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Brand new contributions to the hoard of dragon lore by five top fantasy authorsOrson Scott Card's In the Dragon's House is a gothic yarn about the mysterious dragon that lives in the wiring of an old house noticed by a young boy who shares its body in dreams and feels its true size and powerMercedes Lackey's Joust. I started each story wary of its manner of responding to the story about dragons prompt But each story flouted my low expectations and left me pleasantly surprised I found Orson Scott Card s modern day story to be atmospheric and full of endearing characters The pace of In the Dragon s House was slow and at first I was irritated by the seeming absence of any dragon But the story rounded out nicely and left me kind of loving the people and the house and even the dragon that had initially irked meComing after Orson Scott Card s story Elizabeth Moon s Judgement felt almost too action packed But the medieval esue fantasy world pretty much set the tone for the rest of the stories And it didn t conform to the happily ever after conclusion I thought I saw comingLove in a Time of Dragons was the most polarizing of the stories for me with all its twists and surprises It kept writhing out of the judgments and definitions I tried to place on it At first it seemed grossly un feminist then like a pandering bit of shock for shock s sake convention defiance but then it got kind of lovely and ultimately became something which though I m reluctant to say I liked impressed me As in it left me withimpressionsMercedes Lackey s Joust just kept reminding me of Jane Yolen s pit dragon trilogy I really have nothing else to say about it except that I read Yolen s trilogy first and therefore like it betterAaaand the last story The King Dragon novella It wasodd Not a conventional oldie timey mythical land setting Not a contemporary tale either really But it still drew on modern day machinery steampunk not uite as well as mythicalfey conventions the power of names truth telling hags scrying and magic and a fey world where magic is normal and normal mortals are aberrations The atmosphere of the story reminded me of The Stones Are Hatching and I felt a similar sort of ambivalence about King Dragon upon first reading it Maybe I ll end up re reading these stories I definitely don t feel like I ve ruminated on them enough to pass my final judgment And I feel like lingering on each story would solidify my opinions on them all one way or another But at the moment I just as they say in England can t be assed

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Al drakkorElizabeth Moon's Judgment tells the tale of a young man forced by lies to flee his village into an adventure of dwarfs and dragonspawnMichael Swanwick's King Dragon invokes a truly sinister and repellent creature a being with the soul of a beast and the body of a machine part metal part devil all mercile. Amazing book good lenth on the contributions so you got into the story and some strange twists on every story a much much liked favorite The Return of a Gangsters Girl tells Hard Pass (Forbidden Plays, the Cut and Run tale of a young man forced by lies Beautiful Bandit (Lone Star Legends, to flee his village into an adventure of dwarfs and dragonspawnMichael Swanwick's King Dragon invokes a Daddy Rapes His Little Daughter During School 2 Story Bundle truly sinister and repellent creature a being with Tetris the soul of a beast and The Supreme Wisdom Lessons by Master Fard Muhammad (full color version) the body of a machine part metal part devil all mercile. Amazing book good lenth on Fedrekult fra norsk folkeliv i hedensk og kristen tid the contributions so you got into Facts of Life the story and some strange Passenger 13 (Ben Hope, twists on every story a much much liked favorite

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Tells the story of a slave boy who is chosen to care for a warrior's dragon a dragon whose secrets may be the key to his freedomTanith Lee's Love in a Time of Dragons is a fable is imbued with her signature atmosphere Old World moody erotic as a kitchen maid goes a uesting with a handsome champion to slay the loc. In the Dragon s House by Orson Scott Card 45Characteristic of Narnia style In the Dragon s House merges the fantastic with the ordinary and at the same time is an excellent character analysis of growing up Judgment by Elizabeth Moon 25A decent fantasy tale with good emotional representation Overall a very simplistic plot but enjoyable enough Love in a Time of Dragons by Tanith Lee 15First of all I don t know why but I feel inclined to write reviews on books that I don t enjoy As far as Love in a Time of Dragons goes I was extremely confused until about half way through the story because it was poorly written not because I didn t understand Many phrases and descriptions were repeated and for a moment I thought excuse the comparison I was reading Twilight I also consider the story to be awkward especially since it was very erotic in places the story didn t call for and would have been better left out entirely Some reviews have said that this story is very adult but I felt it to be juvenile and not at all expressive of the passion I think Lee was trying to convey I think I don t know like having to assume what an author is trying to make me feel but in this case it s disgust Joust by Mercedes Lackey 45I ve always been an Anne McCaffrey fan and Joust by Mercedes Lackey pays homage to the tales of dragons and their riders but does so in a way all her own with captivating characters and a believable fantasy setting King Dragon by Michael Swanwick 35A great story of overcoming evil The science fiction twist is engaging and leaves the reader wanting to know about the world Swanwick has created as well as his characters


10 thoughts on “The Dragon uintet

  1. says:

    Well now I know I have owned this 2003 book for at least 10 or 12 years because it is from the Science Fiction Book Club that I was

  2. says:

    I started each story wary of its manner of responding to the story about dragons prompt But each story flouted my low expectations and left me pleasantly surprised I found Orson Scott Card's modern day story to be atmospheric and full of endearing characters The pace of In the Dragon's House was slow and at first I was irritated by

  3. says:

    This publication has five novellas from well known fantasy writers each around the theme of dragons Each story is very different one is almost like “Amazing Stories” a couple are in the line of traditional fantasy and one is almost science fiction All but one features younger protagonists the fifth is a youn

  4. says:

    In the Dragon's House by Orson Scott Card 45Characteristic of Narnia style In the Dragon's House merges the fantastic with the ordinary and at the same time is an excellent character analysis of growing up Judgment by Elizabeth Moon 25A decent fantasy tale with good emotional representation Overall a very simplistic plot but enjoyab

  5. says:

    First story In the Dragon's House by Orson Scott Card 4 stars A very different premise sort of gothic dark and lurking liked itJudgment by Elizabeth Moon 5 stars enjoyed it and even liked that it ended open with many places for the he

  6. says:

    Five novellas by five respected authors each very different from the others My favorites were Tanith Lee's Love in a Time of Drafons which surprised me because I did not care for the novels of hers that I've read Elizabeth Moon's Judgment and Mercedes Lackey's Joust which she later developed into a full length novel of the same name

  7. says:

    So the only story I remembered in this book was Joust by Mercedes Lackey and I knew that I loved it and the novel she released based on it afterwards I found it again when organizing my books and have been in a dragon mood so I pulled

  8. says:

    I only read the first novella in this collection “In the Dragon’s House” by Orson Scott Card The story was set in an old gothic style house with gargoyles and many rooms and a basement theatre and a mysterious “warm spot” on the attic stairs where a boy dreams the dreams of a dragon if he sits there which all we

  9. says:

    Amazing book good lenth on the contributions so you got into the story and some strange twists on every story a much much liked favorite

  10. says:

    Five excellent short stories If you like dragons then these short stories will tick all the boxes for you

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