Tag Archives | dragons
Gallo has grown bored of waiting for his companions, Wydrin aka The Copper Cat and Sebastian the ex Ynnsmouth knight, […]
Posted on 4 July 2014 | By Fence | Leave a response
Prince Corin has been chosen. He doesn’t remember, but the dragons have chosen him to free them, until he is […]
Posted on 18 March 2014 | By Fence | 2 responses
The gret thing about working in a library is getting to flick through so many books that I might otherwise […]
Posted on 10 January 2014 | By Fence
A memoir by Lady Trent Lady Trent, as all know, is the world’s pre-eminent dragon naturalist. This is her story […]
Posted on 2 December 2013 | By Fence | 11 responses
Seraphina has lived her life hiding the truth about who she is; a half-dragon. Her mother died in childbirth, and […]
Posted on 7 April 2013 | By Fence | 2 responses
I really have no idea where to start this review. I mean, there is no point in recapping the plot […]
Posted on 16 December 2012 | By Fence | 1 response
Read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge Everyone knows that all the dragons are gone. They were killed […]
Posted on 12 May 2012 | By Fence | 10 responses
ISBN: 9780007256778 book 6 in the Temeraire series There were few streets in the main port of Sydney which deserved […]
Posted on 6 March 2011 | By Fence
Bon Agornin has led a successful life in many ways. He has improved his status, and his elder children are well on their way in life. But his three youngest need additional help. The two younger daughters need dowries if they are to marry well, and his youngest son needs in the city. And so Bon Agornin has decided that his wealth is to go to them, with the rest of his family merely taking a token, for remembrance and tradition. And by his wealth he means his treasure and his body, for in dragon society it is practice to eat the dead. But his son-in-law does not agree, believing that Bon Agornin meant only his gold. He and his family take much much more of the dead dragon’s body than one token bite.
Posted on 17 October 2010 | By Fence | 4 responses
Author: Naomi Novik
Temeraire series #5
I hesitated before starting this book, wondering if I should reread the others in the series, it has been a while after all. But I have so many books waiting to be read that I decided to jump straight in and hope that it would all come back to me. And it did, almost the second I started reading the first page the whole world of Temeraire came back to me and I remember just how enjoyable these books are.
For those of you who have never read any of these books the first thing you need to know is that they are set in Napoleonic Europe, England. And have dragons. It is like Sharp meets Pern. Only better.
Posted on 19 May 2010 | By Fence | 2 responses
I keep having these conversations with Dad.
I’m at my computer. He says, “What are you doing?” I mutter something, because the screen has a lot of squiggles on it so he already knows what I’m doing.
Jake has grown up at the Makepeace Institute of Integrated Dragon Studies. It is one of the last refuges of the only real Dragon, the Draco australiensis and a host of other creatures. But conserving the dragons isn’t everyone’s idea of the right thing to do. Plenty of people think that the day dragons go extinct just can’t come soon enough. But one day Jake comes across a dying female dragon, and the poacher she has just killed, and her one remaining baby dragon.
Posted on 18 December 2008 | By Fence | 2 responses
She could not remember a time when she had not known the story; she had grown up knowing it.
Aerin is the only child of the king of Damar, yet she has never really been accepted there. The story of her mother, witchwoman who enspelled her father, has left her untrusted. Especially by the sol, the aristocracy. But slowly she finds a role and a place for herself. And in the end she is the one who becomes:”(this is not really a spoiler. Cause it is a YA fantasy novel. How do you really expect it to end?)”: both inspiration and legend.