The Dragon Chronicles

The Dragon Chronicles Dragons They are than a memory from an age of wizards and heroes These winged fire breathing beasts soar through the traditions of many lands and through our dreams In their many guises Western or E

  • Title: The Dragon Chronicles
  • Author: Ellen Campbell Samuel Peralta Monica Enderle Pierce Chris Pourteau Vincent Trigili Daniel Arenson Alex Albrinck Elle Casey
  • ISBN: 9780993983214
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dragons They are than a memory from an age of wizards and heroes These winged, fire breathing beasts soar through the traditions of many lands, and through our dreams In their many guises Western or Eastern, reptile or lizard or serpent, wyvern, hydra, basilisk dragons embody everything that we humans call magic In this volume of the acclaimed Future ChroniclDragons They are than a memory from an age of wizards and heroes These winged, fire breathing beasts soar through the traditions of many lands, and through our dreams In their many guises Western or Eastern, reptile or lizard or serpent, wyvern, hydra, basilisk dragons embody everything that we humans call magic In this volume of the acclaimed Future Chronicles anthology series, twelve authors invite you to journey to very different worlds lands of fire and fury, of legend and lore but all worlds where dragons roam unshackled from myth, freed from the imagination, and real The Dragon Chronicles features stories by bestselling authors Elle Casey War of the Fae , David Adams Ren of Atikala , K.J Colt Klawdia , Terah Edun Courtlight , and Daniel Arenson Dragonlore plus seven of today s most visionary authors in fantasy and speculative fiction.Ten Things You Should Know About Dragons Elle Casey If you re going to train to be a Dragon Rider, you need to know the basics, and Ishmail Windwalker is the guy to teach them to you In fact, he s the only one left to teach anything to anyone about Dragons, being the last of a dying breed Join him as he gives a seminar about Dragons and their partners and keepers, the Dragon Riders Of Sand and Starlight Daniel Arenson Erry is a dock rat, an orphan, living on the boardwalk of a crumbling town, rummaging through trash for food She s hurt, haunted, and the sea keeps calling her to sleep forever in its depths Erry can also turn into a dragon Her magic is ancient, the magic that lets her people grow scales, breathe fire, and rise as dragons Yet her power is outlawed A cruel emperor rules her land, and only his soldiers may use the magic Erry must choose her freedom on the boardwalk, hungry and hurt or servitude with a tyrant, as a dragon Tasty Dragon Meat K.J Colt Dragon meat It s for dinner In the town of Bolopsy lives a humble butcher, Nogdo, who s quietly making a fortune selling dragon meat But when the town s children start growing black dragon scales, Nogdo is horrified The source of his new fortune is cursed He wipes dragon meat off the menu and hopes the problem goes away on its own It doesn t Now his youngest son is growing scales Poor Nogdo seeks guidance from the Dark Magician But the quest involves retrieving two dragon eggs a very angry dragon mother, and father, and a horde of barbarians Transparency Alex Albrinck Damir, a fire dragon, must protect the underworld from invasion by the ice dragons He s worked to dismantle a growing complacency among his kind, and counter growing movements claiming that the ice dragon threat and the surface are both outdated myths Damir s dream to lead his people to the surface and reclaim the land that s rightfully theirs But when a personal scandal erupts, Damir must confront the unthinkable that the greatest threat to his invasion plans comes not from the mortal enemies flying above, but from those he trusts above all others Sacrifice David Adams Before the Godsdeath we had power Dragons commanded the arcane and the divine equally We could have raised our stillborn eggs to life Such things were not unusual for our kind, especially not those who had magic or motivation I had both It s Time to Change Terah Edun Since he was little, Vedaris knew that to be a dragon he needed to be able to shape shift But what happens when you re born a freak Without the ability to turn and the natural magic of his dragon race, Vedaris is than just a desperate outcast he s in mortal danger Dragon Play Ted Cross All their lives the group of young Vikings had heard of their clan s past glories, but all they have known is the terror of being relegated to living within the shadow of a dragon s mountain When the chieftain s daughter finds an ancient scroll showing a hidden back entrance to the dragon s lair, she and her three friends decide to sneak in and retrieve the lost talisman that held the luck of their clan A Diversion in Time Nina Croft At last there is peace in the Universe But some people just aren t interested in peace, so once the dust has settled, the crew of the Blood Hunter set off in search of a little excitement They are heading back to Earth and going back in time Along for the ride are a couple of stowaways Angel, a young werewolf in search of adventure, and Kronus, an ancient dragon, seeking to regain the power his people once wielded But when things don t go entirely as planned, can the two overcome their differences and help each other find what they are looking for The Book of Safkhet Kim Wells The nature of history, of the origins of civilization, and our own human story, may be changed forever by the discovery of an ancient scroll that tells the story of a doomsday device that threatens civilization as we know it The Dragons, empathic interstellar navigators of uncertain origin, may be able to save some But where will the survivors go Grey Chris Pourteau When Amanda stumbles into a cave, she discovers it s the lair of an old dragon, the last of his kind Not yet old enough to know she should fear the creature, Amanda is quickly won over by his kindness toward her Over time, the human and the dragon whose respective races are age old enemies, prey and predator become fast friends When an army of savages known as The Bane threatens her village, Amanda s people decide to flee She seeks help from her old friend, but the dragon refuses her When The Bane attack, what will become of Amanda and the friendship she feels has been betrayed by her ancient, erstwhile friend The Storymaster Vincent Trigili The era of dragons has passed but is not forgotten There will be at least this one last ride, one last battle, before the masters of the domain of air fade into history and become legend Judgment Monica Enderle Pierce Consequences are dire when vigilantes falsely accuse Peregrine Long of murder and horse theft But guns and hanging aren t the scariest things a cowboy can face in the town of Bonesteel A dragon s opinion and appetite are even harder to reckon with, especially for men who have trouble telling the truth.

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    1. [Note: I received an advanced review copy of this book from a contributing author.]The Dragon Chronicles is the latest in Samuel Peralta’s “The Future Chronicles” anthology series. As with the prior entries, he has assembled a strong collection of diverse voices in the fields of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Each anthology presents an overarching theme to unify the various short stories, and we’ve seen collections centered around robots, artificial intelligence, aliens, and telepaths. Now [...]

    2. Having read other anthologies in the Future Chronicles, I knew that I would open up The Dragon Chronicles and find amazing stories. It did not disappoint. These anthologies are a fantastic way to introduce yourself to a ton of authors you might miss otherwise, and you would be kicking yourself if you did so. This anthology in particular is about dragons, obviously. But it's more than that. Each author has their own take on how dragons are to be represented, whether that is in the Reign of Fire s [...]

    3. *****4.5 stars****Foreword by Samuel Peralta, got me in the mood and shifted myself to ancient world of myths where Dragons walk the earth and made me believe in them.I liked the guide about what I should know about dragons in Ten Things You Should Know About Dragons by Elle Casey.Of Sand and Starlight by Daniel Arenson, the main character is strong headed and independent and don't want to get abandoned like her parents did. Going through so much hardships and not trusting anybody in fear to get [...]

    4. i LOVED this book! this collection of short stories about dragons had my attention from the get go. i admit, as i get older, i don't read as fast as i used to. life gets busy. but had i had it my way, i would have finished this book a week after receiving it. i loved the worlds the authors created and i want to explore each one further! granted, some of the stories was a first for some of the authors (about dragons) but if they chose to expand their work, then i would gladly jump on board to rea [...]

    5. I was given an advanced reading copy of this book's my review:Review of The Dragon ChroniclesLike a dragon — the enigmatic magical creature that exists in a rift between the real, the legendary and the imagined, this anthology is a diverse force of supernatural delights.I am once again impressed by Samuel Peralta’s ability to gather together authors that can lend credible and incredible facets of view on the given topic. I have read previous chronicles, this impresses me no less. I will try [...]

    6. 12 short stories about dragons from the silly to the serious. In some of the stories the dragons are friends in others enemies. Each story is different and distinctive. There are different types of dragons and humans that turn into dragons. An enjoyable read and a good introduction of some new to me authors. 4 stars.

    7. Dragons Live!According to the authors of this anthology, dragons can be funny, mean, wise, greedy, storytellers and loyal friends. Each of the writers portrayed dragons in a unique and interesting manner. Before reading this collection, my idea of a dragon was fairly narrow. After reading this diverse set of stories, I can now imagine a dragon to be much more than a fire breathing flying lizard.Rather than give you a synopsis of each of the stories, I wanted to quote some of my favorite passages [...]

    8. This is the most awesome and complete book about dragons you will ever find. Each of the twelve Authors of the short stories has their own aspect and ideas of dragons and the way they should be, look and act. This is great for all dragon lovers and a incredible way to try out some new authors that you might otherwise normally miss. And after reading this and some of the other Chronicles (there are several) under Mr. Peralta I have found several new authors that I now love and follow and don't wa [...]

    9. 4.5*An absolute delight of a book. 12 wonderful, beautifully written stories united by a common theme but with individually unique interpretation of the dragon lore. But even in this excellent collection, for me, there were several standouts: Ten Things You Should Know About Dragons by Elle Casey; Of Sand and Starlight by Daniel Arenson; Tasty Dragon Meat by K.J.Colt ; Grey by Chris Pourteau and , beside good writing, for a sheer chutzpah of creative genre –crossing – Judgement by Monica End [...]

    10. I received an ARC of this book.This anthology contains twelve stories about dragons, but it also contains much more than that; in here you will find the serious and the fun, the brave and the cowardly, the modern and the traditional. Here you will find twelve authors to discover, some you may have heard of, some you may not, but all have something unique to add to the mix. They say the whole is greater than a sum of its parts, and I tend to agree. Each of the twelve provide their own style and t [...]

    11. Strong writing, incredible creativity, great read!Well written collection of short stories, so impressive in fact, that I subscribed to majority, if not all, of contributors websites, have also purchased their books. An incredible, diverse collection of creative, thoughtful, sincere authors with immense stores of imagination, pools of creativity and crisp storytelling skills. One of few, very few, short story collections, I have read each story, found myself immersed in the story and wanted to r [...]

    12. Full Disclosure: I know one of the authors - and was given the book (after begging and Begging!)I was not disappointed. Overall the book is an interesting cornucopia of differences and view points on dragon lore. As with any compilation of short stories - there are some that grabbed me, and some that I could have skipped - but the variety does give "something for everyone.As for M.E.P.'s piece : JUDGEMENT:I should have known better. I've read both of her books - and loved each of them. This is n [...]

    13. This was a great collections of short stories featuring dragons. Some stories feature humans, some do not. Some worlds feature magic while in others it's more swords and knights in shining armor. Sometimes dragons are allies and other times they are enemies. Sometimes friends and other times something to be feared and avoided whenever possible.The diversity in ideas and worlds was fascinating and each author did a great job with imagining their short story.Some stories stand alone while others a [...]

    14. The Dragon Chronicles contains 12 short stories or novellas featuring dragons. Since no two dragons are alike no two of the stories are alike either. My Favorites so far are:Ten Thing You Should Know About Dragons by Elle Casey – After reading I don’t know why anyone would want to be a dragon rider.Tasty Dragon Meat – What happens when you try to undo something bad and how the dragon can help.A Diversion in Time by Nina Croft – What happens after the Dark Desires series ends. It was grea [...]

    15. This is the first Chronicles book I have read and now I plan to read the rest. I am not normally a fan of short stories - I always want more - but this was such a wonderful experience. What a great way to be introduced to authors I didn't know before. Even though these were short stories, the authors made me care about the characters. I was drawn in and completely engrossed. I have also developed a new appreciation for a short story. And dragons! Everything you could want from a dragon story is [...]

    16. I felt the majority of these stories read like exerts or summaries rather than well realised short stories. And that combined with the about the author segments between stories, which isn't a bad thing in and of itself at all, made it feel a bit too much like a marketing exercise and not enough like entertainment for my taste.

    17. Fire and funShort stories about dragons. If you really need more convincing, buy the book for not only some great stories, but some fun ones too! The mix between dragon centered and human centered stories is fantastic, and there are definitely stories for everyone in here. Yet another hit for the Future Chronicles

    18. Twelve great stories about dragons. I enjoyed previous volumes of the Future Chronicles collection so I had no doubt this one would be as good. I am particularly happy to have discovered some authors I did not knew. That's what anthologies are for.

    19. OutstandingPeralta's selections for Dragon Chronicles are impeccable. A truly satisfying collection of top notch work by talented imaginative authors. Glad I added it to my sci-fi library!

    20. Original Review HereI’m having to do this review in a different way to usual because it was a collection of short stories by various authors, so my usual structure won’t work. Overall, it was an interesting read and some of the stories and their imagination impressed me. I think there were a few too many murdered dragons in it for my liking though – I like them being the good guys! It also created a heavy atmosphere for a lot of the stories because there was so much death. That being said, [...]

    21. I dunno. I expected to be more excited about this anthology. I think it started off pretty well,became pretty much "meh" in the middle and then picked up again at the end. Some of the more notable stories that I liked, in no particular order, are:Grey (Chris Pourteau): Grey tells the story of the friendship between Amanda, a young girl, and Grey, the last dragon in the world. It's sweet - and somewhat predictable, but incredibly heartwarming. Ten Things You Should Know About Dragons (Elle Casey) [...]

    22. I love dragons, I love short stories, yet I was dissapointed by this collection. Too many of the stories read as mere advertisements for greater works by the authors. Others fell flat for me due to writing style, predictable plots, or tired archaic gender roles. I don't mind when a collection has some weaker pieces, but I was hoping for a few real gems in the mix to provide balance.There were a few stories that stood out, although I wouldn't give any of them more than 3/5 stars. "Ten Things You [...]

    23. A Blend of Great IntelligenceBy giving this book a5 star rating I hope to inspire others to read it. In here your some tales that griped my mind so as not letting me stop reading them, an others that just keep me curious. You read it and which ones to that to you. Because it will be different for each reader. This is why I am not going into depth about each story. All I will say I'd that each of these authors has their own way of pulling you into their story. Try it I believe it will be very enj [...]

    24. Lofty intentions, so-so results.Some good stories, some decent ones, and others that seem written by amateurs or not-so diligent students of the craft.It is the second chronicle in the series I've read (the first was The Alien's) and the process of selection by the editor was probably the same: he/she invites independent writers he/she knows or has read, and whatever the person sends, is published! No editing of any sort, as it is hard to understand otherwise how some of the inclusions are so in [...]

    25. I found this collection patchy - some very good stories, some that really were more like excerpts, and a couple of stories that were not well written. Worth buying and worth reading, but the editor needed to be a bit more ruthless. I went on to buy The Dragon War trilogy on the strength of one story, so I'm hoping it will have been useful in introducing me to a new writer. Three stars because of the patchy nature of the collection.

    26. This is a collection of short stories--many of which are rooted in series written about dragons. As with any collection some are great and some not so great. Overall I have truly enjoyed this collection of stories and recommend it to anyone who likes dragon stories!

    27. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was excited for Elle Casey's story, but disappointed we didn't get to see Jayne and the gang. I didn't read the rest of the stories.

    28. A great smorgasbordThese stories delightfully portray dragons, each in a totally different way. Each story is a good read, each is unique.

    29. An enjoyable readGood writing, interesting characters & unexpected combinations thereof. Not a disappointing story in the bunch. I found the whole anthology highly entertaining.

    30. The Dragon ChroniclesI enjoyed this compilation of short stories. All were well written and enjoyed by me. Please people read this collection, you will not regret it.

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