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Dragons and Dwarves: Stories of the Cleveland Portal (Cleveland Portal omnibus)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Two novels . one volume.

An omnibus edition of Dragons of the Cuyahoga and The Dwarves of Whiskey Island
ebook, 448 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by Penguin Group US (first published 2009)
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Joshua Palmatier
This is an omnibus version that includes the two novels The Dragons of the Cuyahuga and The Dwarves of Whiskey Island. I'm currently reading The Dwarves of Whiskey Island and will update this with that review once that book is finished. But here's the review of The Dragons of the Cuyahoga:

The Dragons of the Cuyahoga is the first book by S. Andrew Swann featuring newspaper reporter Kline Maxwell, who usually covers the political beat in Cleveland, OH, never the "fuzzy gnome" stories. What are the...more
I am a native Clevelander, suburbanite for the last 20 years, but do know my area well. This book covers Cleveland well, from polotics to geography, it's all here. This is 2 novels in one volume,and they deal with the idea that a portal to an other realm, the realm of dragons, elves, dwarves, etc. appears in Cleveland during a football game at the Browns Stadium. 10 years later, the fall out is still happening, and it falls to a political reporter who gets asigned the story of a dragon crash lan...more
More fantasy novels should be set in Cleveland. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, and the way the Portal affected Cleveland. Hopefully this author will delve more into this world!
10/19/09: This book has two stories in it. I read the first one and liked it. I wanted to read something else before reading the second story.
11/17/09: I finished the second story and thought it was okay too. It started out kind of slow but then seemed to pick up steam.
Joel Tone
I only read the first book. It's an interesting take on the politics of an urban fantasy setting. The mystery part seemed pretty honest (though I'm not the most clueful so it may be blatantly obvious to others).
Jan 30, 2010 Greymalkin rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Greymalkin by: Teresa
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
It's okay. Not really my taste. No romance and almost no female characters. Very dry. The style is very journalistic (fact finding after fact finding) which makes sense since the main character is a journalist.
Fun and interesting plot. Funny characters
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S. Andrew Swann is the primary pseudonym of Steven Swiniarski, who also writes as S.A. Swiniarski, Steven Krane, and S.A. Swann.
More about S. Andrew Swann...
Prophets (Apotheosis, #1) The Dragons of the Cuyahoga (Cleveland Portal #1) Forests of the Night (Moreau, #1) Fearful Symmetries: The Return of Noha Rajasthan (Moreau, #4) Emperors of the Twilight (Moreau, #2)

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