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The Summer Dragon

(2016)
(The first book in the Evertide series)
A novel by

 
 
The debut novel from the acclaimed illustrator--a high fantasy adventure featuring dragons and deadly politics.

Maia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine. As she comes of age, she hopes for a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents. But the war goes badly, and the needs of the Dragonry dash her hopes. Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon—one of the rare and mythical High Dragons—makes an appearance in her quiet valley. The Summer Dragon is an omen of change, but no one knows for certain what kind of change he augurs. Political factions vie to control the implied message, each to further their own agendas.

And so Maia is swept into an adventure that pits her against the deathless Horrors—thralls of the enemy—and a faceless creature drawn from her fears. In her fight to preserve everything she knows and loves, she uncovers secrets that challenge her understanding of her world and of herself.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"The master of dragon art brings the same skills to dragon storytelling. This is a compelling, fantastically-wrought adventure story, and Maia, the brave, intelligent, but flawed heroine, someone you can really root for. And the dragons? Oh, the dragons!" - Lou Anders

"Todd Lockwood’s dragons come to life on the page: more than animals, different from humans, and beautifully plausible without losing their fantastic touch. The Summer Dragon offers a welcome new take on the dragon-riding genre." - Marie Brennan

"I loved The Summer Dragon! I couldn't put it down, even though I should have been working on my own book." - Kristen Britain

"The master of dragon art brings the same skills to dragon storytelling. This is a compelling, fully realized story which is as detailed and exciting as anything since the Pern tales. A sure winner." - Terry Brooks

"Packed with action and fully-developed characters, both human and scaly, Summer Dragon is a dragon for all seasons." - Alan Dean Foster

"It's no surprise that Todd Lockwood can build a wonderful setting and world—he does it with his art all the time. But what strikes me about The Summer Dragon is that the shining elements of this novel are the characters. Using words instead of his paintbrush, Todd builds characters you care about, laugh with and cheer for." - R A Salvatore

"Renowned artist Todd Lockwood shares his debut novel at last, a written work as vivid as the dragons he so loves to paint." - Shawn Speakman


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Used availability for Todd Lockwood's The Summer Dragon

Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Summer Dragon (Evertide)
Author(s): Todd Lockwood
ISBN: 0-7564-0833-4 / 978-0-7564-0833-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Summer Dragon (Evertide)
Author(s): Todd Lockwood
ISBN: 0-7564-0834-2 / 978-0-7564-0834-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Summer Dragon (Evertide)
Author(s): Todd Lockwood
ISBN: 0-7564-1312-5 / 978-0-7564-1312-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Summer Dragon, The (The Evertide)
Author(s): Todd Lockwood
ISBN: 1-5366-4898-1 / 978-1-5366-4898-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Dragon: First Book of The Evertide
Author(s): Todd Lockwood
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Dragon: First Book of The Evertide
Author(s): Todd Lockwood
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Summer Dragon (Evertide Book 1)
Author(s): Todd Lockwood
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA