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The Dragon Quintet

(2004)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
From Publishers Weekly
There be dragons of all spots and stripes in this solid anthology from editor Kaye (The Vampire Sextette), showcasing original fantasy novellas by five of the biggest names in the genre. In Orson Scott Card's uneven "In the Dragon's House," a Bradburyesque gingerbread gothic, a lonely orphan named Michael discovers a magical but somewhat sinister "dragon" in the old mansion he lives in with other disenfranchised children. Elizabeth Moon's "Judgment" is a wise, Tolkien-toned piece, complete with dwarves and stolen eggs that contain powerful "pretties" capable of turning villagers into dragons. Tanith Lee's gorgeous "Love in a Time of Dragons," the volume's single erotic entry, tells the tale of an abused servant who falls in love with a dragon ring. The most satisfying of the lot is Mercedes Lackey's "Joust," which she later expanded to a novel by the same name. The determination of Vetch, Lackey's serf turned dragon-boy, to escape from a war-torn land echoes the theme of Michael Swanwick's more sophisticated but extremely dark "King Dragon." Swanwick delivers the most chilling dragon, a warship with a monster's mind who tries to enslave Will, another boy transformed by revolution. Kaye obligingly recommends a range of dragon-related novels, films and Web sites in his afterword.
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Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Dragon Quintet
Author(s): Orson Scott Card, Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Moon
ISBN: 1-4352-8545-X / 978-1-4352-8545-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-22
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April 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dragon Quintet
Author(s): Orson Scott Card, Mercedes Lackey, Elizabeth Moon, Michael Swanwick, Tanith Lee
ISBN: 0-7653-1035-X / 978-0-7653-1035-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Dragon Quintet
Author(s): Orson Scott Card, Tanith Lee, Michael Swanwick, Elizabeth Moon, Mercedes Lackey
ISBN: 0-7653-4911-6 / 978-0-7653-4911-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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February 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dragon Quintet: Five Original Short Novels
Author(s): Marvin Kaye
ISBN: 0-7653-1136-4 / 978-0-7653-1136-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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