Dragons, in the Beginning: A Thrilling Tale of the Role of Dragons in Space and Time

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A thrilling tale from when time began Dragons In The Beginning is taken from secret ancient records and holy writ.
Trek the primeval wastelands that were the ancestral lands of the dragons and learn the truth from the man who was a leader in the clone wars. Hear as the old man tells the boy of the war in heavens and its gut wrenching space fights. Struggle with dragons and men, both good and evil as they fight the wars for the worlds. Learn of ...
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Overview

A thrilling tale from when time began Dragons In The Beginning is taken from secret ancient records and holy writ.
Trek the primeval wastelands that were the ancestral lands of the dragons and learn the truth from the man who was a leader in the clone wars. Hear as the old man tells the boy of the war in heavens and its gut wrenching space fights. Struggle with dragons and men, both good and evil as they fight the wars for the worlds. Learn of how dragons are captured and trained, and of how worlds are built.
Join with the People of the Dragon Alliance, as they engage in combat to save the world in the cataclysmic clone wars.
Learn mystic ancient wisdom as dragons and men study the Annead, esoteric badge of the Clan of the Dragon, key to all knowledge and Gift of Draco, dragon god of the universe.
Dragons in the Beginning is a haunting tale from ancient writ of dragons and men, love and war, science and magic, mystery and battle. It is about the war before time began that built the world that we now know.
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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2013-10-01
Hoover's sci-fi novel lays out the origins of Earth's religious traditions in the story of a galactic war between an evil empire and a dragon-worshipping heroic alliance. The author tosses together two sci-fi/fantasy genres: high fantasy involving sentient dragons (think Anne McCaffrey) and mighty military space opera (think E.E. "Doc" Smith), both heavily dressed with Joseph Campbell–style mythmaking. In a besieged medieval-esque realm, young Prince Cedric is sent from Windward Castle to safety with a legendary Dragon Master, one of an elite few who know how to tame, bond with and fight the great flying reptiles. The high-tech setting also includes flying machines and cybernetic implants. A parallel plotline warp speeds over years of interplanetary warfare between the power-crazed, body-snatching Belagana, determined to conquer the galaxy and make Earth an organ-supply depot, and the stalwart, ethical Dracan Alliance, which has a mystical reverence for dragons. A great dragon-spirit serves as the Dracans' benevolent universal deity, while a surgically augmented Belagana plays a demonic role. Along the way, Hoover energetically mixes Bible verses, book of Revelation imagery and the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata (as well as Star Wars and Star Trek references); at one point, Belagana masquerade as angels and invent the Eden myth as a form of social control. Over the course of the story, the bellicose Belagana suffer countless defeats against the resourceful Dracans, who often seem surprised by their own cleverness. The novel's characters tend to be a bit simplistic, along the lines of those in early Robert Heinlein stories (minus his snappy dialogue), but the story moves at a fast clip and stages an impressive cosmic Total War. An ambitious combination of mystic heroics and planet-shattering star wars.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781482519914
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Pages: 684
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Hoover is a retired navy man with degrees in physics, engineering and applied technology.
He was a cold warrior and worked both in aerial spying and in research and development, test and evaluation. While in the RDT&E community he was involved in the beginning of our space exploration, and flew specialty missions for NASA. Among these missions were the Gemini and Apollo programs that put American men on the moon.
An amature historian and want-to-be archeologist, Mr. Hoover has spent many years searching ancient mythology and holy writ for stories of dragons and their place in the history of all mankind.
As he searched ancient records Mr. Hoover found a great body of record referring to space flight and warring gods who involved mankind in their fighting.
Taking these records into flights of fantasy was a natural step that led to the writing of "Dragons in the Beginning."
Although the ancient records are unfortunately incomplete, with both destructive conflict and the ravages of time conspiring to deprive us of the total story, Mr. Hoover has blended a lifetime of experience in the practice of warfare in the shadow world of a cold warrior and his personal collection of ancient records and holy writ to weave a yarn of science, magic, love, mystery and battle.
This story is about dragons, and men involved the eternal struggle of good and evil for the power and control over the lives of us all.
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