Funny, fast, high-energy storytelling in an inventive and perilous fantasy landscape makes Dragons Beware! a fantastic follow-up to 2012's middle-grade hit Giants Beware!
In Mighty Jack, what starts as a normal little garden out back behind the house quickly grows up into a wild, magical jungle with tiny onion babies running amok, huge, pink pumpkins that bite, and, on one moonlit night that changes everything...a dragon.
Dragons in space? A preposterous legend. But when star pilot Jael defies an abusive ship’s master and rigs “the mountain route” through the hyperdimensional Flux, the dragons indeed appear—and challenge her to duel. If she escapes, she would be wise never to return. But the currents of the Flux are fickle, and when fate steers her this way again, she finds Highwing the dragon under sentence of death for the kindness he showed her. Only Jael can intervene—and so she must, for the sake of one who risked his life to save hers.
A genre-bending novel of the Star Rigger Universe, from the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End and The Chaos Chronicles.
Original print publication by Tor Books. Also available in Dragon Space: A Star Rigger Omnibus.
“Carver writes powerfully and clearly and has produced a book that is likely to find an audience among hard SF readers.” —Booklist
“An interesting and entertaining blend of genres.” —Science Fiction Chronicle
“Carver's prose effectively lends a spare yet evocative resonance to the draconian realm. Like a good stage performer, this story should leave its audience wanting more.” —John Bunnell, Amazing Stories
A realm at war. The star dragons struggle under the oppression of an unseen foe—a creature of terrible power, who seeks to shape all of space-time into a web of subjugation and death. The Dream Mountain, source of knowledge and life to the dragons, is held by the enemy; and yet, hope burns in the dragons’ hearts. According to ancient prophecy, One will come from outside to challenge the darkness. Star pilot Jael LeBrae may be that savior. Once before, she aided the dragons in their struggle, and now she must return to face at last the terrible wrath of Tar-skel. But if the prophecy holds true, the price of victory over the darkness will be Jael’s own life.
Captivating sequel to Dragons in the Stars, Dragon Rigger is science fiction with mythic dimension, from the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End and The Chaos Chronicles.
“Dragon Rigger is a most excellent adventure that would make a grand movie if it were not that the special effects budget would surely be quite brutal even in this age of computer animation.... If there is a motto for this novel, it is solidarnosc, solidarity, the power to be gained by sticking with one’s friends, even by sacrificing for the good of others...there is immense verve, energy, momentum, and power...the reader stays with Carver all the way.” —Thomas A. Easton, Analog
“A refreshingly unique setting and excellently realized characters.” —Publishers Weekly
This is but an introduction to the classic literature of Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924), perhaps more well-known as the author of “The Railway Children” and “Five Children and It” amongst the .many volumes in her exquisite catalogue of children’s works.
For those who have not yet experienced the literary masterpieces of Edith Nesbit, this book is an absolute must.
Contained herein are eight dragon tales, including twenty-five pen and ink illustrations, making it especially appealing to younger readers. Here you will find stories like:
The Book Of Beasts,
Uncle James, Or The Purple Stranger,
The Deliverers Of Their Country,
The Ice Dragon (Or Do As You Are Told),
The Island Of The Nine Whirlpools,
The Dragon Tamers,
The Fiery Dragon (Or The Heart Of Stone And The Heart Of Gold) and lastly,
Kind Little Edmund, Or The Caves And The Cockatrice.