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Free Lance and the Dragon's Hoard

(2005)
(Dragon's Hoard)
(The third book in the Knight's Story series)
A novel by

 
 
The third in a compelling, wonderfully-ilustrated series by a bestselling author/illustrator team. It's a routine job for a freelance knight: a wealthy merchant needs protection on the journey back to his remote home town laden with goods. But on the last night he is woken by the terrified merchant insisting that a dragon said to guard a fabulous hoard in the region has attacked and killed his favourite horse. Free Lance finds the remains of the horse and decides wolves are responsible - dragons aren't real, are they? On entering town, the merchant immediately tells everyone of the attack, and as evening falls, Free Lance witnesses a strange procession of townsfolk taking a beautiful but frightened girl dressed up as a princess out into the wilderness. He follows and realises that they are offering the girl as a sacrifice to appease the 'dragon'. Determined to rescue the damsel, little does Free Lance realise the danger he will face in this cracking, wonderfully-illustrated story.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Used availability for Paul Stewart's Free Lance and the Dragon's Hoard

Hardback Editions

November 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dragon's Hoard (A Knight's Story, No. 3)
Author(s): Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
ISBN: 0-689-87241-0 / 978-0-689-87241-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum
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June 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Free Lance and The Dragon's Hoard
Author(s): Paul Stewart
ISBN: 0-340-87404-X / 978-0-340-87404-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Free Lance and the Dragon's Hoard
Author(s): Chris Paul & Riddell Stewart
ISBN: 1-78112-716-6 / 978-1-78112-716-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dragon's Hoard (3) (A Knight's Story)
Author(s): Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
ISBN: 1-4814-2890-X / 978-1-4814-2890-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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March 2004 : UK Paperback

Title: Free Lance and The Dragon's Hoard
Author(s): Paul Stewart
ISBN: 0-340-87405-8 / 978-0-340-87405-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA