Here, There Be Dragons

Version: Unabridged
Author: James A. Owen
Narrator: James Langton
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: January 2008
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 30 minutes
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"The Imaginarium Geographica..."

" "What is it?" John asked. The little man blinked and arched an eyebrow.

"It is the world, my boy," he said. "All the World, in ink and blood, vellum and parchment, leather and hide. It is the World, and it is yours to save or lose." "

An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack and Charles, on a rainy night in London during the first World War. An eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now the caretakers of the "Imaginarium Geographica" -- an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and fairy tale. These lands, Bert claims, can be traveled to in his ship the "Indigo Dragon, " one of only seven vessels that is able to cross the Frontier between worlds into the Archipelago of Dreams.

Pursued by strange and terrifying creatures, the companions flee London aboard the Dragonship. Traveling to the very realm of the imagination itself, they must learn to overcome their fears and trust in one another if they are to defeat the dark forces that threaten the destiny of two worlds. And in the process, they will share a great adventure filled with clues that lead listeners to the surprise revelation of the legendary storytellers these men will one day become.

An extraordinary journey of myth, magic, and mystery, "Here, There Be Dragons" introduces James A. Owen as a formidable new talent.

Reviews (2)

Written by Sergio C. on January 1st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The writing holds up, but some of the narrator's creative choices weren't the best. Samaranth and Bert come to mind. However, the story is nevertheless wonderful to hear. I'm glad to have downloaded it.

Here There Be Dragons (Chronicles IG#1)

Written by nab6215 from Altoona, PA on July 7th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I got this book on a whim because of the title. I was surprised at how well the author created characters I cared about. The plot was ok, but story I have to read more because of the people--they are alive.

Author Details

Author Details

Owen, James A.

James A. Owen is the author and illustrator of the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica. He is founder and executive director of Coppervale International, an art and design studio that also publishes the periodicals "International Studio" and "Argosy Quarterly", develops television and film projects, and is redesigning an entire town, among other ventures. James has written and illustrated two dozen Starchild comics, the Mythworld series of novels (published in Germany and France), and more. He lives in Arizona.