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Wow The Dragon Whisperer is the first part of a breathtaking debut fantasy series by Lucinda Hare. And it is by far one of the most captivating books we have ever read. Infact Amanda Craig from The Times has given the series a rave review. Each book in stock is signed, lined, dated, doodled and numbered. Each has a stunning colour illustration by the author of a dragon. This book is definitely one to watch as other books are planned in the series. And she is represented by the same agent at Random House as Joseph Delaney and his Spooks series is currently being made into a film.

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"One of the most captivating new books to be published for 8+ for some time ... It made me laugh, cry and remember exactly what's so special about the time when you or your child live in hope of finding a dragon of your own" -- Amanda Craig The Sunday Times "What Harry Potter did for tales of wizardry, this book does for tales of dragons" Chicklish "A very successful debut novel. It's going to be a huge hit" -- Jill Murphy The Bookbag "If you're a fan of Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle, I'd recommend this" Wondrous Reads
Book Description
Imagine you could talk to dragons...
From the Inside Flap
Eleven-year-old Quenelda has always had a magical bond with dragons, and her greatest wish is to fly one and fight alongside her father, the commander of the Stealth Dragon Services, in the brutal war against the hobgoblins.
Root's greatest wish is to avoid fearsome, fire-breathing dragons at all costs, so when he is assigned the role of Quenelda's esquire, sparks start to fly. But an unexpected friendship is forged, and when Dragonsdome is threatened by a deadly plot, this unlikely duo must find a way to defeat the dark forces.
Epic battles, whispered legends and soaring magic weave together in this breathtaking debut fantasy.
From the Back Cover
'What tale would you like to hear tonight?'
'The Dragon Whisperer!' they chorused, huddling together as the wind whistled sharply outside and the moons rode the shredded clouds like galleons.
About the Author
Quenelda's passion for dragons is based on Lucinda's own devotion to all creatures great and small. She and her family share their Edinburgh home with an ever changing number of rescue animals, ranging from cats, dogs, rabbits and guineapigs, to escaped battery hens on the run. She specialises in cruelty cases and animals with behavioural problems, and friends often comment that she can weave magic and talk to the animals - a real life 'whisperer'!
The Dragon Whisperer is Lucinda's debut novel.


I spent most of my childhood wandering woods and beaches in East Lothian in Scotland watching the wildlife and dreaming. There were deer and foxes, pheasant and hares. Being a passionate animal lover I knew there used to be wolves and bears and beavers, and if they no longer existed, then I imagined them. I used to gaze across from Johnny the Elf's Wood towards Dirleton castle, imagining Edward I besieging it, and later Cromwell's forces taking it by storm. The very name Archerfield evoked the past; I grew up where the archers from the castle used to practice! As a student on an elderly BSA motorbike, I went pretty much everywhere else from Orkney to the Scottish Borders, camping in Glen Coe in the snow, and exploring countless ruined castles, mostly in the rain. I never needed to look further than my own childhood for ideas as an author - there is a wealth of Scottish history to plunder for inspiration.So it's no surprise that the Dragonsdome chronicles are set in the Seven Sea Kingdoms, inspired by the Celtic sea kingdoms of old. Observant readers will have noticed that the map at the beginning of The Dragon Whisperer is modeled on Scotland, and yes, not exactly, the geography is not always the same, but you can spot the similarities between the Western Isles and the Westering Isles, the Isle of Skye and the Isle of Midges, Glen More and the Never Ending Glen, the Cairngorms and the Brimstones. The first two books are set in The Sorcerers Glen at the heart of the kingdoms, on the Black Isle and Dragon Isle, dark volcanic islands that rise out of a deep sea loch: but the third in the series, Dragon Lords Rising, takes us out into the wider world beyond the Brimstones and the Old Wall (yes, you guessed, Hadrian's Wall, the northern frontier of the Romans in Britain) to the Ice Isles in the north. The Stealth Dragon Services returns to Dragon Isle to reveal the origins of dragons and the One Earth. Just like Scotland there is magic and mystery, there are thistle dragons and honey tablets...what more could an author want?

Product details
  • First Edition First Printing
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Bodley Head (6 Aug. 2009)
  •  Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0370329953
  • ISBN-13: 978-0370329956
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 3.8 x 18.4 cm
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