When the prophets are madmen and the madmen are prophets, who do you trust to decide your fate? Should we consider the alignment of the stars when we love someone? Is it even possible to stop a train by yelling for it to stop? We'll never know what could have been in some alternate universe where we did what we were told. Maybe we derailed destiny.
The shade sank back in alarm. Then the dragon settled down, giving up thechase for the moment. It knew itsprey would give itself awaysooner or later. The dragon's tail twitched, andthe end ofit dropped through the hole and hung almost ...
Author: Piers Anthony
Publisher: Del Rey
Piers Anthony’s bestselling Xanth series is one of the cornerstones of fantasy, a lively and whimsical interpretation of a genre often criticized for taking itself too seriously. Anthony’s first Xanth novel, A Spell for Chameleon, was initially edited to target a more traditional audience. Now, in an eBook exclusive, A Spell for Chameleon has been reworked line by line—its language matching the simpler, playful way with words that made Piers Anthony an enduring fan favorite. Xanth is an enchanted land where magic rules, a land of centaurs and dragons and basilisks where every citizen has a unique spell to call their own. For Bink of North Village, however, Xanth is no fairy tale. He alone has no magic. And unless he gets some—and fast!—he will be exiled. Forever. But the Good Magician Humfrey is convinced that Bink does indeed have magic. In fact, both Beauregard the genie and the magic wall chart insist that Bink has magic as powerful as any possessed by the King, the Good Magician Humfrey, or even the Evil Magician Trent. Be that as it may, no one can fathom the nature of Bink’s very special magic. This is even worse than having no magic at all . . . and he still faces exile!
Spencer motivateed his commune to conduct an all-night marathon session the night before the parade to construct a six-person dragon out of Cost Plus chintz bed covers and chicken wire. Two people will be located in the dragon's eyeball ...
Author: Cj Becker
Roger Williams stumbles through adolescence with the aid of a few friends and his love for the automobile. At the end of college he hits the road to the West Coast in a rolled and tucked, convertible Pontiac, along route 66, over the Sierras to Berkeley for graduate school in 1963. At Berkeley he meets Ginny Wyant a Phi Beta Kappa from Boston University. In the explosive environment of Berkeley in the 60s Roger and Ginny fall in love and move in together. In revolutionary times Roger and Ginny decide to drop out and join the gypsy life. Roger becomes a shade-tree mechanic for artists, musicians, and drug dealers. The parties, the concerts, the riots, the drugs, and the attempts to create a sustainable life outside the mad house of the Vietnam War culture that Roger and Ginny participate in are legendary. After a few years Ginny decides to return to school and complete her PhD in psychology. In 1970 Roger and Ginny have a daughter. The family sustains them through the brutal 70s. By the end of the seventies the war is over, the movement for social change is dead, and the move the to the political right begins. Roger and Ginny move into the next revolution in Silicon Valley. Ginny, who has gotten her degree, gets a job at a psychiatric ward. Roger and Ginny change gender roles. Roger becomes the President of the Mother's Club, rebuilds the house they have been able to buy, and has time to sum up the utopian 60s.
In her death Echo's voice comes from deep within a cave as Echo loses her body to become a shade . Echo's disembodied voice expresses sorrow not only over Narcissus but also for her own regenerative body , which he has rejected .
... knows all he knows about dragons and magic. Brom knew that Eragon would need to know everything about the powers he had possesion of to be able to help the Varden. Also, I really enjoyed the fighting between Eragon and the Shade.
Author: James A. Owen
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Millions of readers adore Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle: its earnest hero, its breathtaking battles and, of course, its awe-inspiring dragon Saphira. But there's so much more to the series than meets the eye—and Secrets of the Dragon Riders, edited by today's second hottest dragon-writer James A. Owen, shows readers what they're missing. Why might Roran be the real hero of the Inheritance Cycle? What does Paolini's writing have in common with role-play games and modern action films? Are teenage writers judged more harshly than their adult counterparts? The YA authors in Secrets of the Dragon Riders—some of them no older than Paolini when he wrote Eragon—each take on a different aspect of the series to engage and entertain Paolini fans.
The two harpers were seated behind the Fort Weyrleader on his dragon's huge back. Wearing wide-brimmed hats to protect their heads from the heat of the sun, Piemur and Toric were watching as a stock hand familiarized a young draft beast ...
Author: Gigi McCaffrey
Publisher: Del Rey
A new hero emerges in a divided world as one of sci-fi’s most beloved series—Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern—relaunches with this original adventure from Anne’s daughter, Gigi McCaffrey. In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Dragonriders of Pern series, Gigi does her mother proud, adding to the family tradition of spinning unputdownable tales that recount the adventures of the brave inhabitants of a distant planet who battle the pitiless adversary known as Thread. The last time Thread attacked Pern, the world was unprepared for the fight—until the Oldtimers appeared. These courageous dragonriders arrived from the past, traveling four hundred years to help their descendants survive. But the collision of past and present took its toll. While most of the displaced rescuers adapted to their new reality, others could not abide the jarring change and found themselves in soul-crushing exile, where unhappiness and resentment seethed. Piemur, a journeyman harper, also feels displaced, cast adrift by the loss of his spectacular boyhood voice and uncertain of his future. But when the Masterharper of Pern sees promise in the young man and sends him undercover among the exiled Oldtimers, Piemur senses the looming catastrophe that threatens the balance of power between the Weyrs and Holds of Pern. When the unthinkable happens, Piemur must rise to the challenge to avert disaster and restore honor to the dragons and dragonriders of Pern. Because now, in a world already beset by Thread, another, more insidious danger looms: For the first time in living memory, dragons may be on the verge of fighting dragons.
It was stupidly romantic, and a challenge no dragon mother could refuse. Mother was up to the task. ... His golden hair had a shade of something darker to it, and his eyes glowed, more red than green now. As for his forehead, ...
Author: Eve Langlais
Publisher: Eve Langlais
Deka knows she’s the center of the universe, but sometimes even the almighty sun has to act when her main squeeze disappears. Samael might not yet recognize that they’re mates. But he will. She won’t give him a choice. First, though, she has to find him. An ancient enemy has captured her stud. It is going to be super dangerous getting him back. Awesome because Deka thrives on risk—and will do anything for love. Genre: Paranormal Romance , Shapeshifter Romance, Romantic Comedy, Dragon Romance, Damaged Hero, Kick ass heroine , second chance romance, anti-hero romance
... carved in the image of a wolf, swept between the gaps of the trees and disappeared like the shade it was into the darkness of the wood. It did not waver his purpose, though it heightened his curiosity. Was it a shade?
Drisheen had left the city hurriedly, and had little time to prepare; furthermore, like all members of the Dragon Society, ... They all had, to varying degrees, a supernatural vigor— dragonhearts were a shade stronger and faster than ...
Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
Publisher: Tor Books
It all began with Dragon Weather: a wave of incredible heat, oppressive humidity, dark angry clouds . . . and dragons. Dragons with no remorse, no sympathy, and no use for humans. Dragons who destroyed an entire village and everyone in it. Everyone, that is, except the young boy Arlian. Orphaned and alone, Arlian was captured by looters and sold as a mining slave. Seven years later he escaped, fueled by years of hatred for the dragons, bandits, and slavers who took away his youth-and a personal vow to exact retribution from all those who have wronged him, including the powerful Lord Enziet Arlian's entire life has one purpose, and one purpose only: to mete out justice. And in the climactic battle of Dragon Weather Lord Enziet fell to this justice. In The Dragon Society Arlian returns to Manfort, the city that is home to The Dragon Society, whose sworn purpose is to stand against the dragon menace, and whose foremost member had been Lord Enziet. Arlian must immediately deal with the consequences of Enziet's death. But what he finds is shocking, for the doomed Enziet believes that Arlian might well be the best hope humanity will ever have for defeating the dragons . . . permanently. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Dragons of Wendal Book 4 Maria Schneider. me tentatively, offering me a hand. “Ugh.” I blinked and gave Storm a pat. “I'm okay. Probably.” “Is the unicorn why you won't tell me your name?” he asked. My face flushed. “No.
Author: Maria Schneider
Publisher: Maria E Schneider
Thieves aren’t known for doing other people favors, but a unicorn is a treasure of a whole different color. Winter was on her way out of town anyway, so what’s a little baggage? Never mind that fleeing Anton with a barely weaned unicorn could get her killed or thrown in prison if she gets caught. Winter is a skilled thief. It should have been an easy job. She wasn’t counting on a dragon with postpartum depression, the dragon’s unhatched egg or the injured wizard with a shakier past than her own. The plan was to depart town for greener pastures and easier purses to snatch. Too bad leaving requires pulling off the biggest heist of all.