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Explore castles, embark on adventuresome quests, and save the day with the characters in The Chronicles of Nadine series.


This Young Adult series takes readers into an elaborate world created by author Kim Vermaak in a complex action packed plot that weaves the lives of dragons, humans and whisperers into a page turning set of novels that brings out the hero is all of us.

Medieval Fantasy is a genre that weaves characters’ lives into a medieval historical period. ... The Chronicles of Nadine is a mix of actual culture, religions of the period, social structure, monarchial government, and warfare of medieval Europe within a fantasy world of dragons and dragon whisperers. This series of medieval fantasy stories have blended the historical with the mythological and folklore worlds. 


But the author has woven a moral threat that flows through the stories.  


Because stories are more than just escapism or entertainment, they carry with them the power to create wisdom.


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The Chronicles of Nadine is an action-packed adventure series set in a time where the struggle for world domination is real.


It weaves politics and religion into the lives of a series of well fleshed out characters, who call to each of us to reckon with our own inner demons.


This series has the complexity of Game of Thrones with the moral compass of Francine Rivers.


This Young Adult series takes readers into an elaborate world created by author Kim Vermaak in a complex action packed plot that weaves the lives of dragons, humans and whisperers into a page turning set of novels that brings out the hero is all of us.


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What if the cost of freedom is the very thing that threatens to destroy who you thought you were?


Nadine’s daring escape from the Northern Kingdom did little to calm her fears.


When she dropped Lady Christine’s dagger in the hidden dragon tunnels, she left a dangerous clue that provoked King Radolf to carve out a serious and potential deadly change to his plan for world domination.


Now Nadine must to prepare for a battle she never intended to be part of. One that could not only destroy the peace between humans and dragons but also her dreams for her own future.

The Fire Within the Storm is a drama-filled epic medieval fantasy that challenges what it costs to confront your own fears and claim a higher purpose.

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Kim Vermaak is an author and brand builder who has been an entrepreneur for almost 20 years. Her super power is to craft stories that not only transport her readers into the hearts and worlds of the characters she creates, but also to create a culture of wisdom.courage...


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The medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Roman Empire and merged with the Renaissance and age of discovery.  The Chronicles of Nadine is written between 700 and 800AD.   In this page we answer some questions that our readers typically have about this time period...


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25 may: what is holding you back?

Have you ever been confronted with the need to change but you did nothing?


Even if you know that the change is in your best interests. The fear of change or changing things is called Metathesiophobia. Psychologists often link it with Tropophobia which is the fear of moving.When we are children, we are often fearless.  But as experience mounts, our fears grow, and sometimes trap us. 



This is when that we begin to compromise our dreams and hopes for the future.


Our fear of moving traps us in lives of mediocrity.In the movie Night at the Museum the wax model of Teddy Roosevelt tells Larry Daley,” Some men are born great, and some men have greatness thrust upon them.” 



It is in times of turmoil that many seemingly ordinary people rise to greater heights than they ever imagined. This was true for Larry Dayley, as it is for Nadine, in the Last of the Silver Wings.Having skills does not make us heroes. 


Even villains have skills. Sometimes I believe it is the absence of knowledge that makes us heroes because we have not yet been contaminated by fear. That is why many older readers enjoy Young Adult novels.  These books transport the reader to that special in-between phase of being a fearless child and having adult experiences. I love the contrast that Nadine has in the Chronicles of Nadine.  She has an obstinate nature that keeps her pushing forward,  but she also has those moments of fear.  



What drives her to change is the belief that her family has in her and that defiance of anything that tries to control her. Many times in our lives we don’t want to be controlled, but we end up allowing our fears to control us. One thing that I have learned during lock down is that we are the authors of our own life patterns, our ways of viewing the world and ways of doing things. While our environments do mould us, there always comes a moment of choice when we choose our response.  This is much like the heroes in our books. They have lived enough to form patterns, but then the unexpected happens which drives them to push aside that fear of change because the changes have already arrived and it is now a sink or swim moment. Subscribe on www.kimvermaak.com and get your free copy of the Dragon Whisperer's Field Guide.

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