Rule Trouble

ebook The Case of the Illegal Dragon · Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tale

By Laurel Decher

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Rules versus Friendship . . . What's the verdict?
Eleven-year-old Prince Vlad has prepared all his life for his destiny as a Seven Kingdoms judge. He wants to be respected as a fair judge, like his father before him.

Vlad's friends call him "the ultimate ruler" because he knows all the rules. And where to look up more.

When King Pink decides it's time for real-life practice, Vlad is thrilled to be appointed judge for the Magenta Educational Royal Court for Youth.

Unfortunately, his first case is a doozy.

His good friends, Magellan and Saffy, show up in court with an illegal baby dragon! They want him to bend the rules.

Good grief!

How can the brand new judge do his duty without losing his friends?


Whether it's speaking up at a feast, reading a map, taking a test in a strange kingdom, or playing by the rules, Seven Kingdoms Fairy Tales are all about finding more magic in your life.

One lucky child gets the perfect leadership gift.
If only the fairies would remember the training wheels!

For ages 9 to 12. Read in any order.

Perfect for fans of funny, fast-paced fairy tales like Jean Ferris' Once Upon a Marigold or E.G. Foley's The Gryphon Chronicles.

Also for friends of entertaining adventure stories. . .with a side of handy life skills. (Jacqueline Davies' The Lemonade Wars, Shannon Hale's Princess Academy or Jessica Day George's Tuesdays at the Castle series)

PRAISE FOR Rule Trouble: The Case of the Illegal Dragon

"I loved the idea of the Seven Kingdoms . . . allowing children to make the rules and legally upholding them . . . I found myself wanting to adopt a baby dragon myself. I know children will feel the same way because he was just too irresistible . . . I highly recommend this story!" [5 stars]

—Diana Coyle, Reader Views


Book 2: Lost With Leeks
"delightful funny book that captures the readers heart from start to finish. A wicked Queen, hot air balloons, a friendly yellow dragon and a Prince with a lot of responsibility and a huge talent for getting lost make for a hilarious journey. . . will definitely be sharing it with my grandchildren." -Sharon Walker, grandparent

"a wonderful and fantastical story. . .a great read for older elementary children. . .enjoyed discovering this whimsical world, watching Nero overcome his obstacles, and seeing the growth of characters through the story. . ." -Christina Newcomb

"Very cute story. I can't wait to read it with my girls! As someone who has no sense of direction, I love that Nero is directionally challenged also. I hope there are more books to follow. I'd love to read about the other characters or even more adventures with Nero." -Charlotte's Reviews (Goodreads)

Book 2.5: Trouble at the Valentine Factory

"Gr 4-7–Decher's fourth book in the "Seven Kingdoms" series is a zany story of ingenuity and collaboration. Life in the Seven Kingdoms is never dull, especially not with fairies popping by to ask for favors and a cranky queen creating candies that will put a spell on anyone who eats them." —Jen McConnel, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Book 3: Under Pressure With A Squash
"Whimsy and adventure at every turn! . . . another wonderful read. Funny, delightful and whimsical story of two royal...

Rule Trouble