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The Dragon Knight (A Tor book) Mass Market Paperback – November 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Series: A Tor book
  • Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (November 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812509439
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812509434
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.4 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,237,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Thrown into the alternative universe of 14th-century England, 20th-century mathematician Jim Eckert and his new wife, Angie, have become Sir James, Baron de Bois de Malenconti, and Lady Angela. They are learning how to live and govern in the medieval era, coping as well with the local dragons and other magical manifestations. Suddenly finding himself transformed into a dragon, Jim turns to S. Carolinus, his magician neighbor, who takes him on as an apprentice. When Prince Edward is captured by the French at the Battle of Poitiers, Jim, submitting to feudal pressure, sets out with some companions from his earlier adventures, including the wolf Aargh, to join the English forces. He is chosen for a special mission that involves penetrating the castle of the evil sorcerer Malvinne, councillor to the king of France, where the prince is being held. During ensuing events, Jim finds that he has become chief pawn in a battle with the Dark Powers--with far-ranging consequences. Dickson has further developed the intriguing medieval universe he posited in the first volume of the series ( The Dragon and the George ) giving reality and texture to the actual life of the time while exploring the effects of magic. The scenes describing diplomatic relations among the dragons are particulary fine.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

YA-- A sequel to The Dragon and the George (Ballantine, 1978), set within the same year. Jim and Angie have decided not to return to the 20th century, but rather have chosen to stay in the fantasy world of 14th-century England with the dragons and sorcery. The two are now the proud possessors of a middling-size castle where they worry about draining moats, fleas, baths, and other prosaic problems of the time. Then the Accounting Office for Magic steps in and turns Jim back and forth into a dragon without his consent. It seems that when you are a magician, even a lowly Class D one, you must use your magic or it uses you. This latest tale involves a quest to France with his newfound friends and cohorts to rescue Prince Edward of England from the hands of the evil French sorcerer, Malvinne. Included are spells, dragons, talking wolves, enchantment, foul play, and a rousing good time. This humorous, engrossing adventure is sure to please fantasy fans.
- Pat Royal, Crossland High School, Camp Springs, MD
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I highly recommend this book and all the "Dragon and the George" sequels.
Mark
The many plot twists make the book a can't put down-er, and it is full of a wonderful medeival atmosphere.
Amazon Kunde
It's all nice to know, but sometimes you wish things would get moving along a bit more smartly.
Timothy J. Mccarthy

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Timothy J. Mccarthy VINE VOICE on September 18, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Remember the Middle Ages? You know, when castles were gleaming with banners streaming, knights wore shining armour and carried lances that never broke, and the ladies and damsels were all quiet beautiful, whether in distress or not. You know, like Camelot. Jim Eckert and his wife Angie, have been sucked into an alternative universe based on the Middle Ages, but where magic reigns supreme. (This was all spelled out in "The Dragon and the George", an excellent book as well.) Jim became a knight, and also a mage, and has the ability to change to dragon form at well. But this is no Camelot. Here, there are bedbugs. And lice. And if you drink the water - which mostly nobody ever does - you can plan on suffering through a nasty bout of dysentery. And while some of the ladies and damsels may be beautiful, have a certain, ah, earthy arouma, since they bathe on a monthly schedule. And novice knights don't just pick up a sword and slay every foe in sight, sometimes left handed and other times with their eyes closed. Because sword work is a very hard won skill, which takes years of practice.

In this world, as in the real Middle Ages, being a knight isn't a leisurely pursuit. It's constant hard work. In addition to learning arms and armour, maintaining a castle, and governing his populace, Jim is trying to introduce some 20th century ideas about sanitation to his unreceptive subjects. Dickson does a marvelous job of bringing this world to life, bringing out details that show he's a true medieval scholar. Jim (and to some extent Angie, though she plays a pretty minor role) struggles to fit into his new society, and you can feel his frustrations at not having modern conveniences and tools to solve some pretty basic problems.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 10, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This incredible book takes the best characteristics of a fantasy book and mixes them with a very particular way of seing every-day life during the Middle Ages. The author narrates the story with the fine humour that we see in all his work, capturing the reader with the crazy situations in which Jim and Brian are involved and trying to show us how beautiful and horrible can a life surrounded by magic and by unusual things can be. An excellent book full of magic, fantasy and optimism that any reader will enjoy a great deal!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Douglas A. Jones on October 31, 2013
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This is one of the most enjoyable series of books that I've come across. Book after book takes you to a wonderful world!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Zartman on August 12, 2013
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I enjoyed this installment of Jim Eckert's adventures, but it bogs down a bit in the details. More than once Gordon Dickson took three chapters to relate something that could have been tightened down into one. I grew impatient when the action came to a screeching halt so that we could listen to a lecture by Carolinus or we had to wade through every thought that passed through Jim's head when he pondered a problem.

I really like the way that Jim comes up with unexpected solutions to the problems presented to him--Dickson shows a lot of creativity in that area. Secoh, the mere dragon, brings some charm to the story, and when he's not lecturing, Carolinus adds magical spice to the action. Though it's not quite as much fun as The Dragon and the George, it's a pleasing sequel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Turner on May 3, 2013
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Gordon Dickson hit a home run with this Series of Jim and Angie and their adventures in medieval England. For simple reading pleasure, this book takes you to a different place where anything is possible.
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I loved the book the first time I read it and I still do. I tried marking all the errors to report, but it's terrible. It makes me want to skip the other great Dragon books. Maybe I'll pull out my old paperbacks at the cost of ebook convenience
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By TJ Ohlman on April 13, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The second book in the dragon knight series, it does a good job of flowing from the first book (the dragon & the gorge) it mentioned just enough of what had happened before to remind you, but not enough to spoil it if you haven't read it yet.
In this book, our hero (James Ekerat) begins to settle into medieval life. Medieval life of corse includes travailing to france to rescue the crown prince and... surviving (because if you die then its not medieval life is it?)
If you liked the first one you will like this one. It is defiantly well written, if a little long.
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Format: Hardcover
If you like the idea of dragons. If you like the idea of a man who can switch between being a dragon and back into a man. If you like characters who think and feel like you would, but don't bore you with every single thought that comes into their mind, then you will love this book. I am only very sorry to say that the author died a few years ago. Farewell Gordon, we will miss you!
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