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The Coming of the Dragon

(2010)
(The first book in the Coming of the Dragon series)
A novel by

 
 
Rebecca Barnhouse weaves Norse gods, blood feuds, and a terrifying dragon into this spectacular retelling of the end of the Old English poem Beowulf.

When he was a baby, Rune washed up onshore in a boat, along with a sword and a pendant bearing the runes that gave him his nickname. Some people thought he was a sacrifice to the gods and wanted to send him right back to the sea. Luckily for Rune, King Beowulf disagreed. He lifted the boy from the boat and gave him to Amma, a wisewoman living on a farm far removed from the king's hall, to raise as she saw fit.

Sixteen years later, Rune spends his summers laboring on the farm. And at King Beowulf's request, he comes to the hall each winter for weapons training. But somehow he never quite fits in. Many people still fear he will bring a curse on the kingdom. Then a terrible thing happens. On a lonely crag on a mountain that belongs to the giants, someone awakens a dragon. It is time for Rune to find the warrior inside himself and prove to the doubters once and for all that he is a true hero.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

October 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Coming of the Dragon (Legacy of Beowulf)
Author(s): Rebecca Barnhouse
ISBN: 0-375-86193-9 / 978-0-375-86193-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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October 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Coming of the Dragon (Legacy of Beowulf)
Author(s): Rebecca Barnhouse
ISBN: 0-375-96193-3 / 978-0-375-96193-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

October 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Coming of the Dragon (Legacy of Beowulf)
Author(s): Rebecca Barnhouse
ISBN: 0-375-86173-4 / 978-0-375-86173-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bluefire
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Audio Editions

November 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Coming of the Dragon
Author(s): Rebecca Barnhouse
Publisher: Listening Library
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November 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Coming of the Dragon
Author(s): Rebecca Barnhouse
Publisher: Listening Library
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November 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Coming of the Dragon
Author(s): Rebecca Barnhouse
ISBN: 0-307-73806-X / 978-0-307-73806-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

October 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Coming of the Dragon (Legacy of Beowulf)
Author(s): Rebecca Barnhouse
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA