A MYRTLEFORD dad and Afghanistan war veteran has turned a family bedtime story into a children’s book.
Dallas Lyons used the story and the Ovens Valley as a backdrop to pen “The Night Guardians: Protectors from all things scary”.
“There are always things that go bump in the night and this was my way of dealing with one of my daughter’s fears,” he said.
“No matter what, kids will always believe in scary things, and this short tale is a comforting, imaginative and fun way for children to confront those fears.
“The most enjoyable part of this process has been having the input from my own kids as they helped to ‘kid proof’ it into their own language – a language that children or parents alike can read and understand.”
The book delves into a world of mysticism where samurai night guardians have a sworn duty to protect and serve those who activate them.