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Draigkhiun: The Quiet Dragon P. Morrissey

Draigkhiun: The Quiet Dragon

P. Morrissey

Published October 24th 2006
ISBN : 9780595401406
Paperback
364 pages
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I looked out at the rising sun. It formed a beautiful, translucently violet horizon where the curve of Andowhan ended and space began. I wondered if there might be something better beyond that horizon. There must be some real meaning, out there, butMoreI looked out at the rising sun. It formed a beautiful, translucently violet horizon where the curve of Andowhan ended and space began. I wondered if there might be something better beyond that horizon. There must be some real meaning, out there, but I felt isolated and constrained from it. Caleb Lonnergan is the youngest son of a family anxious to shield him from the civilization that has already claimed the life of his oldest brother. Although his relatives are indulgent and well-intentioned, Caleb is often irritated by their sheltering and their efforts to keep him in the role of a traditionally dutiful Shondrean son.Calebs life changes dramatically when a letter arrives from his fathers twin brother Malakai, a letter which fulfills a drunken promise made during a long-ago visit. Malakai offers Caleb a job in a Colonial project scorned by most as a waste of resources-the human re-colonization of Terra.Caleb impulsively accepts his uncles offer, having always been fascinated by tales of the dangerous, ancient planet. But lying within Caleb, like a quiet dragon, is a rare genetic anomaly. And, as he experiences first-hand the dangers that seem to lie everywhere but the devastated birthplace of humanity, he learns there is much more to his uncles offer than he initially realized .