Maria Dumitrescu’s New Fantasy Novel Teaches Children to Value Family and Friends

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Good triumphs over evil in ‘The Secret of Bridd’.

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I hope young people will see that being a friend is more important and has more value than being evil and a bully.

In "The Secret of Bridd" (published by AuthorHouse), a new fantasy novel for young readers, author Maria Dumitrescu – who writes as M.D. Millar – takes readers on a journey through betrayal and deceit, friendship and loyalty, and trust and sacrifice, all while highlighting how good can defeat evil when friends get together to fight for a noble cause.

"The Secret of Bridd" is the story of the Kingdom of Bridd, which is about to be invaded by an Emperor who has conquered many lands and killed thousands of innocent people. The King of Bridd, Lade-Gleal, can stop him, but he needs the help of his long lost brothers and sisters and the power of the Foursome. The group must learn to trust and depend on one another, but will they be able to face the ultimate price?

An excerpt from "The Secret of Bridd":

"And then he saw the transformation. His arms were not arms anymore, but wings, covered by greyish light feathers. Amazed, he looked at them turning to full grown wings and did not understand what was going on. Then, he felt something happening to his face. He could not tell what it was and there was no mirror for him to look into, but he could tell his nose was changing shape and his mouth was getting smaller. He tried to touch it with his arms, now completely covered by feathers and all he could feel was something hard and pointy."

Dumitrescu uses this book as a tool to teach young readers that good can defeat evil. She says, "I hope young people will see that being a friend is more important and has more value than being evil and a bully."

"The Secret of Bridd"
By M.D. Millar
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 178 pages | ISBN 9781481777414
E-Book | ISBN 9781481777407
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Maria Dumitrescu, who writes using the pen name M.D. Millar, was born in Bucharest, Romania, and she has been writing since she was a child. While in university, she wrote a number of articles for the Romanian Academy of Sciences Annuals and after graduation she published a series of newspaper articles in a Medical Journal. In 2008, she coordinated and developed a resource manual for English as a Second Language (ESL) and literacy instructors, currently available online. A graduate of the University of Bucharest and holding a B.A and an M.A. in languages and linguistics she always dreamt of writing children's and youth books. Dumitrescu lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her son and husband.

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