A riff on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, reimagining the character of the queen who becomes a statue as a devastatingly popular cheerleader who refuses to become a cautionary tale after she's sexually assaulted.
Set against a bright desert backdrop, this epic fantasy retelling of The Arabian Nights pits the designs of common girl against the schemes of a murderous king, and the bond between two sisters against the dark temptation of power beyond measure.
When Owen Thorskard's aunt, the most famous dragon slayer in Canada, is injured on the job, the extended family moves to a small town in southwestern Ontario. Besieged by dragons and bemused by algebra, Owen turns to local musician, Siobhan McQuaid, first to be his tutor, and then his bard. Together, Owen and Siobhan brave fire and worse to help save their town, no matter how many dragons get in their way.
The Story of Owen has a second verse! Now finished high school, Owen and Siobhan have enlisted in the Oil Watch. When they are sent to one of the least desirable postings, they must make the best of their situation. New teammates, new dragons, and, for Siobhan, new music...if she can get a grip on it before someone else takes over the story.