• A desert kingdom on a planet far, far away 

  • An unconventional young princess

  • A stableboy with a mysterious past 

  • A camel who will only talk to them

Can a couple of 12-year-olds and a talking camel save the kingdom?

Be among the first to know when this book is published.  

Claire de Burbure

MD, PhD, Medical & Environmental Health Teacher

Enthralling and fast-paced. I couldn't put it down! I can't wait to present this clever and assertive young heroine to my grandchildren!

About Me

I've been a fan of fantasy and science fiction ever since I watched my first episode of Star Trek. And I've wanted to write a fantasy novel ever since I read The Horse and His boy.

These Books

When my second granddaughter asked me a number of times to write a book for her, I wrote a draft of this book. Unfortunately, it took me more than ten years to get it published so other people can read it. And one book wasn't enough... 

Other Things I Write

I've never been able to stick to one genre, so I've written both fiction and nonfiction, and books, articles, memoir, columns, short stories, and even a Christimas play.  

When a Messenger arrives from another kingdom and warns the peaceful people of Practavia that they are about to be attacked, everyone from the king and queen to the maids are frightened. 


But the camel the Messenger was riding tells the Princess and her friend the stableboy that the news is a lie. However, they must not tell anyone that the camel can speak or terrible things will happen.