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In ancient Egypt an unlucky young man meets a wealthy dragon and together they find dangerous but exciting adventure.
he Dragon is a 200 page conventional fantasy novel written by the British writer and journalist Jane Gaskell and first published in 1963. It is the second book in a series by Gaskell entitled the Atlan Saga. It follows The Serpent and comes before Atlan, The City, and Some Summer Lands. The summary by St. Martins reads as follows: The DRAGON is the second installment of Jane Gaskell's marvelous ATLAN series. Picking up from where volume one, THE SERPENT, leaves off, we find ourselves once more on the road with our extraordinary heroine Cija, and the great serpent-man Zerd, who leads his marauding army in the greatest and most diabolical of quests-to conquer the fabled continent of Atian. In THE DRAGON, the lovely Cija and her fellow-hostage Smahil, flee the dreadful clutches of the relentless Zerd. But the large serpent-leader is not to be thwarted easily, for, as his vast army slithers from hill to valley like a giant snake, everything comes under his scrutiny; all beings are swept along or destroyed; all cities are laid open to the plunder of his warriors. And so, there is no escape for our beloved Cija, either in the teeming warrens of the Southern City or amid the decadent splendors of the Temple-Court. But now, another fate is laid upon her. She must not flee Zerd attempting to ensure her own safety, but she must, alone, foil his plan to conquer Atlan. For fate dictates that only she can thwart Zerd's ravenous scheme of conquest, and expel his blight from the land. Zerd must be destroyed since he threatens ATLAN, a mysterious land of magic and sorcery beyond the earth's horizon. Many terrors beset Cija's flight and fight with Zerd. And this is where Jane Gaskell's skills are sharpest. Like THE SERPENT, THE DRAGON will positively entrance fantasy fans everywhere with a run of adventures so original, that they will surely win a place for Jane Gaskell as one of the greatest writers this genre has ever known. But throughout it all there is Cijo; at her heels, the half-loved, half-loathed Smahil, the terrible Zerd, and our sad realization that the pages of this wonderful fantasy novel will run out too soon.
Irresistible fantasy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. As the rebellion grows against High King Jakoven, Ward, ruler of Hurog, realizes he must join with the rebels. However, Jakoven can crush his enemies with dragon?s blood. The very blood that courses through Ward?s veins.
Ward, ruler of Hurog, is striving to restore his lands and people to prosperity, wanting nothing more than a quiet life. But when an old friend, escaping from High King Jakouen's torturers. seeks refuge in his keep. Ward can no longer ignore the growing rebellion against the tyrannical High King. He realizes that he cannot stand aside-he must join with the rebels. However, Jakouen has a secret weapon with which he intends to crush the rebellion: Parsonsbane. a magical artifact that has destroyed entire cities. But first, Jakouen needs blood to awaken it. Dragon's blood. The very blood that courses through Ward's veins... From the Book Jacket Note that this is a sequel to _Dragon Bones_ also on bookshare. This could almost be considered to have adult content.
When the body of an American archaeologist is found floating in the Yangzi River, Ministry of Public Security agent Liu Hulan and her husband, American attorney David Stark, are dispatched to Site 518 to investigate. As Hulan scrutinizes this death--or is it a murder?--David, on behalf of the National Relics Bureau, tries to discover who has stolen from the site an artifact that may prove to the world China's claim that it is the oldest uninterrupted civilization on earth. This artifact is not only an object of great monetary value but one that is emblematic of the very soul of China. Everyone--from the Chinese government, to a religious cult, to an unscrupulous American art collector--wants this relic, and some, it seems, may be willing to kill to get it. At stake in this investigation is control of China's history and national pride, and even stability between China and the United States.The troubled Hulan must overcome her own fears of failure, while David tries desperately to break through the shell that has built up around his wife. As Hulan and David are enmeshed in international schemes for power and the turbulence of their own relationship, these hunters after the truth become the hunted--in a fast-driving narrative set against the backdrop of the building of the Three Gorges Dam, the largest and most expensive project China has undertaken since the Great Wall and the subject of great international debate. It is here, in the heart of the Three Gorges, that David and Hulan will battle their enemies and their own natures to see who will win China's dragon bones.Dragon Bones combines ancient myth with contemporary anxieties concerning religious fanaticism and terrorism to tell a story of love, betrayal, history, ecology, greed--and gory murder.From the Hardcover edition.
"Strong storytelling and new takes on a beloved fantasy topic result in a welcome addition to the literature of dragons." (Library Journal) Whether portrayed as fire-breathing reptilian beasts or as noble creatures of power and grace, dragons have been found in nearly every culture's mythology. Now, in The Dragon Book, today's greatest fantasists reignite the fire... Includes stories by New York Times bestselling authors Jonathan Stroud, Gregory Maguire, Garth Nix, Diana Gabaldon, Tamora Pierce, Harry Turtledove, Sean Williams, and Tad Williams, as well as tales by Peter Beagle, Jane Yolen, Adam Stemple, Cecelia Holland, Naomi Novik, Kage Baker, Samuel Sykes, Diana Wynne Jones, Mary Rosenblum, Tanith Lee, Andy Duncan, and Bruce Coville.
The first Novel of the Elder Races, Dragon Bound begins a groundbreaking paranormal romance series from a talented new voice in the realm of dragons, danger and desire. Half human and half Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful--and passionate--of the Elder Races. As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they've ignited in each other. Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave--although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul ...
The war between the Wizards is about to come to an end. The citizens of Chestnut Circle are about to have their day of reckoning. And Nick Blake is about to realize his destiny. because the Dragon has awakened, and its fire is beyond anyone's control.
Set in a slum of Port of Spain, the story circles around Aldrick, a Carnival artiste, who struggles for self-definition in a colonial society dominated by its racial divisions.
Young Prince Rashko is frustrated with his family - no one does any thinking but him! The kingdom and castle seem to be in the hands of fools. So when Rashko's parents mysteriously disappear and the evil Baron Temny parks his army outside the castle walls, it is up to the young prince to save the day. But there is more to this castle and its history than meets the eye, and Rashko will have to embrace his ancestry, harness a dragon, and use his sword-fighting skills to stop the baron and save the kingdom. Along the way, he realizes that his family is not quite as stupid as he always thought. Master storyteller Joseph Bruchac, known for his smart, gripping Native American books, here combines his signature action and adventure with a large dose of humor, which just brings this story to a whole new level.
Continuing the tale that began in The Hidden Dragon, this is the story of three Terran brothers who discover a fascinating world where dragons are real-and worshiped as gods.
AFTER THE ENDHumanity has been held in subjugation for thousands of years, manipulated by a cruel alien race. But what began as a game among self-styled gods evolved into an internecine power play. Divided by ego and greed, the enemy faced resistance-and a reckoning-from an intrepid group of human rebels. But now the Cerberus operation lies in disarray, its members missing or broken, even as the Annunaki threat is reborn in a new and more horrifying form.THE GOD MACHINEEnlil, cruelest of them all, is set to revive the sadistic pantheon that will rule the Earth. Based in his vast Dragon City, Enlil plans to create infinite gods-at the cost of humankind. With the Cerberus team at its lowest ebb, can they possibly stop his twisted plan? Or are they, too, destined to be absorbed by the God Machine?
After solving The Grendel Affair, the agents have another SPI File to investigate...We're Supernatural Protection & Investigations, known as SPI. We battle the real monsters of myth and legend, but this Halloween, we're searching for diamonds...A gala opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has attracted the upper crust of Manhattan--and thieves. A trio of vile harpies attacks the crowd and steals the stars of the exhibition: a colorful cluster of seven cursed diamonds known as the Dragon Eggs.In the right mage's hands, each stone can pack a magical wallop. Together they have the power to "cure" the supernaturals of the tristate area--but for many of those vampires and werewolves, that means turning into dust.I'm Makenna Fraser, a seer for SPI. With the help of my partner, Ian, and the other agents, I have twenty-four hours to prevent total global panic, find the diamonds, and save the supernatural community. No biggie...
Japan, 1945: Two U.S. bombers take off with atomic bombs. Only one gets through. The Pacific, 1993: A Japanese cargo ship bound for the United States is instantly, thunderously vaporized, taking with it a Norwegian vessel. Japanese fanatics have developed a chilling plan to devastate and destroy the Western powers. From the ocean depths to the discovery of a cache of lost Nazi loot, Dirk Pitt is untangling a savage conspiracy and igniting a daring counterattack. While Washington bureaucrats scramble, a brutal industrialist commands his blackmail scheme from a secret island control center. And Dirk Pitt, the dauntless hero of Treasure and Cyclops, is taking on death-dealing robots and a human-hunting descendant of samurai warriors. Pitt alone controls the West's secret ace in the hole: a tidal wave of destruction waiting to be triggered on the ocean floor!
When a young countess-to-be finds a man garbed as a Chinese monk striding up the aisle at her wedding, she is equally surprised to learn that he is white, the long-lost heir to the Earldom of Warhaven and her fiancé-and the true master of her heart.
An egg rolls out of a nest. Everyone follows it. What is inside? A little baby dragon!
The author of the national bestselling Vampire Earth series presents the fiery conclusion to his epic dragon saga. Scattered across a continent, three dragon siblings are among the last of a dying breed-the final hope for their species' survival. After fighting a war that cost each of them kingdoms, friends and family, and their honor and glory, they have removed themselves from the troubles of the world. But the order they fought to establish is falling apart. Ancient sorceries have been awakened. Dragons battle dragons. And men are taking up arms against their winged overlords. Now, the three must unite once more to save dragonkind from extinction, before the chaos and fire of war consumes them all. . . and the world with them. .
In the evening when it gets dark, a daddy dragon, a mommy dragon, and dragon children breathe fire into the night. They see who can breathe their fire the farthest and they sing out, "Fire is life, and life is fire!" But one night Mommy has trouble making a flame. As she grows sicker, it's up to Daddy and the dragon children to love and take care of her. And when Mommy's flame goes out completely, Daddy and the dragon children give her one last hug, one last kiss, and find a way to say good-bye. Eventually Daddy and the dragon children decide to try breathing fire into the night again. They do not breathe their flames very far, but something special happens. High in the sky a sparkling star flashes like a flame in the dark. "Mama!" the dragon children cry, and it is so beautiful that Daddy announces, "Mama wins this time."Dragon Fire is a picture book about cancer and what it means for a family. Geert De Kockere's gentle text tells the true story of An Dom and her family, and Tineke Van Hemeldonck's simple paintings allow raw emotion into her illustrations. This is a must-have book for any family dealing with a parent with terminal illness.
Windsor Richmond is a stunning beauty---sapphires glint from her eyes, capturing the attention of any man who stands in her way. However, her heart is not for any man, because she is the disciple of a secret Asian sect, trained in martial arts and the ways of ancient knowledge. Now she must serve the desires of her order, which sends her across the vastness of the American frontier with the fires of revenge as her only companion. On a train heading west she meets the handsome and rugged Stone Kincaid. He is drawn to the passion that burns in her eyes and to her tempestuous beauty. Little does he know that she is driven by her desire for revenge...and she believes him to be the enemy she seeks! Only lust can bring them together to defy the fates that strain to keep them apart.
Young seamstress Creel finds herself strategizing with the dragon king Shardas once again when a renegade dragon in a distant country launches a war against their country, bringing an entire army of dragons into the mix.
A heroic battle to uphold the balance of Eberron(R) Gaven has fulfilled part of the prophecy and become the Storm Dragon. Now he seeks the Draconic Prophecy at its source in Argonessen, the dragon nation--but as he travels toward that ancient continent, Gaven may discover more than he suspected. Meanwhile, Aundairian loyalists--assisted by a sinister dragon cabal--are assembling the Dragon Forge: an eldritch machine designed to harness the power of a Siberys dragonmark and amplify it. In this case, to create a devastating storm of hail and acid rain to go before Aundair's armies as they march into the Eldeen Reaches. And they know just the dragonmarked to use...From the Paperback edition.
A surprise visitor to the Aerie provides devastating news about Happenstance's past--but it's the future that Hap and Umber need to contend with. Their journeys take them on a risky trip to the Inferno to retrieve key pages of Umber's research, and then to the corrupt kingdom of Sarnica, where Umber's nemesis has acquired some dragon eggs. Umber wants to study a new magical species, but what starts as a quest for knowledge turns into a dangerous rescue operation. The deft plotting of this action-packed, heart-stopping adventure will pique the imagination and leave readers anxious for the final installment, which releases in February 2011.
Award-winning author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey's gentle blue Dragon (from the hit TV series) will charm beginning readers with the adventures of a mixed-up day! Award-winning author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey's gentle blue Dragon (from the hit TV series) will charm beginning readers with the adventures of a mixed-up day!
Kindan is an apprentice harper at the Harper Hall but he is finding the lessons very difficult and although he has his friends, Nonala, Kelsa and Verilan, he also has enemies, such as the bully Vaxoram. Things begin to improve for Kindan when he beats Vaxoram in a duel and Vaxoram becomes first his servant and then gradually his trusted friend. Then Kindan impresses a fire-lizard and becomes the proud owner of the magnicent Valla. At the hatching he meets Koriana, daughter of Lord Holder Bemin of Fort...