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Enter the Dragons by [Coppinger, Tom]
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About the Author

Tom Coppinger was born and raised in the heartland of bread basket of America: Fort Dodge, Iowa. He eventually went on to study at St. John's University, northwest of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, where the writing bug first caught hold. The next bug to infect was the Travel bug, as Tom went an an archaeological dig in the Dead Sea desert of Jordan in 1979. After 4 years of relative boredom working in computers, he then went to Tanzania for 2 years, to live in a Catholic religious formation house. Upon his return to the USA, he fell into bookselling with B. Dalton Bookseller, and loved the experience. However, just as he thought he had settled in, a long distance relationship blossomed with an Irish girl, Fiona, and Tom found himself married in 1988, and putting down roots near Dublin, Ireland. Today he works for Veritas Company as a book buyer. He has raised 2 boys, Conor and Matthew, who are in their 3rd and 2nd levels of education, respectively. Tom published his first book, "Curse in Reverse" with Simon & Schuster in 2003, a picture book with Dirk Zimmer as illustrator. Lightning failed to strike again, though many other stories have come to life at his fingertips, hidden away in his laptop files. These are slowly emerging, finding new life as Kindle and Createspace publications.

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  • Print Length: 286 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
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Believable and the bonus is the dragon's character. The style is easy to read and leaves you wanting more. The dragon characters leave room for future development, intelligent and sure of their superiority. What wonderfully nasty creatures. Some of the humans could be considered to be quite vindictive as well. I really enjoyed it and a good ending.
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I love fantasy that reinvents genre-established concepts and Tom Coppinger's Enter the Dragons certainly does that! I love dragons in fantasy but after Pern and Naomi Novik's Temeraire series, I wasn't sure there would be another fresh take on them. But now we have dragons coming from space! I really liked this concept and Coppinger does an excellent job of creating the dragons' rather alien voices and thought processes.

And this is a fun book to read. There's a wry sense of humour throughout that, though it doesn't deprecate the more serious character moments, takes the tropes of more generic fantasy and turns them on their head.

I'm very much looking forward to Coppinger's next novel.
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Let's just start by saying that I love fantasy. However I never read a fantasy book which also involved Dragons..which is why on the hand I was skeptical, whereas on the other very fascinated. challenge accepted. bought it, read it, loved it!

the author depicts every scene like a movie director, and I could seriously see the images in front of my eyes while quickly turning each page to know what was going to happen next. also the new approach to Dragons as a civilised species, superior to men was definitely a very cool idea.

Bottom line: highly recommend it and please, Coppinger, get back with a sequel!
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Sir Roger and his squire Timothy wanting to fight some mythical creature get more than the bargain for when they come across a dragon nursery crash landed on earth. Action right from the start makes this a real page-turner and very hard to put down. Don't want to give away any plot but I love the dragons and their technology...and it is refreshing that they are the more advanced creatures here...wouldn't mind reading more about their world...get writing Mr Coppinger!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeded My Expectations! 29 Mar. 2013
By Bill Sheridan - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a 69-year-old man who, prior to this experience, had not read one science fiction book in my life. Normally, my preference is nonfiction with a bent toward bios and autobios. However, I made the decision to step outside my comfort zone and read something created out of an author's creative imagination. All I can say is that it turned out to be a fabulous choice. Coppinger caught my interest in the very first chapter and held it throughout the entire work. The snappy dialogue, humor, fascinating characters, and overall charm in the writing captivated my interest. Kudos, Tom Coppinger. You have a winner on your hands that sci-fi readers are going to love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rollicking good adventure! Highly recommended! 23 April 2013
By charles smith-dewey - Published on Amazon.com
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Boy, there is a lot to like about this book -- a stirring tale that starts strong and ends strong, with plenty of action spilling out of each and every chapter in between.

Author Tom Coppinger paints a fanciful adventure that speculates that the dragons of medieval times were actually spacefaring invaders! He creates an intriguing race of Drakkon, nasty personalities sheathed in high-tech armor which provides them the means to fly and the appearance of breathing fire.

It's this contrast of high-tech aliens viewed through the totally pre-tech world-view of a medieval population that gives this book its charm. To listen to the human characters interpret what they've seen, and attempt to rationally explain it to their brethren given their limited frame of reference, is a hoot. But more importantly, can the author spin a believable tale of a showdown between two such disparate adversaries? Well, I'm happy to report that he does so with great skill and a cinematic imagination.

The characters --both human and alien -- are well defined, and the backstory, motivations and interplay between the small crew of Drakkon whets my appetite for more stories about them.

Light on technobabble, high on energy, this a great book for all ages. I'm a middle-aged dad but my Harry-Potter-loving pre-and-post-teen daughters enjoyed it as well.

I love this book, and I'm ready to book passage on whatever journey this author wants to take me on next!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Read, and What a Ride! 1 May 2013
By Dance Teacher - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a novel that deserves accolades for many reasons. For starters, Coppinger is a masterful storyteller. The crisp dialogue and narrative allow you to travel effortlessly through the story - just be prepared to let it carry you willingly into the wee hours of the night. Quite simply, it's a joy to read.

Next is the imaginative genius of the writer. Just when I had begun to think there were no new stories to be told, along comes Coppinger with a tale that breaks entirely new ground. An advanced civilization of dragons from a distant planet entering human history in medieval England? Brilliant, and even more so because the story so deftly portrays the whimsical world of knights and maidens suddenly invaded by a horror completely beyond their understanding.

Which brings me to my final accolade. The dragon Katash is the ultimate force of evil, painted with such frightening realism that he's likely to invade a few readers' dreams. This guy makes Smaug look like a house pet. Kudos to the author for taking a mythical creature and elevating it to a new level of ferocity. In fact, it would not surprise me if Enter the Dragons ushers in a major dragon revival, much like Twilight has done for vampires. I'd be first in line to see this story in an IMAX theater, if Coppinger hadn't already played it out so powerfully in my mind. Which leads me to my final thought . . . I can't wait for the sequel!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Be careful what you wish for... 28 May 2013
By M. Malone - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Sir Roger and his squire Timothy wanting to fight some mythical creature get more than the bargain for when they come across a dragon nursery crash landed on earth. Action right from the start makes this a real page-turner and very hard to put down. Don't want to give away any plot but I love the dragons and their technology...and it is refreshing that they are the more advanced creatures here...wouldn't mind reading more about their world...get writing Mr Coppinger!
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Surprise 12 Aug. 2013
By Francesco - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Let's just start by saying that I love fantasy. However I never read a fantasy book which also involved Dragons..which is why on the hand I was skeptical, whereas on the other very fascinated. challenge accepted. bought it, read it, loved it!

the author depicts every scene like a movie director, and I could seriously see the images in front of my eyes while quickly turning each page to know what was going to happen next. also the new approach to Dragons as a civilised species, superior to men was definitely a very cool idea.

Bottom line: highly recommend it and please, Coppinger, get back with a sequel!
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