After strained negotiations that include an earthquake or two, the heroes and heroines of Oasis prepare to welcome fairies, dwarves, and other elementals to their land. Though the elementals promise to improve crops, irrigation, and general wellbeing, the Oasans worry about the problems of introducing alien beings to humans who are unfamiliar with their existence.
A rebel faction of fairies and dwarves want more than integration. They call for the annihilation of the human race. They’ve joined with rebellious Earth dragons who fear that the child of Druid, the water dragon, and his mate will be the Rainbow Dragon. Some believe that the Rainbow Dragon will bring peace, but the rebels fear that its birth will signal the end of the world. They steal the egg.
All species of dragons and their cat and human allies unite to devise a plan for disarming the rebels that doesn’t risk the destruction of the egg. They hope to do so without loss of life, but, for the sake of his child, Druid is prepared to die.
|Publisher:||C. M. Barrett|
|File size:||499 KB|
About the Author
On my mother's side of the family, I come from a line of storytellers. My grandmother's stories ranged from my grandfather's arrest for draft resistance in England during World War I, the uncertainty of life during the Troubles in Ireland, to the day she decided to leave her marriage (but didn't). My mother's stories described a rural childhood that to a child of a suburb of little boxes seemed idyllic. Both of them encouraged me to read and provided me with books to feed a growing habit. When I was seven or eight, I discovered mythology, and the gods and goddesses in those tales were as real to me as the dragons and cats in my own stories are now. Thanks to my early training in fantasy, I like to hang out with dragons. Accepting the bizarre directions my imagination takes has allowed me to conjure up Zen cats, cougars, gossip-vending hawks, and other critters. Currently I live in upstate New York on a wooded piece of land not unlike some of the terrain in Big Dragons Don't Cry. Since 2000 I've belonged to the online writers' group, Artistic License, subtitled Shameless Blameless Hussies. They've read all my books, but don't blame them if you find errors, because they're shameless. I also paint, and the art on my book cover is one of my watercolors.