So, have you happened to read Door Into Light yet? I’ve been very pleased with the earliest reviews, which also revealed that for some reason the book got linked to someone else’s House of Shadows (!), which is very much not good, and I’m writing to Amazon today to ask them to please link Door Into Light with the correct House of Shadows. Good God above.
Check this out: Nine Fiery Fantasy Novels for Dragon Lovers, at WikiEzvid. Very cool to see House of Shadows — the correct House of Shadows — included in this wiki post.
Nine dragons! How many have you read? Of the eight other titles mentioned, I’ve read … drum roll … precisely none. As though I didn’t have enough on my TBR pile, now I need to check out every one of these titles and enjoy the various dragons.
Of the titles listed, As the Crow Flies by Robin Lythgoe sounds especially appealing. It hits all kinds of tropes that particularly appeal to me. Here’s the description from the wiki:
Once he completes his final job, infamous thief Crow is looking forward to retiring and settling down with the woman he loves. Actually doing that, however, turns out to be anything but simple. When Crow is caught by his mark, a mad wizard masquerading as the Baron Duzayan, he is coerced into stealing a dragon’s egg with the help of a lawman who has been his longtime foe. If their mission is a success, the empire might just suffer because of it.
A thief, yay! Ooh, caught by a mad wizard; you know, I have a plot in my head a lot like this, that I never even started writing. Too bad, looks like Lythgoe beat me to it. “With the help of a lawman who has been his longtime foe” — sounds like Lythgoe was deliberately ticking off boxes for me. Four and a half stars on Amazon; 75 reviews … let me just mention that House of Shadows only has 26 reviews … anyway, As the Crow Flies is only 99c for the Kindle version. Okay, I’m giving this one a try.
Click through and check out the rest of the entries, if you have a minute.
Considering it’s a top-nine list, we should all name our favorite dragon that is not included, thus taking the number to the aesthetically appropriate ten. I’ll go first, leaving all of you to either agree with me or pick your own dragon for the tenth spot. But who could disagree with me when I pick the dragon from McKillip’s The Cygnet and the Firebird? That one is the very best and most impressive dragon in all of fantasy.
Agree / disagree? What other dragon ought to be in contention for the top spot out of all dragons, and the tenth spot on this wiki list?