The Hidden Dragon (Stargods Series #1)

The Hidden Dragon (Stargods Series #1)

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by Irene Radford
     
 

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Acclaimed author Irene Radford returns to her beloved Dragon Nibmus universe with book one of The Stargods. Here is the tale of the first Terrans, gifted with both psi powers and technology, who discovered a world where dragons are real...and are worshiped as gods.See more details below

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Acclaimed author Irene Radford returns to her beloved Dragon Nibmus universe with book one of The Stargods. Here is the tale of the first Terrans, gifted with both psi powers and technology, who discovered a world where dragons are real...and are worshiped as gods.

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"A mesmerizing storyteller." —Romantic Times

"High fantasy...rousing adventure." —Library Journal)

A mesmerizing storyteller.
Romantic Times
A mesmerizing storyteller.
KLIATT
Three brothers crash on an unknown planet while trying to escape the Empire. Repairs to their shuttle require that they find the needed resources—and deal with the local population. In the process, they run into two surprises: a bloodthirsty tyrant and dragons. And in the process of overcoming the tyrant, the three are proclaimed to be gods by a sharp-witted female. By assuming that role, the brothers also have to assume the responsibility of the heretofore slaves of the tyrant. Rather than escaping, the new "stargods" find themselves increasingly tangled in an alien—yet human—culture. They realize that they need the people in order to find the natural resources, and then they must civilize those people from stone age to bronze and then iron stage. They must also contend with the resurrected evil tyrannical priest and the ever-present tendency towards violence. At least one of the brothers realizes that this planet may actually be humanity's salvation: a fresh chance to do things right for once. How strong is the pull back to the brothers' beginnings? This action-packed plot makes for engaged and thoughtful reading. The author manages to keep the story clear, and the characters interesting to follow. Several themes interplay successfully, with the reader caring what happens. Not surprisingly, the volume resolves one conflict, but keeps the door open for continuing obstacles. And the brothers are still stuck on the planet waiting for the next volume or two to encounter their eventual destinies. This reader, for one, is eager... (The Stargods, #1). KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2002, DAW, 396p., Farmer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756400514
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
02/05/2002
Series:
Stargods Series, #1
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
638,497
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"A mesmerizing storyteller." —Romantic Times

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