Review: Here, There Be Dragons

Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen

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Three years have elapsed since I first mentioned that Here, There Be Dragons was on my reading list. I was unable to expunge the spoileriffic twist from my brain in those three years, despite having earned my bachelor’s degree in that time frame. Thus, I must warn you, gentle reader: this review is full of spoilers. (Not saying “here, there be spoilers” is testing every cell in my terrible comedy body.) Normally, of course, a good story can function even while spoiled. I thoroughly enjoyed The Empire Strikes Back, even though existing after 1980 meant that I knew the major twist. The fact that this is an issue for Here, There Be Dragons should tell you something about its quality.

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The Literary Horizon: The Final Empire, Here There Be Dragons

Finals are upon me. I took one yesterday, and the other three are lurking at the end of the week, waiting for me. On top of that, there’s a ten page paper due on Thursday, but that’s all about Shakespeare, race, and gender–juicy stuff for a literary nerd like yours truly. So, to distract myself from all this, let’s take a look at some fantasy novels that are begging me to read them.

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