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The Laughing Princess

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A collection of 12 interrelated fairy stories concerning dragons.
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
― Albert Einstein

Petra and Daniel have little use for the quaint fishing Village their parents have forced them to visit on holiday. They don’t know that this Village has
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Published July 11th 2012 by Açedrex Publishing (first published July 1st 2012)
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Jessica Knauss
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Anyone who read the wonderful Astreya Trilogy probably hoped Seymour Hamilton had something else up his sleeve. He did! Although this book also displays the author's talent for description and love for the sea, everything else about it is different from Astreya. Actually, it's not much like any other book available today. The Laughing Princess is a collection of stories or fables, all concerning dragons and the powers they still wield in our jaded world. One dragon in particular tells all twelve ...more
Tony Gilbert
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is part novel, part selection of short stories. It is all concerning the subject of dragons.

Firstly, I would like to commend the author on the quality of his writing. However, I did struggle with it somewhat. The story begins with two young children who find a dragons egg. The dragon hatches and begins to tell stories to the children. To me, this is a young children's story, though the language used is far too intelligent for anyone below secondary school age. Because of this I am unsure as
V.E. Ulett
Sep 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a charming and original story collection concerning dragons. My favorites involve a small taciturn little dragon and a sea-going one large in size and wisdom. The human characters are equally memorable, and the elegant language of the tales will delight adult readers and children.
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful collection of fairy tales! I found them quite eloquent and very well read by the author!
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The Astreya Trilogy, my nautical fantasy in three books, was published in 2011 and 2012 by Fireship Press, which specializes in nautical fiction and fact.

A FREE audio version of all three books is available through my website

The Laughing Princess, a collection of 12 interrelated fairy tales concerning dragons, published by Acedrex is available in text and a new (2014) edition illustrated by Shirl