When I wrote my young adult action adventure novel, The Elemental Odyssey, I included several rhyming riddles. I’ve always loved riddles (ever since reading the Hobbit as a child), and I thought that having a few in a book about a dangerous quest would be cool.
One of the readers of The Elemental Odyssey, one of the shuttle drivers for Microsoft, enjoyed the riddles in the book and suggested that I write an entire book with nothing but riddles. It didn’t take me long to agree with him that it was a good idea. I’d love to find a book with nothing but rhyming riddles in it. They’re kind of like poetic crossword puzzle clues, and I’ve always enjoyed crossword puzzles.
So, I spent some time on our vacation creating a bunch of riddles, and Derek’s Rhyming Riddles Book #1 is the first batch. In it you’ll find 60 new, original riddles.
Here are just a few examples:
Colors clinging, colors falling, colors on the ground
Empty branches, pumpkin patches, night is sooner found
Apple cider, back to school, harvest queen gets crowned
Costumes worn, treats dispensed, ghosts and ghouls unbound
They make up a sentence
Some know how to leap
Methuselah had hundreds
Rip spent many asleep
Tiny little bowls
Filled with many eyes
Windows to the world
Through them one spies
If you can’t figure out the riddles, you should buy the book! if you like word games, crossword puzzles, or even poetry you might find this book provides a bit of entertainment. I hope you enjoy figuring out the riddles as much as I enjoyed writing them.
You can buy Derek's Rhyming Riddles Book #1 for your Kindle on Amazon for only $2.99. That’s just 5 cents a riddle!