The Kingdom - Here Be Dragons, Here Be Dreams

The Kingdom - Here Be Dragons, Here Be Dreams

by Joanne Rolston


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Lost on a crooked path, Joanna could not see the wood for the trees. Denied her dreams, she'd got caught up with Silver-tongue, an evil manipulative man. Seeking a way out of the maze, she encountered the King, who she'd been estranged from. It was to him that Joanna turned for counsel after discovering he was Abba, her Father.Leading Joanna to a narrow road, he told her to set up signposts and build landmarks. She was to set her heart on the highway leading to his Kingdom and a forgotten inheritance.But here be dragons, and Silver-tongue. She had to battle her way out of bewilderment in her effort to break free.Learning the King's will from the Book the King inspired, Joanna found that man cannot live by bread alone. "Call to me, and I will show you great and wonderful things" the King promised.The King's word came alive, and she was given dreams, with signs to follow.Given a shepherd's staff in the Valley of Shadow, Joanna was led by the King along the Path of Righteousness. Picking up her lamp she followed him towards the sunrise. His word was like a light shining in a dark place.As Joanna struggled through the Valley of Trouble she learned that you have to go through many trials to enter the Kingdom of God. In the desert Joanna had to make a choice between Ishmael, and Isaac ... the son of the promise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780473338923
Publisher: JKR Publishing
Publication date: 04/11/2016
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Joanne was born in Napier, NZ. Her childhood was spent on a dairy farm near Napier and a sheep farm near Wanganui.
She is a fourth generation New Zealander of mixed English and German descent.
A business owner, Joanne works from home.
Her professional interests are in Information Technology and Small Business.
She is a mother of two grown children, and the keeper of two lazy cats.
Her first book "The Kingdom - Here Be Dragons, Here Be Dreams" is about an inspirational journey on the narrow path.
Joanne likes travel, day tramps in National parks, and playing games of 500 with the local community on Wednesday nights.

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The Kingdom - Here Be Dragons, Here Be Dreams 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite The Kingdom: Here Be Dragons, Here Be Dreams by Joanne Rolston is a Christian fantasy story that would appeal most to a mixed audience of Christian young adults and adults who enjoy fantasy and memoirs. Joanna is the great-great-granddaughter of a German immigrant called Anna Dassler whom God promised the blessing of an open heaven upon her children who kept faith in him. Joanna grew up in a large household with two parents who had little time or care for her or her siblings. As Joanna grows up, she begins to find God in her heart and throughout her troubles she comes to understand that she can turn to Him for counsel. Will Joanna find herself welcomed into the kingdom of heaven or will she be led astray? The Kingdom: Here Be Dragons, Here Be Dreams by Joanne Rolston was an interesting mix of Joanne’s life and fantasy elements, with a beautiful cover that showed both Joanne and one of the settings in the book. One of the aspects of the story that I truly enjoyed was the way the author wrote the dialogue from God using parts of the Bible. The incorporation of the Bible verses made God’s dialogue seem all the more believable. My favorite part was the very beginning that focused on Anna Dassler, as it gave me an understanding of Joanne’s ancestors and how their lives in turn impacted hers. Overall, I really enjoyed this book, but when I finished reading it I felt that I wanted to know more about Joanne’s siblings.
Nicola71 More than 1 year ago
I was given a copy of this book in return of an honest review. I must admit this wasn't quite what I was expecting, I obviously misread the info I was given which was my mistake. I didn't expect God to play such a huge role in the book or for there to be quite as many bible quotes, I am ashamed to admit if I had read the info sent to me better I wouldn't have read the book. That being said I am grateful if misread my info as I would have missed out on a truly original book. I'm not sure how best to describe the book it is part memoir, the authors own story, part fantasy and part something I have not quite pin pointed. I really liked that God was a real character in this story and I think he would be very happy at the way he was portrayed, we saw things from Joanna's view and also from God's. Lucifer was also portrayed, his voice at least. I liked the way that Lucifer was portrayed, not as his cloven, evil personal as he usually is, in fact I found him quite funny the way he heckles, scoff and laughs, all the while whispering in Joanna's ear how God doesn't love her, how she doesn't deserve his love. His role is to put doubt in people's minds, convince them they are not good enough, not liked etc... etc... I found him more believable than the fire and brimstone totally evil role he usually plays, in this I found him more real his turning people from God by deceit. God on the other hand is constantly assuring Joanna and others of his love for them, that he has always loved them and always will, and his sadness at those who turn their backs on him. I felt he was a very human God who had all of our good points amplified and more with none of our bad. Joanna's life is far from easy, her childhood is truly abysmal she is treated terribly by both parents especially her bi-polar mother, her father doesn't care for any but himself. With God's love she gets through this but her journey in the big world isn't the easiest by far. I don't really want to give anything of the story away, it is well worth the read. I apologise for not giving this book a worthy review but I couldn't find the right words without saying too much.