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Title:
The dragon DelaSangre
Author:
Troop, Alan F.
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Publication Information:
New York : ROC, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
292 pages ; 18 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780451458711
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

FOR CENTURIES, THEY HAVE LIVED AMONG USA secret race as old as time, they have inspired our greatest legends, our grimmest fairy tales, and our grandest nightmares. Changelings by day and slayers at dark, they call themselves People of the Blood. Mankind calls them Dragons. But few have survived to this day, and none have stepped forward to tell their story. Until now.THE DRAGON DELASANGRE SPEAKSHere, at last, are the private confessions of one Peter DelaSangre…of his isolated youth on an island off the coast of Miami…of the pleasures he found in fortune, fine art and music, and the hunt for human prey…of his lonely balancing act between the worlds of humans and Dragons, neither of which feels like home…and of the overwhelming need that would, finally, give his life purpose: To find a female of his own kind.


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Booklist Review

Peter DelaSangre lives in seclusion with his father on an island off the coast of Florida. They have good reason for their isolation: Peter and his father are dragons. Capable of taking human form, they have built a successful business in Florida, run by humans they control but don't trust. Peter and his father feed on humans, but do so stealthily, so as not to draw attention to themselves. But when Peter brings a young woman named Maria to the island in secret and kills her to avoid having her discover that he is a dragon, he draws the suspicion of her brother, Jorge. Peter is distracted, however, by his father's death and the scent of a female dragon who possibly could become his mate. When he at last finds this female dragon, Elizabeth, he fights for her and wins her as his bride. Jorge's relentless search for his sister and the treachery of someone working at Peter's company dog the young couple, and Elizabeth is perplexed by Peter's unwillingness to merely do away with his human enemies. The tension builds as a mysterious further enemy becomes a real threat to the dragons. An exciting, inventive, unique novel with, in Peter, a surprisingly sympathetic protagonist. --Kristine Huntley


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