Here be Dragons – the tea dragon society (Katie O’Neill)

Ahoy there me mateys!  So along with me love of the sea, I also have a fierce love of dragons.  This be graphic novel.  I never read a graphic novel before as I am not a visual person and wasn’t sure if the medium would work for me.  But the cute cover and subject matter kept luring me back to looking at this one.  Then I read this post by milliebot @ milliebotreads.  She does an awesome series where she does, in fact, judge books by their cover and showcases some of the stunning books that she owns.  I was convinced that I had to read it.

And I have to say that the artwork in this book is absolutely fabulous.  I loved the world that the author has created.  Tea dragons are adorable and I kinda want one.  Look at how cute they are:

from the author’s website

The artwork alone was worth reading this for me.  The only downside is that I thought the story that went with it was odd.  There didn’t seem to be an actual through-line.  The tea dragons were adorable but didn’t really do anything.  The main character, Greta, was charming and kind and I liked her.  The themes of friendship and hard work were also lovely.  I was able to understand what was happening in the book as the visuals were clear.  There was just no plot or exploration of character.  It seemed to be more of vignettes with no exploration or answers.  So I treated it like an art book and just enjoyed the visuals in the way that I enjoy perusing art museums.

I am not sure if this is usual for graphic novels or is just a side-effect of this particular one having begun its life as a webcomic.  I don’t mind me books having pictures but I have to say that I prefer me stories to be told in words.

Goodreads has this to say about the novel:

From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.

After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own.

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Here Be Dragons On the Horizon – golden age and other stories (Naomi Novik)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .

golden age and other stories (Naomi Novik)

Title: golden age and other stories

Author: Naomi Novik

Publisher: Subterranean Press

Publication Date: TODAY!!! (hardback)

ISBN: 978-1596068292

Source: NetGalley

Ah the beautiful cover with both dragons and ships lured me in.  Arrrr!  The author, Naomi Novik, hooked me and had me super excited to read this collection of stories revisiting the dragon, Temeraire and his world.  This collection did not disappoint.  It contains 6 stories and 26 drabbles.  What is a drabble?  I’ll get to that . . .

“Volly’s Cow”

This is a very short story about Temeraire trying to obtain the vote of Volly.  I am not quite clear on the whole voting plotline as I have yet to finish the whole Temeraire series but of course I like silly Volly and the story did entertain.

“Planting Season”

This story showcases John Wampanoag, an enterprising dragon trader.  Apparently he shows up later in the Temeraire books.  All I know is that this story was one of the highlights for me.  This is a colonial-era story with John’s navigation of both Native American and European factions.  Short yet sweet.

“Dawn of Battle”

This story involves Jane Roland before the Battle of the Nile and the destruction of L’Orient.  Jane is a young captain trying to exert her influence on her male crew.  I adored her relationship with Excidium.  It is amazing that this story took place before the action of the battle and yet was exciting in its own right.

“Golden Age”

This fabulous story is a re-imaging of how Temeraire and Laurence meet.  Temeraire, called Celeste in this incarnation, is washed up on the shore of a seemingly deserted island.  The first part of the story is told from Celeste’s point of view about how he develops and what occurs on this island.  The second half is from Laurence’s point of view.  From battles at sea to fights with kraken to the burgeoning friendship of man and dragon, this one was a pure delight.


A lovely story that takes place in China and tells the story of Temeraire’s inception and the start to how his egg ends up meeting Laurence.  I loved the viewpoint of Qian and her viewpoint of the Chinese politics.  It shows such a different dragon culture from the European fighting forces centered one.

“Dragons and Decorum”

A Pride and Prejudice retelling with Elizabeth Bennett as a Captain with her own dragon.  Amazing.  ‘Nuff said.


Apparently a drabble according to the author is “a story of 100 words – and while there are many debates on how strictly this limit should be observed, for purposes of this collection I have kept to the exact number.”  The collection contains 26 of them.  These snippets were very interesting and well written but overall just left me wanting them to be longer.  Perhaps these will be turned into longer stories in the future.  Mulan with dragons anyone?  Yes please.

While I enjoyed this collection immensely, there was one flaw of the kindle edition – the artwork.  It was black and white which I did not mind for the historical feel of it.  But each image was so small and several were missing altogether.  I wish the art could have been enlarged when clicking on it so I could have seen the full details.  I am assuming that the hardback will have no such problems of course.  So if ye like dragons in general and Temeraire specifically, then pick this collection up!

Side note: the author’s website has larger versions of the artwork on it!  Hooray!  Reading by Amy Thompson is me favorite with Dragons in a Winter Clearing by Stephanie Mendoza being a close second.  Okay but the cover art by Sandara Tang is awesome.  That much wonderful dragon art . . . can’t complain.  Arrrr!

So lastly . . .

Thank you Subterranean Press!

Subterranean Press’ website has this to say about the novel:

Naomi Novik ended her acclaimed, beloved nine-volume Temeraire series last year with a stunning finale, League of Dragons. Fans missing their favorite series can now rejoice: Novik returns with an original Temeraire collection as unique as the world she has created, with each tale inspired by an accompanying piece of fan art. The Temeraire novels provide a window into an alternate nineteenth century populated with Novik’s own richly human and unforgettably draconic characters as they adventure alongside well-known historical figures. That tradition continues here. Readers will delight at appearances by fan-favorite characters from the series and historical figures like the famed explorer Matteo Ricci. In “Planting Season,” Novik shows us an early glimpse of American dragon John Wampanoag at Boston Harbor. “Golden Age” finds a dragon who believes he remembers being called Celeste hatch from a shipwreck-tossed crate onto an island where he meets others of his kind. But other famous fictional characters are to be discovered here as well. Readers will certainly recognize a certain Miss Bennet (here Captain Bennet) and her suitor, Mr. Darcy, in “Dragons and Decorum.”Filled with the inventive world-building, rich detail, sparkling wit, and deep emotion that readers have come to expect from Novik’s work, Golden Age and Other Stories is a treasure at home on any Temeraire-lover’s bookshelf.

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Here Be Dragons – the sleeping dragon (Joel Rosenberg)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I was trying to figure out what to read when I saw this old school cover in the hold . . .


The First Mate and his siblings fondly remember this series from childhood.  And well I am an easy mark for all dragon-related things.  So I gave this a shot.  And I had very, very mixed thoughts.  Be forewarned, unlike me usual posts, there are spoilers at the end because of a need to rant.  Continue at yer own peril . . .

The book is set up in five parts:

  1. The Student Union
  2. Lundeyll
  3. Pandathaway
  4. Bremon
  5. And Beyond

“The Student Union” starts out with a group of college age kids who play table-top role playing games in a club.  I was never into that kinda gaming so it took me a bit to get into the novel.  But of course the players end up transported into the game world which is actually an alternate magical universe.  While the characters are rather stereotypical, I did find the students’ entrance and introduction to “Lundeyll” to be comical.  From accidentally destroying their supplies, to having split personalities while coming to terms with the mingling of their real and character memories, the beginning of the magical adventure made me happy.  Plus there were a few unexpected surprises.

The third part when they are journeying to the great city of “Pandathaway” is where the story started to go off track slightly.  This is where the love interest plotlines start to really kick in.  While the good news is that women in this 1983 novel can and do choose to sleep with multiple sexual partners if they want to, the men sulk like whiny babies and get all macho and protective and annoying.  It was a glimpse of things to come.  However I did like the wonderful library in the city and Doria haggling in the market and we get to meet our first dragon.  Arrrr!  I loved the silly dragon and its use in the city.  Made me laugh that the dragon in the book is described as brown with red glowing eyes.  Doesn’t match the cover at all.

After an extremely unexciting tournament (how can sword fighting be boring!) the group heads towards “Bremon” and the book enjoyment soured.  Why ye ask?  Because 1) it is just wandering with no real seeming purpose and more importantly 2) rape becomes a plot point.  The strong men sit in a wagon and listen to the women being raped for hours.  While it is certainly not graphic in the telling, it is completely irrelevant to the story and exists only to make the men feel revengeful, protective (after initially failing), remorseful, and so worse yet there can be a burden the men have to handle for the next segment.  Sigh.

So okay now that the strong women have been reduced to quivering husks now what?  The men get revenge!  Which happens off the page and ends up with a head in a bag.  Huh?  Then more boring traveling.  Then onto the a place “guarded by the most terrifying and deadly enemy of all!” Which is the promised dragon of the title.  Who DOES NOTHING.  Seriously it really does sleep while almost all the characters sneak past it.  This supposed first dragon, THE dragon, doesn’t even twitch when a horde of people go past him.  Its whole purpose it to GUARD the gate.  Some terror.  Some deadliness.  It wakes up just in time to spit some flame.  A super boring dragon!  Urgh!

“And Beyond” that, the book got even worse.  I won’t even get into it.  I finished it because it was short and was remembered with fondness and I just didn’t get it.  I guess I am too old and curmudgeony to suspend any real disbelief at the plot and only find meself disbelieving that this series is beloved by so many folk.

I did have the first mate tell me the continuation of the plot in the later novels.  I am mystified that there are any people who are fond of this and all I can say is that me head hurts and I will be avoiding them indefinitely.

Goodreads has this to say about the novel:

It began as just another evening of fantasy gaming, with James, Karl, Andrea, and the rest ready to assume their various roles as wizard, cleric, warrior, or thief. But sorcerous gamemaster Professor Deighton had something else planned for this unsuspecting group of college students. And the “game” soon became a matter of life and death as the seven adventurers found themselves transported to an alternate world and into the bodies of the actual characters they had been pretending to be.

Cast into a land where magic worked all too well, dragons were a fire-breathing menace, and only those quick enough with a sword or their wits survived, the young gamers faced a terrible task. For the only way they would ever see Earth again was if they could find the legendary Gate Between Worlds – a place guarded by the most terrifying and deadly enemy of all….

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Here be Dragons – the copper promise (Jen Williams)

Ahoy there me mateys!  So along with me love of the sea, I also have had a fierce love of dragons.  The Copper Cat Trilogy, of which this is book one, was on someone’s list of awesome dragon books.  The problem was that the author lives in London, the books were published in the UK, and I was not anywhere near that port!  Getting a hold of these novels was proving troublesome.  Then I heard rumors of books one and two being found on the other side of the pond.  Arrrrr!  Got me copies.

I found this one to be a highly enjoyable read.  While the dragon is fun (aren’t they all) the highlights for me were the characters of Wydrin, Frith, and Gallo.  Wydrin is the Copper Cat of the story.  She is strong, intelligent, snarky, and loves her knives.  Frith is a complete and total jerk whom I ended up loving anyway.  And well Gallo just has to be experienced fer yerself.

The magic in this story made me happy.  The plot diverges a bit with a stint on an island of magical training but I adored that entire section.  I also adored a creation of the dragon’s called “the brood.”  Books are cleverly involved.  The dragon is more like a force of nature.  In my mind she was like a giant locus devouring everything in her path with flames and fury.  She is not a nice dragon.

The only minor problems that I had were that the world building was kinda neutral and that I didn’t love how the dragon was dealt with in the ending.  I am told that book one was originally four shorter stories that tied together.  That aspect makes a lot of sense.  That being said, I loved the characters and so will likely read book two at some point (plus I already own it – Arrrr!).

Don’t just take me word fer it.  Check out these other reviews from me crew:

mogsy @ thebibliosanctum

lynn @ lynnsbooks

The author’s website has this to say about the novel:

There are some far-fetched rumours about the caverns beneath the Citadel: some say the mages left their most dangerous secrets hidden there; others, that great riches are hidden there; even that gods have been imprisoned in its darkest depths. For Lord Frith, the caverns hold the key to his vengeance. Against all the odds, he has survived torture and lived to see his home and his family taken from him … and now someone is going to pay. For Wydrin of Crosshaven and her faithful companion, Sir Sebastian Carverson, a quest to the Citadel looks like just another job. There’s the promise of gold and adventure. Who knows, they might even have a decent tale or two once they’re done. But sometimes there is truth in rumour. Sometimes it pays to listen. Soon this reckless trio will become the last line of defence against a hungry, restless terror that wants to tear the world apart. And they’re not even getting paid.

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There Be Dragons on the Horizon – the dragon in the garden (Erika Gardner)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this urban fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here are me honest musings . . .

the dragon in the garden (Erika Gardner)

Title: the dragon in the garden

Author: Erika Gardner

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

Publication Date: February 19, 2016

ISBN: 9781310425547

Source: NetGalley

So a confession of a sort: this pirate is not that into urban fantasy.  Now to be fair there are some such novels that I have liked including magic bites which I reviewed on me blog.  But in general it doesn’t usually float me boat.  However I kept being mesmerized by this cover and title on NetGalley:

dragon garden

Every time I saw it I felt compelled to click on it again.  After multiple views, I gave in and requested it thinking, “well, if I am not approved then I have me answer.”  Then I got approved.  I couldn’t help but be giddy.  I am a sucker for all things dragon, and I had to know about why the dragon was in the garden.  A compulsion had come over me.

So I read it and while I can say that I did not love this book, I do think that it is me not the book.  And that’s okay.  The story is about a woman,  Siobhan, who has the sight and has a pivotal role in the fight between evil and mankind.  This book has it all – kick-ass heroines, a variety of angels, an Oracle, a prophecy, demons, fey, other dimensions, and above all an awesome dragon.

The dragon was the highlight for me, the world-building fun, and the snark along with silly details like slogans on t-shirts made me happy.  Siobhan was a decent main character.  I could have done without the love triangle though.  And how people were always rushing in to save her.  I mean I get that she is learning to use her powers but still.

Also there was a lot of sitting around and exposition for the first half of the book interspersed with brief “fights.”  It is the first book in the series and the plot seemed slow but I imagine that will pick up in the next book.  While I do not plan on reading the next novel, if ye like urban fantasy, ye might want to give this one a try.  Just make sure to tell me what ye think of it.

Oh and here is an interesting blog post by the author about the book in case yer interested.

So lastly . . .

Thank you Tirgearr Publishing!

The publisher’s website had this to say about the novel:

Siobhan Orsini has the Sight–no lie can fool her, no glamour or illusion can cloud her. After inheriting her grandparents’ house in CA’s wine country, she meets a talking dragon–a hot fallen angel, a demon lord, a Valkyrie, and, oh yes, her ex-boyfriend. Seeking the Oracle, Siobhan learns her Sight can help mankind navigate the travails of an ancient war. Can she save humanity?

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There Be Dragons On the Horizon – the waking fire (Anthony Ryan)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here are me honest musings . . .

the waking fire (Anthony Ryan)

Title: the waking fire

Author: Anthony Ryan

Publisher: Ace

Publication Date: currently July 5, 2016

ISBN:     9781101987858

Source: NetGalley

This is a novel with dragons and pirates and spies oh my!  At 592 pages this is an epic fantasy of a book and is the first of Mr. Ryan’s new series, The Draconis Memoria.  In the Arradsian Continental Holdings, there are four types of dragons – Red, Green, Black, and Blue.  Certain people can use this drake blood to do cool things by ingesting it.  The poem of its uses:

Blue for the mind.  Green for the body.  Red for the fire.  Black for the push.

And yet there is a myth about a White drake.  Does it exist?  If so, what does its blood do?  Well ye can read this book and find out.  But some thoughts before ye do.

  1. I loved the distinction between the types of dragons. Each color has particular ways of living and fighting. Black dragons of course were me favorite.  But be aware that there are not enough fulfilling dragon encounters in this book.  Lots of humans and dragons fighting but the dragons seemingly were a side note to their blood.  The dragon blood got WAY more conversation then the dragons themselves.  Sad.
  2. Loved the character development overall. I found the three main perspectives of Clay (adventurer), Lizanne (spy) and Hilemore (sailor) to be both engaging and unique. Hilemore was me favorite and not just because he was a sailor (Arrrrr!).  It was nice to get good female characters in this book like Tekala (girl) and Zenida (pirate).  I also liked Steelfine (Islander) and Braddon (head adventurer) a whole bunch too.  The characters kept me reading even though I had some problems with the plot.
  3. The White: The sections dealing with finding out the secret of the myth of the White were some of the weaker parts of the book to me. The mysteries surrounding it were just not fun and way too drawn out. Lots of wandering around with no real objective and then heading in a direction where the adventurers happen to find a random clue that leads them to wandering some more for another random clue.  And the thing with the Artisan and damn box made me crazy.  With no explanation and only more mystery at the end.  Ugh.
  4. Clay: I liked the character a whole bunch but his sections of the book had him making mistakes the entire time in terms of decision making and who he trusted. I mean the foreshadowing was so bad that I kept thinking to myself that I had to be wrong because it couldn’t be that simple. Ugh.  And the relationship with his uncle Braddon was just plain annoying.
  5. The evil ones: the politics and world building of this novel were a little weak. I wasn’t always sure who exactly the bad people were supposed to be. The Emperor and Morradin, for sure;  they seemed to have that stereotype of being bad guys for just the sake of money and power with no underlying philosophy or thoughts.  The politics seemed weak and included just so there could be a war and some battle scenes.
  6. Battle scenes: I actually liked many of them. This book even had a siege which I didn’t completely hate.  Many of the fights with the dragons were fun.  I did not, however, like a lot of the deus ex machina of the battle scenes.  There were multiple sections where character A (good guys) are fighting character B (bad guys) and are outnumbered and doomed when suddenly out of nowhere something happens (usually involving Blues) and suddenly character A is magically saved!
  7. Plot twists: There were a couple of truly not fun plot twists. Some dead people that should have stayed dead. Some relationship issues that I would have preferred to not exist.  An ending to the book was supposed to be a plot twist but wasn’t.
  8. Dragon chomping: To end on a happy note, there was one particular human that got chomped that made me super frickin happy.

So I guess overall I wanted more from this novel.  I found it dragging in places and it was extremely hard to get through.  I was extremely conflicted writing this review because there was a lot of good in the novel in terms of ideas and characters and yet it just wasn’t a cohesive enough whole for me.  I don’t even know if I liked enough of this to read the next book in the series.  A shame too because I normally adore all books with dragons in them.  But I was grateful for the chance to give this book a shot.

So lastly . . .

Thank you Ace!

The publisher had this to say about the novel:

Throughout the vast lands controlled by the Ironship Syndicate, nothing is more prized than the blood of drakes. Harvested from the veins of captive or hunted Reds, Green, Blues and Blacks, it can be distilled into elixirs that give fearsome powers to the rare men and women who have the ability harness them—known as the blood-blessed.

But not many know the truth: that the lines of drakes are weakening. If they fail, war with the neighboring Corvantine Empire will follow swiftly. The Syndicate’s last hope resides in whispers of the existence of another breed of drake, far more powerful than the rest, and the few who have been chosen by fate to seek it.

Claydon Torcreek is a petty thief and an unregistered blood-blessed, who finds himself pressed into service by the protectorate and sent to wild, uncharted territories in search of a creature he believes is little more than legend. Lizanne Lethridge is a formidable spy and assassin, facing gravest danger on an espionage mission deep into the heart of enemy territory. And Corrick Hilemore is the second lieutenant of an ironship, whose pursuit of ruthless brigands leads him to a far greater threat at the edge of the world.

As lives and empires clash and intertwine, as the unknown and the known collide, all three must fight to turn the tide of a coming war, or drown in its wake.

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There Be Dragons on the Horizon – the dragon round (Stephen S. Power)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here are me honest musings . . .

the dragon round (Stephen S. Power)

Title: the dragon round

Author: Stephen S. Power

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: currently July 19, 2016

ISBN: 9781501133206

Source: NetGalley

This book contains dragons and a sea captain out for revenge.  That was enough to pique me interest.  Two of me favorite things.  The novel started out with a bang.  I love the Captain, Jeryon.  I loved the apothecary.  There are dragons and mutiny and fighting.  Jeryon ends up on a deserted island, struggling to survive.  And finds a baby dragon.  I was very happy from the entire beginning of the book all the way through the training of the dragon.

Then the revenge part happens.  Sigh.  I have to admit: the book got choppy from there.  The book has been compared to three things: 1) the game of thrones series; 2) the temeraire series; and 3) the count of monte cristo.  I have read all three of these things (ye should too!).  Ummm, this novel can’t compare and here is why:

1) I believe this novel is compared to the game of thrones series because of the change of perspective chapters and the politics.  The novel is split into two parts with five chapters in each part.  Of course each chapter has subsections.  Part One is mostly from Jeryon’s perspective.  Part Two begins with the perspectives of the mates and what has happened to them since the mutiny.  Part One – loved it.  Part Two is where the plot begins to decline.  The politics are just not that interesting and involve disputes within branches of the military and, of course, money.  The characters are not as well developed and overall just plain unlikable.  George R. R. Martin’s character perspectives are rich and varied and help showcase the political wrangling.  Even with the multiple points of view in this novel, the politics were at the best boring and at the worst, unclear.

2) I believe this novel is compared to the temeraire series because of the dragons (duh!) and the style of fighting when dragons are involved.  I will admit that I enjoyed the dragon fights in the beginning of the novel.  They are certainly not extremely fancy but were very fun.  However when it comes to Jeryon and the dragon is where this novel is lacking.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I love both Jeryon and the dragon.  But the relationship between the two is more like master and pet, not partners.  I wasn’t expecting the dragons in the book to be as knowledgeable and intelligent as Naomi Novik’s Temeraire (whose are?), it seemed like the dragon in the story was more of an intelligent dog.  Also once we get into Part Two, the dragon fighting fizzles and becomes more lackluster.  How can that be?

3) I believe this novel is compared to the count of monte cristo because it is a sailor who life’s plan is ruined by other crew members and he wants revenge.  I would agree with that comparison very loosely.  The difference is in the details.  Dumas’ Count is crafty, intelligent, and fabulous at plotting.  Ye get to watch and savor the downfall of the Count’s enemies.  In this novel, the revenge begins and ye get to see none of the real plotting.  And what little ye do see is lackluster.  In Part Two, ye see none of the plotting for revenge and very little of Jeryon’s story.  Ye find out about things as the mates find out and it is just sad.  The hows and whys of Jeryon’s choices are avoided.  I wanted that story and didn’t get it.

These things aside, the novel was enjoyable and I did finish it.  Part One was lovely.  Part Two, not so much. I certainly didn’t hate it but when comparing it to other works, the flaws are noticeable.  The ending was a doozy, though, and had two crazy plot twists.  I will give the sequel a try to find out what happens in that regard.

So lastly . . .

Thank you Simon & Schuster!

The publisher’s website had this to say about the novel:

A swashbuckling adventure with a dark side for fans of George R.R. Martin and Naomi Novik—when a ship captain is stranded on a deserted island by his mutinous crew, he finds a baby dragon that just might be the key to his salvation…and his revenge.

He only wanted justice. Instead he got revenge.

Jeryon has been the captain of the Comber for over a decade. He knows the rules. He likes the rules. But not everyone on his ship agrees. After a monstrous dragon attacks the galley, the surviving crew members decide to take the ship for themselves and give Jeryon and his self-righteous apothecary “the captain’s chance”: a small boat with no rudder, no sails, and nothing but the clothes on his back to survive on the open sea.

Fighting for their lives against the elements, Jeryon and his companion land on an island that isn’t as deserted as they originally thought. They find a baby dragon that, if trained, could be their way home. But as Jeryon and the dragon grow closer, the captain begins to realize that even if he makes it off the island, his old life won’t be waiting for him and in order get justice, he’ll have to take it for himself.

To visit the author’s website go to:

Stephen S. Power – Author

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the dragon round – Book