The pieces of the Legend that I use in my stories involve adventure, magic and mystery, and heroes. The adventures of knights fighting knights, evil kings/queens/magicians, and dragons and other mythical characters appeals to kids. The infamous Quest presents characters and readers with exciting tales of righting wrongs and/or searching for magical life-saving objects. There is something about solving medieval mysteries involving magic that fuels young readers’ imagination. However, the desire to be a hero represents the ultimate goal of nearly all kids, and heroes abound in the Legend.