Here, There Be Dragons

Paperback | October 23, 2007

byJames A. OwenIllustratorJames A. Owen

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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 Dreams.

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 talent.

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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....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:October 23, 2007Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416912282

ISBN - 13:9781416912286

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning This book was amazing, it left my speachless at the end of the book. It may be confusing at some parts but the way James A. Owen ties it all together at the end is something only a true literary genius can do.
Date published: 2010-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great! I just finished reading the book "Here, There Be Dragons" by James Owen. A wonderful book for anyone who likes fantasy and adventure. The story brings you into the books, engaging you with a great surprising ending. I would recommend this book for anyone of any age.
Date published: 2010-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read!!! I am not a fast reader by any means, nor can i even stay awake reading most of the time well I'm reading but i could not put this book down. If you like fantasy this is your book, ignore the fact they try to sell it as a teen book this is a good read for anyone!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2008-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Here, There Be Dragons takes you on a breath-taking journey to imaginary places where three scholars, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams, must defeat the sinister Winter King and restore power back to the true heir of the Silver Throne. The author does a superb job of intertwining Greek mythology, Biblical figures and aspects of each of the main characters’ books, creating a novel that will be loved by all Lord of the Rings, Narnia and Charles Williams fans.
Date published: 2006-12-07