Here There Be Dragons The Imaginarium Geographica What is it John asked The little man blinked and arched an eyebrow It is the world my boy he said All the world in ink and blood vellum and parchment leather and hide

  • Title: Here, There Be Dragons
  • Author: James A. Owen
  • ISBN: 9781416912279
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Imaginarium Geographica What is it John asked.The little man blinked and arched an eyebrow It is the world, my boy, he said All the world, in ink and blood, vellum and parchment, leather and hide It is the world, and it is yours to save or lose An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack, and Charles, on a rainy night in London during the firThe Imaginarium Geographica What is it John asked.The little man blinked and arched an eyebrow It is the world, my boy, he said All the world, in ink and blood, vellum and parchment, leather and hide It is the world, and it is yours to save or lose An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack, and Charles, on a rainy night in London during the first World War An eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and fairy tale These lands, Bert claims, can be traveled to in his ship the Indigo Dragon, one of only seven vessels that is able to cross the Frontier between worlds into the Archipelago of Dreams.Pursued by strange and terrifying creatures, the companions flee London aboard the Dragonship Traveling to the very realm of the imagination itself, they must learn to overcome their fears and trust in one another if they are to defeat the dark forces that threaten the destiny of two worlds.An extraordinary journey of myth, magic, and mystery, Here, There Be Dragons introduces James A Owen as a formidable new talent.

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    1. Can I give above a 5-star? Because if I could, I would. This book was fantastic! It has a twist at the end, and once you read it, you go "Omigosh, are you serious? How did I not pick up on that?!" and suddenly you love this book all the more. The idea of a sort of parallel universe has been done before, but Owen has done an excellent job with originality. Read it, you will love it, I'm positive!

    2. Library edition the head of the line it goes!This book started out well and I was immediately interested. The characters are interesting and the story begins to roll along laying out the basic idea and the overriding theme. Unfortunately it's not long before the book bogs downI suppose overwhelmed by it's own "wonder".I know that some love this (these) books. I can even see why, I know there are readers who will be totally enamored by the very things that finally caused the book to fall out of m [...]

    3. Well I've decided: having read far too many reviews of this that simply pointed out the flat characterisation and the unoriginal nature of this book that it needs a bit of a lift from yours truly. So here is my attempt.Now as I mentioned before (once upon a time) I love fairytales, mythology and legends. That is why I appreciated the magical sparkle of this book. Some might state that this book is unoriginal and flat however I personally found it to contain an original premise and interesting en [...]

    4. There's a quote by C.S. Lewis which says “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” I like this quote. I like this quote a lot. What it says to me is that just because you're writing for a child doesn't mean you have to "dumb" the story down or condescend to your readers. Unfortunately, that's exactly what James A. Owen does here. Now, that isn't to say if you have a 12 year old who is interested in fantasy and you want to get t [...]

    5. Even before I begin to write this review, I know right away that no matter what I say, I'll never be able to do this book justice. I'll try, though.First, a little background :"An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack, and Charles, on a rainy night in London during the first World War. An eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica -- an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and [...]

    6. James A. Owen took the words "What If", and created a wonderful series and how! He said what if the some of the world's greatest authors and playwrights such as William Shakespeare, Jules Vern, James Barrie, H.G. Wells, J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams came up with their stories and plays not purely from imagination, but from very real events. Well he did just that in what is one of the hands-down best fantasy series out there. From the first page i was utterly captivated, John Jac [...]

    7. Took a wonderful premise, and made a complete mess of it by making shallow characters, shirking on detail, and leaving it as took much of four piece puzzle plot. The only positive point, is Trummler, the badger, who had more character in his left footpaw than the entire rest of the cast. Otherwise, amazing disappointment, though the art is sorta good. Do Not Buy. Check from the library at the mostif even that.

    8. Here, There Be Dragons focuses on a group of travelers that start off in London and take a voyage to a place called the Archipelago of Dreams. A 'world' of different islands, races and people. There are three from out world as we know it. John, Jack and Charles. They are told by a man named Bert (another primary character) that they are to be Caretakers of a map called the Imaginarium Geographica. Also in this story is Aven, Bert's daughter and ship captain, and Bug, a youth they meet at their f [...]

    9. Pertama kali tertarik sama buku ini, tentu saja karena di sini ada naga!dan naga dalam cover buku ini "beda" dengan naga2 yang pernah saya lihat sepanjang hidup saya memainkan game, nonton film, maupun komik2 yang pernah memunculkan naga sebelum2nyaya "beda" bahkan sempat merasa sedikit aneh dengan gambar naga ini, alih2 memiliki moncong seperti buaya aligator *begitulah rata2 naga yang nempel d benak saya*playkon/uploads/2009/0Dengan moncong yang seperti paruh, naga dalam cover ini malah lebih [...]

    10. Ide u kategoriju onih lijepih koje grlis! Uzivala sam u knjizevbim referencama, neke prepoznala po putu, a neki me podsjetili na one koje obozavam i bila sam u pravu:))) Na momente zasuzih (ne zato jer je jako tuzno, nego sam emocionalno rastrojena pa jecam na lijepo) Zmajici, brodovi, magija i sve poznate fantasticne lokacije na jednom mjestu <3 Malo predvidiva sto ne umanjuje njenu ljepotu! I ima hrpu prekrasnih recenica i nasjladeg lika ikad, gospodina jazavca Tummelera i njegove muffine o [...]

    11. I am very disappointed in this audiobook. I loved the beginning – so much. James Langton was charming as a reader. No, really – charming. He read in a neutral, British-flavored voice, which perfectly set off the tones and accents he used for the characters, each distinctive and enjoyable. I didn't realize that the physical book is illustrated; perhaps the characterizations balance that loss. (I hate discovering that books I've gotten in audio are illustrated. It's such a cheat.)I enjoyed the [...]

    12. Let me explain this book for you. No, there is too much—let me sum up: Three young Oxford chaps who have never met before, John, Jack, and Charles, are brought together on a dark and stormy night (not even kidding) by the death of Professor Sigurdsson—the Caretaker of the Imaginarium Geographica, the atlas of every mythological and legendary land. Then a mysterious man of diminutive stature and looking something like "what might result if you shredded an illustrated edition of the works of J [...]

    13. I ate this book up, and it was delicious. Here, There Be Dragons encompasses a number of different folklores, mythologies, and other famous fantasy and science fiction stories into a fun adventure. James Owen did all the art for this book himself, and it's absolutely spectacular. Two things that helped me that might help future readers: 1. DO NOT read the reviews that have spoiler alerts (like I did). The surprise at the end would've really knocked my socks off if I hadn't already been privy to [...]

    14. Well I wasnt expecting to give this a 5 star rating when I was 1\3 or even 1\2 way through the book. I was thinking maybe a 4ishIt does start out a little hard to feel engaged.The characters are also a little hard to connect with.But by the end I was very fascinated with the characters\plot\history\mythology and how the writer has built and intertwined all these elements into one world. how this one place could be the whole base of not only our various gods and mythical ledgends but the very pla [...]

    15. Personally I think those that ranked this low just didn't 'get it'. Yes, he used a ton of source material, but he wove it together into such an original, rich tapestry of an entirely new world. I mean, the Arthur legend side-by-side with Captain Nemo? Who would have thought it? The surprise ending is just the icing on the cake to his easy to read, well-written novel that flows across the imagination like the sea that surrounds the Archipelago of Dreams.I have also read the sequel, which did NOT [...]

    16. Three Oxford men find themselves visiting a murdered professor in 1917 London. There, a strange little man compels them to run from the beasts what did the murder. they board a dragonship and sail to the waters where everything that exists in fable , myth, and legend has a real counterpart. They three must guard a book of maps and language that could be put to foul use by the Winter King. I like fantasy books that base themselves on folklore and hint or flat out say (in this case) that folklore [...]

    17. I loved how this book begana murder, a mystery, strange creatures and a magical journey.I was all set for a great read.but then.I became really disconcerted to discover that the story reminded me of two other very famous books!Surely, I thought, no author would be that obvious.en the penny began to drop, and what unfolded was a very clever and original story peopled by some memorable charactersd Dragons!I knew there was something special going on, but the ending was still a revelation which I th [...]

    18. For me, it was a really slow start (like really sllooooow) but it picked up later and wasn't horrible???(god im so enthusiastic in this review, can't you tell???)

    19. Maybe I'm dumb or maybe it's because I didn't grow up in a Christian-based society or maybe it's because I didn't read enough of Tolkien or Charles Williams but I just didn't get this.

    20. It is so difficult to review a book which has already been reviewed many times on and other social sites but still let me try. I guess I'll start with the editor's review."An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack, and Charles, on a rainy night in London during the first World War. An eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica -- an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and fai [...]

    21. Title/Author : Here, There Be Dragons - Volume One of the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, written and illustrated by James A. OwenPublisher/Publication Date: Simon and Schuster, October 2006ISBN: 1416912274Price: $17.95Core audience: ages 12 and upStrengths: descriptive language, imaginative setting, strong characters, literary allusionsReview: This is THE book that I would have felt was personally written for me when I was a teenaged bookworm. The author is known for his work on grap [...]

    22. I am a passionate CS Lewis fan. I expected that that would either be an advantage or a massive detractor from this book. I read many of the reviews and decided that I had no choice but to buy a used copy and see what all of the fuss was about. I am so glad that I did, my only regret is that I did not buy a pristine and brand new hardbound copy for my personal library. I love the classics - works that are never done telling you all that they have to say and I am reasonably well read as a result o [...]

    23. I had a hard time really connecting to the characters, which why the book only has 3 stars. But I really appreciate the moral of the story and the smartness of the story. It also has some excellent quotes:"It is the world, my boy. All the world, in ink and blood, vellum and parchment, leather and hide. It is the world, and it is yours to save or lose.""But the only things that unites us all, the only Grail that can strengthen us by drawing the disparities closer, is the Imaginarium Geographica." [...]

    24. I admit that reading the reviews here after I read the book gave me a little more perspective on my own reaction. That the author came from a graphic novel background seems obvious to me now (as I kept wishing for more description) but if he's used to working with a visual medium, I'm not surprised that the description is lacking. Unlike others, who seem to have hated the allusions to other fantasy works, I thought it was very cleverly done and that everything tied in together well at the end. I [...]

    25. 2015 reading challenge - a book with magicPros:1. Revisiting some of my favourite characters2. Easy-going conversations3. Illustrations4. The revelation at the end, a really nice touch that I saw coming just a few chapters before it happened5. DragonsCons:1. I don't feel enriched by anything new after reading this. As if the author was too lazy to create his own lore2. Blank, flat, plain characters and I can't accent this enough. We only know a few of the basic facts about them3. Relationships b [...]

    26. I had all of these critiques and comments to make when I was nearing the end. Why was *spoiler* reversing Shadowborn so easy, and not left for the next book? I also felt like I couldn't quite get a fix on certain aspects of AvenEVER- nearly every criticism I had was fixed or just plain eradicated by the last chapter. The last page literally made me scream aloud (and my throat still feels sore for it).All I have to say, in the end, is: READ THE BOOK. It is phenomenal, and it's perfect for readers [...]

    27. 2.5 StarsNo spoilers here. Picked up this one, a first book in a now five book sequence. Here we meet three Oxford students after the Great War who unite on the death of one of their mentors, who gives them this book which records mythical and fictional locations. When pursued they are rescued by Bert who then takes them aboard a ship and they travel to Avalon. Here they meet up with many famous fictional characters of which I won't spoil. They are many challenges and a battle. There is quite a [...]

    28. This was pure fun from beginning to end - and the end includes a very nice touch for fantasy-lovers. Come aboard a dragon-ship and visit the Archipelago of Dreams, as you travel with the Caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica, which is an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myths and legends and fairy tales. Maybe along the way you'll find out what really happened to Noah's Ark! And of course, there are dark forces, led by the Winter King, who want the Geographica and the power t [...]

    29. Really broadened my horizons! Not a typical read for me - but am amazing story with a really powerful "reveal" at the end. Loved the intermingling of fantasy with real-life events and historically significant parallels. Illustrations for each chapter are amazing in detail and a lovely way to "see" what's about to happen.

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