The Dragon Business

The Dragon Business

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King Cullin may be known as "the Dragon Slayer," but he fears his son's legacy will be as "King Maurice Who Speaks with Proper Grammar." The boy keeps his nose buried in parchments, starry-eyed at the idea of noble knights and eager to hand royal gold to any con man hawking a unicorn horn. Tonight, though, Cullin will educate the prince in the truth behind minstrels' silly songs of glory....

Long ago, in a kingdom, well, not that far from here really, young Cullin traveled the countryside as squire to brave Sir Dalbry, along with Dalbry's trusted sidekick Reeger, selling dragon-protection services to every kingdom with a coffer. There were no dragons, of course, but with a collection of severed alligator heads and a willingness to play dirty, the trio of con men was crushing the competition. Then along came Princess Affonyl.

Tomboyish and with a head for alchemy, Affonyl faked a dragon of her own, escaped her arranged marriage, and threw in with Cullin and company. But with her father sending a crew of do-gooder knights to find her, the dragon business just got cutthroat.

Publisher: Seattle :, 47North,, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781477819463
1477819460
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION AND
Characteristics: 318 pages ; 21 cm

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DALHIA
May 27, 2014

Well written fun read. The Dragon Business. Set sometime in the middle ages, yet with certain words and devices that seem as though they might possibly be from another time, King Cullin, the Dragon Slayer, decides it is time to indoctrinate his son, Prince Maurice, into manhood and the true tall tales of what life is really all about. On his son's 13th birthday, the king takes a reluctant young Maurice away from his myriad books, parchments and crossword puzzles, to the king's favorite haunt and aptly named pub, The Scabby Wench. There, drinking a tankard or so of ale, King Cullin begins a third person narrative expose about the time when he was a squire cavorting with his older companions,

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DALHIA
May 27, 2014

DALHIA thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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DALHIA
May 27, 2014

King Cullin may be known as “the Dragon Slayer,” but he fears his son’s legacy will be as “King Maurice Who Speaks with Proper Grammar.” The boy keeps his nose buried in parchments, starry-eyed at the idea of noble knights and eager to hand royal gold to any con man hawking a unicorn horn. Tonight, though, Cullin will educate the prince in the truth behind minstrels’ silly songs of glory…

Long ago, in a kingdom, well, not that far from here really, young Cullin traveled the countryside as squire to brave Sir Dalbry, along with Dalbry’s trusted sidekick Reeger, selling dragon-protection services to every kingdom with a coffer. There were no dragons, of course, but with a collection of severed alligator heads and a willingness to play dirty, the trio of con men was crushing the competition. Then along came Princess Affonyl.

Tomboyish and with a head for alchemy, Affonyl faked a dragon of her own, escaped her arranged marriage, and threw in with Cullin and company. But with her father sending a crew of do-gooder knights to find her, the dragon business just got cutthroat.

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DALHIA
May 27, 2014

He fears his son’s legacy will be as “King Maurice Who Speaks with Proper Grammar.”

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