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Dragonne's Eg (Pigs Don't Fly #4)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  286 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Life was hard for Sophie, recently orphaned in Victorian London. Then an uncle died and left her a substantial legacy -- if she can return a dragon's egg to an uncharted region of Asia in a year's time. Her only guide is a tiny ivory figurine of a unicorn which comes to life and talks to her when she wears a magic ring. With a telepathic cat and other companions, Sophie wi ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Baen Books
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Nov 05, 2007 krin rated it liked it
This was a good mix of historical fiction and fantasy set in the late 19th century. I liked the characters Sophie, Toby and Ky-Lin. The only downside was that I sometimes got annoyed at Sophie when she seemed to forget about the magic she learned and would think that she was dreaming. Now, to find the first three books of the Pigs Don't Fly series: The Unlikely Ones, Pigs Don't Fly and Master of Many Treasures.
Mel B.
Mar 24, 2014 Mel B. rated it liked it
Initially interesting (yet eye-rolling) because it features the trope of the young, orphaned, penniless school teacher in Victorian England ... it takes what also looks like an intriguing turn.

Sophie learns she has inherited a house or perhaps a bit of money from an uncle she didn't know she had. Of course.

And then is pitted on a yearlong adventure to return a dragon's egg, an artifact that her uncle had once taken.

She also is forced to take two unpleasant men with her as proof of her making th
Jul 14, 2014 Claire rated it did not like it
I decided to ask myself why I'm reading each of my books and no answer about this book satisfied me besides "I've always liked sci-fi/fantasy and that's what this is!"

I also see it's fourth in a series, so besides the maleficent quality of the number I don't have the background of the series to understand what she's trying to say. Some books, like of Terry Pratchett or perhaps J.K. Rowling, are suitable to read even out of order (I read HP 2-3-4-1-5-6-7), but some are not. This may fall in the l
Mary Ann
Apr 21, 2015 Mary Ann rated it it was ok
This portion of the story resumes after hundreds of years. The heroine and Toby do make interesting characters and the return of other elements of original artifacts adds to the variety; this book pales in complexity to its forerunners.
Amanda Wright
Nov 23, 2014 Amanda Wright rated it it was amazing
A brilliant finish to a quartet of fantasy/fairy tales.
Nov 18, 2013 T J rated it really liked it
Shelves: have-read
This is an adventure story of a young school marm who inherits a dragon's egg, a carved statue and unicorn horn ring with mystical powers. To be able to received the mansion and all that comes with it, she must return the egg to China by the years end. Characters are great with awesome story line.
Sep 10, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it
This story is told in the manner of Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm but with Alderney sensibility. Lovely.
May 07, 2010 Sara rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Loved the heroine's and the fantasy story of the witches and how they lived. Filled with battles and a love story.
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Jul 14, 2013 Campbell Scollo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished, fav
This is one of my favorite books of all times. I really loves the characters and the plot is interesting
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