Opal Dreaming Chronicles

Praise for OCHRE DRAGON

‘This intriguing fantasy keeps you on your toes! As you enter into a world where the old ways intertwine with a dystopian world, the lives of three very unique women whose essence is connected at its very core unfolds. Magic blends with science as they fight for what they believe in, merging together in a way that could save or destroy the world. The story takes you on an exciting adventure that challenges and uplifts you in ways you wouldn’t expect. The author’s creative talent threads a web of enchantment throughout the story to keep you guessing at every turn, a great read.’

Suzanne de Malplaquet - author of bestseller ‘Eddie Motion and the Tangible Magik’

2019-01-29T16:30:51+11:00

Suzanne de Malplaquet - author of bestseller ‘Eddie Motion and the Tangible Magik’

‘This intriguing fantasy keeps you on your toes! As you enter into a world where the old ways intertwine with a dystopian world, the lives of three very unique women whose essence is connected at its very core unfolds. Magic blends with science as they fight for what they believe in, merging together in a way that could save or destroy the world. The story takes you on an exciting adventure that challenges and uplifts you in ways you wouldn’t expect. The author’s creative talent threads a web of enchantment throughout the story to keep you guessing at every turn, a great read.’

If you are searching for something new to get lost in, let me tell you about something by V. E. Patton. She has taken on the task of incorporating dragons, future (somewhat dystopic) Australia, a new, topsy-turvy world, in which gender roles are reversed, and the mythologies of the original people of Australia, and has incorporated them into a story filled with longing, adventure, love and hate. There are heroes and villains with unexpected powers at work in a world run by an unseen organization, which seems to be the embodiment of George Orwell's 1984. Ali and Merindah are unforgettable protagonists, as is the palpably evil Nina. Just forget about your present mundane existence, as you open up this new adventure.

Timothy H. Cook - author of The Book of Drachma fantasy trilogy

2019-01-29T16:32:20+11:00

Timothy H. Cook - author of The Book of Drachma fantasy trilogy

If you are searching for something new to get lost in, let me tell you about something by V. E. Patton. She has taken on the task of incorporating dragons, future (somewhat dystopic) Australia, a new, topsy-turvy world, in which gender roles are reversed, and the mythologies of the original people of Australia, and has incorporated them into a story filled with longing, adventure, love and hate. There are heroes and villains with unexpected powers at work in a world run by an unseen organization, which seems to be the embodiment of George Orwell's 1984. Ali and Merindah are unforgettable protagonists, as is the palpably evil Nina. Just forget about your present mundane existence, as you open up this new adventure.

‘Noooooo!!!! That can’t be the end! I need more! What happens next?!?! Right are you finished writing book two yet? It is so freaking good!!! I literally got only a few hours sleep because I couldn’t stop reading and couldn’t wait to wake up and keep reading. Holy s#*t – you have written something truly fantastic! (In both senses of the word!)’

Cassi Strachan, Creative Girl Tuesday

2019-01-29T16:21:17+11:00

Cassi Strachan, Creative Girl Tuesday

‘Noooooo!!!! That can’t be the end! I need more! What happens next?!?! Right are you finished writing book two yet? It is so freaking good!!! I literally got only a few hours sleep because I couldn’t stop reading and couldn’t wait to wake up and keep reading. Holy s#*t – you have written something truly fantastic! (In both senses of the word!)’

'… a new fantasy series ready to sweep the reader away to a world of science, magic, mystery… and dragons. Written with breathless excitement, Veronica has beautifully structured a dream like narrative that introduces us to three women ultimately bound by a spiritual quest to protect the greatest of creations – life itself.

With effortless world building, characters to capture your heart and a style that blends elements of fantasy, science fiction and mystery against a backdrop dripping with spiritual secrets, Ochre Dragon – The Opal Dreaming Chronicles will capture the minds and imaginations of fantasy literature lovers everywhere.

Darren Kasenkow - author of The Hallucigenia Project, See the City Red, Dust and Devils, and The Apocalypse Show

2019-01-29T16:27:47+11:00

Darren Kasenkow - author of The Hallucigenia Project, See the City Red, Dust and Devils, and The Apocalypse Show

'… a new fantasy series ready to sweep the reader away to a world of science, magic, mystery… and dragons. Written with breathless excitement, Veronica has beautifully structured a dream like narrative that introduces us to three women ultimately bound by a spiritual quest to protect the greatest of creations – life itself. With effortless world building, characters to capture your heart and a style that blends elements of fantasy, science fiction and mystery against a backdrop dripping with spiritual secrets, Ochre Dragon – The Opal Dreaming Chronicles will capture the minds and imaginations of fantasy literature lovers everywhere.

‘…the author strikes a deep down forgotten cord that connects us to our cosmic origins, our dreams, our soulmates, our yearning of coming home one day.’

Dominique Severina - author of The Hidden Faces of the Grand Canyon ~ A Galactic Ascent

2019-01-29T16:28:43+11:00

Dominique Severina - author of The Hidden Faces of the Grand Canyon ~ A Galactic Ascent

‘…the author strikes a deep down forgotten cord that connects us to our cosmic origins, our dreams, our soulmates, our yearning of coming home one day.’

On three distant worlds, three women journey towards their destinies. Before they started out, all three made a choice – to forget they share a single soul.

In tech-ruled post-Crack Earth, where magic doesn’t officially exist, project manager Ali’s humdrum life under the crumbling Melba Dome is becoming weirder by the day. Her fingers keep glowing, a snarky dragon takes up residence in her head, and people she thought were her friends keep trying to control, kidnap or assassinate her. To top it off, she can’t figure out why her previously perfect memory is suddenly full of holes.

Meanwhile, on Heavens Gate, where magic and science have forged an uneasy alliance, research analyst Merindah is desperate to save her dying planet. What she lacks in magical ability, she more than makes up for in ambition, which comes in handy as she navigates family politics and feral deities. But when an impatient and not-so-extinct dragon begins to help her solve the puzzle of the Yarran journal, she realises her magic might not be as weak as she’d thought.

Finally, on Reverie, where magic rules unfettered, a young orphan becomes burdened with tainted magical gifts. Dee is alone, trapped in a waking nightmare. When she finally surrenders to the voices in her head, her out-of-control magic unleashes her vengeful dragon and propels her onto a path that could unravel the fabric of time and space.

Three women, three worlds – and their time is running out. Unless Ali, Merindah and Dee can reunite and unlock the secret of the Timegates in a single year, all is lost. They must each make unimaginable sacrifices to become the Key, the Gatekeeper, and the Fire who will save the Cosmos – or ignite Armageddon.

First though… they need to teach their soulmate dragons who's in charge!

So what happens next?

Book 2 in The Opal Dreaming Chronicles is well on its way. The title has changed from Huon Staff to Soul Staff - and yes, we're still in Australia somewhere in a parallel universe. It's home.

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Thanks for reading.

Ali

Alli Morrow

Jiemba

Jiemba - Alli's dragon soul

Merindah

Merindah Nightshayde

Dee

Dee