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The Dragon (Atlan #1b)

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Atlan Besieged
In her quest to save the fabled Atlan, young Cija and her handsome lover, Smahil, flee the clutches of Zerd, the evil half-serpent who has conquered half the world.

But, too late, they find there is no escape from their enemy--Zerd's army covers the land from hill to valley; all beings are swept along or destroyed; all cities are laid open to the plunder of hi
Mass Market Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 10th 1985 by DAW Books Inc (first published 1963)
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My favourite of the three Atlan books I have read. Subtly sexual.
This is the first novel I read of the Atlan Saga. I kinda didn't know what was going on at first but slowly I was able to pick it up. The main character Cija was someone I didn't mind following around. Honestly I thought at first this was a fantasy romance novel but slowly I found adventure and daring escapes. Sometimes you find yourself hoping tragedy doesn't struck but soon it does. Eye popping random events occur and leave you questioning your judgement on assumptions. In a way I fell in love ...more
Lisa (Harmonybites)
Take Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan, H. Rider Haggard's Lost Civilizations and John Norman's Gor and as your heroine a princess raised to believe she's divine and men are extinct and you have the world of the Atlan Saga. This book, The Dragon isn't so much a sequel to the first book, The Serpent, as the second half--they were designed to be one book. Cija, who can be, well stupid (but almost forgivable given her background) does grow on you, which given these are supposed to be her diaries is impo ...more
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Oh god, oh god, hideous Boris Vallejo cover!
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Trashy, but some diverting patches.
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Other Books in the Series

Atlan (5 books)
  • The Serpent (Atlan, #1)
  • Atlan (Atlan, #2)
  • The City (Atlan, #3)
  • Some Summer Lands (Atlan, #4)
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