Paul Cude: One of the Top 50 Indie Writers You Need To Be Reading
March 15, 2019
Paul Cude is a husband, father, field hockey player and aspiring photographer.
Lost without his hockey stick, he can often be found in between writing and chauffeuring children, reading anything from comics to sci-fi, fantasy to thrillers.
Too often found chained to his computer, it would be little surprise to find him, in his free time, somewhere on the Dorset coastline, chasing over rocks and sand in an effort to capture his wonderful wife and lovely kids with his camera.
Paul Cude is also the author of the Bentwhistle the Dragon series of books.
Can you be heroic and naive?
For Peter Bentwhistle, the answer would most certainly have to be YES!
Blissfully unaware of what’s going on around him, for the most part, he remains fully focused on blending in and keeping a low profile.
But fate and just plain bad luck have other designs on him.
Not so bad, you might think. Until you discover the TRUTH!
Just like his friends, Tank, and Richie, he is a…..DRAGON!
Thrust into a life away from the underground dragon domain, disguised in an awkward human form in an effort to guide and protect humanity, all he has to do is stay out of trouble, learn how to play hockey and piece together all the parts of the puzzle continually playing out around him.
With the help of his two young friends, a master mantra maker and a complete dragon stranger with more than a little history attached to him, will Peter manage to thwart the dark, devious scheme long in the planning?
Ever wondered how dragons travel below ground at almost the speed of sound?
Want to know how they use magical mantras to transform their giant bodies into convincing human shapes?
Learn the true story of George and the Dragon, get a dragon-like perspective on human social issues and gain insight into what to do if you encounter a giant spider grinning at you when you’re wearing nothing but your smile.
Treachery from the sands of Egypt to the plains of Antarctica.
Following on from the harrowing events of ‘A Threat From The Past’ (Book 1), a new found friendship with the dragon king is forged.
Soon though, young and old alike are unwittingly drawn into a deadly plot, when a straight forward meeting with the monarch sees them helping an injured dragon agent, straight back from his mission in Antarctica with news of a devastating encounter with another ancient race.
Blackmail, intrigue, forbidden love interests, a near-fatal mantra gone wrong, a highly charged rugby match in which Tank takes a beating, combined with enough laminium ball action to please dragons the world over, stretch the bonds of the dragons’ friendship like never before.
New friends and ancient enemies clash as the planet braces itself for one of the most outrageous attacks it has ever seen.
Lost secrets and untold lore come to light, while sinister forces attempt to steal much-coveted magic.
Explosive exploits, interspersed with a chilly backdrop and unexpected danger at every turn, make for an action-packed, electrifying adventure.
Hearts and minds ripped to shreds.
Amid turmoil surrounding devastating attacks across the world, the dragon domain faces the planet’s greatest fear: global terrorism by an unknown force of magic users.
Against this backdrop, and with Manson’s deadly scheme in full swing, events quickly turn from bad to worse.
An army of nagas controlled by the threat to their king, help the evil dragon storm the kingdom, capturing or destroying nearly everything in their way.
With no help on the horizon and the dragons below ground neutralised, how will the threat be stopped?
Can the briefest glimpse into the future turn the tide?
Will the white dragon turn out to be their savior?
Or will a fierce lacrosse match prove to be the turning point for a rescue so unconventional, nobody could ever see it coming?
Lose the stress and instantly escape into a world packed full of dragons, hidden in plain sight.
Remember how rowdy your education was at times?
Throw in prehistoric battle urges, violent outbursts of combustible flame, the ability to fly and a natural affinity for magic and what do you have?
A group of mismatched young dragons studying at a renowned nursery ring, thrilled to be learning how to use their dragon abilities and the inherent magic each of them possess.
But like classrooms across the world, it’s not quite as simple as that.
With a class bully determined to outwit everyone, including their ‘tor’ (teacher), the friends must work together to expose not only the unknown magic used but also his dastardly method of cheating.
As an unflappable newcomer becomes a worthy ally, aerial antics abound in an illicit laminium ball match whose outcome may yet determine one dragon’s fate.