Oct 03

I've got the invisible magic carpet steering wheel. Where to?Click for full image

Dead Stuff with Big Teeth Comments:
“But, I don’t see anything…”
“Look. Do you even know what a dragon is? Do you know what one looks like…?”
Published 1992

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 5.06 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “Searching for Dragons”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    They seem to be missing the obvious here… Behind you?

  2. anon Says:

    “You might want to sit down. This will not be a stable ride.”
    “We go that way.”
    “Also, this carpet isn’t exactly flame-proof and neither are we…”
    “We go that way.”
    “Look, all I’m saying we could fly a bit lower to avoid detection…”
    “That way!”

  3. Tat Wood Says:

    ‘Sequel to “Dealing With Dragons”‘.

    So they entered into some kind of trading agreement with dragons, who promptly vanished. Didn’t they get a receipt? Were these dragons hustling on street-corners trying to look inconspicuous? Did nobody in the Kingdom see which way they went?

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    That wind is certainly coming from all directions! It’s blowing his hair around from the side, but hers straight back.

    Also, where is his left hand?!?

  5. Rev Says:


  6. Kwyjor Says:

    Ahh, the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, including Calling On Dragons and Talking to Dragons. What a great series, not too heavy, not too light. I wish there was more to it.

  7. SI Says:

    Is the dragon small… or far away…. hmmm…

    Also @Tom I think he is trying to untie her shoe laces!

  8. fred Says:

    Cimorene, the princess who refuses to be proper, meets her match in the not-quite-kingly Mendanbar. With the aid of a broken-down magic carpet and a leaky magical sword, the two tackle a series of dragon-nappings.
    Paperback cover.

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @fred: Splendid! They found dragons.

  10. RachelJ Says:

    @Dead Stuff. Which is surprising, since judging by this cover they’re *very bad* at searching for them.

  11. L.B. Says:

    Reminds me of a kids spot on TLC with Little Bo Peep looking for her sheep and they were right behind her.

  12. infoqueen Says:

    And they could have had these Trina Schart Hyman gems instead.

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    It may be the camp font, but looking at this makes me hear Terence and Philip saying ‘We’re looking for tre-jah!’

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Everything. Is profound. When the. Blurb is. Cut into. Small bits.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “A king. A princess. A Ford Pinto on the verge of destruction.”

  16. DaveM Says:

    Look at the land below. Did someone go and build a miniature kingdom on the side of a hill? Perspective issues all round.

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “A flying carpet. A dirty cop. A civil forfeiture of said carpet.”

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    Not really to do with the cover but when I hover the mouse over the pic the word ‘searchingfordragons’ comes up; in a variation on the ‘Scunthorpe Problem’ I can’t help seeing it as ‘Sear Chingford Ragons’. Chingford doesn’t look quite like that.

  19. Obvious Says:

    The best bit is that there’s a dragon IN THE BACKGROUND. Are they blind?

  20. eliddell Says:

    Hmmm. To be charitable, if the carpet is actually climbing at a moderately steep angle, the ground perspective (and possibly even the hair thing, if her braids are heavy enough) can be sort-of solved. But if that’s the case, she’s gonna fall off if she doesn’t sit down *right now*. Either that, or he needs to take his hand out of his pocket and hold onto her.

  21. A.R.Yngve Says:

    A carpet. A stain. A quest for cleansing.

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