Dragons of Romaina; Book 1
by Dan Peeler & Charlie Rose
A 6 part series to help the middle-grade child understand more about their place in the world, their future, and social environmental issues. The old and wise teacher dragon, Lumea, is globe trekking with his newest student, Tanarul, to meet the Greater and Lessor Dragons of history, and share their encounters with humans, and lessons learned.
Beyond the vast Transylvanian forests of Romania, hidden deep within undiscovered caves of the rugged Carpathian Mountains, are the homes of many of the oldest species of dragons on earth. They have lived there thousands, some even millions of years. One the oldest of the all is wise Lumea, the greatest teacher of young dragons. His newest student, Tanarul, is a mere 200 years old and the two of them are embarking on a world tour to meet and study both the Greater Dragons of history and the tiny Lesser Dragons, all of whom have personal stories to tell about their legendary encounters with humans throughout the centuries.
Throughout their global trekking discoveries, Tanarul is introduced to dragons of fame, such as the nine headed Hydra of the Hercules fables, Tiamat, the goddess dragon of Ancient Mesopotamia, Quetzelcoatl, the feathered serpent dragon of the Mayan culture, Cosmina, the granddaughter of the dragon of St. George, the toxic Basilisk, the Bunyip, the bulldog-faced dragon of Australia, the gigantic Behemoth and dozens more of the most feared creatures of human history. From them, Tanarul is educated in the dragon’s point of view and learns the truth about his civil and misunderstood species.
But their journey quickly takes a turn toward high adventure as they discover the unstable state of their natural world, caused mainly by humankind’s destruction and disregard for the ecology. The polluted oceans and melting icecaps are causing problems for dragons and humans alike. The great dragon Leviathan, who has grown to be the length of Ireland has begun to stir from his hibernation in the