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   The Dragon and the Fair Maid of Kent

The Dragon and the Fair Maid of Kent
by Gordon R. Dickson

Category: Fiction / Fantasy
416 pages; ISBN: 0312861605

Rating: 8/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


Jim Eckert loves his wife Angie who accompanied him when he left the world of his birth and being a mathematician to enter this medieval world. His new home is similar to the history of his old home, but some variance exists. Jim is an apprentice to one of the realm’s three only AAA+ Magickians, Carolinus. His mentor is worried that the English King will die soon and assigns Jim to prevent that from happening at any cost.

However, whether he occupies the relatively stupid dragon Gorbash or remains in human form, Jim finds himself dealing with three global disasters. In his birth environs the plague reached Italy a few years later than the foothold it has attained in his new home. France and much of the continent is ravaged. The deadly disease is coming to England soon via a horde of goblins. The Plantagenet dynasty has moved into Jim’s Malecontri castle, proving that a man’s home is his monarch’s castle. Finally, war seems eminent and Jim will be thrust into the middle of the conflict if he is not more careful.

Any time a Dragon novel is released, fantasy readers know they are receiving the very best in the genre. Award winning Gordon R. Dickson keeps his hero fresh while altering fourteenth century history to provide a taut but often amusing story line. THE DRAGON AND THE FAIR MAID OF KENT retains the triumphant nature of the previous novels, which says a lot because the Dragon tales are one of the all time best and long running series in any genre.

Harriet Klausner


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