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The Dragons of Winter (The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica #6)

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The Archipelago of Dreams is no more…but the battle to save it has just begun in the penultimate book in the acclaimed Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series.

The Caretakers are at war. The Archipelago of Dreams has fallen to the Echthroi, and the link to the Summer Country has been lost. The Keep of Time must be rebuilt, and the secret lies somewhere in Deep Time
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Jun 15, 2015 Valentina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say this was rather anti-climatic, overall. The final few chapters, to be exact. There's a lot of that talking-instead-of-fighting stuff, and then it turns out it was only talking.

Again there were numerous unanswered questions. With everyone casually turning into dragons, I have to ask myself: how does that work? What is happening? How can they do that? What??

Although we see less and less of the original main characters, I did like the new characters introduced, and I have high hopes
Jul 12, 2015 SouthWestZippy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Taken from the jacket cover. "The Caretakers are at War. The Archipelago of Dreams has fallen to the Echthroi, and the link to the Summer Country has been lost. The Cabal--renegade Caretakers who have become agents of the Shadow--are amassing power to open our world to their masters. Only by rebuilding the Keep of Time can the two worlds be reconnected, but not even the vanished Dragons knew how the Keep was built, or who built it-- and the Echthroi are coming. "Caretaker Emeritus finds a trail ...more
Aug 09, 2015 Hummingbeard rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The story itself remains interesting, but the dialogues and some of the lines are so cheesy and random that they almost ruin the experience.
Sep 10, 2016 Valerie rated it it was ok
Interesting story line and concept. The book features an alternate world where famous authors and scientists live on as ghosts or "portraits" that come alive, but I recall only one female author being mentioned by name (Agatha Christie) and 0 female scientists, but dozens upon dozens of of males.

The male characters also were often indistinguishable from one another - Twain had none of his southern style, language or irascibility. He was written the same as Chaucer, Burton and Newton. Two of the
Graham Bradley
Jan 27, 2013 Graham Bradley rated it really liked it
Very excited for the ending of this series. Book 6 was the most unique so far, and while it had some very satisfying moments, it also left a lot unanswered. Curious to see how Owen wraps it up.
Sep 11, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing
All I can really say is OMG Goats!!!!!!!

I'm sure that eventually I'll be able to say more, but I'm still in shock over how awesome this series/book is...
May 05, 2014 Stacey rated it it was amazing
I have loved this series since I first began reading it with my boys. The way the author combines history, fiction, mythology, etc. to create a new story worth waiting for is breath taking. This was a wonderful continuation of the story, and when you read it please don't forget the epilogue. That is the most important part of the story, so says the author.

I'm thrilled to know the last is out already. The blessing for forgetting a series while waiting for the next to come out? The library will b
Luciana Darce
Dec 09, 2014 Luciana Darce rated it really liked it
Este é o sexto e penúltimo volume da saga Imaginarium Geographica E estou sem conseguir prever nem de longe o que há de acontecer em seu final. Espero ansiosamente pela resolução da história e que ela esteja a altura do que Owen nos presenteou até aqui.

No começo da leitura, estava me sentindo um pouco perdida, porque fazia algum tempo desde que eu tinha lido o último volume (e esse é o grande problema em acompanhar trabalhos ainda em progresso, quando há bastante tempo de espera entre um volume
Cathrine Bonham
Jan 11, 2013 Cathrine Bonham rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Alana Folk
The Sixth book in the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica is very much like all of the rest, steeped in literature and ancient myth. There are references that will make you giggle in their cleverness and others that will make you scratch your head and go do some research. You will squeal in bookish delight as beloved authors come into play for the first time and you discover plot devices stolen from even more beloved stories.

This series is a Bookworms dream. Sadly there is only one more b
Terri M.
Overall, as this series goes on, I'm struggling to keep the multiple story lines and characters straight.
A few years ago I discovered the novel Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen. This is the first book in the 7 books series known as the “The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica” which follows the lives of Jack, John and Charles as they battle the forces of evil in an effort to save the World. Quite a tall order for three unknown gentlemen fr
Nov 16, 2012 Becky rated it really liked it
I definitely enjoyed reading The Dragons of Winter by James A. Owen. In this sixth adventure, our Caretakers (well, some of them) travel to the FUTURE. They travel to the future first seen (or experienced) by H.G. Wells (Bert). Well, that's the future they THOUGHT they were heading to. In reality, they end up someplace very, very different, a what-might-be world of darkness. The time they spend in this world is very interesting to me, and they do meet an interesting Bradbury-inspired underground ...more
I'm starting to see a pattern to the way I read long series. The first book I devour. The middle books drag on (I swear, no pun intended). Then, sometime after the halfway point, the slope points down and I breeze through the last few books.

By the time I got to Dragons of Winter, the slope had begun, and this was a fast read. All the assorted threads of story are starting to come together. Owen's typical start a line...

...and finish it dramatically

gambit was used to better effect in this book th
Deborah Darsie
Sep 13, 2016 Deborah Darsie rated it really liked it
Very complex - as any multiple timeline fantasy can become especially when there is time travel by so many methods and characters from both Shadow and Light.

A slower read because of the intricate interweavings, but I was still quite satisfied by the end of this portion of the saga of the Imaginarium Geographica as there is the development of Chronology equivalent being created (recreated?).

Intended for young adults, this is equally engaging for adult readers, since a large percentage of the cha
Jun 13, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it
One more in the series of 7 books to go!
Mar 02, 2015 Lorien rated it liked it
Shelves: dragons
It was a long reading. In a busy month, I read it little by little on bed, before falling asleep. And, to my surprise, I enjoyed it more than the previous two or three volumes. I read it thinking on "endind what I started" - since there were only two books left, but, since the story got a bit better Im actually looking forward to read the next volume :) But Im still upset that the Chronicles of Imaginarium Geographica arent about the imaginarium geographica at all anymore, so only three stars. ...more
Cynthia Scott
Jan 19, 2013 Cynthia Scott rated it it was amazing
Such a surprising read. I have loved reading this entire series, but the Dragons of Winter have made me realize why I love this series. There is true storytelling that goes on in "the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica", with tricks and trails, witty humour, and delightful and sometimes despicable characters. I love them all. It's a great read, especially for those who love literature.
May 06, 2014 Victoria rated it liked it
Again, not bad, but this series needed to finish a couple of books ago. Repetitive.
Jun 15, 2013 Rachel rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
This was a major disappointment. He'd planned to finish the series with this book, and he as good as says in the afterword that he'd rethought that, but he tried to cram everything in anyway. It was incoherent and confusing. Is there another book coming? Ugh. I liked the series, but this was absolutely shoddy work.
Jan 03, 2014 Stephen rated it it was amazing
Another great entry in this most magnificent series. My only complaint is that he counts Chesterton amongst the bad guys. Otherwise, this series is perfect.
Kara Bianca
Jun 18, 2014 Kara Bianca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
This book was so so so so good! Absolutely amazing! I love the way high fantasy is blended so well with historical and mythological elements. This series should be read by everyone! I can't wait to read the last one!
Oct 20, 2014 I.E. rated it it was amazing
My favorite of the series, so far. Definitely want to read the next one.
May 26, 2016 Kelsy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, fiction
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I seem to spend the first 2/3 of the book saying, why am I reading this, why am I reading this, why am I reading this... and then it gets better so that you say to yourself, well, I can finish this series and be done.
Jul 11, 2013 Ross rated it it was amazing
A good setup to perhaps the finale of the series. Artistic license for which notable historical figures are on the opposing side, not all I'd agree with, especially Chesterton and Tesla.
Celeste Martinez
Sep 25, 2012 Celeste Martinez rated it really liked it

I really love these books! They are just all over the place that I might have to reread the all again before the last one comes out. But I really do love them.
Jul 10, 2015 Leah rated it liked it
I didn't enjoy this book quite as much but mostly because I hadn't read the other books I a few years and was having a hard time remembering some of the characters.
Jul 08, 2013 k.wing rated it it was amazing
This was definitely a fun read. It blows my mind how Owen weaves everything together with no loose strings. This book and the second book have been my favorites so far.
Jun 14, 2015 Su rated it liked it
Two chapters in, I wasn't sure if I was going to finish this one. By the end, I knew I'd be reading Book 7. Definitely kept me interested!
Dec 05, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing
i REAALLYY LOVE the goblin market! i just wish i knew ALL that are suppose to be in there.
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