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The Land of Twydell and the Dragon Egg, Book 2 in the Tales of Avalon series

My Review:

This continues the series concerning the Tales of Avalon
In which King Arthur and Merlin, with family and friends, have gone
To start a new life for them all across the sea
What a life changing start it will prove to be!

After the journey and battles in the first book
Merlin journeyed to Twydell to take a look.
On his return he shared with them all
Just what adventures he did befall.

The folks from the capital city of Dalton are on the run
After attacks by two dragons with fire blazing have begun.
But no-one seems to know just why
The attacks began and folks started to die.

As Merlin seeks to discover what is the cause
Into the Forbidden forest he'll also pause.
Get ready for unicorns, magic, dragons and more
As Merlin continues his journey to explore.

With friends old and new, Merlin seeks to discover
If it is humans who triggered the dragons or something other.
This is an exciting adventure with magic and mystery
As Merlin uncovers dreadful events from their history.

A great addition to this magical series of reads
A page-turning story - just what everyone needs.
For my complementary copy of this book I say, 'Thank you'
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and this is my honest review.


The Land of Twydell & the Dragon Egg, is the second book in the Tales of Avalon Series.

What happened during Merlin’s trip to Twydell? Who, or what, did he meet? The Land of Twydell and the Dragon Egg, describes the wizard’s extraordinary adventures in Avalon’s neighbouring country and the people and creatures he meets there.

As he flies across the countryside on his broomstick he is puzzled to see a long line of people leaving the capital of Dalton and heading towards the outlying villages. Entire families are leaving the capital. They look ragged and downcast and appear to be taking their possessions with them. As he approaches Dalton, Merlin is shocked to see billowing smoke and that large parts of the city have been destroyed by fire.

The wizard learns that the devastation has been caused by a pair of dragons which have lived near the city for many years without any problem. King Frederrick is bewildered as to why the dragons should suddenly seek to attack the Twydellers for no apparent reason.

Merlin agrees to help the Twydellers and sets off on an unexpected adventure which brings him in contact with dragons and other strange creatures. He also renews his friendship with an old friend and is delighted to meet new ones.

If you like stories about magical beings then you will enjoy reading The Land of Twydell & The Dragon Egg.

Daisy Bourne’s exciting Tales of Avalon Series continues with The Land of Twydell and the Dragon Egg. This sequel continues the saga of Merlin and King Arthur.

The Land of Twydell is an engaging story that readers will enjoy whether they are followers of the series or first-time readers. Bourne’s writing packs a lot of action in such a short novel. The Land of Twydell is fast- paced and the dialogue is compelling throughout the novel.

The Land of Twydell would be perfect for readers who are fans of Lord of the Rings or other fantasy novels about odysseys and journeys. Young adult readers may be the target audience, but readers of all ages will love this novel.

–Pacific Book Review

The story is filled with magic and adventure. The concepts are simple enough for a young child to understand, yet complex enough to keep minds working on linking all the pieces together. Language used is also accessible to younger readers without necessarily “talking down”to them. Even in the world of magic and mystery, manners and respect turn out to be the greater forces at work, providing children with important life lessons without being preachy or lecturing.

–US Review of Books

The Land of Twydell and the Dragon Egg was a finalist in the USA’s Eric Hoffer Awards 2017.

Purchase Links 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078BMS6QG 

US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078BMS6QG 

About the Author:

Daisy Bourne was born in England, in 1917. Nothing much is known about her real parents, except that their lives were changed dramatically by the First World War. At the age of six, Daisy was unofficially adopted by a farmer and his wife. They changed her name and took her to Canada. There are several similarities between the real Daisy Bourne and her namesake in this book. To a small child, Canada, with its heavy snowfalls, huge forests, and grizzly bears, must indeed have seemed like some kind of new world. Although Daisy loved Canada and the farm on which she lived, she was not happy and ran away.

She returned to England at the age of 16. In later life, she took up farming again. She also enjoyed her garden and preserving much of its produce. This is where the similarities between the real Daisy and the character in this book end. I am proud to use my mother’s birth name as a pseudonym when writing the Tales of Avalon series. My ambition is to one day write the story of the real Daisy Bourne. In the meantime, I shall work to complete the other seven books in the Tales of Avalon series

Social Media Links – http://www.talesofavalon.co.uk/

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3 comments on “The Land of Twydell and the Dragon Egg, Book 2 in the Tales of Avalon series

  1. Daisy Bourne
    March 11, 2022

    Thank you for the lovely reviews of “The New Land” and now the “Land of Twydell & the Dragon Egg”.

    Liked by 1 person

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