She would rather read than sew, ride a horse than look in a mirror, and quote old poetry than new gossip.  Jenny is a princess who loves the idea of adventure—and adventure, it seems, just might be the present she gets for her seventeenth birthday.

Forty ells of black scales
Cut men off from telling tales.
Wings of iron, claws of steel,
Make wounds none can heal.
Eyes of fire full of ire,
A snake’s tongue with poison hung,
A heart of hate that governs fate,
Spines of horn, laugh of scorn,
Fire breath and iron teeth,
The dragon will be brought by Death.

Jenny has always longed for adventure—but can she handle as much adventure as the mysterious message will bring her?

Hi! I’m Emma Vanderpol: a sixteen-year-old Catholic bibliophile halfway through high school who loves to write. I also love the outdoors, philosophy, crafting, literature, and the nicer sort of adventures (not like what I make my heroines go through), so you’ll often find these things on here—bound together by my efforts to find words that are fitting and comely.