The Dragon's Eye
THE DRAGON'S EYE tells the story of Dr Drake, the world famous dragonologist working in London and Sussex. When two young apprentice dragonologists, Beatrice and Daniel Cook, are taken into his care to attend his Dragonology summer school, all sorts of trouble ensues. The three must deal with wayward dragons, missing diaries and the evil antics of the terrible Ignatius Crook, who is intent on stealing the dragon's eye and claiming the title of Dragon Master for himself. This brilliant novel, spanning the British Isles, brings to life many of the elements that fascinated readers in Dragonology. Find out more about SASD - the Secret and Ancient Society of Dragonologists - meet some dragons in the flesh, hear them tell their own secrets and learn all about dragons and how to keep an indispensable dragon.
- Downloadable audio file
- 05 Apr 2007
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- Abridged edition
In this paint-by-numbers spin-off from the popular Dragonology (2003) and its many progeny, Steer pitches two young apprentice dragonologists into a struggle between scientific dragon researcher Dr. Ernest Drake and his unscrupulous rival, Ignatius Crook, for control of a powerful talisman. Thrilled to discover not only that dragons exist, but that their absent parents have actually been off in India for the past four years on a secret dragon rescue project, impulsive Daniel and his spunky sister Beatrice are repeatedly ambushed, captured, threatened and tricked by Crook and his evil Russian ally Alexandra Gorynytchka, while trailing Dr. Drake in search of a gem that's one of 12 hidden "treasures" with assorted magical properties. Unabashedly pandering to rabid dracophiles, the author has dragons, though supposedly rare, popping up continually in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and also gives his learned Doctor no compunctions about taking timeouts for lectures on dragon lore. Though illustrated with full-page, elaborately detailed views of characters and creatures, this outing is not only trite, it lacks the visual appeal of its "nonfictional" predecessors. (Fantasy. 10-12) (Kirkus Reviews)
About Dugald A. Steer
Dugald A. Steer is the creator of the DRAGONOLOGY books and has worked as an editor for Templar for many years before going freelance to write in 2005. This is his first novel. Dan Stevens has worked in radio, theatre and TV. Television credits include Sense and Sensibility, Maxwell, Marple, Dracula, The Line of Beauty, Frankenstein and ?lm credits include Hilde. Dan's theatre credits include Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, The Vortex, Hay Fever, The Romans in Britain, Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It. In 2010 Dan starred as Matthew Crawley in the highly acclaimed first series of Downton Abbey. He has read numerous audiobooks including The Angel's Game and History of a Pleasure Seeker for Orion.