The Power of the Pegalore. First of the DRAGONWORLD series by H. Hudson-Mills

A fantasy adventure novel. Experience the world of what might have been in this classic battle between Good and Evil.

Long, long ago, long before the ancestors of man walked upon this earth, lived the first creatures. There were many different tribes and species but they all lived together in peace and harmony until one terrible sun visit, when a shadow fell across the land. It was a grey mist that was the embodiment of all evil.
Chaos came to the earth as this Bad Magic poisoned the minds of the first creatures, causing them to hate any that were different from themselves. Great and terrible battles ensued and it seemed that these once benign and loving first creatures would be driven to extinction.
But it is an eternal truth that Good will always challenge Evil, wherever it is found, and a pink mist appeared, bringing with it the Good Magic. The war did not end immediately but an uneasy truce was eventually reached.
The carnage had been great, however, and all but two of all the races of first creatures were obliterated; the unicorns and the dragon tribes.

This book is being read to pupils '8 years old and upwards' at a large Primary School, with great success.
They keep asking for more!!

  • Classification: Universal
  • Work is: Fully available on Authonomy
  • First submitted May 29, 2010
  • Last updated May 29, 2010
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  • M. A. McRae.  's avatar
    M. A. McRae. wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    This is a delightful tale, well told and polished. (I saw not a single error to moan about.)
    I especially liked the dragon courtship paragraph - herbs on shiny scales and the 'tail-wailing.'
    Sometimes, just changing a common word gives an other-world, magical feeling to a story - instead of 'day' you have used 'sun visit.'
    Very well done and to be backed. Marj.

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    karenrosario wrote 4 years, 6 months ago
    Hi Hudson, I couldn't resist having a little read tonight although I haven't had time to get very far. You are very good at conjuring up images and also good at creating characters out of the different creatures- I thought I would notice a distinct lack of human protagonists but your characters have such strong personalities that this isn't felt as a loss. I love the description of green dragons as 'practical' and 'logical' and also the detail about the ...
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    Pia wrote 4 years, 7 months ago
    H - The Power of the Pegalore - A vivid and enchanting world of dragons in which unicorns are not well tolerated. What a striking image ... the meadow in the distance gradually lost its green, as more and more white unicorns descended upon it like a blanket of fresh snow ... 'They are a curse upon this land,' muttered old Megas to himself ... But when Takra, the old unicorn, saves Megas's partner Kylor by coaxing her tiny, silver ...
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    Nanty wrote 4 years, 7 months ago
    The Power of the Pegalore - Megas the dragon has many concerns, which are exhibited by behaviour easily identified with that of humans. Unicorns, in his mind, are a curse! He's worried about losing territory to them. These are nice twists here that will lead a young reader into the book. Add to Megas' problems the fact that Kaylor, his not-so-young dragonette, ready to lay her long awaited egg, is experiencing difficulties and its delivery doesn't go as it should ...
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  • Marie DuGar Bell's avatar
    Marie DuGar Bell wrote 4 years, 8 months ago

    I've completed your first chapter. I found it to be a wonderful entertaining, Sunday read. You have a very creative imagination and the ability to place it into the written word. Thanks so very much for giving us this wonderful gift. May you find success and happiness with each new day. I'm backing you with gratefulness. Sincerely. Marie - 'Sun Shine and Rain'

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    Rhonda Langley [Retired] wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    I like the fact that the book is being read at an elementary school. I'm a teacher, and I read my books to my students-- a captive audience, but it's good for them to see adults enjoying writing!

    --Rhonda Langley
    The Kepler Chronicles

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    H Smith wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    Should be published already!

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    Jack Hughes wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    I don't think this is a story simply for younger readers, this is one for anyone who appreciates good storytelling. The real art of fantasy writing is making the imagined come to life and this book does that perfectly. The level of detail is unsurpassed, you really pay attention to the refinements in character, setting and ambience and it brings the whole narrative to life. Magical, enchanting and a joy to read, best of luck.

    Backed with pleasure.


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    brianclayson wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    Out of this world

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    stephen racket wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    Although I consider this to be an over-populated genre, I thought this was original and fresh. The characters come alive with the writing and the vivid descriptions make for a most enjoyable read. My ten year old nephew would love this. Backed with pleasure.

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    Kaimaparamban wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    Great!!! I saw a rare subject in your novel. You are handling a subject, which start from the birth of men in the earth. And you lead reader to various stages of time and changing of human race, especially their mind.***rated

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    A. Zoomer wrote 4 years, 9 months ago
    THE POWER OF PEGALORE Dear H. Hudson-Mills, What a power it is that tells a story so compelling. At first I had some stumbling over the chapter heading now I am converted. I'd like to see how the table of contents tells the story in poem form. This is great writing and it is fabulous you are using a focus group to guide you. I have nothing but stars to give you. And when the story finishes I want to ...
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  • CarolinaAl's avatar
    CarolinaAl wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    I read your first chapter. I will post my general comments here and message you my specific comments.

    General comments: An enticing start to what appears to be a clever story. Empathetic main characters. Good world building. Vivid descriptions. Good tension. Good twists.

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    fh wrote 4 years, 9 months ago
    THE POWER OF THE PEGALORE I read this earlier today when I was still fresh. An enchanting tale full of dragons and the magical, mystical unicorn - a fabulous beast. This is not just a child's fantasy , there is much depth to the whole story. Colour and taste can be almost felt. You are a fantastic storyteller this took me right back to my own childhood. Excellent and very well done. Easy to back and I sincerely hope you ...
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    Jonathan King [Retired] wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    As I like Pratchett's fantasy I thought I'd try another author's fantasy complete with the wonderful unicorns and dragons. A good read - felt it could do with some editing in places to make it sharper and tighter. But overall it has all the good things that make for a good fantasy novel.

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    Gretchen Smith [Retired] wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    Enchanting book for the little ones. I don't know why I read this -title maybe. Enjoyed it anyway!

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    Susannah Langrishe [Retired] wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    My nieces would like this. Magic!

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    Albert Billett wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    Books that include unicorns and dragons are always on top of my shopping list when I but books for my youngest grandchildren. I was brought up on the classics and I have never forgotten unwrapping a coveted book on Christmas Day. Oh what joy! This is another such book that I would buy . Super story and weel written. Backed.

  • Colin Normanshaw's avatar
    Colin Normanshaw wrote 4 years, 10 months ago

    Delightfully told with excellent characterisation and dialogue. Good scene descriptions too, with a nice pace. I can see why the 8+ year olds are enjoying this. Backed with pleasure. Colin