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Resa Nelson

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Resa Nelson is the author of the 4-book Dragonslayer series: The Dragonslayer’s Sword (nominated for the Nebula Award, finalist for the EPPIE Award), The Iron Maiden , The Stone of Darkness , and The Dragon's Egg . Her 4-book Dragonfly series takes place after the Dragonslayer series.

Her standalone novels include the mystery/thrillers All Of Us Were Sophie and Our Lady of the Absolute .

Resa has been selling short stories professionally since 1988. She is a longtime member of SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America), and she is a graduate of the Clarion SF Workshop. Resa was the TV/Movie Columnist for Realms of Fantasy magazine for 13 years as well as a regular contributor to SCI FI magazine. She has sold ov

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Published on November 11, 2011 05:14
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Dragonfly (Dragonfly, #1)

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Berserk (Dragon Seed #1)

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Gate of Air (Dragon Gods, #1)

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The Dragonslayer's Sword The Iron Maiden The Stone of Darkness The Dragon's Egg
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The Dragonslayer's Sword (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: This is an excerpt from the first of two published short stories that inspired my novel (The Dragonslayer's Sword), which is the first in my 4-book Dragonslayer series. If you like this sample, you can get a free "mini" e-book of the two short stories that inspired my Dragonslayer books by signing up for my monthly newsletter at

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"A story about a young girl who lived in a Far Eastern land where the word of the Emperor was law and where women were seen as inferior and everything was done in order to save face and honour. Yet even though she was still very young Pingzi Po relish" Read more of this review »
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"Dragonfly is an engaging YA fantasy story that offers an intriguing premise and a likeable heroine. I enjoyed the idea of looking at the Norse people mingling with the Native Americans, and the different ideologies of the two. The story moved at a go" Read more of this review »
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A Celtic Darkness is a collection of nine short stories by Eoghain Hamilton, who brings a literary and personal touch to the classic ghost story. These stories aren’t (necessarily) for Stephen King fans. Instead, think more along the lines of Shirley ...more
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“She’s a documentary whore.” “I’m a documentary junkie,”
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“No children played outside, but what kids played outside these days? If there were any in this neighborhood, they must have been sequestered in their bedrooms with their video games or tablets or cell phones, hooked in and tuned out. Jeromy”
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“But at any cost? If I see you’re about to be killed, do I walk away to protect myself?” “If that’s what you need to do to stay alive. Yes. Walk away.” Beatrix”
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