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When a poor farmer falls into the clutches of a dragon, only Seven, his youngest daughter, will save him by marrying the beast. Publishers Weekly praised "Yep's elegant, carefully crafted storytelling" and Mak's "skillfully and radiantly rendered illustrations" in this captivating and luminous Chinese variation of the beauty and the beast tale. A 1998 Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) A 1997 Pick of the Lists (ABA)
For years the provinces of Deverry have been in turmoil; now the conflict escalates with the kidnapping of Rhodry Maelwaedd, heir to the throne of Aberwyn. Intent on rescuing him, his beloved Jill and the elven wizard Salamander infiltrate the distant land of Bardex, where Rhodry is held captive. Tied to Deverry by obligation and circumstance, the immortal wizard Nevyn begins to see that all the kingdom's problems can be traced to a single source: a master of dark magics, backed by a network of evil that stretches across the sea. Now Nevyn understands that he too is being lured away to Bardek--and into a subtle, deadly trap designed especially for him.Katharine Kerr's novels of the Kingdom of Deverry unfold in a world of stunning richness and depth. Her vivid portrayal of characters caught in a complex web of fate and magic captures the imagination with a realism that few can match. Now she retums to this enchanted kingdom, where the wheels of destiny are tuming anew.From the Paperback edition.
This is a part of a science fiction series featuring dragons who sail the stars
They are the Hidden. Not quite human. Far from normal. And never, ever safe . . . After her father falls victim to a serial kidnapper, cunning Dragon shifter Lyra Slade is determined to rescue him. When she discovers a clue to his disappearance that leads her to a sexy but aloof stranger, she knows she shouldn't trust him to help her, but she's run out of options. Archer Grant, a descendant of fallen angels, is reluctant to aid the beautiful dragon because her evidence implicates his own brother . . . But when his brother also goes missing, Archer must work with Lyra to uncover the truth. But even as a supernatural desire grows between angel and dragon, they are hunted by an evil force. Faced with the deadliest of dark magick, can even love save them?(25,000 words)
A boy goes on the run in this fast-paced fantasy debut. Can a zero become a hero? Testing Day is supposed to be a day of celebration for Al Pilgrommor. Born into a wealthy family, he expects to follow in his successful father's footsteps. Of course, that all depends on the rank number Al receives at the testing. The higher the rank he has tattooed onto his neck, the better his life will be. To his surprise and horror, Al is revealed to be rank zero, the lowest of the low. He's now not only an outcast - he's also a danger to his entire family. So Al goes on the run, fleeing the brutal Cullers, men who hunt down zeroes . . . and put them to death. Cast out of his home, cut off from his friends, and armed with only a sword and his wits, Al is reduced to just surviving. As he meets other outcasts, however, he begins to suspect that he is a pawn in a larger game - and that he might have the power to tip the scales in a high-stakes struggle between man and dragon.
TIMOTHY...A VILLAIN? After learning how his powerlessness can be used as a weapon in the world of magic and defeating Nicodemus's plan to overthrow the government, Timothy travels to a war-torn dimension to help the Wurm, fierce magicians and warriors descended from an ancient dragon race. But while covertly gathering information on the age-old feud between the bloodthirsty Wurm and the Parliament of Mages, Timothy discovers a very different story -- one of peaceful Wurms and a conspiracy led by the Parliament of Mages. But that's not the only problem on Timothy's hands. The mysterious girl he spotted in SkyHaven is the granddaughter of Nicodemus, and she's challenging Leander's right to be Grandmaster of the Order of Alhazred. And despite Nicodemus's death, mages are still disappearing...and this time someone is painting Timothy as the villain.
Only Beowulf, foremost among warriors has the courage and strength to fight Grendel the man-wolf. In this re-telling of the Anglo-Saxon legend, the author recounts Beowulf's terrifying quests against Grendel, the hideous sea-hag and his fight to the death with the monstrous fire-drake.
"BIZARRE HAPPENINGS... his clear enjoyment of the proceedings should be infectious. [Has] a singular supporting cast: rival 'brother wizards' named Nunn and Obar, a race of beings called the Anno, and several other sentient characters whom Gardner imbues with particularly distinctive personalities... ENDS WITH A CLIFFI-IANGER THAT IS CERTAIN TO LURE READERS INTO THE SEQUEL." --Publishers Weekly "RECOMMENDED... Cross-world fantasy is growing in popularity, and this latest example seems likely to add to its appeal." --Library Journal
From the book: Many stories tell of damsels in distress who are rescued from the clutches of fire-breathing dragons by knights in shining armor and swept off to live happily ever after. Unfortunately, this is not one of those stories. True, when Creel's aunt suggests sacrificing her to the local dragon, it is with the hope that a knight will marry Creel and that everyone (aunt and family included) will benefit handsomely. Yet it's Creel who talks her way out of the dragon's clutches. And it's Creel who walks for days on end to seek her fortune in the king's city with only a bit of embroidery thread and a strange pair of slippers in her possession. But even Creel could not have guessed the outcome of this tale. For in a country on the verge of war, Creel unknowingly possesses not just any pair of shoes, but a tool that could be used to save her kingdom . . . or destroy it.
The swarm of meteorites roiled and tumbled through the vast, velvet darkness of space. A hundred or more chunks of rock spinning in their own personal orbits, every orbit in sync with every other as they streaked through the cosmos at ten miles per second. They'd entered the solar system months earlier, arcing in past Pluto and the frozen outer worlds on their long journey toward destruction and death. They swept in past Jupiter, deflected like a slingshot by the effects of the giant's crushing gravity. Sunlight glinted from the tumbling rocks as they plunged toward the inner planets like a dark, spinning necklace of doom. Toward the blue planet. Earth.
Creel's adventures continue when she, her brother, and her betrothed travel across the seas to visit their dragon friends and become involved in a battle against an alien group of dragons that has kidnapped Queen Velika, endangering her and her expected litter of hatchlings. Sequel to Dragon Flight.
A lonely dragon named Harry is forced to fight an intimidating knight in order to win his bride. With the help of a smooth-talking African-American fairy, Harry learns how self-confidence can help him find his true love.
The loving couple Jim and Angie are in trouble once again, as if this was not enough trouble, an orphaned infant has been dropped in their laps. The Dark Powers plan to tamper with History. Jim with the help of the trusty English wolf Aargh, the faithful knight Brian Neville-Smythe, the magician Carolinus and a cowardly hobgoblin, must solve a myriad problems so that the History will retain its proper balance.
In the sequel to Stronghold, as Rohan's son and heir, Pol, rallies his forces in a desperate bid to halt the advance of the invaders, ancient rivalries weaken his alliance.
Summer 1869, and Sherlock Holmes and his friend Irene celebrate her sixteenth birthday by attending the theater to watch a celebrated magician make a real dragon appear on stage. It is the London sensation. Sherlock and Irene meet the magician, Alistair Hemsworth - just as he is arrested for the murder of his rival, The Wizard of Nottingham. It seems that traces of the missing Wizard's blood and his spectacles were found in Hemsworth's secret studio. Hemsworth has a motive: not only is the Wizard his rival, but he also caused a scandal when he lured Hemsworth's wife away. But is Hemsworth guilty? Sherlock has his doubts, and soon, so does the reader.With humor and plot turns as dizzying as a narrow London lane, Shane Peacock invites his readers into a fascinating world, and a fresh adventure with one of literature's favorite characters. The Boy Sherlock Holmes series is an international success with readers and reviewers alike.From the Hardcover edition.
Loiosh spotted the enemy pickets and guided us past them. I don't think any of my little band figured out what Loiosh was up to; they just followed me. That was best. Once past the pickets, we had to remain hidden until Loiosh and I could identify the cook-tent. We entered the enemy camp and I had them wait while Loiosh and I searched. The supply wagons were near the mess-tent, which was both good and bad for my purposes. The cook-tent was less than thirty yards from the river, which was good. "Well? Are they guarded?" "Four guards. Boss. Moving right-wise around the wagons and the tent. You want to try the same trick we used last time? That was fun. " "No. Too much danger they figured it out. And I won't discuss your idea of 'fun.'" "What then?" "We wait." "Clever, Boss. Do you think if I had opposable thumbs 1 could come up with plans like that?" "Shut up, Loiosh."
An epic series that fans of the Eberron(R) world will love. The Five Nations of Khorvaire stand on the brink of war. Gaven--exile, outlaw, and prophesied Storm Dragon--may be the one person able to stop it. But he can't remember who he is. Wounded, tormented, and hovering on the brink of madness, Gaven's friends--and even a few enemies--have to save him before it's too late. The Eberron world's first hardcover trilogy, James Wyatt's The Draconic Prophecies introduced readers to new lands and new cultures and brought about political changes to the hit setting. It tells the story of a once-proud hero fallen to disgrace and madness, who must learn to wield extraordinary powers to save those he loves, and to keep the world from sliding back into decades of warfare.From the Hardcover edition.
Arlian had never left his home village in the Obsidian Mountains. The green hills, white peaks, and black glass were all he had ever known of life, and though he dreamed of travel and adventure, he knew deep in his heart that he would probably never leave.<P> Until the dragon weather came. Incredible heat, oppressive humidity, dark and angry clouds . . . and dragons. Dragons with no feelings, no empathy, no use for humans; dragons who destroyed his entire village and everyone in it. Everyone, that is, except Arlian.<P> Orphaned and alone, Arlian the child is captured by looters and sold as a mining slave. Seven years later Arlian the man escapes, fueled by years of hatred for the dragons, bandits, and slavers that took his youth away--and a personal vow to exact retribution from those who have wronged him.<P> As Arlian makes his way through life, he is obsessed with the concept of justice, and that obsession informs every task, every decision. Even Black, the man he befriends and grows to love as a brother, has little influence against Arlian's obsession. His entire life has one purpose, and one purpose only: to mete out justice. <P> But can one righteous man change the entire world for the better? Or is he doomed by his own actions to become as unjust as those he seeks to destroy?
I was raised for battle. And as the first daughter of a warrior family, I've earned my reputation the hard way. Yet now I fight alongside uncivilized male Northland dragons who think a female is only good for breeding and waiting back home in the cave. But it's the foolish and foolhardy who would try to stop me, Rhona the Fearless, from doing what I do best-destroying the enemies of my kind. So the smartest thing wily barbarian Vigholf the Abhorrent can do for me is stay out of my way as we risk all on a deadly mission in enemy territory. I don't care if he's fascinated by me, even though he is as attractive as he is resourceful. He's having far too much fun putting me in difficult situations and testing my sense of duty to the limit. And I'm going to enjoy challenging his insufferable confidence, outwitting his schemes, and making him surrender in the wildest ways. . . "Sexy and outrageous humor. " --Romantic Times
Coloring that Makes Magical Creatures Come Alive! Enter the realm of fantastic dragons and magical creatures. Here best-selling artist J "NeonDragon" Peffer takes you on an adventure, showing you step-by-step how to make fantasy drawings come to life with bold color and vibrant texture. These techniques are fun, fast and easy to follow. Simply color these amazing drawings, and watch your favorite creatures leap off the page! Inside you'll find: 45 mind-blowing dragon drawings you can color Awesome techniques for capturing textures like fur, feathers and scales Simple steps for realistic shading and 3D effects Color palettes for capturing fantasy creatures of all kinds Throughout this inspiring book, NeonDragon shares her vast knowledge of the fantasy world, offering you special insights and information on a range of imaginary creatures, including griffins, gargoyles and of course, dragons. She also shares quick tips for getting all the colorful details just right. In no time, you'll be coloring fantastic creatures better than you ever have before. The possibilities are endless. Take this guide and fly where your imagination takes you!
Make your fantasy world a reality. Conjure up the mythical heroes and fantastical beasts that roam your imagination. With just a pencil, some paper - and perhaps a broadsword - you can unleash the mighty monsters of your mind, including deadly dragons and brutish orcs, or ethereal inhabitants such as elegant elves and mermaids. Artist and dragon expert J "NeonDragon" Peffer (along with Dolosus, her fire-breathing dragon familiar) will give you tips and tricks to help you create your own unique fantasy world full of legends, fairy tales and things that go bump in the night. Surpass the drawing skills of mere mortals with this master collection of easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction. Learn to build even the most elaborate characters through simple color-coded diagrams demonstrating how to use basic shapes, three-dimensional shading and a variety of color schemes. Create complete scenes, and enhance your creations by learning how to draw believable backgrounds. Discover how to relay facial expression and personality. Accessorize your mythical minions with a variety of unique details such as beards, wings, fins, hooves, fangs and tusks. Dress your Victorian vampires and noble centaurs in fantasy fashions to make them warriors, rangers, clerics, peasants, or any role you can imagine. In fantasy, there are no rules, and anything is possible. The more you draw, the better you'll get. It's your world: Now go create it.
Collect all seven Dragon Balls and you can get whatever you wish! Sounds great to Goku, but someone else may have gotten to the Dragon Balls first, and that guy's wish is to control the world! Now, Goku and his new friends must battle the evil Piccolo with all they've got. The whole universe hangs in the balance!
Based on 20th Century Fox's live-action film adaptation of the popular manga series, these chapter books let the young fans follow the action of the movie, set for theatrical release on April 8.
Goku just found out that he's not a normal high school student. In fact, nothing about him is normal. He's actually a martial-arts warrior who has to save the world! He and his powerful new friends are on a quest to collect all seven Dragon Balls before the evil Piccolo finds them first and uses them to take over the universe!
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