The Imaginarium Geographica
"What is it?" John asked.
The little man blinked and arched an eyebrow.
"It is the world, my boy," he said. "All the world, in ink
and blood, vellum and parchment, leather and hide. It is the world,
and it is yours to save or lose."
An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack,
and Charles, on a rainy night in London during the first World War.
An eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now
the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica -- an atlas of all
the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and
fairy tale. These lands, Bert claims, can be traveled to in his
ship the Indigo Dragon, one of only seven vessels that is
able to cross the Frontier between worlds into the Archipelago of
Pursued by strange and terrifying creatures, the companions flee
London aboard the Dragonship. Traveling to the very realm of the
imagination itself, they must learn to overcome their fears and
trust in one another if they are to defeat the dark forces that
threaten the destiny of two worlds. And in the process, they will
share a great adventure filled with clues that lead readers to the
surprise revelation of the legendary storytellers these men will
one day become.
An extraordinary journey of myth, magic, and mystery, Here,
There Be Dragons introduces James A. Owen as a formidable new