The Dragon and the George (Dragon Series #1)

The Dragon and the George (Dragon Series #1)

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by Gordon R. Dickson
     
 

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Through no fault of his own, the once human Jim Eckert had become a dragon. Unfortunately, his beloved Angie had remained human. But in this magical land anything could happen. To make matter worse, Angie had been taken prisoner by an evil dragon and was held captive in the impenetrable Loathly Tower. So in this land where humans were edible and beasts were magical

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Through no fault of his own, the once human Jim Eckert had become a dragon. Unfortunately, his beloved Angie had remained human. But in this magical land anything could happen. To make matter worse, Angie had been taken prisoner by an evil dragon and was held captive in the impenetrable Loathly Tower. So in this land where humans were edible and beasts were magical—where spells worked and logic didn't—Jim Eckert had a big, strange problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345350503
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1987
Series:
Dragon Series , #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.23(w) x 6.91(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Gordon Rupert Dickson (1923 ¿ 2001) was a Canadian-American science fiction writer. He was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2000 and is best known for his Childe Cycle and Dragon Knight series. He has won three Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award. The first book in the Childe Cycle was published in 1960 as The Genetic General but was retitled Dorsai in 1976.

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The Dragon and the George (Dragon Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for the standard fantasy fare of vapid maidens with heaving bosoms, and heros who can single-handedly outfight the entire troll army with gore encrusted sword and muscles, go look somewhere else, 'cause you won't find it in this splendid book. In the first of his Dragon series, Gordon R. Dickson treats his readers to a story that entertains without white-washing what the real medievil world was probably like; smelly, dirty, violent and dangerous. Along the way you will meet; Our Hero, Jim, a modern scholar (and D-grade magician) who suddenly finds himself in the body of a dragon, and his fiance Angie; the crotchety old AAA+ wizard, Carolinous; a sarcastic English wolf named Aargh; huge, virtually unkillable 'worms'; evil sandmirks; mere dragons and various other characters who populate the world of Dicksons alternate England. To tell you more would ruin the wonderful surprises in store. Ah.... I wish I was reading The Dragon and The George again for the first time.
LScott More than 1 year ago
Usually you hear/read of St. George and the Dragon. This book is a reversal of that theme with very entertaining results. The characters are interesting and human dealing with unusual problems one rarely considers. The story line and characters keep the reader drawn into the story clear to the last sentence. A great summer, winter or any season, read. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This fanstasy by Gordon Dickson is great writing and an easy read. It is also the first in a series with the same setting.
Ravenswold More than 1 year ago
For those who don't know, this is the book with the story that inspired much of the plot in the animated film "The Flight of Dragons." If you liked that movie, you'll love this book much, much more. It's similar enough to the story to remind you of events there, but different enough to keep you guessing what's happening next. It's utterly delightful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These reviews ase a bit dated eh? All so, I seem to remember reading this series a number of years before the indicated pub. date? How fantisy is that. A great story and keeper!
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This book was recommended to me by a friend and I'm glad she recommended it. It has everything in it for sci-fi readers. :3
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read! It goes to show there is no condition that love cannot overcome, whether it be this world, or of the Dragon's and George's. To know what a George is, you need to read the Book!!