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3.74173913043478 out of 53.74173913043478 out of 53.74173913043478 out of 53.74173913043478 out of 53.74173913043478 out of 5 3.74 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James A. Owen Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9780743569415
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Is there anyone who wouldn’t enjoy reading Here, There Be Dragons? If there is such a person, I haven’t met him, and I doubt that I would like him if I did. I am only disappointed that, because this book is so new, I’ll have to wait too long to read the sequels.” 

    Orson Scott Card, New York Times bestselling author of Ender’s Game 

  • “In James Owen’s Archipelago of Dreams, living dragonships take the heroes—and readers—into places so filled with wonder that you never want the dreams to end.” 

    Kai Meyer, author of The Water Mirror 

  • “[A] vivid imagination trip.” 

    Teenreads.com

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pammie | 2/16/2014

    " This was good. Not great, but still a nice diversion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/2/2014

    " We're listening to the audiobook in the car. We love it so far. (We=10 year old boy, 7 year old girl, and I) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg Rice | 1/28/2014

    " I loved this book so much! It really made me look at all of my classic fairy-tales in a new light. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cherilys | 1/25/2014

    " This was a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/19/2014

    " Sometimes when there is a book that I just really loved I want to start my review here with some sort of cheer. It's been a long time since I have been as excited to read the sequel as I am with this one. Especially exciting is that I didn't think this book required a sequel, I was perfectly satisfied with the ending as it was, but a sequel is just icing on the cake, something to look forward to but not keeping me awake at night wondering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 1/17/2014

    " I'm not sure if I read this book to fast. But after finishing it I can tell I have missed something and I can't find it. So If anybody knows who the Villain is please tell me! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kellyann | 12/10/2013

    " A great idea disappointingly rendered. Trite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie Jag | 11/10/2013

    " Quirky, cute, clever fantasy story that would satisfy any young fantasy lover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 9/23/2013

    " This is a wonderful books that draws on many of the known myths and histories laid out in our most treasured fantasy and science fictions stories. Not only is the storyline gripping, but the artwork at the start of each chapter is stunning! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MightiMidget | 2/6/2013

    " This book sucked. Interesting concept, but lame storytelling, lame writing. Not to mention turning CS Lewis into a cowardly, almost-villain womanizer. Yep. Tolkien fans might like it, I don't remember him being a coward. :P "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Darcy | 5/9/2012

    " This one just couldn't grab me or keep my interest, this book is not for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne Earley | 4/25/2012

    " There were parts of this that were a little choppy, but it was a fun read, with lots of references to other books and myths and stories that were fun to try to figure out. I'm sure I missed a lot of them. Good fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Sinnott | 2/23/2012

    " A short, easy read but so enjoyable. With characters and settings from classic books and a touch of beautiful whimsy, it's a little unusual and maybe not everyone's cup of tea... But definitely worth trying on for size, because if you love it like I did, you will love it forever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Mansfield | 2/4/2012

    " I really wanted to like this. Perphaps the cover rather than the story is what attracted me. I only made it half way through sadly, I shall probably come back to this book in the future but right now there are too many other books I want to read that I know I shall like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 1/14/2012

    " Good story that intermingles lots of myths, legends, magical creatures and places, with a twist ending of who the caretakers really are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Williams | 6/5/2011

    " I still can't stop recommending this series to EVERYONE I know. MUST READ!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CK | 4/23/2011

    " This was a fun read - I'm not sure how I feel about using so many obvious references, but points for style. I'll probably keep reading after a break for a few other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Atina Irani | 3/5/2011

    " cool, i'm waiting for the next 'dragonship'!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megdalynn | 2/18/2011

    " Pretty decent junior fiction, I liked the character 'surprise' at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ana | 2/17/2011

    " Quizá no me agrada mucho que gente haga uso de personajes de otros autores, pero probablemente Owen lo hizo de una buena manera; no altera cosas que no debe. La historia es bonita, aunque muy predecible, sencilla y todo gira en torno a una cosa, la geográfica. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/14/2011

    " I loved this. Fun and inspiring. I will read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste | 2/8/2011

    " I liked this book. It has some great concepts of studying when you are young vs. waiting. I both liked and disliked how the author brought in characters from myths and other stories to this story. Sometimes it was confusing because the character's attributes were changed. In all, a good read. "

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About the Author
Author James A. OwenJames A. Owen is the author of the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series, the creator of the critically acclaimed Starchild graphic novel series, and the author of the Mythworld series of novels. He is also founder and executive director of Coppervale International, a comic book company that also publishes magazines and develops and produces television and film projects. He lives in Arizona. Visit him at HereThereBeDragons.net.
About the Narrator

James Langton trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, he has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestsellers The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro, The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield, and The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002. He was born in York, England, and is now based in New York City.