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June 12 , 2009

Henrietta The Dragon Slayer

The Five Kingdoms #1


**2012 Grand prize winner at the California Fiction Writers Book Contest!**

**2011 Finalist at the Hollywood Book Festival!**

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Henrietta, the legendary Dragon Slayer of the Kingdom of Bleuve, can't stomach the thought of one more kill. Yet, in order to save her dying mentor, she must go on one last quest. But will misfit companions, seasickness, and an ego maniacal king derail the quest for the healing stone? And will she be able to cut past her conscience and kill the dragon?

If your daughter or niece liked The Hunger Games, then she'll enjoy this.



Henrietta The Dragon Slayer is a good read that I think any age, teen to adult, would enjoy. I only hope a sequel is in the works! – LunaMoth

The witty dialogue and good story line makes this book hard to put down. I really could not stop reading it and was really tired the next day. It's also very satisfying to read about a girl heroine fighting the good fight. – Jeri Lawson, avid reader/healer, Review posted on Amazon

Beth Barany, best known for strong heroines in her stories, created a tale of righteousness, magic and overcoming adversity. – Robert Mendak "RJ"

The book is a beautiful story about friendship, a heroine, and a quest to kill a dragon. Who wouldn't be excited? – Brittany, from Goodreads

Beth Barany has made a world where unlikely friendships rule and being a friend means more than you can know. – Tami, from Goodreads



I was inspired to write Henrietta the Dragon Slayer (Book 1 of the Five Kingdom series) because all the fairy tales I read as a kid were always about boys as heroes: Jack the Giant Killer this, Jack and the Seven-Headed Giant that, and of course, Jack and the Beanstalk. 

Hey! I wanted to know what about Jill! Where's the girl hero? 

That is why I wrote Henrietta The Dragon Slayer. I wanted, and still want, to have my girl heroine fight the good fight and have adventures, and save the day. 

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