Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

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On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity's deepest fears: dragons.

Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she's breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she'd rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them.

But suspicion and terror are the legacy of human and dragon inter­actions, and the fragile truce that has maintained peace between the species is unraveling. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war?

In her young-adult debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn presents a distinctly twenty-first-century tale of myths and machines, and an alliance that crosses a seemingly unbridgeable divide.


About Carrie Vaughn

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Carrie Vaughn had the nomadic childhood of the typical Air Force brat, with stops in California, Florida, North Dakota, Maryland, and Colorado. She holds a Masters in English Literature and collects hobbies---fencing and sewing are currently high on the list. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Her website is www.carrievaughn.com.
Published February 27, 2010 by HarperTeen. 324 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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What is it about dragons in the western United States (Robin McKinley's Dragonhaven, 2007, and, to a lesser extent, Patricia Wrede's Thirteenth Child, 2009), and when will someone figure out how to make these stories really soar?

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Ancient myths come into conflict with modern technology in Vaughn's (the Kitty Norville series) first YA novel. Although she's always lived in Silver River, Mont.

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What if dragons really existed?

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