Monday, November 10, 2008

A Firestorm of Dragons, ed. by Michele Acker and Kirk Dougal

So you want to know about dragons?

Start with “Dragonscaling!,” a tongue-in-cheek look at a future where the world’s most extreme sport involves the use of genetically engineered creatures. Continue on to read how dragons are kept out of sight in modern Hong Kong in “Dragonkeeper” before turning the page for a humorous look at the importance of listening to one’s mother in “Lessons.”

“The Druid’s Dragon” reveals a possible connection between the ancient people and an enslaved dragon before “Dragon Eye, P.I.” twists all conventions and makes a dragon the lead in a 1940’s-style detective story. “Poison Bird” brings the reader back to modern day for a coming-of-age story told through the eyes of the protagonist’s boyfriend.

“A Reptile at the Reunion” pulls together two things that most people fear: dragons and high school reunions. A hunter learns compassion for his prey in “Dragon Blood” while “No Time for Dragons” takes a humorous tone when an example is made of dragon who is a pesky door-to-door salesman.

“For Your Eyes Only” reveals the power of devotion when lovers encounter a dragon. Both sides of a human and dragon interaction, with wildly different conclusions, are examined in “Shattered Dreams” before the influence of hatred and the cost of sacrifice battle each other in “A Darkness of Spirit.”

A Firestorm of Dragons finishes with a trilogy of stories depicting some possible ends of dragonkind. “Dragon Fruit” reveals the happiest of conclusions when a symbiotic relationship between humans and dragons leaves both to lead their own lives. Dragons continue to live on throughout time in “A Dragon’s Dawn,” though they are relegated to lonely and unfulfilled lives. “Inside the Cavern” is the ending no one wishes for the majestic beings, their race dying in obscurity under man’s unyielding pressure.

For more information, check out We're also blog touring Firestorm this month.

1 (Authors and Characters Interview) Time with Tannia
1 (book Information) Tree Lady
3 (character interview) The Book Connection
3 (Information) Interview Joy in the Journey
5 (summary) Brenda Weaver
6 (Summary) Kim Richards on Live Journal
6 (summary) Kim Richards on My Space
6 (summary) Kim Richards on Blogger
8 (interview) The Back Room Mat
10 (character interview) The Book Connection
13 (Kim Richards Interview) Bibliophile's Retreat
14 (Review of Anthology) Bibliophile's Retreat
15 (summary) Cathi's Chatter
16 (review) Cathi's Chatter
17 (character interview) The Book Connection
20 (book trailer) Cathi's Chatter
22 (Bios/book information) Books and Authors
24 (Karina Fabian and Vern Interview) Bibliophile's Retreat
25 (Sandra Ulbrich Interview) Bibliophile's Retreat


Inkpot said...

My copy arrived today in the post and I turned straight to Dragon Eye, P.I. It did not disappoint. Dragons, mysteries and two Popes - who could ask for anything more? I must read the other stories now, it looks chock full of goodies. Hope the tour is going well.

Karina Fabian said...

Thanks for the comment. I did love writing DragonEye, PI. I got the final proof copy on the first book, Magic, Mensa and Mayhem. Jody Lyn Nye is going to do a review blurb for it, too. MM&M comes out in Feb from Swimming Kangaroo.


Inkpot said...

Oooh, that is so exciting Karina! Looking forward to getting my copy. When will it be available to order?

Karina Fabian said...

It comes out in February, but if you're signed up on my website (which I think you are, yes?), I'll be sure to let you know as soon as you can order it.

I'm so excited about it--and about the next one, Live and Let Fly.