The Iron Dragon's Daughter
Morrow AvoNova, 1994
|Series:||The Iron Dragon's Daughter: Book 1|
1. The Iron Dragon's Daughter
|Sub-Genre Tags:||Alternate/Parallel Universe|
Mythic Fiction (Fantasy)
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Part classic fantasy, part Charles Dickens, The Iron Dragon's Daughter is one of the most unique novels in the genre. Jane is a changeling child, enslaved in a factory that makes the iron dragons - terrible engines of war - until she discovers the secret of the dragons' sentience and is able to use one of the beasts to escape. Then, her adventures as a thief and an outsider take her into a reality rich in wild magic and sharp-edged technology, a world where Time and shopping malls have a strange relationship and gryphons have a low capacity for alcohol. A surprising and brilliant novel that undercuts the easy escapism of more conventional fantasy.
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