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A Dragon for William

(Night's Edge #2.5)

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Set after the Aurora Award-winning novel, A Play of Shadow, this novella explores the story of a young boy whose fanciful tales of dragons and dangers may prove to be more than just fiction.

Werfol returns to Vorkoun with his family to find their fortunes changed for the worse. His father is in disgrace and banished from court. Meanwhile, Vorkoun has been ceded to Asnor by
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Kindle Edition, 157 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 by DAW
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Bob/Sally
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It may not be a full-length novel, and it may be a side-story that doesn’t feature Jenn or Wisp, and it may take place outside the boundaries of Marrowdell, but A Dragon for William is still a welcome return to the fantasy realm of Julie E. Czerneda – and one that also works as a entry point into Night’s Edge for new readers who still have A Turn of Light & A Play of Shadow to discover.

At first glance, since it does take place outside Marrowdell, this presents as rather ordinary, a high fantasy
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Margaret
What an excellent coda to the Night's Edge series!

Young Werfol has returned to Vorkoun with his family. Unfortunately, he's had to give up truthseer training from his Uncle Bannan, the only other truthseer he knows. He also dreams "truedreams", another potent magic. His mother, from whom he inherited the truedream talent, knows how dangerous the 'dreams can be.

And his older brother Semyn, like most people, has forgotten what makes Marrowdell special (one aspect of Marrowdell's magic is that few
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sonzaemon
Jan 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Worth the read

I love pretty much all of Julie Czerneda's writing. I was first introduced to it with A Turn of Light, quite possibly the most beautiful fantasy I've read. I had a much harder time with A Play of Shadow, the follow-up Marrowdell book - likely because of the politics. It still ended up being pretty magical, though in my mind it couldn't possibly hold up to its predecessor.

It's been years since I read either of these books, so when I started A Dragon for William, I got bogged down wi
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For over twenty years, Canadian author/ former biologist Julie E. Czerneda has shared her curiosity about living things through her science fiction, published by DAW Books, NY. Julie’s written fantasy too, the first installments of her Night’s Edge series (DAW) A Turn of Light and A Play of Shadow, winning consecutive Aurora Awards (Canada’s Hugo) for Best English Novel. Having completed her Clan ...more

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