The Dragon's Son ~ bookring

by Sarah L. Thomson | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0531303330 Global Overview for this book
Registered by nyisutter of St. Charles, Missouri USA on 4/12/2003
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12 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by nyisutter from St. Charles, Missouri USA on Saturday, April 12, 2003
"The Dragon's Son is a vividly fresh and thought-provoking retelling of the King Arthur legend. It spins together the searing stories of four complex individuals struggling to make their ways in a violent and turbulent time, and of the king whose reign will be preserved or shattered by the choices they make."

This book was written by a good friend of mine, so I want to spread the word about it as much as possible. I bought a second copy to share with others as mine is personally autographed and is not going anywhere!


I really enjoyed this book. I have never been able to get into any other Arthur book, but this one grabbed my attention and drew me into the character's lives. It was very easy to read. Still not my favorite kind of story, but I am very glad I read this one.

Journal Entry 2 by Ragamuffin-Rays on Thursday, May 15, 2003
Decided to send this one out as a Book Ring:

People signed up so far are:
first mailed 5/20/03
1. Alithia (New Zealand)
2. MaryZee (Maryland, USA)
3. ladyofunicorns (New Mexico)
4. talkland (United Kingdom)
5. puppymummy (Australia)
6. appaloosatb (Minnesota)
7. karendawn (Texas)
8. chivers (Brazil)
9. Tuz (Brazil)
10. kalipriestess (Florida)
11. Crankydragon (Florida)
12. Eskielover (Washington)
13. vinyldoll (Portugal)
14. jawin (Australia)
15. Purplestars (Oklahoma)
16. Ramya (New Jersey)

--nyisutter (Missouri)--

How Does a Bookring work?

A book passes from BCer to BCer based on the list of members who've signed up.

To join this bookray please send a PM (private message) to nyisutter and I will add you to the list. New members will be added to the end of the list in the order in which I receive the messages. Please be aware that this is an international bookray and you may have to ship overseas. If you have a hard time shipping overseas, you can let me know and I will try to place you accordingly on the list, but I can't guarantee you won't have to ship internationally. The list of members will be listed here at the book's home page.

As a member, you will receive the book from the person listed before you. When you receive the book please make a journal entry stating that you’ve received it. Please read it as soon as you can (don't rush, just be reasonable about the length of time). After you read the book, please journal again with your comments. You will then need to PM (private message) the next person on the list for their mailing address. Mailing the book by media mail is the least expensive way (or surface mail if it's sent overseas). Please pay for delivery confirmation if mailing in the US (about 55 cents) and post the number in your journal.

If you are unable to reach the person after you on the list in a reasonable amount of time, then PM the next person on the list. If any questions come up, please send me a PM. Thank you all for participating in this bookray.

If there is no one on the list after you, please return the book to nyisutter. I will send the book out again if I get more participants.

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Journal Entry 3 by Alithia from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, May 25, 2003
I just received this today and from the quick skim I had it looks interesting. Can't wait to read it properly. I'll journal again when I have.

Journal Entry 4 by Alithia from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, June 24, 2003
I got this and hadn't been able to read it due to a stay in hospital, but when I got out and was able to read this I found it to be quite enjoyable. It isn't often that I think of the legends of old from a different point of view, but this is what this book does. Four people living in a time where the Arthurian legend was created and seeing it from the outside. Some quite touching moments in the book, where I was able to come to understand the characters and feel with them because it is their story and not Arthur's story. (He is just a side character for once :-} hehe)

Now that I'm done with it, I'm sending it onto the next person on the list. I hope you have just as much enjoyment as I have had from this.


Journal Entry 5 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Monday, June 30, 2003
Just received this in the mail today - will start it as soon as I finish my current read - probably this weekend. Thanks NYISutter and Alithia!

Journal Entry 6 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Monday, July 7, 2003
Enjoyed this very much. Quick read. This was an unusual slant on the King Arthur legend, written as it was about 4 people who had an impact on his life (but not written about his life directly). I've read the Arthur series by Stephen Lawhead, and the Avalon series by Marion Zimmer Bradley, so I'm familiar with most of the details of the legend. I really enjoyed this new view of the events, even though this is probably more of a young person's book. Definitely enjoyed this one.

Sent off to LadyofUnicorns on 7/8/03.

Journal Entry 7 by ladyofunicorns from Santa Fe, New Mexico USA on Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Received the ring in the mail and am adding it to my ring/ray pile and as soon as I am finished with it, I will be journaling and sending it on!

Journal Entry 8 by ladyofunicorns from Santa Fe, New Mexico USA on Saturday, September 13, 2003
Sent out in today's mail to the next on the list! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 9 by talkland from Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom on Monday, September 22, 2003
'The Dragon's Son' has arrived in sunny Eastbourne in the company of 'Bridget Jones' and a Divorce Lawyer!!! An interesting mix of Fantasy, Chick-lit and Environmental reading is ahead of me.

Journal Entry 10 by talkland from Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 7, 2003
A refreshing account from some of the lesser known individuals of the Arthurian legend. Though I know tales of how Arthur was born, the incest with his half-sister, and how his son eventually killed him, I found plenty of new material to read and digest in 'The Dragon's Son'.

The book is split into four with each having a different voice. The first is Nimue the woman who eventually killed Myrddin [Merlin]. The second is Morgan, Arthur's half sister. The third is Luned the companion and protector of Elen, Arthur other half sister. I haven't heard of Luned or Elen before. And last of all is Medraud [Mordred] the son of Arthur by his half-sister Morgan who eventually kills his father.

Journal Entry 11 by talkland at on Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Released on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at post office to a fellow BookCrosser in Eastbourne, England United Kingdom.

The King Arthur legend is winging its way to Australia.

Journal Entry 12 by puppymummy from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Thursday, October 23, 2003
The book has arrived safely in Australia. I'm so pleased it's nearly the weekend, I also had a few arrive at once, so I have a lot of fun reading to do!

Journal Entry 13 by puppymummy from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Saturday, November 8, 2003
I found a lot to like about these inter-related tales, it was good to get the familiar story from a new perspective/s. I really liked the way that this book was so matter-of-fact about the politics of the time, and the setting was more a real medieval setting than a fantasy world of knights and quests. Some of the characters were new to me also.

Journal Entry 14 by puppymummy at Postal Release in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, November 10, 2003
Released on Monday, November 10, 2003 at Postal Release in Melbourne, Victoria Australia.

making its way to the USA...

Journal Entry 15 by appaloosatb from Rochester, Minnesota USA on Saturday, November 22, 2003
This arrived just as I was finishing up The Door to December, so I can dive right in!

Journal Entry 16 by appaloosatb from Rochester, Minnesota USA on Monday, November 24, 2003
This was a really refreshing look at an old legend. I loved having the Pronunciation of Names right at the start of the story - usually I'll get to the end and find out I've been pronouncing something wrong the whole time (which is just something that has always bugged me), so it was nice to be able to bookmark the Pronunciation key and return to it as needed. This was totally different from what I'd expected, and the story was very gripping and a very fast read. I found myself really connecting with the characters and enjoying them as much for their petty faults and intrigues as for their good characteristics. The endings weren't always what I expected, and were a huge plus compared to most of the fairie-tale "happily ever after" endings books from the ages of kings and knights usually have.

I have karendawn's address in my BC file already, so I'll be sending this on ASAP! :-)

Journal Entry 17 by karendawn from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Wednesday, December 3, 2003
Book arrived today. I'm looking forward to it. I may, however, not be as quick as usual about sending the book on as I have 3 papers due in a week, so I won't have as much reading time until next Wednesday (though then again, I might need to take some breaks...).

Journal Entry 18 by karendawn from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Sunday, December 7, 2003
Okay, so I lied (but in a good way!). I'm already finished with the book and should be able to send it along on Tuesday. I made good progress on one of my papers today, so I thought I'd take a little break and I just read through the entire book. :)

I really liked this book a lot. I love how a story that I know so well can be made fresh and new. I really liked what the author did with the story and the characters (especially Medraud). Thank you very much for sharing this book! I think I'll have to go get a copy of my own to add to my Arthurian collection.

Journal Entry 19 by karendawn at on Tuesday, December 9, 2003
Released on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at Mailed to a fellow Bookcrosser in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.

On its way to Brazil, even though it cost me a bundle to do so (see the message I wrote on the forum: Here)

Journal Entry 20 by chivers from Recife, Pernambuco Brazil on Thursday, January 22, 2004
it finally arrived!!!!

Journal Entry 21 by chivers from Recife, Pernambuco Brazil on Monday, January 26, 2004
really enjoyed the book... read it really fast.
i love to read different visions of arthurian legends and this one is really great.
thanks nyisutter.
already asked for tuz's address.

Journal Entry 22 by Tuz from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Brazil on Friday, February 13, 2004
Thanks for the book, I got it at the post office today! :)

Feb. 15th, 2004

I loved the book, it´s really good!

I´ll be sending it to kalipriestess next.

Feb. 20th, 2004

The book was sent today.

Journal Entry 23 by kalipriestess from Tallahassee, Florida USA on Wednesday, March 3, 2004
I just received this and I'm already over halfway through! I love books based on the Arthurian legends and there's something refreshing about young adult oriented books, so I'm really enjoying it. So far, I've especially liked the story of Nimue who is so often neglected. We'll see how I feel when I've finished!

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