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The Dragon and the Djinn (Dragon Knight #6)

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From Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Gordon Dickson comes the story of Sir James Eckert, a 20th century American transformed into a Dragon Knight and transported into a fantastic medieval adventure. When Sir James is asked to accompany Sir Brian Neville-Smythe to the Holy Land, the journey holds more than either of them bargained for.
Hardcover, 394 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Ace Hardcover
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John Loyd
The Dragon and the Djinn (1996) 387 pages by Gordon Dickson.

Jim Eckert and his wife Angie get transported to a 14th century England where there is magic, talking Dragons and Wolves, etc. The series starts with The Dragon and the George where Jim has to save Angie from the Dark Forces at the Loathly tower. By the time of this book, Jim has worked himself up to a C class magician with "unlimited" drawing power with the magic accounting office, but early in the story Carolinus warns Jim to limit hi
Sit Brian Neville-Smythe asks his friend Sir James Eckert to accompany him on a quest to the Holy Lands on a quest to track down the father of Sir Brian's beloved so he can finally get permission to marry her. The father has been missing since before the first book and it has been talked about a bit during the series so it is nice to see this storyline played out.

They face a number of obstacles, pirates, assassins, a Djinn, powerful magicians and an evil conspiracy. The friends have to work toge
James Eckert--AKA the dragon knight--goes off on another adventure with his friend Sir Brian Neville-Smith. Jim continues his development as a magician who can turn into a dragon and do other transformations and spells at will--but who is warned to be conservative in his use of magic. Jim and his wife Angie originated in our 20th century, but were somehow transported back to an alternate 14th century version of our world where magic is real. Thus the reader gets to learn about the 14th century t ...more
This one always felt like the culmination of the series to me since Jim had to go on his own quest to get his own staff- like Carolinus did in the Dragon and the George. It was slow in spots but
This is an awesome book like the rest of the series. It drags you in the book as you progress with the story, and when you're done the book, you will be wishing you already had the next book!
Plot didn't flow as others in this series. Heavy going at times. Dickson is a better writer than this. Would be better edited right down as a "novella" sized short story. Liked the way Dickson attempted to put limits on the use of magic and just let peoples actions and personalities develop the plot.
One for those of us who feel 'obligated" to a series. First real disappointment I've had with the series.
Chaz Young
I picked up this book from the library because the title caught my eye. I should have checked - it is part of a series and not the first one. I think I will go back however, and read the rest, or at least the first one.
Lonnie Smith
Definitely one of the best books in the series so far. Right up there with the first book.
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Gordon Rupert Dickson was an American science fiction author. He was born in Canada, then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota as a teenager. He is probably most famous for his Childe Cycle and the Dragon Knight series. He won three Hugo awards and one Nebula award.

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