A Fraserburgh-born author, Mark Jackson, has published a new children’s book, Druid’s Quest. Mark is a former journalist with Johnston Press.
The book tells of a small red dragon, who when his treasure is stolen, sets out to find the greatest treasure in the world. The book is a new departure for Mark, whose previous two books were adventure tales aimed at ‘reluctant readers’.
He said: “With my first two books I was writing for the boy I was; a boy who didn’t like reading, but loved action and adventure. Druid’s Quest is a bit different. It is still an adventure, but is a more magical tale. When Druid finds he no longer has a treasure, he must find the courage to embark on a long journey, a quest.”
The book features wonderful illustrations by Aberdeen-based illustrator Zee Allison, a graduate of Grays School of Art.
The inspiration for Druid’s Quest came when Mark stumbled across a small red dragon in an old-fashioned toyshop in London years ago. The wee dragon now lives in Scotland.
Druid’s Quest is published by Troubador Publishing and is available on Amazon, and Waterstones online, plus a number of North East bookshops. It is also available as an e-book.