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Magic Mountain
by Shirley Martin

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Gold! Legend tells of a fortune in gold, hidden in a cave at Misty Mountain, in a land faraway.

Princess Olwen must find the treasure . The neighboring warlike country of Volanar has held her brother hostage for years and demands a fortune to free him. Olwen’s country of Airenn Tir is too poor to pay the ransom. Her father doesn’t believe the legend of hidden gold and refuses to send anyone to search for the treasure.

So she’ll find the gold herself, Olwen determines. Disguised as a man and traveling alone, she leaves in the dead of night and travels to a distant land to find the treasure. Painful surprises await her, for she has no idea she’ll encounter a land of magic . . . and danger.

In Volanar, the king sends his son, Prince Garth, on a mission to find the gold. The king must have more money to wage war against Airenn Tir. He knows something the king of Airenn Tir doesn’t know, something ...

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Re: It's good to be a writer because ...
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2013, 09:54:17 PM »
I used to get told off for lying when I was a kid, now I can do it all the time and it's called fiction! :)
I got told off for day dreaming... who knew I would one day get paid for it.  :D

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« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2013, 10:42:07 PM »
When my wife catches me looking at naughty pictures on the internet, I can claim I'm looking for covers.

That's funny. Last night I was on deviant art looking at half naked soldier men to gather ideas for my writing and my partner gives me this sideways look and says, 'What are you doing?'

I tried to keep a straight face (I should note that well built soldier types are NOT my sort at all. Give me Benedict Cumberbatch anyday --Sherlock Holmes UK version) and I said, 'I'm thinking about how to describe masculine men.' He smirks and says, 'Well, my ego just receded.'

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Re: It's good to be a writer because ...
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2013, 02:40:16 AM »
You get a writer's 'high' when:

You find just the right word to bring a sentence together.
You read through what you wrote the previous day and decide; 'it's really quite good.'
People line up for you to sign your book after giving a talk (three people do constitute a line - don't they? ::))
You read an excerpt from your children's book to a class and they listen attentively and laugh in the right places.
You get fan mail from children  ;D

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Re: It's good to be a writer because ...
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2013, 04:35:53 AM »
You can give one of the filthy, unkempt members of a deranged cult a description that paints him as looking surprisingly like your ex-sister in law instead of causing trouble by telling the sorry woman how you really feel about her. NOT that I would EVER do such a thing. :D

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Re: It's good to be a writer because ...
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2013, 05:22:45 AM »
...you get to use your imagination all day
...no one tells you what to do
...you get to have 'TV breaks' whenever you like
...you get paid for doing something you love
...reader write lovely reviews and get excited about your characters

Man, I want to quit my part time job so badly.

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