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The Dragon Nimbus Novels: Volume I

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This brand-new omnibus is the first in a series collecting Irene Radford's acclaimed Dragon novels.

Volume I includes the complete trilogy of The Dragon Nimbus:
The Glass Dragon, The Perfect Princess, and The Lonliest Magician

Volume II ...

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Overview

This brand-new omnibus is the first in a series collecting Irene Radford's acclaimed Dragon novels.

Volume I includes the complete trilogy of The Dragon Nimbus:
The Glass Dragon, The Perfect Princess, and The Lonliest Magician

Volume II includes the first two novels in The Dragon Nimbus History quartet:
The Dragon's Touchstone and The Last Battlemage

Volume III includes the last two novels in The Dragon Nimbus History quartet:
The Renegade Dragon and The Wizard's Treasure

The Glass Dragon:
In a realm that has always been protected by its magicians, a kingdom whose ruler's life and power is inextricably linked with that of the dragons, a time of crisis has arrived. Someone is killing the dragons, and as their numbers diminish, magic is fading from the kingdom of Coronnan. The kingdom's unlikely saviors are a young wizard whose magic is completely unorthodox and an equally young witchwoman who has been befriended by the last of the dragons.

The Perfect Princess:
Though rogue magic has long been banned in Coronnan, the loss of dragon magic has opened the way for masters of these forbidden spells to wreak havoc on the kingdom. Only if Prince Darville can tame the forces of magic and rescue the spell-trapped princess who is fated to be his bride, does he have any chance to save crown, kingdom, and dragons.

The Loneliest Magician:
As war rages between the armies of Coronnan and SeLenicca, an equally desperate campaign is being fought between the Commune, which uses dragon magic, and the coven, which draws its power from an older, darker source. The only hope of saving Coronnan, the king, and the Commune lies in finding the dragons and bringing them back. A young orphan is being called by the dragons, lured with the promise of discovering his true identity. Can an untested youth venture into the heart of the enemy's stronghold and find the means to set the dragons free?

Want more Dragon novels? Look for The Star Gods trilogy and the new Children of the Dragon Nimbus series!

A letter from the author, Irene Radford:

Welcome to the world where dragons are real and magic works. If you are new to the Dragon Nimbus, pull up a chair and join us as we revel in tales that have touched my heart more than anything else I've written under any pen name. If you are returning after an absence, I am very happy to have you back.

This is a world that began with a Christmas gift of a blown-glass dragon. The dragon sat proudly on the knick-knack shelf for several months, loved and admired, reluctantly dusted, and totally inert. Then one night at dinner, my son remarked, "You know, Mom, I think dragons are born all dark, like that little pewter dragon, then they get more silvery as they grow up until they are as clear as glass." The dragon came to life for me.

Out of that chance remark came first one book, then three, five, seven, and finally ten. I built a career on these books and loved every minute of the process. These characters still live in my mind many years after they jumped into their stories and dragged me along with them.

Many thanks to DAW Books and my editor Sheila Gilbert for reviving The Dragon Nimbus a lucky thirteen years after they first debuted.

With these omnibus volumes, you can read about the dragons with crystal fur that directs your eye elsewhere yet defies you to look anywhere else. Wonderful dragons full of wit and wisdom. Magic abounds. Magicians and mundanes alike learn about their world and special life lessons as they explore dragon lore past and present. The books will be presented in the order in which they were written, and the order that makes the most sense of the entwined tales.

So, sit back and enjoy with me. And may reading take you soaring with Dragons.

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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
Praise for Irene Radford's Dragon novels:

"Radford's considerable gifts as a mesmerizing storyteller shine with undeniable luster." —RT Book Reviews

"A rousing adventure of magic and treachery." —Library Journal

"Plenty of popular elements: an intelligent cat, an enchanted wolf, a redheaded witch, a missing prince, the apprentice mage with misunderstood powers, and, of course, dragons." —Locus

"A big, adventurous, satisfying climax to the trilogy by one of the more interesting new voices working ith the traditional quest story." —Science Fiction Chronicle

"This action-packed plot makes for engaged and thoughtful reading." —Kliatt

From the Publisher

Praise for Irene Radford's Dragon novels:

"Radford's considerable gifts as a mesmerizing storyteller shine with undeniable luster." —RT Book Reviews

"A rousing adventure of magic and treachery." —Library Journal

"Plenty of popular elements: an intelligent cat, an enchanted wolf, a redheaded witch, a missing prince, the apprentice mage with misunderstood powers, and, of course, dragons." —Locus

"A big, adventurous, satisfying climax to the trilogy by one of the more interesting new voices working ith the traditional quest story." —Science Fiction Chronicle

"This action-packed plot makes for engaged and thoughtful reading." —Kliatt

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756404512
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/2/2007
  • Series: Dragon Nimbus Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 992
  • Sales rank: 494,205
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Irene Radford, author of the Dragon Nimbus (The Glass Dragon, The Perfect Princess, The Loneliest Magician, The Wizard's Treasure) and the Dragon Nimbus History (The Dragon's Touchstone, The Last Battlemage, The Renegade Dragon) series, often appears at conventions in the Oregon-California area. She is the author of the Stargods and Merlin's Descendants series as well, and is also one of the founder of the Book View Cafe. She can be contacted via her website, www.ireneradford.com.

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