Dragon Princess

Dragon Princess

by S. Andrew Swann
     
 

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Frank Blackthorne's most recent heist did not end optimally. The sacrificial virgin survived, but the whole incident left Frank, a respectable career thief, on the run from a kingdom full of evil cultists eager to replace their sacrifice.

So, when the Court Wizard of Lendowyn, Elhared the Unwise, comes to him intending to hire someone to save Lendowyn’s… See more details below

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Frank Blackthorne's most recent heist did not end optimally. The sacrificial virgin survived, but the whole incident left Frank, a respectable career thief, on the run from a kingdom full of evil cultists eager to replace their sacrifice.

So, when the Court Wizard of Lendowyn, Elhared the Unwise, comes to him intending to hire someone to save Lendowyn’s princess from an evil dragon in return for riches, glory, and help with the bloodthirsty cultists problem, Frank is rightfully suspicious. Frank is also not in a position to refuse.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Frank’s rescue fails—in an explosion of spectacularly misapplied magic. When the dust settles, all parties involved find themselves body-swapped. Frank is left stranded in the Princess Lucille’s body, halfway across the kingdom. The understandably angry Princess Lucille finds herself inhabiting the body of the dragon. In order to set things right, they will have to team up and face down thugs, slavers, elvish bookies, knights in shining armor, an evil Queen, and the hordes of the Dark Lord Nâtalc.

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Publishers Weekly
03/17/2014
Frank Blackthorne returns bereft from a contract theft, having rescued a sacrificial virgin instead of the scroll he was supposed to take. Broke and stinking drunk, he takes a job offered by the shady sorcerer Elhared to rescue the Princess Lucille from a “small” dragon. Frank is too desperate—or soused—to consider that it’s probably a trap, but when a spell goes awry, he winds up in the princess’s body, and Lucille in the dragon’s. Their search for Elhared will lead them to a hidden wizard city, cunning elves, unhappy former clients, and an evil god. The start of Swann’s novel feels familiar enough to border on trite, but it soon veers off into a dark madcap quest filled with educational (and often bloody) identity crises. The tragicomedy is never deep, but it’s plenty of fun. (May)
From the Publisher
"It's a provocative world of deadly enchantment in which the dirty game of politics remains the biggest threat of all."—Locus
 
"Smart ideas and fun action scenes."—iO9
 
"A very well done contemporary fantasy."—SF Chronicle
 
"It's a good energetic mystery, with a complicated plot and lots of chasing-down-the-leads fun."—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
 
"A splendidly constructed space opera."—SF Signal
 
"I'm happy to catch up on the rest of his long list of published works."—SFRevu

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698141063
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
147,922
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"It's a provocative world of deadly enchantment in which the dirty game of politics remains the biggest threat of all."—Locus
 
"Smart ideas and fun action scenes."—iO9
 
"A very well done contemporary fantasy."—SF Chronicle
 
"It's a good energetic mystery, with a complicated plot and lots of chasing-down-the-leads fun."—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
 
"A splendidly constructed space opera."—SF Signal
 
"I'm happy to catch up on the rest of his long list of published works."—SFRevu

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