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The historic dragons -- of the time of the mythical Saint George and prior -- have by no means disappeared totally. as an alternative, they have moved undercover -- and into human society. Now one lonely schoolboy is ready to benefit the place the dragons have long gone ...

Educated at boarding colleges, Simon St. George hasn't ever met his mom and dad. while a ragged-looking guy exhibits up claiming to be his father, Simon is skeptical, and while the fellow kidnaps him, he is offended to claim the least.

Then the fellow claims to be a descendant of England's Saint George and a profession dragon fighter. Why may still Simon think any of this nonsense? yet what if the fellow is telling the reality? What if the dragons recognize he is out there?

Rich with the dragon lore of legend, the saint of dragons maintains and enlarges at the story of the centuries-old clash among dragons and people that rages even today.

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Simon clenched his fist proudly. Direct hit. “What are you doing? ” Aldric regarded livid. “I had the shot. I took it,” stated Simon, understanding immediately he’d performed anything extraordinarily flawed. The Venice Dragon roared, fists clenched, palms bristling with muscle. The arrow’s flames unfold in every single place him as he painfully shook them off, like an indignant puppy flinging bathwater. the hearth scattered into what seemed to be puddles of flames. the opposite Dragons rose to their ft, able to kill. bankruptcy Twenty-Four THE FURY of fireside THE VENETIAN CLAWED OUT the arrow and got here thundering around the lengthy room. “We can’t run,” acknowledged Aldric. “Rush them! ” In a movement that surprised Simon up to the Dragons, Aldric rushed ahead into the room, firing his crossbow. bolts left the bow. either hit the Venetian. The infuriated Dragon fell again quite a few steps. the opposite Serpents have been stalking Aldric. Simon had him in, yet now he stood sooner than the hideous issues in gut-wrenching terror. Alaythia got here in, defend raised, it appears to guard him. The Dragons tangled up at them either. Alaythia felt her lungs cross empty because the Dragons dropped their cloaking magic, and he or she observed them of their actual reptilian varieties. The Russian opened his fist, and a surprising wind threw Alaythia again opposed to the wall with brute magical strength. He attempted an analogous for Simon, however the boy slid again just a couple of toes, keen himself to not circulate. Aldric threw down the crossbow, lifting his defend and sword. In panic, Simon shot on the Russian Dragon. The arrow hit its arm. The wolfish creature howled, and the voices in his head echoed the discomfort. reducing the bow, Simon raised his guard instinctively. To his surprise, the guard fired arrows besides. a few gadget inside of it shot smaller, dartlike arrows. 3 of them sank at once into the Parisian, who screeched with rage. Then its eyes fastened on Simon. It was once coming for him now. The Russian joined within the attack. either one of them rushed on the boy because the Venetian clawed at Aldric. Their howling was once deafening. irrespective of how weird and wonderful and kooky they could have appeared, the predators have been gorgeous while at the assault. They weren't a piece human anymore, and all Simon may well sign in in his mind used to be the frenzy of 2 colossal, snarling animals. they usually have been wickedly speedy. Aldric had his sword up, and slashed into the Venice Beast—which screamed in rage because the fireblade reduce into his shoulder. however the creature shook off the discomfort and gnashed again on the Knight’s guard. Alaythia was once being thrown approximately by way of magic, as though through gale winds, and she or he tumbled onto the beetles on the stairs. in the meantime, the Paris reptile by no means misplaced his pace, and its bony palms whipped round the boy’s shoulders, pulling him down. Simon struggled loose, yet his protect clattered away. Now he was once trapped by means of the French one, and the Russian one used to be shut at the back of. Aldric shunned the Venetian’s snarling face and jabbed together with his sword, the blade flickering with serpentfire. yet he couldn't hide his worry for his son. The Venetian observed this. “Yes—take the weaker one,” the Venetian hissed, “and the Knight will lose all center for struggling with.

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