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The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy [NOOK Book]

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"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, ...
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The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy

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Overview

"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.


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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Timothy Capehart
As the preface says, Avram Davidson once wrote, "Although the wombat is real and the dragon is not, nobody knows what a wombat looks like and everyone knows what a dragon looks like." That might be true, but no two dragons in this new collection of stories bear any resemblance to each other. There are Asian dragons, traditional monstrous western dragons, science fiction dragons, and intelligent dragon-like beasts. Following their well-received collection of original wizard stories from 2007 (which opened with the Neil Gaiman story that spawned his now-Newbery Award-winning Graveyard Book), Dann and Dozois return with a collection of nineteen original stories featuring everyone's favorite mythical beast. As different as the dragons are to each other, so too are the tones and settings, from Naomi Novik's humorous tale of a dissipated Roman Patrician who is sentenced to the impossible task of slaying a dragon and who finds succeeding more perilous than failing to Bruce Coville's dark tale of enchanted princess May Margaret who discovers that once you have been a dragon it is difficult to be a mere maiden again. Although the collection is nearly half populated by juvenile and young adult authors, the likes of Jane Yolen and her son Adam Stemple's (whose familial relationship is oddly left out of their bio) language and sexual situations make it more of an adult collection. That said, teens will still enjoy the bulk of the stories. Reviewer: Timothy Capehart
Library Journal
A disgraced Roman nobleman finds an unlikely partnership with a dragon in Naomi Novik's ("Temeraire" series) "Vici," while in Tamora Pierce's "The Dragon's Tale," a young dragon struggles with communicating as she tries to do the right thing. The 19 original stories compiled by the award-winning editors in this dragon-themed collection were contributed by many of the genre's top-notch authors, including Diana Gabaldon, Peter S. Beagle, Tanith Lee, and Sean Williams. VERDICT Strong storytelling and new takes on a beloved fantasy topic result in a welcome addition to the literature of dragons.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101151266
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/3/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 635,120
  • File size: 837 KB

Meet the Author

Gardner Dozois was the long-time editor of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. He won the Hugo Award for Best Editor over a dozen times during his tenure, and currently holds the position of Editor Emeritus with the magazine.
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    Posted March 23, 2012

    Buy this book now

    I am 12 and i am in collage reading level my mom got this book 4 me and i love the "a stark and wormy night"story it is the best story outta 24

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    Well...

    Well..i just read a bad review first and decided not to get it. BUT then..i read the other comments and according to the other comments ,i Should read it. I have decided to get the free sample and then write another review on how i thpught it

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