Wings of Fire

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Dragons: Fearsome fire-breathing foes, scaled adversaries, legendary lizards, ancient hoarders of priceless treasures, serpentine sages with the ages' wisdom, and winged weapons of war... Wings of Fire brings you all these dragons, and more, seen clearly through the eyes of many of today's most popular authors, including Peter Beagle, Holly Black, Orson Scott Card, Charles De Lint, Diana Wynne Jones, Mercedes Lackey, Ursula K Le Guin, Dean R Koontz, George R. R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon, Garth Nix,...
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Overview


Dragons: Fearsome fire-breathing foes, scaled adversaries, legendary lizards, ancient hoarders of priceless treasures, serpentine sages with the ages' wisdom, and winged weapons of war... Wings of Fire brings you all these dragons, and more, seen clearly through the eyes of many of today's most popular authors, including Peter Beagle, Holly Black, Orson Scott Card, Charles De Lint, Diana Wynne Jones, Mercedes Lackey, Ursula K Le Guin, Dean R Koontz, George R. R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon, Garth Nix, and many others.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This exemplary anthology, staffed by a host of award-winning authors, showcases every type of dragon: nature gods and mechanical beasts, intelligent companions, and feral ravagers of the countryside. The two original stories, Holly Black's "Sobek" and Margo Lanagan's "The Miracle Aquilina," are exceptional, as are many of the reprints, such as Anne McCaffrey's Pernese "Weyr Search"; George R. R. Martin's celebrated novella, "The Ice Dragon"; Peter S. Beagle's narrative poem, "Stable of Dragons"; Jane Yolen's Arthurian "The Dragon's Boy"; Naomi Novik's Temeraire tie-in, "In Autumn, a White Dragon Looks Over a Wide River"; Harlan Ellison and Robert Silverberg's urban fantasy collaboration, "The Dragon on the Bookshelf"; and Roger Zelazny's humorous "The George Business." The verbal magic of these stories will reignite draconian passion in even the most jaded fantasy reader. (Aug.)
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—Wings of Fire is a successful book on many levels. It celebrates dragons in all their infinite variety with vigor and enthusiasm, tenderness, and sympathy. The stories range from classic fantasy to science fiction to steampunk, and the contributors represent a who's who of extraordinary talent: Peter S. Beagle, Charles De Lint, Roger Zelazny, Ursula K. Le Guin, Orson Scott Card, and on and on. Two original works by Holly Black and Margo Lanagan are included, along with stories tied to popular series like Anne McCaffrey's "Dragonriders of Pern" and Naomi Novik's "Temeraire." Themes explored include sacrifice, honor, love, betrayal, family, etc. Many of the selections have adult language, violence, and sexual situations. The editors have pulled together an amazing work that does just what a great collection should do—it whets the appetite and makes readers ravenous for more.—Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597801874
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 998,552
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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  • Posted March 22, 2015

    Why is there all this nonsense on the review page and why is not

    Why is there all this nonsense on the review page and why is nothing being done about it? I've reported it 3 times now.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2014

    Dragon rider rp

    Love httyd? Fablehave or Eragon? Then this is the place for you!! We celebrate all the dragons! Fly on down as a human(or dragon) chose your bond and soar away!! At plato love res 2!! Search into the search field FYI. Hope to see you there!!-Stormflash.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2014

    Cheetahspot

    Sry, im totally random. Im not who you think i am.. lol if ya did ya probably wouldnt know me. Im just an advise giver.. a good one..

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    I wil join

    I will join the gathering

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2014

    WRONG INFO/NEW INFO

    Ferns is the leader of the Revo. Silv of Blodclan is leader.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2014

    HearthLight

    Name: read the title
    <p>
    Affiliation: none. But i had an idea: what if we founded a "guardian" clan to protect against evil clans? If interested, please put it in your bios
    <p>

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Gathering:Ruby

    Bios:
    Name:Ruby




    Gender:she




    Represention: The assassins leauge





    Will go after: i dont know

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2014

    To stan

    Because when leaders tell the clans what happened, not everyone would have to be their becase they can rely on a leader to tell them. And at least one cats would stay at the camp intentionally in realistic cls.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    THE LOST TRIBES BOOK 6:PART 4

    Jambaro led him up to deep rock stairs and down several tunnels. Clay was starting to think this was a wild-goose chase. What if Glory disovered he was gone? Well, he'd only be gone for a moment. He wanted to see this new tribe. "Jade Mountain's really huge," the IronWing told Clay. "Oh," Clay replied as Jambaro said,"How exactly did you come here?" Jambaro asked. The dark tunnels were huge. Torches blazed on each side as Jambaro's and Clay's shadows passed by the bright light. "How long is this going to take?"Clay's stomach was grumbling and by the time he'd get back to the end of the tunnel, Glory'd be gone searching for him and be awake. "Oh...about an hour or two," the little dragonet replied. "Ok...um...if that's going that long...I better go." "All the way back, I don't think so," the IronWing looked amused. "We're almost there," Jambaro said about half an hour later as they went down a winding stairs that took forever. Clay felt dizzy by the end. "The caves are where these guys..l..." "Jamb! Mom and Dad were worrying sick about you? Where'd you wander off this time?" "THIS PLACE IS SO BORING," Jambaro shouted at the taller IronWing who saw him. Probably his brother. This reminded Clay of Under the Mountain where Kestrel and Dune made life really horrible and full of misery for him, Tsunami, Glory, Starflight, and Sunny. The taller IronWing looked shocked and angry when he looked at Clay. "YOU BROUGHT....A...MUDWING! THERE...THIS IS OUR HOME!" The dragon burst into a fit of anger. "Hero! Please...he's not here to take over our home!" Jambaro insisted. Hero shook his head and said worriedly,"There are still enemies...Jade Mountain has come to crumble in thunder and ice... That's all we IronWings and other dragons called AirWings know of the prophecy!" Clay was surprised and worried for the dragons at the same time. He didn't know about AirWings or...IronWings! Nowhere in the scrolls Under the Mountain said that! "Please...I don't want to get in trouble! This guy wanted to explore and I was pratically wanting to just explore outside of the cave!"Jambaro lied. "Who exactly are you?" Hero pointed his claws at Clay's throat.. "C...cl...ay," Clay answered. Suddenly, there was a noise behind them. "Clay....help.......poisoned..........by..............SandWing!" Glory had a black wound on her wing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Nightfury's bio

    Name: Nightfury. Age: censored for privacy. Species: Nightwing. Likes: reading, thinking, smashing stuff, reading, maple syrup, showing off, reading, inventing stuff, using magic, and did I mention reading? Dislikes: WTMD(Way Too Much Detail), pigs, unfinished scrolls and... Eating Habits: only eats jewels. Not rubies, though. Rubies are, in my words, "hard on the intestines, and may cause indigestion". Why, you may never know. Friend(s): none yet. Personality: meet me! Other: occasionally claims that intelligent unicorns, pegasi and alicorns are real. Accordingly, my dreams were analysed and proven true! This land is called Equestria. Mate: nope!!!!!! Bai!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    ?

    ????????

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    How do

    You fukin eat poo

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    ???

    ???gender: male mate:none age 14moon

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Dining hall

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Hawkfrost and co.

    Name- Hawkfrost<br>
    Age- 14 moons<br>
    Looks- goldenbrown tabby tom with white chest, muzzle, paws and tail tip. Amber eyes. Wings that he only uses to protect his loved ones and in battle if the opponte godmods.<br>
    Personality- kind, loyal, a small bit of protectiveness, fierce in battle.<br>
    Crush- nah jk, yes not saying who.<br>
    Mate/kits- not right now.<br>
    History- not saying<br>
    Kin- Shallowwater, Ivykit, Petalkit, Raven kit and talonkit<br>
    Themesong- love somebody by maroon five<p>
    Shallowwater<br>
    Age- 13 moons<br>
    Looks- black shecat with gray sploches. Wings she uses to protect her and all kits, and uses them to help cats clee in battle on the good side.<br>
    Personality- shy, kind, loyal, dosen't say much.<br>
    Crush- sliced through the &hearts and its now brocken.<br>
    Mate- not currently<br>
    Kits- Ivykit, Petalkit, Ravenkit and Talonkit.<br>
    History- clasified<br>
    Theme song- warrior by demi lavoto.<p>
    Ivykit- 3 moons, silver shecat with tabby striped tail, blue eyes like her mouthers. Crush- im a kit. Theme song- Roar by katy perri.<br>
    Kits that need rpers and their mini bios.<br>
    Petalkit- three moons, a white shecat with ginger and black sploches, green eyes. Needs rper.<br>
    Ravenkit- three moons, black tom with white muzzle, paws and tail. Blue eyes. Needs rper<br>
    Talonkit- three moons, brown tom withamber eyes. Needs rper

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Oceansong

    Name•Oceansong-------Looks•Gray fur that looks blue with clear blue eyes-------Crush•None-------Mate•None-------Kits•None

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    N

    Wait... Spirit...


    ……=[Featherdust]=……

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Spiritheart

    It seems like they dont want me here bye feather nuzzled him

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Pretty good

    The sample was good, I think I'll get it

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Dragons

    Are the best!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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