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True Treasure

Laura Findley Evans


Rumors of dragon sightings are stirring up fears based on old stories that depict dragons as bloodthirsty, fire-breathing monsters. To protect his people, the Overking decrees that all dragons must die.

Twelve-year-old Eliana knows the truth about dragons. After all, her best friend Winston is one! Fresh off an adventure where she saved her kingdom with her ability to communicate with Winston's family, she is now excited to hone her skills through her Dragon Speaker apprenticeship. That is until she begins having a recurring nightmare of a scar-faced soldier, a poison-tipped spear, and an orb that glows in the dark. What's even more worrisome is that Winston is having the same nightmare.

When they hear of the Overking's decree, they realize their dreams may not be a coincidence. Eliana must quickly learn how to use her ability to understand dragons to help solve a mystery about an ancient treasure and save the dragons from certain death. Along the way, there are lessons to be learned about the dangerous desire for fame, about the transitory nature of plans, and about how treasure can mean different things to different people...and dragons.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Acorn Publishing
  • Publish Date: Nov 14th, 2023
  • Pages: 446
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.99in - 1.24lb
  • EAN: 9798885280631
  • Categories: Animals - Dragons, Unicorns & MythicalAction & Adventure - GeneralFantasy & Magic

About the Author

Findley Evans, Laura: - Laura Findley Evans is the author of The Dragon and the Girl series. It all started when her grandchildren said one night (when they were supposed to be sleeping), "Tell us a story." And so the adventures of a feisty young girl and an impossible dragon began. Laura would like you to know that whatever she writes must be true, whether it is real or not. She hopes you will discover the truth in whatever she writes. When she's not writing, Laura reads (a lot), cooks (mostly) healthy dinners, and spends time with people she loves. You can visit her at
Praise for this book

"A feel-good, enthralling fantasy that adults and children alike will savor." - Kirkus Reviews

"True Treasure is filled with a charming cast of characters, including unlikely heroes and atrocious villains that are sure to make your blood boil. The exquisite world-building provides a backdrop for a fun adventure . . . and who can say no to dragons?" -Lee Edward Födi, author of Spell Sweeper

"Enchanting, spellbinding, and magical! True Treasure is a beautifully crafted sequel to True North: The Dragon and the Girl. Readers will be left eager for more after the pulse-pounding conclusion of the second book in The Dragon and the Girl series." -Ashley White, award-winning author of The Impossible Girl

"This...enchanting journey is not only filled with adventure, magic, and danger but also...friendship, family, bravery, and staying true to your moral compass. Eliana's quest with her winged friend to create peace between humans and dragons is both noble and courageous...for any reader who loves fantasy adventures and mythical creatures." -Jessica Renwick, award-winning author of the Starfell series