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The Dragon Nimbus Novels: Volume II
     

The Dragon Nimbus Novels: Volume II

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by Irene Radford
 

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This brand-new omnibus is the second 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

Overview

This brand-new omnibus is the second 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 Dragon's Touchstone:
Three hundred years before the time of The Glass Dragon, Coronnan is a kingdom at war with itself, magic is wild, and magicians uncontrolled, each working separately for his own goal. At the height of this age of chaos, the dragons decide to intervene, making their presence known to the mortals through the healer Myrilandel.

The Last Battlemage:
Nimbulan, the last Battlemage and the founder of the school for Communal Magic, is seeking to create a permanent protection for the kingdom of Coronnan, a spell-crafted border to keep enemies out. His search for the key to this magic leads him to terrifying discovery—the dragons, the guardians of magics, are in terrible danger.

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.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756404536
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
12/04/2007
Series:
Dragon Nimbus Series , #2
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 7.04(h) x 1.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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

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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