Master storytellers Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson, the team behind Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits, collaborate again to create five captivating tales incorporating the element of fire.
In McKinley's First Flight, a boy and his pet foogit unexpectedly take a dangerous ride on a dragon, and her Hellhound stars a mysterious dog as a key player in an eerie graveyard showdown. Dickinson introduces a young man who must defeat the creature threatening his clan in Fireworm, a slave who saves his village with a fiery magic spell in Salamander Man, and a girl whose new friend, the guardian of a mystical bird, is much older than he appears in Phoenix.
With time periods ranging from prehistoric to present day, and settings as varied as a graveyard, a medieval marketplace and a dragon academy, these stories are sure to intrigue and delight the authors' longtime fans and newcomers alike.
Robin McKinley (born 1952 as Jennifer Carolyn Robin Turrell McKinley) is a fantasy author. She won the 1998 Phoenix Award honor book for Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast (1978), Newbery Honor for The Blue Sword (1982), Newbery Medal for The Hero and the Crown (1984), the World Fantasy Award for editing Imaginary Lands (1985) and the Mythopoeic Award for Sunshine (2003).
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