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Here, There Be Dragons
Here, There Be Dragons | James A. Owen
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The year is 1917. Following the sudden death of his Professor, a young man and his two companions are approached by a strange man who gives them a book to safeguard. This book, the Imaginarium Geographica, is the reason the Professor was killed, and now, they too are in mortal danger. Chased by the ferocious Wendigo, half-man half-werewolf creatures, the three companions seek refuge on a ship - a ship that leads them to the extraordinary lands of myth and legend mapped in the precious book they carry. As their adventure unfolds we learn that the friends are in fact C.S Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien and Charles Williams - and as they discover that events in the known world mirror those in the imaginary realm, they come to realise the importance of the Imaginarium Geographica , and if not protected, there will be no peace from the war that rages in our world.
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Daisey
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Overall, this was a fun listen, but I‘m still working out my exact thoughts. Originally, I enjoyed the literary references, then wondered if it was too much, then figured out for sure the key detail of the characters, and again wondered if it was a great mashup or a bit off the mark. I think I may have enjoyed some parts more if I had read it in print, but only the #audiobook was available through my library. I am curious to continue the series.

Daisey I wish I could remember for sure who first brought this series to my attention. @wordslinger42, maybe? 10mo
wordslinger42 @Daisey Yep, it was me 😊 I would stick with the series! I think it gets better and better! I still need to read the last two books & the short story collection. 10mo
wordslinger42 And I would definitely say it's more enjoyable to read in print! 10mo
Daisey @wordslinger42 I am intrigued and want to continue, so it‘s good to hear that you think it gets better! I may look around a bit more and see if I can find the next one in print, though. 10mo
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smilingshelves
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I found an adorable little used bookstore today. It looked so small from the outside, but fit so surprisingly many books inside! I will definitely be returning there! #bookhaul

Pam.Kokomo If you‘ve not read it yet, I hope love Gentleman in Moscow as much as I did! ❤️ 11mo
smilingshelves I haven't read it yet, but I'm looking forward to it! I've heard it's a slow read, so I wanted my own copy instead of getting it from the library. Now I finally have one! 11mo
BucklingBookshelves Oooh used bookstores are my favorite. I found a new one by me last year and it just never gets old to go and browse the latest treasures. You never know what you might find! 11mo
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dragondrool
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It's a forum screen name I made up many years ago. A migraine was marauding in my skull and making me drool just a tiny bit as I was brainstorming potential names. My addled brain spit out "dragondrool". I laughed and typed it in. It's been my screen name ever since.

LindaMcGraw16 @dragondrool Ha ha! I don‘t think I knew that! 13mo
dragondrool @LindaMcGraw16 Well now you do. 13mo
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TheSpineView
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Today's book mail. So I don't forget, please keep telling me... I am not a book hoarder! In my defense, some of these are for my grandson. 📚💸💸

Slajaunie But you should read his as well!! They all look good. 2y
TheSpineView @Slajaunie I only I had the time. 2y
RadicalReader @TheSpineView best username ever I also enjoy The Host still cannot believe it was created by the same author who wrote twilight 2y
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TheSpineView @RadicalReader Thanks! Loved the audio version so when I saw the paperback on sale I had to get. BTW, The Chemist by her is good too. 2y
Jerame2999 Remember it‘s not hoarding if it‘s books. It‘s called building a library. It‘s not called hoarding if it‘s original art either. Just one man‘s opinion. Lol. 2y
TheSpineView @Jerame2999 Love your way of thinking! 😍 2y
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Kaseybjohn
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I liked it. John and Jack are pretty annoying tbh, but the story made up for it. I I loved the ties to different histories and legends (including Arthurian...yes please!). The origin of Nessie is my most favorite part. :)

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Kaseybjohn
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RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you're interested. :) 2y
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Lilithcat17
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I didn't expect much going in. Mom said a few of her friends have loved this series and have reread it multiple times. When she said it was better than HP, I had to see if it was true. This book was good, better than I expected, but HP will always have a special place in my heart.

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You need the Imaginarium Geographica to avert whatever disaster is looking on the world at large. You are the Caretaker of the Geographica. You lost the Geographica. Ergo, you and everyone you know, love, care about, or exchange pleasantries with as you gather your mail are about to perish in darkness and misery. I hope that's cleared things up for you.

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Lilithcat17
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Always appreciate books as gifts, especially good books. Parents got me the whole series for Christmas.

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thebacklistbook
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Porn free game of thrones, what's not to love.

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StephanieMarie
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Doing list challenges this morning while listening to audiobook. It's strangely addicting. This one I've read all of them! https://www.listchallenges.com/kaunismina-bbc-6-books-challenge

CouronneDhiver I don't read many "classics"... 14/100 ??‍♀️ 3y
Melissa_J I've read 38/100 3y
BookishBeth 53/100. I can do better!! 3y
DeleteAcct 18/100 😬 3y
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AlobelThee
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More for the cool dragon books, written and illustrated by the author 🤗 that's epic! 🐉

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jlondon1963
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Loved the story and the literary references in the story. Great audio version plan on listening to more in the series.

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One of my favorite series! #dragons #timetravel #fantasy

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jmLove
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I skipped over this book at the library for who knows how many years, interested, but not ready to commit 2 yet another book about dragons. Probably all 10 years it's been out (published 2006).
What started out as an impulse buy turned into the first book I've read for pleasure in over a year. I never expected to love a book that had three white male protagonists, but it's an amazing story Owen beautifully ties in myth and reality in this novel.