Dog and Dragon by Dave Freer

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You could write the plot for this one in your sleep, and I kind of hate to see Freer waste his talent that way.
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Lyonesse: a world formed by magic, where a dark power struggle is underway between an ancient sorceress with her shadow army and the human subjects of Lyonesse's power-mad wizard. The only spark of hope is a prophecy that tells of a Defender who will one day come and set things to right.

Young Meb doesn't think she's obligated to be the prophesied Defender of Lyonesse, but she is adept at the universe-folding skill of Planomancy and has been trained by a world-walking trouble shooter of the multiverse, the great Dragon Fionn himself—a dragon who is desperately searching the universes for his lost Meb, whom he's come to love.

As the legions of Shadow Hall gather and with the Dragon Fionn fast on the way, magical battle is joined, and the destiny of universes hangs upon the courage in one young woman's heart.

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About Dave Freer

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Dave Freer is an ichthyologist turned author who lives on Flinders Island (between mainland Australia and Tasmania) with his wife, four dogs and four cats, and two sons. He has coauthored a range of novels with Eric Flint (Rats, Bats and Vats, The Rats, the Bats and the Ugly, Pyramid Scheme, and Pyramid Power), with Mercedes Lackey and Eric Flint (The Shadow of the Lion, This Rough Magic, The Wizard of Karres, Much Fall of Blood) as well as writing the solo novels The Forlorn, A Mankind Witch and Dragon’s Ring, all for Baen.
Published April 1, 2012 by Baen Books. 416 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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That's Interesting

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Reviewed by Bill Garthright on Apr 29 2012

You could write the plot for this one in your sleep, and I kind of hate to see Freer waste his talent that way.

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Bill Peschel

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Reviewed by Bill Peschel on Jan 03 2012

But in this section, and in this section alone, I saw pedestrian prose, a commonplace opening, some problems in description and logic, and nothing that encouraged me to read on.

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Reviewed by Tania Shipman on Apr 02 2012

He includes romance, humour, high magic, fantasy, puns and always throws a curve into the story.

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