Dickson's Arthurian series about a dragon knight--twentieth-century mathematician Jim Eckert, who has been thrown back to the fourteenth century and has acquired the ability to turn into a dragon at will--continues. This time Eckert discovers that Lyonesse, the refuge of King Arthur and his knights, is being menaced by a dark power. Arthur and the knights are reluctant to accept the aid of a dragon with magical powers and even more reluctant to draw on twentieth-century knowledge for help. Eckert has to be diplomat, warrior, and puzzle solver all at once, then, and quickly. Dickson's is a distinctly original take on the Matter of Britain (which, to be sure, is supposed to have transpired a good many centuries earlier than in these yarns), distinguished by the humor arising out of the contrast between popular notions about the Middle Ages and its frequently grisly realities.
Original title: Dragon in Lyonesse
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Sword and Sorcery
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Alternate and Parallel Worlds
Fiction→ Fantasy→ A Bestiary→ Shape-changers
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Historical