As Mysterious Galaxy approaches our 25th Birthday Bash, we thought it would be fun to mark the occasion of our third Holiday Season in the Balboa storefront – AKA the still-new-to-us-and-many-of-you store! We are celebrating the occasion with our dragon-centric party, featuring local authors, activities and songs, and cake from CAKE, San Diego's multi-award-winning premier bakery for wedding & special occasion cakes!
Dee Leone’s Dough Knights and Dragons picture book is about a dragon and knight who share a secret friendship but are bound by law to fight in an upcoming tournament. If they can't cook up a plan to get out of the situation, more than their friendship could suffer. Readers of all ages are welcome to take part in activities, including a sing along and craft making!
Middle grade fantasy Scourge of the Red Dragon: Book One of The Tyler Chronicles, features the evil Red Dragon, Thraxus, the imperiled of kingdom of Kaelendyr, and one boy, Tyler, who must align with his friends on a quest to stop the machinations of Thraxus. Local author R.D. Trimble is also known to readers as Rusty Trimble, and occasionally as Steve McGovern.
J.C. Stevens follows her young adult fantasy, Dragon Lad: The Thirteenth Egg, with Dragon Lad: Tale of the Talisman. The dragon-hatched hero seeks his parents, his past and his destiny in Roman-ruled Britannia with help from his shape-shifting friends. He embarks on a quest involving the one clue he has to his previous existence: a magic talisman.
Greg van Eekhout’s California Bones contemporary fantasy trilogy set in the Kingdom of Southern California, concluded with Dragon Coast: the sequel to California Bones and Pacific Fire, in which Daniel Blackland must pull off the most improbable magical heist theft of all.
In a mythical kingdom, a curious knight and an amiable dragon meet and instantly bond over their shared love of baking. But according to the law, the two must duel one another. Can the unlikely pair find a way to evade the law and save their friendship? Full color.
Magic and adventure abound in this second book in the Dragon Lad trilogy.
The Tale of the Talisman follows our young dragon-hatched hero as he seeks his parents, his past and his destiny in Roman-ruled Britannia. A boy without a history-at least one that he can remember-Dirk turns to his shape-shifting friends for help. They launch him on a quest involving the one clue he has to his previous existence: a magic talisman.
The wizard Beldor gives Dirk a ring that allows him to reenter the realm he thought he'd left behind. Armed with this ring and a magic map, he travels a trail leading to a raging dragon, a slippery mermaid, two grasping sorcerers and a legion of Roman soldiers. He also rediscovers a long-lost friend and powers he never imagined.
An evil dragon... A kingdom in peril... One boy who can save them... Two Years have passed since the defeat of Vileroth in the strange game world of Savage Island. Now eight years old, Tyler believes his adventures in other worlds are done and he can resume being a normal kid. However he is wrong. Awakening from a nap, he finds himself on a deserted beach. Entering a nearby cave for shelter, he encounters the Red Dragon, Thraxus. Angered at the intrusion, he places Tyler in a deep, magical sleep and causes his dormant volcano to erupt, sending a tsunami across the sea towards the nearby island and wreaking monstrous devastation upon the kingdom of Kaelendyr. Waking five years later in a teenage body, Tyler finds himself blamed for the catastrophe and that the kingdom continues to suffer from earthquakes and tsunamis since Thraxus' ruinous onslaught. In a chance encounter with the weakened king, he is asked to accompany his new friends James the wizard and David the Chon knight on a quest to save both king and kingdom from the ravages of a powerful evil and defeat Thraxus at all costs!
Daniel's adopted son Sam, made from the magical essence of the tyrannical Hierarch of Southern California whom Daniel overthrew and killed, is lost-consumed by the great Pacific firedrake secretly assembled by Daniel's half-brother, Paul.
But Sam is still alive and aware, in magical form, trapped inside the dragon as it rampages around Los Angeles, periodically torching a neighborhood or two.
Daniel has a plan to rescue Sam. It will involve the rarest of substances, axis mundi, pieces of the bones of the great dragon at the center of the Earth. Daniel will have to go to the kingdom of Northern California, boldly posing as his half-brother, come to claim his place in the competition to be appointed Lord High Osteomancer of the Northern Kingdom. Only when the Northern Hierarch, in her throne room at Golden Gate Park, raises her scepter to confirm Daniel in his position will he have an opportunity to steal the axis mundi-under the gaze of the Hierarch herself.
And that's just the first obstacle.