A Skin of a Dragon

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17th Century or Earlier

Frances Jones

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1648. The English Civil War rages. What Tom Wild finds in a smugglers' cave catapults him into a secret world of magic and intrigue where the King's fate is bound up with that of a powerful relic. Tom's life, and the course of history, are about to be changed forever.


Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Drama, Epic,,Crime,Action,Adventure

Short Summary

After a chance find in a cave, Tom is kidnapped by a stranger, Emerson, and forced to join a secret guild of magicians where he discovers a plot by their leader, Devere, to help Oliver Cromwell overthrow the King then usurp Cromwell once he seizes control. Tom embarks on a quest to save the King.


Dorset, London, England

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Twist,,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Tom Wild

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Decisive, Naive, Faithful, Patriotic, Selfless, Skillful, Underdog, Uneducated, Adventurous, Aspiring,Faithful,Heroic,Honorable,Modest,Uneducated,Selfless,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Eliza Ellery

Age: 15

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Perseverance, Educated, Decisive, Faithful, Honorable, Naive,Faithful,Empathetic,Complex,Educated,Selfless,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Emerson Prye

Age: 40

Gender: Other

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Honorable, Adventurous, Complex, Decisive, Educated,Secretive,Educated,Honorable,Faithful,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: William Devere

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Educated, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Leader, Unapologetic, Villainous, Engaging, Greedy, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Secretive,Decisive,Educated,Leader,Manipulative,Sophisticated,Skillful,Narcisstic,Villainous,Power Hungry

About The Author

The wife of a former Grenadier Guard, Frances was inspired to write A Skin of a Dragon after hearing about the Tower of London ravens from her husband.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon.com

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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