George and the Dragon

"The monster arched its back and swung downwards to follow him."

“The monster arched its back and swung downwards to follow him.”

I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to enter a competition run by Philip Tolhurst to promote his new book, George and the Dragon.

In short the book is WW2 meets Eragon. it involves man named George who rides a dragon (called Spitfire) instead of a plane and has to fight the evil Colonel von Vogler and his mutant dragon Blitzkrieg.

From what I’ve seen the book is well written, and simply the names and how closely the dragons resemble actual planes is reason enough to read the book just for the amusment factor.

Originally I was going to enter this:

WW2 dragon

WW2 dragon

But then I decided I could do better and link it far more closely to a scene from the book. Thus the diving dragon was born.

Now we wait.

For more information on the book click here.

“Sokol called on his years of combat experience and

accelerated past the beast.He pulled his control stick

left and pushed forward, banking into a spinning dive

while slicing past thesnout of the dragon. The monster

arched its back and swung downwards to follow him.

As the hunter became the hunted the dragon unleashed

a stream of roaring, yellow flame that poured out of the sky.

The flames lapped over the tip of Sokol’s wing. Only

a little jink on his stick prevented the Hurricane

from becoming a blazing coffin.”

             – George and the Dragon, Philip Tolhurst

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