Description : In the long-awaited follow-up to The Dragon of Lonely Island, three adventurous children find further intrigue on a tiny Maine island where a talkative three-headed dragon lives out its days. With their parents off to London on a special trip, Hannah, Zachary, and Sarah Emily are thrilled to be going back to Aunt Mehitabel’s house on Lonely Island. Though their favorite aunt can’t join them, they know their tummies will soon be filled with Mrs. Jones’s mouthwatering cookies and their minds full of Fafnyr, the fabulous creature they befriended last summer. The glittering three-headed dragon remains safely hidden in a cave high above the ocean, waiting for the children’s return. But is Fafnyr’s hiding place safe? As the children nervously discover, a white yacht is now anchored off the private island, and a crew led by billionaire J. P. King has been scouring onshore, supposedly watching birds. The children have promised to keep Fafnyr’s existence a secret, but it’s hard to know if the smooth-talking Mr. King is friend or foe. Only Fafnyr’s own stories can lead the Dragon Friends to the heart of the mystery, as they teach the children to think more clearly, to make the right decisions - and to discover what’s worth fighting for.
Description : As Maoism recedes, and especially after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, Beijing has increasingly turned to patriotic nationalism for its ideological inspiration and legitimation. Return of the Dragon begins with a discussion of the definitions, typologies, and theories of nationalism. The formation and development of the Chinese people are explored, including their myths of origins, early beginnings, the classical feudal period, and the enduring state and empire of the Middle Kingdom. The Opium War began the ?hundred years of humiliation? when dynastic China steadily deteriorated and eventually succumbed to the forces unleashed by imperialism. Western and Japanese imperialism also transformed the Chinese from a people into a nation. The ideas of early Chinese nationalists are explored, particularly those of Sun Yat-sen, whose thought stands in stark contrast to those of Mao, but shares significant similarities with the developmental nationalism of Deng Xiaoping.The last chapters of Return of the Dragon describe contemporary China's patriotic nationalism as it is represented in the writings of Chinese intellectuals, the youth, and the military. The portrait that emerges is a disquieting mix of narcissism and insecurity, wounded pride and resentment, a Darwinian worldview and an irredentist resolve to restore China to its former glory. The book concludes with an examination of the Chinese polity that remains authoritarian, as well as U.S. policy implications.
Description : In the final volume of The Dragon's Champion series, Erik has found the Immortal Mystic, but his training is failing. Haunted by guilt and grief over a close friend who was murdered in front of him, he cannot focus his power. Meanwhile, Gilifan has found a way to resurrect Tu'luh and plunge the Middle Kingdom into subjugation with Nagar's Secret. Lepkin finds himself stuck between a horde of invading orcs and the press of Gilifan's forces. Worst of all, Erik may not be the champion about whom the prophecies were written. Meddling wizards have interfered with the very fabric of fate, altering prophecies and manipulating events. Because of this, Lepkin may have chosen the wrong champion to train, which now threatens to tip the balance heavily in Gilifan's favor. Erik will have to not only succeed in his final training, which he was never meant to undergo, he will have to rise against the reborn Tu'luh, and hope that he and his allies are strong enough to defeat the beast.
Description : One of Spyro's most malevolent and powerful enemies makes his Skylanders debut! And nothing Spyro, Hex, Cynder or the rest of the Skylanders do can prepare them for the evil that is about to be unleashed! The return of the first purple dragon, MALEFOR!!! Collects issues #7-10.
Description : Through a careful consideration of historical factors and raw data, Denny Roy examines the benefits and consequences of a more politically, economically, and militarily potent China. Since China's sphere of influence encroaches on the autonomy of regional states, its attempts to increase its security have diminished the security of its neighbours.
Description : The spirit of Quetzalcoatl is in all Dragons. A true Dragon of Quetzalcoatl is a Dragon that has reached the pinnacle of power. Dragon Lord Tiamat is the universe in its Dragon form, everything is from and part of the Dragon order. In the Dragon Lords Quetzalcoatl and Tiamat, all is one. There is however a Dragon prophecy that says Quetzalcoatl will bring the apocalypse and destroy all worlds. Dragon Lord Decanion Quetzalcoatl hatched as a invincible God but soon became addicted to destruction, in his chaos the entire universe is at the mercy of this Dragon Lord.
Description : This fantasy adventure story for kids ages 5-9 features a hero who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. While the book features a non-binary hero, this is not a story about gender. It's a story about unlocking ancient secrets and rescuing dragons. The book follows Morgan who turns from an ordinary kid to a hero when a magic telescope reveals the forgotten world of ancient dragons. Unfortunately, the ancient dragons are all trapped, cursed by an evil king and invisible to our world. The magic telescope allows Morgan to see the dragons, but it'll take more than a telescope to free them from the curse. The secret to freeing the dragons lies in a mysterious song filled with clues to help Morgan. If they can unlock the mysteries in time, they can learn the dragons' True Names and bring the dragons safely back into our world.----Author's Note: I first wrote this book as a gift for a young child I love who is non-binary. They didn't enjoy reading books *about* gender, but yearned for a story with a hero they could identify with. This child loved the book (and the subsequent three in the series I wrote for them), and so I decided to publish these books in hopes that other children and families would have the same experience.To learn more or read a free sample, visit: http: //songofthelostdragons.com