Here, There Be Dragons

Here, There Be Dragons

Book - 2007
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Three young men are entrusted with the Imaginarium Geographica, an atlas of fantastical places to which they travel in hopes of defeating the Winter King, whose bid for power is related to the First World War raging in the Real World.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2007, c2006.
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse ed.
ISBN: 9781416912286
1416912282
Characteristics: x, 326 p., [16] p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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humbleworm
Jul 14, 2017

This began very promisingly with an engaging writing style, but then quickly became a derivative mashup that goes beyond literary license into hokey. It tries too hard for a unified theory (read Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco if you want that) and ends up more like the works of Piers Anthony or that wretched old Hercules cartoon. There are some original elements but I found the plot predictable and the ending anti-climactic. Argh, there's a whole series if you do like this.

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BMADhandwalker
Jul 08, 2017

Ver much enjoyed this book
So good I really liked how j.r.r. Tolkien was john

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Argavius117
Feb 15, 2014

Great book, great storyline, and (SPOILERS) love how the main characters turned out to be well known authors.

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Doctor_10101
Jan 16, 2014

THIS IS BRILLIANT!! I was interested because three authors who I'm familiar with are in the story. Good storytelling too.

JCLJaredH May 06, 2013

This is the first book of a great tale. Did you know that there is a secret society of authors protecting a recognizable fantasy world? A great premise, and I loved the fact that it combined aspects of various familiar fantasy and literature tales and myths. Even King Arthur is there! The heroes are not perfect, and they make a lot of stupid mistakes. Yet they learn from these mistakes and grow from them, to become people we recognize at the end. The relationship between them is believable, even in unbelievalbe situations. The best part is that it made me laugh. I love it when a good story makes me laugh. A good read for fans of Michael Scott's Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.

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readermanpdx
Jul 18, 2012

This is the beginning of the best series that I have read this year. I was so excited part way through the second book that I put books 3-5 on hold so that I could read straight through them.
Classic authors and pieces of classic stories are strewn throughout the series. The author successfully combines the stories of Peter Pan, the Pied Piper of Hamelin, Snow White, the Bermuda Triangle and the myth of Icarus in one book.
Poe, the Shelleys, Shakespeare, Twain, Doyle, Houdini, Verne and numerous other authors are characters in the story.
If you like literature you should get most of the allusions in the book. I even spotted allusions to Batman and Dr. Who as I read.

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Hatsmos
Jan 09, 2012

Wow, good book, it drags a little bit in the end. Best ending ever though, made it all worth it!

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dixiedog
Dec 24, 2011

Sorry, I could not get into this book. Doctor-at Bass! T. A.

Kai_Shenanigans Oct 15, 2011

This book (and the entire series for that matter) are incredible and i would recommend anyone to read them.

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bookworm06
Oct 19, 2010

This could be the best book I've ever read in my life: it probably already is!

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Aug 22, 2011

mooseors thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13

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Jan 17, 2012

"Not just any muffins," said Tummeler, "Blueberry."

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