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Dragon Tide (Adventures in the Liaden Universe, 13) by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Edited by Steve Miller
Cover Artist: Richard Horn
Review by Gayle Surrette
SRM Publisher Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 0977663973
Date: December 2007 List Price $10.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: SRM Publisher, Ltd. / Show Official Info /

Dragon Tide: Adventures in the Liaden Universe #13 contains two short stories "Daughter of Dragons" and "Dragon Tide".

In "Daughter of Dragons", Kareen yos'Phelium has returned to Liad to attend a meeting on the Liaden Code of Proper Conduct. Plan B is in effect but Kareen felt it would be a severe breach of etiquette to miss the meeting. She may find that others having been waiting for this opportunity to introduce her to the Department of Interior.

Kareen is one character that we haven't gotten to know very well in the novels. She's the mother of Pat Rin yos'Phelium, an expert on the Code of Proper Conduct, and has a very strained relationship with Dav yos'Phelium. That's not a lot of information for a character that, behind the scenes, has shaped the lives of several of the major characters, even if only by having them learn to cope with her exacting standards for conduct. So, this is your chance to learn a bit more about this woman.

"Dragon Tide" is something completely different. It is related to the Liaden Universe in that here we get some insight into the planet where the tree came from. We learn more about the trees and their keepers the dragons. The tale is one that fills in a lot of information as one dragon and tree cope with an ecological event.

This chapbook and others are available from Amazon and from the publisher SRM Publisher, Ltd. (There's a link at the top of the page).

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