Vivi discovers, with the help of her good friend Queen Zora, that she is not an orphan at all,but rather the only surviving member of the royal family of Magog. Vivi leaves her friends and the comfort of Tarshish to travel to the distant kingdom of Magog to claim her throne.
Once in the new kingdom, she discovers Magog is a very wealthy land, but also one cloaked in fears of witchcraft. As a healer herself, Vivi struggles to find a way to prove that using herbs for healing is a far cry from the evils of witchcraft. Eventually, Vivi takes a stand when she realizes that along with power and wealth comes the responsibility of doing the right thing.
Norris Bloom is a retired school teacher and basketball coach. She taught 5th and 6th grade in the United States before relocating to Upper Basildon, England for 6 years where she developed a love of the English countryside and its people. Additionally, she traveled extensively throughout Europe, feeling a kindred spirit to the long ago kings and queens that once roamed the castles dotted throughout Europe. Crowns and Kingdoms is her first series showcasing her love of middle school aged children and medieval folklore. Norris currently lives in San Francisco, Ca with her husband Ken and her dog Mojo. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, cooking, music, sports and spending time at her cottage on Lake Tulloch, Ca.
Have you ever been misunderstood? It's very hard to be brave enough to speak out when you are in the minority. This is the dilema that Vivi faces when she arrives to the kingdom of Magog. Can she overcome her fears and find the strength to stand up for what she believes in?
Crowns and Kingdoms - Magog
“You must never speak like this again, Queen Vivi. Many people think that the old believers, those who have the knowledge of healing powers, are nothing but witches, and they burn witches at the stake in Magog.”