most harrowing of all, for it means facing mysterious assassins, the dreaded choppy sea, and all with a misfit band--a young witch, a jester and a surly knight. And at journey's end, someone must die ... the dragon, or Henrietta.

Perfect for fans of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Collins' The Hunger Games, McKinley's Hero & the Crown, and Paolini's Eragon. Get your copy of Henrietta the Dragon Slayer today!

"This is a fun book with all the essential elements of a YA quest adventure. We have the feisty heroine on a mission to save her mentor, a trainee witch, a noble knight and a food-obsessed bard/jester. Henrietta's mission gets more complicated as it goes along, and it is paced well." -- Graeme, Goodreads

"Henrietta The Dragon Slayer was a wonderful book. I loved Henrietta as a character and I truly enjoyed getting to know the side characters as well. Following them on their journey to conclude Henrietta's quest brought this feeling of fulfillment and happiness to me as a reader, which I thoroughly enjoyed." -- Kelly, @YAfantasyfan

Henrietta The Dragon Slayer is book #1 in the Five Kingdom series. Book #2, Henrietta and The Dragon Stone will be out Summer 2013. Book #3, Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa, will arrive in 2016.


HENRIETTA THE DRAGON SLAYER
EXCERPT -- Chapter 1
Battle-hardened and brave

Ready for the fight
Henrietta the Dragon Slayer
Swings with all her might
--From the chorus of the Song of the Dragon Slayer

Henrietta strode away from the tavern, fists clenched so hard they hurt. At two paces from the forest edge, the ground crunched in the black night behind her. Even with her ale-fogged brain, she sensed the presence of a man, smelled on him soot, leather and metal, and knew he was armed, but wore no armor.

She didn't have time for this.

"What do you want?" Henrietta whirled to face the thrill seeker, her long sword drawn, her long red hair whipping across her chilled cheeks. Above her head, the bitter wind keened through the forest trees.

The man hovered five feet-lengths away from her, out of sword reach, his face shadowed by the light of the tavern behind him. "I heard your story back there." His voice, thick with a foreign accent she couldn't place, held no compliment. "I hear you're looking for a new quest."

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I was inspired to write Henrietta the Dragon Slayer (Book 1 of the Five Kingdom series) because all the fairy tales I read as a kid were always about boys as heroes: Jack the Giant Killer this, Jack and the Seven-Headed Giant that, and of course, Jack and the Beanstalk. 
Hey! I wanted to know what about Jill! Where's the girl hero? 
That is why I wrote Henrietta The Dragon Slayer. I wanted, and still want, to have my girl heroine fight the good fight and have adventures, and save the day. 
Even today I was researching heroic fantasy on Goodreads and found only stories by men written about men and boys. 
Again, I ask, "Where are the women and girls who are tough and can lead, and have to make the hard decisions, and yes, still be women?" (Whatever that means!)

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In this series:

  • Henrietta The Dragon Slayer (Book 1)
  • Henrietta and the Dragon Stone (Book 2)
  • Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa (Book 3, forthcoming)
Get the prequel for free by signing up for it at Beth Barany's author site: author.bethbarany.com

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Book Description Firewolf Books, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.As far as young adult fantasies go, Henrietta The Dragon Slayer is a good read that I think any age, teen to adult, would enjoy. I only hope a sequel is in the works! --LunaMoth The witty dialogue and good story line makes this book hard to put down. I really could not stop reading it and was really tired the next day. It s also very satisfying to read about a girl heroine fighting the good fight. --Jeri Beth Barany, best known for strong heroines in her stories, created a tale of righteousness, magic and overcoming adversity. --Robert Mendak RJ The book is a beautiful story about friendship, a heroine, and a quest to kill a dragon. Who wouldn t be excited? The entire concept sounded interesting and I was not at all disappointed. --Brittany, from Goodreads Beth Barany has made a world where unlikely friendships rule and being a friend means more than you can know. --Tami, from Goodreads ABOUT THE BOOK Henrietta, the legendary Dragon Slayer of the Kingdom of Bleuve, can t stomach the thought of one more kill. Yet, in order to save her dying mentor, she must go on one last quest. But will misfit companions, seasickness, and an ego maniacal king derail the quest for the healing stone? And will she be able to cut past her conscience and kill the dragon? ABOUT THE AUTHOR Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Beth Barany has been making up fantasy and adventure stories all her life. It only took her thirty years to actually start writing them down, then grit and determination to whip them into shape. She writes to empower girls and women with her kickass heroines who are faced with saving the world against great odds. In her off hours, Beth enjoys cardio kickboxing, stick yoga, reading and watching movies with her husband, author and musician Ezra Barany, and two cats, Kitty and Leo. For school visits and presentations, Beth Barany can be contacted through her site at She loves to hear from her readers at. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780983296041

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