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Big Dragons Don't Cry (A Dragon's Guide to Destiny #1)

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A depressed dragon, impudent kitten, and frightened young woman make an unlikely trio to save the dragon's swamp and lead humans to wholeness. They need the help of the country's leader, but he ignores animals, fears the dragon, and wants the young woman to be the mother of the heir he so desperately needs. Only a crisis that threatens his country can persuade him to lose ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Booklocker.com
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Charlotte English
Mar 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The title of this book is mildly misleading. I expected a very humorous book, and it also had a more serious & occasionally tense storyline. The book is constructed around three interwoven narratives. One is the story of Druid, a depressed water dragon left alone in the swamps without the company of any other dragons. The second is the story of a group of cats, principally Tara, destined to save the world - even though she is only a pint-sized kitten. The third is the human angle, following ...more
Bonnie Keck
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
not kindle unlimited, one of my freebie day books or something, says to suggested read the prequel first but haven't, though have it from freebie day so maybe next.

He Must Fly to Save His World

After naming Druid the Dragon of Destiny, his parents abandoned him in a swamp, and he bitterly vowed to never fly again.

Now his destiny is looking a lot like death. Malvern Frost, a cunning and malicious opportunist, wants to destroy the swamp and turn it into real estate. Only the dragon’s presence prev
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Jane Blanchard
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Dragon Who Wouldn't Fly by C. M. Barrett is an enchanting original fantasy suitable for adult and YA readers. I loved the quest, the idea that emotions are as important as logic, and that an individual only has to listen to hear nature and feel love's presence.

There are three major characters: Druid the dragon who must overcome his feelings of abandonment and find his destiny; Tara the kitten who is on a quest to save the world, and a young woman who must accept her psychic abilities so she
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Donna Mulvenna
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wouldn’t have normally read a book I thought was about a dragon, but too many people recommended this book for me to ignore. I’m so pleased to have read it. It’s entertaining, set in a wonderfully scenic fantasy world, and has lovable characters including Druid, the depressed dragon who rises to the occasion to become a hero. There’s also an array of savvy cats, (there are many laugh-out-loud moments between them), and a young woman and her artistic lover.
There is plenty of adventure and myste
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Gay Deputee
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given this advanced readers copy for the purpose of submitting an honest review.

I was almost ready to stop reading after the 3rd chapter because the story was pretty strange 11and i was giving up hope that it would ever come together seamlessly. I am very glad i kept reading. It turned into a delightful story and was very well written. A few typo errors but not too distracting. Good job!
Sharon Wadeson
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book very much. I look forward to reading more in this series. It is worth a five star review. It is comparable to other Dragon books I have read.

Sharon Wadeson
Uriah
Jul 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, first-reads
A first reads win!

This was an interesting book. At the begining I almost stopped reading it though. The begining of the book starts with many of the main characters talkign about sex. You get to hear cats talking about it, dragons talking about it, people talking about it... The only reason I kept going was it wasn't graphic. Overall, the message was more about allowing emotions and logic and submitting yourself to a higher power. The end of the book was the best part for me, partially because
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Toni L.
Jun 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Couldn't really get into the book. Hopefully later on I
will be able to because I have the series. Sorry to
the author. Maybe later I will give a better review,
after reading the series.
Elizabeth(The Book Whisperer)
I WAS VERY IMPRESSED, IT IS WORTH READING.
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As a child, C. M. (Connie) Barrett was enchanted by her grandmother's stories about life in Ireland: the challenges of rural life, the dangers of civil war, and the wee folk who were often invisible but capable of causing much trouble if not treated well. As a result, reality and fantasy merged for her, and it's probably her grandmother's fault that she became a fantasy writer.

Her first book was a
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