LOREN’S NEXT ADVENTURE : LOREN AND THE WITCH QUEEN
Princess Loren together with her magical friend, Lightning,
join Trilon and Lorens old friends and new companions for an exciting follow-on
to Christopher Perkins first book, The
Adventures of Loren and Lightning.
Magical teachers and expert female sword leaders add even more excitement to
Princess Loren is now in senior year at the magical college.
She is learning the theory and practical use of a miraculous sword from an
expert teacher. Both the teacher and Trilon help Loren become proficient in the
use of the magical sword.
There are new journeys into the past from the present and
more magical adventures inside an enchanted cave.
Read how the evil queen, along with her magical beasts who
possess evil powers, become involved in battles with the good magical leaders
and defence forces helping Princess Loren and Lightning in their quest.
In Store Price: $23.00
Ebook version –
Number of pages: 212
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Adventures of Loren and Lightning
Publisher: Poseidon Books
Date Published: 2016
About the author …
Chris Perkins is a new author from Canberra,
ACT, who has spent ten years attempting various degrees at Canberra universities
but found the going very difficult. He graduated with a Diploma of Event
Management from the Canberra Institute of Technology but has decided to use his
creative talents to write fantasy for children to encourage them to read more.
His imagination and storytelling were
acknowledged by fellow students at university classes and are really evident in
this book. If you like magical animals and good triumphing over evil, this is
LORENS NEXT ADVENTURE
– part sample
A year on from the battle against the Evil King and
Witch Queen, Loren woke from a good nights sleep with the birds chirping
outside her open window and the sun streaming through. She jumped up and quickly
got dressed and went downstairs to join her parents for breakfast. She smiled
her big grin and said hello to both her royal parents. Queen Christine replied,
Hello to you, my daughter.
King Gregory replied, Hello Loren, how did you sleep
I slept very well last night and thanks for asking, my
dear parents, said the princess.
Then King Gregory and Queen Christine asked Loren, What
are your plans for today after your breakfast?
Loren responded, This morning I will be going out to
the stables to saddle Lightning and then ride into the royal town where I will
visit the clothes shop to look at the new clothes. Thank you for asking. Loren
then went back to finishing her juice, which was yellow and green and made from
berries. She had already finished her main breakfast of scrambled eggs and
Loren finished off her juice and went to the MFC
(Magical Food Centre) which looked like a normal pantry. Loren picked up the MFC
remote control, which had a number of coloured buttons. These buttons controlled
the fantastic abilities of the MFCcooking a variety of food (yellow); washing
and drying of crockery and cutlery (blue); automatic placement of dried crockery
and cutlery into cupboards and drawers in the MFC (purple); freezing of food,
ice cream and drinks (orange); refrigerating fruits and vegetables (green) and a
main control button (red). She placed her glass and bowl on the table in front
of the MFC and pushed the blue button. Immediately, the MFC door opened and the
glass and bowl were whisked into the washing and drying area. The door closed
and Loren knew that her dishwashing would be looked after.
The MFC had been given to the royal family by the good
witch, Beth when they moved in to the magical castle.
The king and queen said to Loren,
You may go now. Enjoy your trip this morning.
The princess asked her parents, Do you think that we
will hear from the evil Witch Queen and Wizard King this year?
King Gregory replied, We might. Just be on your guard
and be prepared for such an occasion. I think that you had better get moving, my
daughter, if you want to get your horse saddled and ride out to the royal town
Loren replied, I should get going now.
She walked down a winding path to the stables where her
horse, Lightning, was waiting in her stall to be saddled. Loren saddled up and
trotted Lightning outside. She galloped off into the distance as quickly as
Lightning could go; right to where the royal town was situated.
When Loren and Lightning finally arrived in the royal
town, she stopped at the clothing store and tied Lightning to the hitching rail
outside the store.
The entry door spoke to Loren and said, Welcome to my
magical clothing store, I hope you enjoy your time here. Loren had been to the
magical clothing store before with her parents when she was very young.
Once she had entered the store, she was greeted by
Melson, the manageress, who remembered Loren from her first visit. She said to
Loren, How may I help you?
Loren responded, I am looking for some cool magical
clothes and I would like you to help me.
What type of clothes are you looking for?
The princess replied, I am looking for a specific top
and pants set I believe may have arrived today.
I see. You mean the pants suit with the royal insignia
decorated with blue and gold material? The pants suit, which was ordered earlier
this year by the king and queen?
Loren replied, Yes, those are the clothes I want.
Melson said, I have that pants suit in the back of the
store and will get it for you.
The royal clothing store manager came back to Loren and
handed her the royal pants suit, which had a magical element to it. When Loren
went to pay at the counter, the money magically appeared in her hand. Loren
handed over the money to Melson.
Melson said, Just be careful on your way back out of
town. I have heard some frightening news about the Witch Queen.
Loren picked up her magical clothes, thanked Melson and
said, Thank you for the warning about the Witch Queen.
As Loren walked through the magical door, she started to
think, Did the Witch Queen survive? Is she coming back even more evil than
before? Do my parents know?
She untied Lightnings reins from the hitching rail and
climbed into the saddle and rode off back to her castle where her parents were
waiting for her.
On the way home she bumped into Trilon, who happened to
be walking to where she had come from. Loren asked Trilon, How have you been
since the battle last year?
Trilon replied, Very well, I now have a wife called
Greenlon and kids, Bluelon and Redlon. About eight months ago I met my wife in
the friendly forest and we were magically married because we got along so well,
then we had our magical animal kids.
Loren replied, Cool. Also, I have heard some rumours
from the lady at the magical clothing store suggesting the evil Witch Queen is
returning to our good kingdom.
Trilon responded, That is very true. She was spot on
because I have spoken to a few of the magical animals and Beth who said exactly
the same thing.
How about you come along with me to the castle to talk
to my parents the king and queen about the rumours.
Trilon replied, I will come with you now. Loren, with
her horse and Trilon walked off together back to the castle.
When all three arrived Loren got up off her horse and
let the rains drop down. Then Trilon and Loren proceeded to walk up the steps to
the main door of the castle and walked through the big throne room where the
king and queen were sitting in their chairs discussing the problems of the
Loren and Trilon said to Gregory and Christine, There
have been some rumours circulating around the kingdom about the return of the
evil Witch Queen to our kingdom. Is this true?
Gregory and Christine responded by saying, This is true
and also it is not the full truth. The evil Witch Queen has brought another set
of evil magical creatures through a magic portal. Also it seems there will be a
very big war in our kingdom fought under the water and in the sky.
Loren asked her parents, What are we going to all do
We will be getting our military people, the magical
beasts and the good witch, Beth, to come to the castle urgently to discuss how
we can deal with the war.
Then the king and queen summoned military people to come
to ballroom to strategize about the plans for the war.
Loren used her powers to get Beth and the magical beasts
to come with haste to the castle. Within minutes, Beth, the good magical witch
and the magical beasts had arrived in the castle ballroom to meet the princess,
king and queen.
Both the king and queen spoke to their guests. Welcome
military, Beth and the magical beasts, princess and Trilon. You are all gathered
here today because there is going be a war both under the water and in the sky.
Christine then interrupted and said, Everyone is also
here to be told the rumours are true about the return of the evil Witch Queen.
One of the military people named Bluedar said to the
queen, I had heard the Witch Queen had returned but did not know until now that
it was true.
Then Loren said to her father, What is going to be the
strategy for this type of war in the sky and under water?
The king replied, I have a strategy in mind set out on
this map on the table. Everyone gathered around the table.
Gregory said, Firstly we will get Beth and some of the
flying beasts to patrol the sky watching for flying evil beasts led by the Witch
Then Loren asked the king, What will the rest of us
You, your mother, the military people and the rest of
the magical beasts with Trilon and I are going to face the underwater part of
Gregory told them of special magical equipment and
vehicles for the underwater battle which were to be delivered in a months time.
At that very moment, in an undisclosed location, the
Witch Queen was doing her own strategy planning for the war with her evil flying
and underwater beast generals.
Queen Christine said to King Gregory, What are the
special magical weapons and vehicles we will be using?
Gregory answered, Underwater ships which have inbuilt
magical guns for the vehicles. The special magical weapons are magical water
pulse guns as well as magical hand guns with special water bullets that can
pierce any of the evil water beasts and send them back to another planet.
Loren and the rest said, Cool, new equipment.
Then the king and queen said, We will all meet back
here after lunch to discuss things further.
So the magical beasts, Beth, Trilon and the military
people decided to leave to have lunch at home using Beths powers to
transport them. Beth advised the others
that she would transport them back again for the meeting.
In the castle the king, queen and the princess decided
to make sandwiches of ham and cheese and blue lettuce. They also had juice that
was yellow made up of strawberries, oranges and yellow berries.
Soon everyone had finished their lunch and were on their
way back to the castle.
In the lunch room the king, queen and princess were
still finishing of their sandwiches and juice when the princess spoke to her
parents and said, What else does there need to be done for the war?
The king and queen replied, We will tell you when the
meeting starts again.
With that the three of them returned to the meeting room
to join the others.
The king spoke, We need to find away of protecting the
townships near the water. Can anyone offer suggestions?
One of the military people spoke up. We should get the
military people positioned down near the town with their horses and some magical
tanks with freeze-water guns towards the back of the town pointing down to the
Both the king and queen agreed. It is a very cool idea,
any more ideas?
Loren suggested, How about I fight on the ground and
under the water in the big lake river system as a second line of defence with
the remaining military people and Trilon?
Gregory and Christine replied, That would be a great
idea, but we think that it would be prudent to have both of us there to help
you, to fight this particular battle.
Loren responded, Thank you both for wanting to be in
the battle to help defend the kingdom alongside me, Trilon and the military
The king said, I almost forgot we have a skyforce with
weapons and planeswe will need them for the sky battle as well.
I knew that you could not remember everything, said
Loren joked. Yeah, my dad would forget his brain if it
wasnt in his head.
Everyone thought it was very funny and started to laugh.
The king said, Very funny.
Both the king and queen spoke, The battles are
scheduled for Monday, 23rd February this year, 2312. We now end the meeting. You
can all go now back to your homes.
Beth agreed to instantly transport everyone back to
their homes. The magical beasts, Beth and the military people said goodbye to
the king, queen and princess.
Before they left Loren said, My dad has forgotten to
tell the military and Beth to be here in the morning on Thursday after
With that everyone except Trilon disappeared in an
instant in a blue light.
When everyone left, Loren, Christine and Gregory went a
magical viewing area to watch video and television programs from around the
whole kingdom. They could do this from the comfort of magical chairs that
changed colours and moved around.
Loren sat in a red and orange chair. The chair spoke.
Good afternoon, my lovely princess.
Good afternoon to you too. How has your day been? said
Chair replied, Very well, I have been resting here
watching the clouds moving around outside. How may I help you now, princess?
Could you please turn on my
favourite TV program? Magical Cartoon
Chair had a remote to switch the magical viewing screen
Magical Stories. While the princess was talking to her chair, the
king and queen were having discussions in their own chairs.
The princess asked her parents, Do you think we should
contact the other kind kingdom and speak with their king and queen to ask for
Both parents agreed. King Gregory used the enchanted
phone in the viewing area and he instantly connected with King Michael in the
other magical kind kingdom.
King Michael here. It is nice to see you, King Gregory.
It has been a few years since I have spoken or seen you and your family.
Gregory responded, Yes, it has been four years, I
remember it was after your 45th birthday and our families were together. I have
rung you to tell you about two battles soon to be held here and to ask for your
help to fight against the evil Witch Queen.
Michael spoke, Yes, I will help support you and your
family, Gregory. I will also bring the Queen Leoness the Prince Ridun as well as
my own defence force military people.
Okay, cool. Both our families will have to meet, how
about here next Thursday? said Gregory.
With that Gregory and Michael said their goodbyes and
ended their call.
Gregory then spoke to Christine, Michael and his royal
family along with their military are coming to have a meeting with us next
Thursday at the castle.