Brand-new contributions to the hoard of dragon lore by five top fantasy authors.
Orson 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 power.
Mercedes Lackey's "Joust" 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 freedom.
Tanith 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-questing with a handsome champion to slay the local drakkor.
Elizabeth Moon's "Judgment" tells the tale of a young man forced by lies to flee his village . . . into an adventure of dwarfs and dragonspawn.
Michael 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 merciless.
About the Author
Orson Scott Card is the author of the science fiction classic "Ender's Game," as well as dozens of other bestselling novels. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mercedes Lackey is the author of the bestselling Heralds of Valdemar series and many other works of fantasy. She lives in Oklahoma. Tanith Lee has written many books for children and adults, including "Tales from the Flat Earth," as well as nearly two hundred short stories. She lives in England. Elizabeth Moon is a native Texan and the author of books including "Kings of the North" and "Oath of Fealty." She lives in Florence, Texas. Michael Swanwick is the multiple award winning author of "Stations of the Tide." He lives in Pennsylvania. Marvin Kaye is the author and editor of more than forty books. He lives in New York City.
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"None of the stories ever falters, and each puts forth a very different, entirely compelling view of dragons."
"These excellent tales from top writers show just how diverse these stories and the dragons that populate them can be."
"These five novellas will thrill fantasy fans."