Download and read online The Real Dragon and Other Short Stories in PDF and EPUB Mayhem, romance and adventure runs through them… Together for the first time in one volume, Pauline Baird Jones’ science fiction romance short stories (with a little bit of steampunk swirled into some of them just for fun). Join Emma as she tries to puzzle out the mystery of her past, with a little help from her (mysteriously returned and talking) bearded dragon. Journey to Nebula Nine Station with Special Temporal Agent, Jane Jones, as she works with the handsome security chief to prevent a tragedy. Take a leap into the past with Prudence Pinkerton and sort out the mystery of the specters in the storm. Find out why going home for the holidays isn’t all cookies and eggnog. Dive into the two Project Enterprise short stories—a murder mystery with an alien twist, and join Ani as she faces down an automaton outlaw gang in old time Texas. Pauline Baird Jones is known for writing smart, quirky, funny fiction. Grab your copy of this collection? today!
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Download and read online The Dragon Book in PDF and EPUB Nineteen fiery dragon stories from the world's best fantasy writers Whether portrayed as fire-breathing reptilian beasts at war with humanity or as noble creatures capable of speech and mystically bonded to the warriors who ride them, dragons have been found in nearly every culture's mythology. In modern times, they can be found far from their medieval settings in locales as mundane as suburbia or as barren as post-apocalyptic landscapes - and in THE DRAGON BOOK, today's greatest fantasists reignite the fire with legendary tales that will consume readers' imaginations.With stories by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Jonathan Stroud, Gregory Maguire, Garth Nix, Diana Gabaldon, Tamora Pierce, Harry Turtledove, Sean Williams and Tad Williams as well as tales by Naomi Novik, Peter Beagle, Jane Yolen, Adam Stemple, Cecelia Holland, Kage Baker, Samuel Sykes, Diana Wynne Jones, Mary Rosenblum, Tanith Lee, Andy Duncan and Bruce Coville.
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Download and read online The Legend of the Foxport Dragon and other short stories in PDF and EPUB Noted for her stories, author Janet S Fields takes you into the humorous tale, The Legend of the Foxport Dragon, entering the world of preteen boys on a hunting expedition where they unexpectedly meet the local legend, the Foxport Dragon. In The Box Prisoner you encounter a genius, a man so dangerous the only recourse is to imprisoned him in an inescapable box, only now the box is empty leaving the box's designer to untangle how he escaped. This collection of short stories , some taken from the author's book Grandma Tull's Stories, are sure to entertain with a mix of magic and mystery.
Download and read online Dragon Dragon in PDF and EPUB Four tales of fantasy from a twentieth-century literary master—selected as the 1975 New York Times Outstanding Book for Children John Gardner’s first children’s book takes the traditional fairy tale and turns it on its head. In the title story, a meddlesome dragon meets his match. “The Tailor and the Giant” tells the story of a cowardly man who finally faces his fears. A villainous beast of burden attempts to rid himself of his master in “The Miller’s Mule.” And in “The Last Piece of Light,” a brave young chimney-sweep saves the world from darkness. Filled with irreverent twists on the classic elements of princes and princesses, witches and wizards, and the magical realms that they inhabit, Dragon, Dragon is a collection of fun and fantastic tales to be cherished by readers of all ages.
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Download and read online From the Dragon s Mouth in PDF and EPUB WHO ARE THE CHINESE? Through on-the-ground interviews, Ana Fuentes uncovers the real China and offers a panoramic look at Chinese culture from the point of view of its citizens. She spent nearly 4 years living and working in China and discovered a world few have written about . . . until now. FROM THE DRAGON’S MOUTH: Ten True Stories that Unveil the Real China is an exquisitely intimate look into the China of the 21st century as seen through the eyes of its people. This is the first time that a book combines the voices of everyday Chinese people from so many different layers of society: a dissident tortured by the police; a young millionaire devoted to nationalism; a peasant-turnedprostitute to pay for the best education for her son; a woman who married her gay friend to escape from social pressure, just like an estimated 16 million other women; a venerable Kung-Fu master unable to train outdoors because of the hazardous pollution; the daughter of two Communist Party officials getting rich coaching Chinese entrepreneurs in the ways of Capitalism; among others. ANA FUENTES is a journalist whose reports have been broadcast on three continents by Radio Netherland, Prisa Radio, CNN en español and others. Ana holds a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University in Madrid and the Sorbonne University in Paris, and a Master’s in Journalism from El País and the University Autonoma in Madrid.
Download and read online Family Treed in PDF and EPUB “Family Treed” is 1.5 in my Big Uneasy series. This short story is my amuse bouche, because it is a taste, a quick bite for my readers, a chance to check in on Nell and Alex (from Relatively Risky). Nell’s not sure why the mob wants to have dinner with her. She is sure she wants a cop at her side. Alex wouldn’t let Nell dine with the mob without him, despite much unease from his many siblings. But when Nell’s newly found relatives start making threatening noises, Nell wonders if she’s putting Alex’s life in danger. Can they survive dinner with the killing cousins? This short story is about 13,000 words or 31 printed pages. When I started “Family Treed,” I was determined to keep it a short story. The plot, the characters fought back, throwing complications at me like knives and bullets. I dodged. I ducked. And when they weren’t looking, I trimmed out everything trying to turn it into a novel. And while I trimmed, I watched Top Chef. When they were asked to create an amuse bouche, I had an aha moment. That’s what “Family Treed” was supposed to be. And an amuse bouche was it is. It’s a peek, a tiny taste of the challenges still facing Nell as she tries to come to terms with what has bubbled up out of the past. Secrets only stay secret if one person knows the secret. And once they start to spread, well, crap happens. There will be more adventures for Nell and Alex and yes, there will be upcoming adventures for Alex’s many siblings. When one “meets” a family like the Baker’s, it would be crazy not invite them in to play. So I hope you’ll stay tuned for more installments in The Big Uneasy. While you’re waiting for the next novel in the series, I hope you’ll browse through my back list. In addition to Relatively Risky: The Big Uneasy 1, I have some more romantic suspense cluttering up my back list. There’s my Lonesome Lawmen and my humorous romantic suspense (Do Wah Diddy Die, Mystery Stories, and The Spy Who Kissed Me.) I also plan to re-release my lone gothic, A Dangerous Dance, by the end of the 2014. For now, it is only available in audio and used print editions. If you don’t mind expanding your reading horizons to the stars and beyond, then I hope you’ll check out my science fiction romance and my science fiction/steampunk romance series, Project Enterprise. The series began with The Key, then continues with: Girl Gone Nova, Tangled in Time (novella/steampunkish), Steamrolled (steampunk/science fiction romance), and Kicking Ashe. There is also a short story collection called Project Enterprise: The Short Stories. The series is also available in audio. And last, but hardly least, is my time travel novel to World War II: Out of Time. Most authors have a book that is THE book they had to write no matter what. Out of Time is that book for me. For more information about all my novels, www.paulinebjones.com.
Download and read online Dragons at Crumbling Castle in PDF and EPUB An illustrated collection of 14 short stories—featuring "dragons and wizards, councilors and mayors, an adventurous tortoise and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats and a few magic spells"— was written when the author was a teenaged newspaper reporter. 50,000 first printing.
Download and read online Sir Parsley and the Dragon and Other Stories in PDF and EPUB A collection of fantasy tales, told in rhyme, for children between the ages of 6 and 10. Hear how Sir Parsley saved a baby dragon and found the love of his life, or read the tale of Jack and the magical peddler, Pongo Foo. These tales were written for my friends' children and they are collected together here in the hope that more children will enjoy them.
Download and read online The Real Dragon in PDF and EPUB Emma Standish didn’t think her day could get any worse. Her dad is marrying his boss, her dragon came back talking and typing, and it’s her fault the Earth, or at least ten square miles of Texas, is going to be destroyed. That’s what happens when you forget something very, very important. Luckily for her, she’s got the love of her life—that she can’t remember—and her dragon by her side. Who needs to worry when you’re having a day like this? Pauline Baird Jones is known for writing smart, quirky, funny fiction. Grab the short story today! today! Previously released in PETS IN SPACE Anthology (Library Journal Best e-Original 2016)
Download and read online Mr Wumble and the Dragon in PDF and EPUB A selection of ever-popular Blyton short stories for the younger reader, with clear text and illustrated throughout.
Download and read online The Land of the Dragon King and Other Korean Stories in PDF and EPUB Collects nine Korean fairy tales, including "Clever Rabbit," "Why Pigs have Snouts," and "The Land of the Dragon."
Download and read online Dragon s Time in PDF and EPUB NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Even though Lorana cured the plague that was killing the dragons of Pern, sacrificing her queen dragon in the process, the devastating disease has left too few dragons alive to fight the fall of deadly Thread. As morale at Telgar Weyr plunges in the wake of the widespread loss, and Weyrwoman Fiona and the harper Kindan struggle to keep hope from vanishing, a pregnant Lorana decides she must take drastic steps. Nothing short of manipulating time itself will undo the damage done by the plague. But attempting time travel could have devastating consequences—altering history, and destiny, forever. Now, somehow, Lorana must find a way to accomplish what seems impossible: bending the natural laws of the universe without wreaking havoc on existence itself. To ensure the future of Pern, she’s willing to take the fateful chance—even if it demands yet another, far greater, sacrifice. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey's Sky Dragons.