HOW NICHOLAS BECAME SANTA CLAUSE by Sandra Jo Troupe & Darrell R. Troupe
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Under the rule of King Richard Dobramil, evil forces dedicated to the destruction of the Kingdom’s remarkable peace remain banished beyond the Borderlands. The combined Kingdom of Illuminae, and Waters enjoys a generation of unprecedented peace. When the King dies two of his three sons pledge a greater peace while the third, out of envy and corruption, pledges to use the forbidden magic of the Firestone ring to destroy the other two. Marked for death before his birth, only a farm boy stands between the Prince and his evil plans to usurp the crown.
Surviving to age eighteen, the farm boy Nicholas thinks his life ordinary until he discovers he is born to fulfill a destiny spanning far beyond his natural life. Along the journey to his destiny, he becomes aware of the power of the magical Orphic Forest, and his special relationship with it, and its Oddling creatures. Encouraged by the older brother of Father Time, King Stanislaus, and guided by Wizard Zorna, and helped by Trolls, Sprites, Floral gnomes, Elves, Dragons, and Dwarfs, he becomes champion of both Human and Oddling creatures in his daring fight to restore balance to his suffering world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
We have been happily married for thirty-three years. Together we have six grown children, and two grandchildren. In 1983 Sandra became a Certified Medical Assistant working for her husband, a Physician with an outpatient practice. Three of our four sons have Cerebral Palsy, with one additionally affected with epilepsy. During their school years she volunteered as a room parent and with support groups for SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) also for parents of children with more than one disability.
We both have been writers since childhood: poetry, and stories. Both delight in reading and writing Science fiction-fantasy.
Tell us 5 random things about you the person, not the author
1) We've been married for 33 years
2) Sandra has done photography for online galleries
3) Sandra is a retired Certified Medical Assistant
4) We use to tell our daughter stories of St. Nicholas to calm her down
5) We believe that all people have good in them
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