Ben the Dragonborn

Ben the Dragonborn

by Dianne E Astle


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Few people on earth know the location of a mysterious school where heroes of the past train those who belong to the future. Ben Taylor only learns of the school’s true purpose when he is called into the Principal’s office. Miss Templeton gives him a simple test to see if he is a Chosen of the Guardian. That very day Ben is sent through a portal to a watery world of mermaids and monsters. “Has a mistake been made?” This is the question on everyone’s mind, including Ben’s. Ben’s only chance of success depends on discovering the secret of his own true self in a terrifying world where nightmares come to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493610884
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/24/2013
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

At one point in Dianne's life she believed that people grew up and when they did they stopped reading Fantasy. She discovered that life without Fantasy was soon out of kilter. She never planned to be an author, but a chance week at a retreat centre dropped the idea for a story into her head. When not writing fiction, Dianne spends her time writing non-fiction. Dianne seeks to help people discover the treasure of their own true selves so they can embark on their own hero's quest. Dianne lives with her husband Doug, his three cats and her beloved dog Thomas.

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Ben the Dragonborn 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the storyline with all the worlds and their protectors. Fun, easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book of this author that I have read. Good story line,characters are excellent. Can’t wait to get part two. Book ? is great series for anyone from 12 up!
BikerBabs More than 1 year ago
As the book cover implies, Ben's mother is from a world of dragons, but he doesn't yet know that he's half dragon or that there are other worlds. He's been raised on earth by his father. He attends a private school that trains "special" students who are chosen to travel between worlds and help when there is trouble. These students are also blessed with 3 gifts that they can use on their quest. Ben finds out he is one of these chosen ones but has a hard time accepting it. Ben is a young man I could relate to. He has an unexplainable fear of water. But that doesn't make it any less of a problem. He can't swim. People have tried to teach him, but no matter how hard he tries or flogs around, he sinks like a stone. So when he is chosen to go to Lushaka to help restore peace between the Mer-people and humans - (a watery world where only small islands of land exist) - he is instantly thrust into his worst nightmare. He doesn't believe he could possibly be the right choice for the task at hand and most others agree with him. Despite Ben's fear and lack of confidence, he ends up finding the courage to go. Ben's story is filled with adventure, danger, and suspense. The young hero is joined by two others on his journey. A Lushakan human and a Mermaid. Arch enemies. They must put aside their prejudices and learn to work together to fight against all the dangerous creatures along their journey in order restore the Mer King's crown that was stolen and avert war between their people. Unhappily, the island where they are headed is more dangerous than the much larger ocean Ben is so afraid of. There are enough scary monsters and poisonous creatures to fill up Australia:)  Ben the Dragonborn is the 1st in the Six Worlds series, so I look forward to learning about the other worlds and following Ben's adventures as he explores his gifts further and learns more about his dragon heritage. I'm confident middle graders and up will enjoy and get caught up in this thrilling new young adult adventure.