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The Dragon Bone Flute (A Novella of Music and Magic) [Kindle Edition]

M. Todd Gallowglas
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Book Description

   
Elzibeth just wanted to be left alone to play her grandfather's flute, but others in her village seem to think she needs a lesson in bringing her down from her soaring dreams and stand firmly on the ground like everyone else. Three brothers take it upon themselves to teach Elzibeth how dangerous dreams and fancies can be. Three brothers challenge her to seek out the dragon's cave, even though the last man who went there never returned. While no one in Elzibeth's village has seen any sign of a dragon in decades upon decades, yet they still have the good sense not to wander too close to the dragon's cave for fear of stirring up old trouble. Elzibeth must accept this task or risk losing her music forever. 
  
This one challenge sparks of events that change Elzibeth's life forever. She learns that fancy and wonder can be both wonderful and terrifying, and that the magic of dragons is more than skin deep...
  
Other books by M. Todd Gallowglas:
TEARS OF RAGE: First Chosen
TEARS OF RAGEOnce We Were Like Wolves 
TEARS OF RAGE: Arms of the Storm
  
Halloween Jack and the Devil's Gate
Halloween Jack and the Curse of Frost


Product Details

  • File Size: 210 KB
  • Print Length: 63 pages
  • Publisher: Bard's Cloak of Tales; 2 edition (May 23, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052AILDG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #537,280 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting! January 5, 2012
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THE DRAGON BONE FLUTE is an enchanting story that is appropriate for all ages. Young Elzibeth is known as a slacker in her village, but her excuse is that she is so easily distracted by her love of music. Three bullies steal her flute and tell her she must spend the night in the Dragon's Cave to get her flute back. Elzibeth's experience in the cave ultimately unleashes the magic of the dragon as well as a quiet inner-strength that helps her deal with the bullies and her future trials.

This novella was beautifully written. I immediately felt drawn to Elzibeth. I experienced her anger, her sense of betrayal, her joy, and her sorrow. My compliments and thanks to Mr. Gallowglas for this touching story.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best original magic making in a long time. August 8, 2011
By DJ
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I love how very little of the magic making was explained. I wan't my magic to be magical, when the characters are awed, I am awed. This simple tale has the potential for a greater world of exploration, while being self contained. A hard feat to pull off. This was a fantastic read thank you M. Todd Gallowglas.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Magic May 28, 2011
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M. Todd Gallowglas definitely has a way with words. His stories are visually stunning, his language colorful and detailed, and his ability to weave a lush tale is truly remarkable. Bone Flute is easily enjoyable by the young and young of heart, adults and children alike. This is, without a doubt, a page turner.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to the next portion of the tale May 18, 2013
By Russ S.
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Gallowglas fills a room with vivid images, weaves tales beside a fire, and haunts the very corners of your imagination.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly incredible! January 8, 2013
By Yette
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This very short novella was an absolute wonderful journey!
In just these few pages, the author gives you characters that are so easy to relate to and so easy to care for. Magic, action, and real emotions - what more could you be seeking?! My next read is going to be more from Gallowglas - I'm praying that I'm just as enchanted. (I wish there were more adventures with these characters - I honestly want to know more about them [to the author: hint, hint...?!])

I managed to pick this up free for the kindle, but it is EASILY worth the buck it's usually listed for - buy it.

(Yes, as at least one reviewer pointed out, there are some typos, etc in the text. I was caught up and engaged with the story, so the few errors that presented themselves were noted, but not annoying. I've read some books that were actually hard to read because of poor editing. This was not one of them - the story is TOO GOOD.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fairy tale, complete with dragons and a maiden. June 26, 2014
By Scott
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It reads like a fairy tale from the brothers Grimm. Sweet, well written, and with some magic that is just fun (and a little dangerous). I love the end. Well worth the 99 cents, especially if you have never read Todd Gallowglas work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By jcat
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This is the second book by this author that I've read (the first being "Halloween Jack and the Devil's Gate" ). And although shorter stories are not my preference, I really enjoyed this novella.

Almost lyrical in his writing, he tells a good tale and transports you into the world of his imagination. Suitable for any age group. Sometimes a little bit dark, but always riveting, his storytelling makes you look forward to his next tale.

I almost docked a star for poor proofreading, but just didn't have the heart; it was that pleasing to read even with the wrong words here and there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! June 3, 2013
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Having read Halloween Jack & The Devil's Gate by Mr. Gallowglas and finding out that this was available for free for a short time, I jumped at the chance! Just know that it is easily worth the .99¢ it's usually listed for - buy it! Loved the story and characters, could almost hear the music as I read!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun.
The Dragon Bone flute is a pleasant adventure about a girl, Elizabeth, and her life of music. It's a lovely read for young fantasy lovers, quite short and succinct. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Spud
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
I've read several of Mr. Gallowglas' works by this time, starting with his Tears of Rage sequence and moving on to his Halloween Jack stories and others. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Christopher Kellen
5.0 out of 5 stars A story of emotions
This story is not a complex read, but a very moving memoir. Only what happened is concerned with the story.l the emotions were controlled but there. I cried at the end. T
Published 16 months ago by iatoak
4.0 out of 5 stars Four point six six six stars
A gem, a jewel, lyrical, evocative, superb.
M. Todd Gallowglas deserves a place of honor on the dais, by the hearth, or in modern parlance... Read more
Published 16 months ago by WillReadAlmostAnything
4.0 out of 5 stars The Dragon Bone Flute by M. Todd Gallowglas
I chose this book because of the author's last name. I read this book because it was a good little read. Read more
Published 17 months ago by red pen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
Beautiful story of sadness and love. It's kind of hurried, but very well done overall. Read this story today or you will regret passing it up.
Published 17 months ago by Teresa Parton
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
This book was an okay read for a fantasy lover. The story was shallow and lacked depth. The end left me wanting.
Published 17 months ago by Cab
5.0 out of 5 stars A work of fiction with real magic and emotions.
I'm recommending this to my English teacher on Monday and suggesting that he show it to every student in my school.
Published 17 months ago by John Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, short and magical.
This is an excellent short story. As any heavy reader will tell you; short stories are hard to do well. Read more
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More About the Author

M Todd Gallowglas is a professional storyteller (like on a stage with a show in front of real people) and the bestselling author of the Tears of Rage and Halloween Jack series.

As a child, Todd wished that he could be a left-handed red head, because he thought they were the most special and different people in the world. Because he was a brown-haired righty, life had forced him to create his own path to being special and different by making up stories of fantastical worlds of adventure. He even believed in these worlds so completely, that several of his teachers questioned whether he knew the difference between fantasy and reality. The jury is still out.

He wrote his first fantasy story for a creative writing assignment in the third grade. Ever since, he's loved spinning tales that take the reader off to the far future or away mystical worlds. High school was a convenient quiet place to hone the craft of writing adventure stories...while he should have been paying attention in class. Todd received a BA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Throughout his time in at SFSU, several teachers tried to steer him away from writing that nasty "genre" stuff. However, they underestimated just how much Todd's brain is hard-wired for telling tales of the magical and fantastic, and their efforts to turn him to literary fiction came to nothing.

After graduating, Todd returned to his career as professional storyteller at Renaissance faires and Celtic festivals. His first professional sale was to Fantasy Flight Games, and he has a run of stories for their Call of Chthulu game line. His story "The Half-Faced Man" received an honorable mention from the Writers of the Future contest. Embracing the paradigm changes sweeping through the publishing industry, M Todd Gallowglas used his storytelling show as a platform to launch his self-published writing career. Nearly all of his eBooks have been Amazon bestsellers, and First Chosen spent most of 2012 on Amazon's Dark Fantasy and Fantasy Series lists.

He currently lives with his wife, three children, more pets than they need, and enough imaginary friends to provide playmates for several crowded kindergarten classes. He is currently corrupting his children by raising them with a rich education of geek culture. And still, as busy as he is, he manages to squeeze in time for some old-school table top gaming and airsoft battles on the weekends (because it's not as messy as paintball). Shiny!

Find out more about M Todd Gallowglas and his books on his official website: www.mtoddgallowglas.com

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