Dealing with Dragons

Dealing with Dragons Cine is everything a princess is not supposed to be headstrong tomboyish smart and bored So bored that she runs away to live with a dragon and finds the family and excitement she s been looking for

Cine is everything a princess is not supposed to be headstrong, tomboyish, smart and bored So bored that she runs away to live with a dragon and finds the family and excitement she s been looking for.Cover illustrator Peter de S ve

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Dealing with Dragons

  1. Patricia Collins Wrede was born in Chicago, Illinois and is the eldest of five children She started writing in seventh grade She attended Carleton College in Minnesota, where she majored in Biology and managed to avoid taking any English courses at all She began work on her first novel, Shadow Magic, just after graduating from college in 1974 She finished it five years later and started her second book at once, having become permanently hooked on writing by this time.Patricia received her M.B.A from the University of Minnesota in 1977.She worked for several years as a financial analyst and accountant, first with the Minnesota Hospital Association, then with B Dalton Booksellers, and finally at the Dayton Hudson Corporation headquarters.Patricia finished her first novel in late 1978 In January, 1980, Pamela Dean, Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Steven Brust, Nate Bucklin, and Patricia Wrede all, at that point, hopeful but unpublished formed the writer s group that later became known as The Scribblies In April of 1980, Patricia s first novel sold to Ace Books It came out at last in 1982, which is the year she met Lillian Stewart Carl who introduced her to Lois McMaster Bujold by mail.In 1985, shortly before the publication of her fifth book, she left the world of the gainfully employed to try winging it on her own.Her interests include sewing, embroidery, desultory attempts at gardening, chocolate, not mowing the lawn, High Tea, and, of course, reading.She is a vegetarian, and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her cats, Merlin, Brisen, and Nimue She has no children, but as of this writing, she does have four nieces and four nephews ranging in age from seven months to twelve years old and in geographical location from Maine to Alabama.She has published twelve and a half books Shadow Magic, Daughter of Witches, The Seven Towers, Talking to Dragons, The Harp of Imach Thyssel, Caught in Crystal, Snow White and Rose Red, Dealing with Dragons, Mairelon the Magician, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, The Raven Ring, and a collaboration with fellow Minneapolis author Caroline Stevermer, Sorcery and Cecelia, as well as a collection of short stories titled Book of Enchantments She is also part of the Liavek shared world anthology.

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  1. He doesn t seem very impressed, Cine commented in some amusement Why should he be Kazul said Well, you re a dragon, Cine answered, a little taken aback What difference does that make to a cat Before Harry Potter, there was Princess Cine, a dragon named Kazul, and the Enchanted Forest I am no longer a 11 year old girl I am a grown ass woman, and I still love this book as much as I did the first time I read it.Share this book with your sisters, your daughters, your nieces This is a wonderful book [...]

  2. 4.5 5 starsThis is my 4th time reading this Still good I did dock half a star down because second book is better than the first still, the whole series are amazing, even if I am well out of reading age for these books I enjoy them immensely After I got finished with the book, my first thought was why haven t they made a movie out of this yet And then I thought what if the casting is wrong, what if they don t follow the book, what if cgi is cheap Oh, the horrors So now I am actually happy that th [...]

  3. If you think you know what a princess story is, think again.There s a magic to this series I haven t experienced since reading Harry Potter It s one of the most playful books I ve ever read, constantly making jokes out of well known tropes and famous fairy tales Plus it s a mystery in which the prime suspects are a dragon with bad wizard allergies and a prince made of stone The entire universe is as quirky as the suspects and although there s some plot holes and a lot of things that seem to happ [...]

  4. This is the first book of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles My daughter read them when she was at the point where reading changes from being work to being fun So it was one of the first serious books 100 pages and no pictures that she read on her own for pleasure First my wife read the series aloud to her Then she read them all to herself Then she read this book out loud to me.The story is told from the point of view of Princess Cine She s a curious, intelligent girl who hates the stereotyped role [...]

  5. I would place this book somewhere between The Ordinary Princess and the Harry Potter series in terms of complexity of plot, age appropriateness and the amount of fun I had reading it I really enjoyed reading this book and likely would have given it 5 stars if I had read it at a younger age say at the age of 8 years or so As it is, after Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, it s hard to give this book 5 stars Having said that, this is a very interesting story of a Princess who detests traditional [...]

  6. 5.0 Stars Re Read 2016I adore this book I always will It was one of my favorites series growing up and still is to this day I implore you all to check it out

  7. This is my happy book I read it when I was in middle school and I love it because its not your average fairy tale Yes you have princess s and prince s and yes you have dragons and wizards and magic but it s not exactly like the common tale of where the prince slays the dragon with the wizard to help him act clever to save the damsel in distress and or princess No no it s of the princess becomes friends with a dragon and when a prince comes and saves her she tells them to go away.Sick and tired [...]

  8. I picked up this book after seeing it featured in A Mighty Girl s excellent list of kick ass Princess books, and thought it might make a good Christmas gift for a fantasy loving little sister Of course I had to read it first, the way you have to taste the cookie dough, to make sure it s just right And of course, Little Sister caught me at it What s that A book I m reading She executes a perfect pre teen exasperated sigh and eye roll I KNOW it s a book What s it about I decide to test the waters [...]

  9. I found this book at the library and I was so excited because I read it a couple of times when I was younger, in 4th or 5th grade I think So it s a kid s book but it is so much fun Great fantasy and tons of humor You can t help but laugh, at least I couldn t Funny story related to this book Back when I first read this, when I was younger, like I said, I had a friend my age who also read it Well, she and I happened to have some little plastic toy dragons and wizards and we d use them to act out t [...]

  10. How will you describe a book which entertains you in every chapter Well, this will be my first review about that kind of book FEELINGS FOR THIS BOOKBefore Reading This Book I was unaware of dragons, wizards, witches, giants and jinns I think I am still unaware of giants and jinns but not any after reading the whole series So, it s obvious I didn t know how they look like Or what are their abilities After Reading This Book I thought I chose to read books and I didn t even know any magical creatur [...]

  11. This is a truly charming middle grade children s fantasy book which really captivated me, and which even though I am 21 when first reading it I loved The story follows a very wilful, strong female Princess who doesn t like the silly troupes of being a Princess to which everyone else around her conforms Princess Cine decides that she wants to learn to Fence, and when she s told this is un lady like and most definitely un princess like she decides to try something else equally as un princess like [...]

  12. YA comic fantasy Cine is not a proper princess She learns fencing, cooking and magic, and when she discovers her proposed marriage, she runs away to offer herself to a dragon She s been told that they like to keep princesses, and she thinks that this is one princessly thing that she could possibly do.This was charming, but light on substance It may have been original when it was written, but it feels derivative now Also, I was annoyed that the only way that Cine could do anything awesome was to [...]

  13. This book was simply delightful, with enchanting characters of different kinds and lots of good witty humor, hinting to many classic fairy tales, but with twisted meanings Here s a little example The rest of my classmates are already making names for themselves George started killing dragons right away, and Art went straight home and pulled some sort of magic sword out of a rock Even the ones nobody expected to amount to much have done something All Jack wanted to do was go back to his mother s [...]

  14. I m re reading this fantastic series that I fell in love when I was a kid It s a great story about a princess who thinks being a princess is incredibly boring Etiquette and dancing lessons all day She would much rather learn fencing or magic, thank you very much But that just isn t done So she runs away and volunteers to become a dragon s princess A vocation which is usually only acquired when one is captured by a dragon This book has a great female protagonist, lots of humor, and puts a definit [...]

  15. Hacen falta m s princesas como Cine Adem s de que sea un libro divertid simo, original, lleno de humor inocente y bastante irreverente con los cuentos de hadas, Cine es realmente mi tipo de princesa.Basta de damicelas d biles que esperan ser rescatadas Ella, harta de la aburrid sima vida de palacio y clases de bordado, siguiendo el consejo de un sapo que habla, decide escaparse e irse a vivir con un grupo de dragones Cine no es sumisa, ni recatada ni rubia Es la nica de todas sus hermanas con ca [...]

  16. 2004 or 2005October 6, 2007Currently reading aloud to the Possum She s decided to carry on on her own in favor of me reading The Mysterious Howling Well, I can t blame her That s also a good one.July 20, 2014I originally read this series out loud to the girls when they were wee Going back, I didn t recall much except that we had all enjoyed them Some of the things I had forgotten that Cine had studied fencing and Latin and that she was unusually tall, all now true of the eldest daughter So I lov [...]

  17. Jak zvl tn , e m jsem star , t m v c oce uji poh dkov p b hy Maj svoje kouzlo.To nepop ete.Cine je nejlep princezna v ech dob.Pro D l , co princezny ned laj.Ovl d z klady latiny, kouzel, ryt sk ho um n a dok e p ipravit delik tn hork maliny Ale zato absolutn nesn nadut prince, lekce vy v n a etiketu Je to nuda Ch pu.Princezna dobrovoln v dra ch slu b ch SKAND L Jsem si jist , e kdyby v Linderwallu m li Blesk, jej extra nevhodn chov n by se tam objevovalo tak asto jako Iveta Barto ov v tom na em. [...]

  18. This is a childhood favourite that was desperately in need of a reread Although I remembered loving it as a child, I couldn t remember much besides the bare bones of the plot and that Cine was the coolest princess of all time Having reread the book, I can confirm that Cine remains the coolest princess of all time Wrede writes a subversive, funny fantasy romp that turns fairy tale tropes on their head in brilliant ways sure to delight any little girl sick of reading about the princess being saved [...]

  19. This is my second time or third time around with this book, I hadn t read it in years The first time I read it I was a teenager and enjoyed and as an adult I love it just as much It is a really fast read, I would highly recommend Dealing with Dragons to anyone who loves fantasy It has lots of adventure, lots of dragons and a sassy princess who takes her fate into her own hands.

  20. Macky recommended this one to me, and it was a winner I loved how Wrede turned the typical fairy tale tropes on their heads, especially in the form of main character Cine who I absolutely loved.

  21. One word Perfecto This was just splendid I was enchanted from the very first paragraph, I ain t even kidding I found myself loving it and with every page It was as lovely as Diana Wynne Jones Howl s Moving Castle series which I m very fond of I ll devour anything that has the word Dragon in it which is why I read it This time I read the blurb but it doesn t so much as give a hint as to how wonderful this book really is.It s set in a world filled with all sorts of fairytale elements there are p [...]

  22. I needed a palate cleanser and just a general feel good book after reading Sunshine In the past I ve turned to romance books, but as of late I ve been turning and to YA books preferably those set for younger audiences middle grade There tends to be a lot of hidden gems in this category and to me, this book was one of them.Cine is a princess who doesn t meet the standard princess personality quota She s intelligent, headstrong, and much to her parents dismay she wants to her life than marrying [...]

  23. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Princess Cine is tired of embroidery, etiquette, and protocol classes She wants to take Latin, fencing, magic, and cooking lessons instead But, that s just not done So to avoid a betrothal to a handsome and charming but not particularly bright prince, she runs away to become housekeeper for a dragon As a dragon s princess, Cine gets the freedom to cook and clean and to organize libraries and treasure rooms She also has to fend off persistent knights who co [...]

  24. Almost every story you read has some root in a story that was already told The familiar notes of mythology and fairy tales appear again and again in literature, but in those books that start with a familiar structure and then leap into unexpected there s something special to be found.That s what I thought as I sped my way through Dealing With Dragons a local favorite here in Minnesota, and one that my wife Kristina loved when she was young But this is not simply a childhood favorite, it s a genu [...]

  25. I m really getting hooked onto the girl dragon concept Coincidentally, it tends to work out a lot better than the boy dragon concept Not trying to be sexist or anything, but it s kind of true both this andDragon Slippers absolutely crushes derivative, pompous works likeEragon by a landslide.Full review to come, if I can manage to stop smirking.

  26. I wish I d found out about this book years ago Dealing With Dragons was a very fun read, and if it isn t a classic yet, it ought to be I quite enjoyed following Cine in her interactions with dragons, wizards, and unwelcome rescuers particularly as Cine, unlike many similar characters in modern books, isn t rebellious, only practical and possessing a good deal common sense than a great many of the people around her And the story contains than enough bits that ll make anyone well, perhaps not l [...]

  27. I should have read this years ago.Cine is a rebellious princess, which I sometimes have misgivings, but given that she was an early comer to the genre and that she doesn t reject her feminity and is rebelling against boredom than against anything else, I really can t fault her The world is amazing, and as a fairy tale enthusiast, I loved all of the references I have accepted it wholeheartedly as a Bookania story Which, for the record, just means that it s a lovely fairy tale world Now I need to [...]

  28. I read this book when I was young It remains one of my favourites because this was a girl I really could relate to and still relate to I have seen that the book is part of a series and it is implied that she eventually settles down an becomes a wife mother I will probably never read those I like to think of Cine as a childless, awesome person with a dragon who refuses to conform to society s expectation of what a woman should do and be.Reread, April 6 2016.

  29. This series of books, than any other besides The Chronicles of Narnia, sparked my interest in writing fantasy as a child It has surprisingly complex and vivid world building for a children s book The writing is witty and so hilarious that it still brings a smile to my face even though I ve read it at least once or twice a year since the first time I read it back in 3rd or 4th grade.

  30. So, this was one of the first dragon books I ever read, back when I was about 14 I absolutely loved it It lead to me using the nickname Dragonsbane I fear revisiting it now might leave me less amused, but at that age, even though I was already reading complicated books, it was just about right in tone, bordering those days between girliness and rebelious adult.

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