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***The Dragon Quintet

Five Original Short Novels

edited by Marvin Kaye

Reviewed November 18, 2004.
Tor, New York, 2004.  301 pages.

This book is a collection of long stories (or short novels) about dragons by the great fantasy authors Orson Scott Card, Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Moon, and Michael Swanwick.  There’s nothing stereotypical about these stories, and each one is strikingly different from all the others.

As a rule, I tend to like Young Adult fantasy better than fantasy stories for grown-ups.  I find that it tends to get more wrapped up in the details than I care about.  In this short form, that isn’t a problem.  Each story has a mythic simplicity, weaving a haunting tale.

Reviews of other books by these authors:

Enchantment, by Orson Scott Card
Sarah, by Orson Scott Card
A War of Gifts, by Orson Scott Card

The Fairy Godmother, by Mercedes Lackey
One Good Knight, by Mercedes Lackey
The Snow Queen, by Mercedes Lackey
Sleeping Beauty, by Mercedes Lackey
Beauty and the Werewolf, by Mercedes Lackey
Take a Thief, by Mercedes Lackey

Wolf Queen, by Tanith Lee
Wolf Wing, by Tanith Lee

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