Huge, green, and scaly, alien Professor J’o’ Ka Joarchim can’t convince the local peasants that he’s not a man-eating monster. The villagers chain a young woman to a cliff in sacrifice to him, but she has her own ideas about that. Helping her escape only aggravates the situation, and J'o' ends up with a collection of luckless human victims, all increasingly dependent on hiHuge, green, and scaly, alien Professor J’o’ Ka Joarchim can’t convince the local peasants that he’s not a man-eating monster. The villagers chain a young woman to a cliff in sacrifice to him, but she has her own ideas about that. Helping her escape only aggravates the situation, and J'o' ends up with a collection of luckless human victims, all increasingly dependent on him for their survival. Meanwhile, J'o' must keep his new pets a secret, since interfering in human society is a serious violation of Inter-dimensional Law. The longer he stays on Earth, the more trouble awaits him back home. THEY CALLED ME DRAGON is the story of a feisty young heroine, an assortment of outcasts, and one very confused alien as they conquer the Dark Ages and become legends in the process....
|Title||:||They Called Me Dragon: A Narrative Account of My Adventures on the Planet Earth|
|Number of Pages||:||174 Pages|
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They Called Me Dragon: A Narrative Account of My Adventures on the Planet Earth Reviews
I LOVED this. It's a quick read and blends a little sci-fi (space travel) and fantasy(dragons-sort of), with a good dose of humor. I would say this appropriate for middle-school and above, and introduces concepts of gender, sex, and relationship fluidity/spectrum without being too overt.
An alien from another dimension comes to Earth as a high-gravity location that will assist his recovery. He knows and fully intends to keep the rules about avoiding contact with those primitive humans, which can be dangerous to them, but he promises a friend to observe them at a safe distance.Then he falls asleep one day in a glacial lake, and is seen.Complications follow, thickly. The retrospective account allows him to cover the years that ensue briskly, as he keeps trying to fix things and often faces graver consequences, and puts more humor into it.
The human people think that alien Professor J'O' Ka Joarchim is a dragon (as he resembles one)and thus once he is seen assume he is a monster.All he wanted to do was to observe life on Earth and not be noticed.Plans changed and with it how he dealt with all of the changes were marvelous.I loved this book.It showed that even when things try to make life hard for us we have to roll with it and make the best of it.Dragon learned a lot from the humans and they became his family while here and he was missing his own.When he goes back home there is trouble but he and his good friend Brandox and his wife Giarina help smooth things over and he is okay finally.Alot of "people and others"working together makes things happen.That is the real meaning behind this book.
Haha :D This was a really fantastic self-published read. Short enough for a terrific diversion book, substantial enough to be a fulfilling tale. Rounding up a 4.5 to 5 for pure entertainment and originality, this one is definitely worth your time, and the handful of grammar glitches don't ruin the flow. The part of me that adores this little novel is the part that enjoyed Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Eragon series, Kathleen and Michael Gear's "First North Americans" historical fiction series, and any good relationship drama. Need a non-human perspective novel? Perfect choice here.
This book began years ago, when my friend Marian loaned me Till We Have Faces, by C. S. Lewis. That book is mainly about earthly versus spiritual love, but it also deals with perceptions of good and evil, as Cupid appeared handsome to one sister and monstrous to the other. This led to thinking about monsters who aren't monsters, and sacrificial maidens who aren't actually sacrificed. This led to wondering how the dragon might view the whole maiden-chained-to-a-rock ritual, especially if the dragon wasn't particularly carnivorous. I turned to Jules Verne novels to give my not-so-monstrous dragon a scholarly voice and set it firmly in the Dark Ages, just for fun. There you have it - a Jules Verne-esque adventure, set in the Dark Ages and from the viewpoint of a gentle dragon. Obviously, I like it, but admit that I'm biased.