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Acclaimed Young Adult Fantasy by Michael A. Heald

Washington, DC, February 04, 2008 --( Good fantasy stories don't require alluring monsters or a polarizing concept of good and evil. However, young adults spurn preachy or condescending books .

A Rumor of Dragons, by Michael A. Heald, MD, is scheduled for world-wide release in February of 2008 and will be available through on-line booksellers.

Dr. Heald is a Family Physician. After working as a solo practitioner, he joined the Foreign Service and provides care to those serving the U.S. Government overseas.

“I want fantasy stories that can be enjoyed without worrying that my teenage children will be exposed to a muddled sense of right and wrong or to gratuitous sex and violence,” says Dr. Heald. “J.R.R. Tolkein set the standard by filling his stories with godly virtues, such as love, commitment, and perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds.”

In A Rumor of Dragons, Prince Marc Courtenay was born without hands and feels useless. But when the kingdom falls, he is plunged into a world he has never known—where myths come alive, legends kill, and a rumor about the return of the long-vanished great dragons will decide the fate of all. As he flees for his life, Marc is aided by a minor wizard, a disgraced empath, and a dwarf dragon who cannot fly, and he discovers that even a handless prince can change the course of history.

“Thought-provoking writing for teenagers – a welcome alternative to the lure of computer games,” says G.P. Taylor, internationally best-selling author of the Shadowmancer and Mariah Mundi series.

“Excellent fantasy,” says Heartland Reviews.

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Contact: Michael A. Heald, MD
Phone (in Argentina): Country Code 54, City Code 11, 4792-9030
Address: Health Unit – 4314, APO, AA, 34034
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