Book 1 of the Dragons Dome series
Genre: children's fantasy
The Dragon WhispererSource: Info in the Synopsis was taken from the book's website at http://www.dragonsdome.co.uk/synopsis.html on 11/10/10.
Can you tell a Sabretooth from an Imperial Black? Do you know how many stomachs a battledragon has, or what they need to eat in order to toast hobgoblins with dragonfire? No? Well then, read on...because there are some who do...
The Seven Sea Kingdoms are under attack from overwhelming hobgoblin swarms, and only the Stealth Dragon Services, (the SDS) commanded by the Earl Rufus DeWinter, keep their ancient foe at bay.
On Dragon Isle, fabled fortress of the SDS, the Earl’s daughter Quenelda tends to injured battledragons and dreams of flying them alongside her beloved father. Young ladies traditionally belong at Court, but Quenelda – in her boy’s clothes and with her special bond with dragons – is a very unusual young lady.
Root, a gnome boy orphaned by the war, wants nothing to do with dragons, especially temperamental bad-
tempered battledragons that can decapitate, disembowel, or frazzle you in the blink of an eye. But when he becomes Quenelda’s new esquire they form an unlikely friendship under the watchful eye of Tangnost Bearhugger, the Earl’s Dragonmaster.
Together with their dragons Two Gulps & You’re Gone and gentle Chasing the Stars they must face the treachery that stirs at the heart of the ruling Sorcerers Guild. For the hobgoblin tribes have united, and the dark magic of Maelstrom is rising. Does this spell defeat for the legendary SDS?
A story of friendships set against epic battles, whispered legends and a girl who can talk to dragons combine in this breathtaking debut fantasy.