The Dragon Quintet by Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Moon, Orson Scott Card, Michael Swanwick (Paperback / softback)
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- DescriptionAn abiding presence in myth and literature from around the world, the dragon has been reborn in modern fantasy fiction. The classic winged fire-breathing reptile often associated with evil (they do despoil villages and demand virgin sacrifices, after all) tends wadays to be more kindly disposed to humankind, sometimes aloofly offering magical wisdom, sometimes actively involved in human lives, whether as a servant or friend. In this volume, originally compiled exclusively for the members of the Science Fiction Book Club and t available in stores, editor Marvin Kaye has skillfully gathered brand-new contributions to the hoard of dragon lore by five top fantasy authors.Orson Scott Card---an expert at writing from a child's point of view, as evidenced in his bestselling Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow ---offers a gothic yarn set in contemporary suburbia. In the Dragon's House tells about the mysterious dragon that lives in the wiring of an old house, palpable only to a young boy who in dreams shares its body and feels its true size and power. But what does it really want?Mercedes Lackey, prolific author of the Valdemar saga, writes of a slave boy who is chosen to care for a warrior's dragon. Vetch (and the reader) will learn much about dragon behavior . . . and this special dragon's secrets may be the key to his freedom. (Lackey was so taken by young Vetch that she expanded his adventures into a vel with the same name as this story--- Joust. )Tanith Lee is stranger to dragons, which appear quite often in her award-winning fantasies. The fable Love in a Time of Dragons is imbued with her signature atmosphere---Old World, moody, erotic-as a kitchen maid goes a-questing with a handsome champion to slay the local drakkor. But the tale takes a surprising twist. . . .Elizabeth Moon, author of the popular Esmay Suiza and Heris Serra series, takes a break from military science fiction to give us the tale of a young man forced by lies to flee his village . . . into an adventure of dwarfs and dragonspawn, of trust and wisdom, and, ultimately, af0 Judgment. Rounding off the collection is Michael Swanwick's King Dragon, a strange amalgam of twentieth-century techlogy and faery magic, in which the award-winning author invokes a truly sinister and repellent creature-a being with the soul of a beast and the body of a machine-part metal, part devil . . . all-merciless.
- Author BiographyOrson Scott Card is the author of the science fiction classic Ender's Game, as well as dozens of other bestselling novels. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.Mercedes Lackey is the author of the bestselling Heralds of Valdemar series and many other works of fantasy. She lives in Oklahoma.Tanith Lee has written many books for children and adults, including Tales from the Flat Earth, as well as nearly two hundred short stories. She lives in England.Elizabeth Moon is a native Texan and the author of books including Kings of the North and Oath of Fealty. She lives in Florence, Texas.Michael Swanwick is the multiple award winning author of Stations of the Tide. He lives in Pennsylvania.Marvin Kaye is the author and editor of more than forty books. He lives in New York City.
- Author(s)Elizabeth Moon,Michael Swanwick,Orson Scott Card,Tanith Lee
- PublisherSt Martin's Press
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTor Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight295 g
- Width141 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byMarvin Kaye,Mercedes Lackey
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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