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The Dragon and the George (The Dragon Knight)
Series: The Dragon Knight
Volume: 1
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 0345350502
Reader Rating: 9 out of 10
Votes: 4
The Dragon and the George by Gordon R. Dickson

Description: This is the story of two struggling contemporary 20-century teaching assistants from a mid-western college. Jim had been short-changed an instructorship in the History Department due to budgetary issues. His fiancée Angie works part time as a lab assistant on an Astral Projection project and becomes the victim of an experiment gone awry and arrives in an alternate realty body and all. Jim arrives in time to see her vanish. Then agrees to use the device in a plan to rescue Angie. However, something has gone terribly wrong. Jim was to be a disembodied spirit that only Angie would be aware of, but now finds himself in the body of the dragon known as Gorbash.

After securing Angies' immediate safety, Jim as Gorbash seeks out the local mage Carolinus assistance. While at Carolinus', Jim learns that he and Angie have seriously disrupted the balance between the natural forces of Chance and History. Worse yet, he also learns that he and Angie have now been caught up in the Dark Powers attempts to use them to finally tip the balance, and that they’ve already managed to abduct Angie from the dragon caves. So Jim now finds himself in a life and death struggle not only for Angie’s life and his own, but for the lives of everyone in this realm. In order to set things right, Jim must set out on a quest to gather the companions that he’ll need to confront and defeat the Dark Powers and all that serve them. During that quest, Jim must figuring how to survive as a dragon in a strange land, how to interact with its inhabitants, as well as figuring out the workings of this realm.

Also in this series are Dragon Knight, The Dragon on the Border, The Dragon at War, The Dragon, the Earl, and the Troll, The Dragon and the Djinn, The Dragon and the Gnarly King, The Dragon in Lyonesse, The Dragon and the Fair Maid of Kent Return to the Gordon R. Dickson page.

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