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World War II has broken out. The Germans have started to blitz the UK and now they have a new weapon, a weapon so powerful it could end the British war effort before it has even started.

With bombs falling dangerously close to home George Atkins’ mother, Mary, decides to evacuate their home and go to live with his uncle in the heart of English countryside. George’s whole w
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Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published April 20th 2014 by Empyreal Sun
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Ralph
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is an exciting and engaging story of a boy named George and his dragon, whom he nicknames Spitfire. It's an appropriate name, not just because the dragon can spit fire but because boy and dragon eventually find themselves flying alongside real Spitfires (and other planes) over Britain. The time is the Second World War, which immediately puts this adventure tale a cut above other fantasies involving dragons, even those set in modern times or in urban settings. By involving dragons in hu ...more
J.
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
A rousing old-fashioned 1950s style adventure story, with great good guys and over-the-top bad ones. The concept of dragons fighting with the Luftwaffe and RAF during the Battle of Britain is nothing short of wonderful, and the author's research into flying and fighter aircraft and WW2 weaponry is just as good. The ms could have used another proofreading pass, but I had no trouble getting lost in the story despite a few choice (and sometimes unintentionally funny) errors.

Four stars for a crackin
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Kirsty 📚📖❤️
I absolutely loved this book. An alternative World War I where 13 year old George binds with a dragon and joins an elite team of fighters that take on the Germans & their evil dragons. A good old fashioned ripping yarn Tolhurst keeps the pace going ttjroughout the book as we follow George's adventures fighting dragons, taking on brave challenges in a kind of ghostly underworld and saving lives as he went.

I feel there is much more to come, some of the sections hopefully will be explained in
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Alex McGilvery
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
George and the Dragon
Phil Tolhurst

George is a thirteen year old in London during World War Two. His mother decides that they will be safer in the country at his Uncle’s manor. They aren’t there long before the house is turned to flaming rubble by an attack by dragons flying for the Luftwaffe. George is out of the house by pure chance and when he runs through the wreckage to try to find his mother, a dragon pushes his way out of the basement and tells George that he must name the dragon. George n
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Martin Belcher
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
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A really interesting novel set in England in 1940's during World War Two. Nazi Germany have discovered the power of the ancient dragons and now fly them against war torn England. George, a young boy getting used to life in an England greatly changed by war uses an ancient ring given to him by his Dad to unwittingly summon up a dragon of his own, named Spitfire, George and his dragon get roped in to fight for England against the Nazi's.
A very entertaining mix of history, fantasy and Arthurian leg
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David
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this interesting take on the World War with Dragon's fighting either side of the war, a great read for anyone who loves a good fantasy novel/read, 10/10 I would rate it, loved it all the way to the end, great book!
Oliver Bogert
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting alternate history story, that asks what would happen if dragons were to meet WWII aircraft in battle? I found the idea an interesting one to fascinate about while reading, and couldn't help relating this story to other's that have pondered similar questions in different time frames; for example Naomi Novik's Temeriare Series.

The story moved along at a brisk pace. No big lulls or over-exposition on the world building. For the most part, Tolhurst can take advantage of the fact that
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