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Drawing Flowers

Drawing Flowers by Jill Winch
This is a fresh and accessible book aimed at those who want to translate their love of flowers into competent, attractive drawings. It includes examples and exercises across the full floral range, from simple structures such as a tulip to the more complex rose.

Drawing Farm and Zoo Animals

Drawing Farm and Zoo Animals by Raymond Sheppard, Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe
For the first time in a single-volume edition, this guide combines the works of two of Britain’s leading 20th-century illustrators of animals, Raymond Sheppard’s *Drawing at the Zoo* and Charles Tunnicliffe’s *How to Draw Farm Animals.* Artists of all skill levels will benefit from the book’s tremendous variety of domestic and wild animal studies, each accompanied by helpful pointers.
Even the smallest of zoos offers models with an abundant variety of shapes and patterns. It’s not always easy to capture animals in motion, so in *Drawing at the Zoo,* Raymond Sheppard proposes starting with sleeping creatures and the less excitable types to help overcome the practical difficulties. Other suggestions include what *not* to do, notes on distinctive animal characteristics, and a survey of basic shapes, all illustrated by the author’s own work. Charles F. Tunnicliffe, author of *How to Draw Farm Animals,* grew up on a farm and drew and painted animals all his life. In addition to dozens of fascinating examples of his sketches, his book includes informative comments on farm life that provide essential tips for the realistic portrayals of horses, cattle, pigs, and sheep as well as the farmer’s dog and the farmyard cat.

Drawing Dragons

**LEARN TO DRAW DRAGONS**
In easy-to-follow, step-by-step detail, Drawing Dragons teaches you all the tricks and techniques you’ll need to create your own amazing dragons. You’ll discover how to draw all types of dragons using nothing but a pencil. Drawing Dragons shows how to bring to life fierce warriors and bearded ancients as well as baby hatchlings and protective mothers. It also features a special section on adding claws, scales, horns, jewels and other unique details to your dragons.
Learn to draw:
** Ferocious, attacking dragons
Graceful sea dragons
Fire-breathing flying dragons
Wise, thoughtful dragons**

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Draw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal

** **An instructive guide to creating an illustrated journal based on artist and Instagram sensation Samantha Dion Baker’s unique creative process, featuring information on materials, creative inspiration and instruction, prompts, and helpful tips and tricks.** **
Samantha Dion Baker is a widely admired and followed artist on Instagram, where she shares her “sketch journal,” an illustrated daily record of her life, drawn in a fresh, modern style. In *Draw Your Day*, Baker guides you through her inspirational practice and provides guidance for starting your own. Part instructional guide and part encouraging manifesto about how making art–even art that’s not museum-worthy–can make your life more mindful and meaningful, *Draw Your Day* is ideal for both seasoned artists looking for fresh inspiration, as well as aspiring artists who need a friendly nudge to get started.

Draw and Be Happy: Art Exercises to Bring You Joy

Drawing makes you happy! This boldly illustrated handbook offers easy-to-follow drawing exercises—some thought-provoking, some meditative, all fun—inspired by art-therapy practices. Each page features an activity written by artist and activist Tim Shaw and brought to life with colorful art from Spanish illustration duo Cachetejack, offering readers simple strategies for boosting their confidence, reducing stress, and expressing themselves in meaningful and joyful new ways. With a distinctive, modern aesthetic, *Draw & Be Happy* will resonate with both new and experienced artists looking for fulfillment through creativity.

Dragonvein: Book Three

The time has come when the people of Lumnia must unite, or be doomed to fall. Ancient foes must become trusted friends if they are to endure. But The Eternal Emperor Shinzan has weapons that have yet to be unleashed. And he will not allow the challenge to his power to go unanswered. Ethan must now seek out the meaning to the prophecy which has guided his fate. With Kat at his side, they walk fearlessly into the unknown. But ghosts from the past return to haunt them. And their love and devotion will be tested to the very limits of endurance.
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Dragonvein

The Eternal Emperor Shinzan continues to gather his strength. And the power he will unleash is beyond the imaginings of the spirits themselves. No army can stand against him. There is only one who can give Lumnia the freedom she has craved for so long. Only one who can save the world from being consumed by the Emperor’s evil. But will it be Ethan who faces him? Or will it be Martok?

Dragonvein

With new friends and allies fighting by his side, Ethan Dragonvein must find a way to overcome the might of the Eternal Emperor Shinzan. As the voices of the dragons call to him, he is driven to seek them out in the faint hope that they can help him fulfill his destiny and save the people of Lumnia. But he must hurry. Shinzan has not been idle and moves swiftly to crush this fledgling mage before he can become a challenge to his power.
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Dragons of Winter Night

Now the people know that the dragon minions of Takhisis, Queen of Dragons, have returned. The people of all nations prepare to fight to save their homes, their lives, and their freedom. But the races have long been divided by hatred and prejudice. Elven warriors and human knights fight among themselves. It seems the battle has been lost before it begins.
The companions are separated, torn apart by war. A full season will pass before they meet again–if they meet again. As the darkness deepens, a disgraced knight, a pampered elfmaiden, and a rattle-brained kender stand alone in the pale winter sunlight.
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Dragons of Spring Dawning

Creautres of legend. Stories told to children. But now dragons have returned to Krynn. The darkness of war and destruction engulfs the land.
Hope dawns with the coming of spring. Armed at last with the dragonlances, the heroes lead the people in the final desperate battle against the dragons.
Knight and barbarian, warrior and half-elf, dwarf and kender and dark-souled mage; they must overcome their own doubts and resolve their own conflicts before they can hope to defeat…Takhisis, the Queen of Darkness.

The Dragons of Dunkirk

The year is 1940 on Earth.
It’s the Year of Joining on Aerth.
Two worlds are set to collide thanks to the German Reich and their occult research program. WWII is just starting. The Germans are rolling through France and the British are planning to evacuate from Dunkirk. A few of the French Generals are already in Paris considering the quickest and least dangerous path to surrender.
Then it all changes.
The Germans open up a gate to Aerth over Rotterdam and it doesn’t go as they plan. Aerth’s armies, under guidance of the human wizard Hagirr, march into our world to take it from us.
Soon the war as we know it is over, and the Germans and the Allies are scrambling for solutions to this new problem. A truce is called between the Axis and Allied powers, but nobody told our dead. The dead of WWI rise up to fight on the side of Aerth, and all any living soldier on either side can ask for is to make it to tomorrow.
If you love WWII and Fantasy, you’ll love this mashup. It’s unlike anything else out there right now.
Expect more in the coming months as the Worlds at War Series progresses through the technological development of WWII, the political treachery of the Nazis, and the resolve of a free people to stay free regardless of what enemy seeks to oppress them.

Dragons of Autumn Twilight

SUMMARY: Welcome to the world of Krynn – a world on the brink of a dark age. While humanity slides toward fanaticism and war, a long-dormant evil begins to rise. Amid the chaos, lifelong friends who went their separate ways in years past are drawn together once again. When they accept a mysterious woman into their midst, it begins a quest that will either save Krynn – or doom it for all time.

Dragonforge

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1.  The sequel to the hugely successful Bitterwood.2.  A unique setting, a blend of Anne McCafrey and Gene Wolfe.3.  A rich fantasy to appeal directly to all fans of dragon books, including Pern and Dragonlance.4.  Guaranteed online support from an author with an established fan base.5.  Marketing to include author convention appearances.After the death of King Albekizan, Shandrazel and his allies struggle to keep the kingdom intact as the radical human prophet, Ragnar gathers forces to launch a full scale rebellion against the dragons. When all out war erupts, legendary dragon hunter, Bitterwood, must face his own personal daemons and choose where his loyalty really lies.

Dragonfly in Amber

SUMMARY: From the author ofOutlander… a magnificent epic that once again sweeps us back in time to the drama and passion of 18th-century Scotland… For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones …about a love that transcends the boundaries of time …and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his …. Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire’s spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart …in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising …and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves….

Dragon’s Time: Dragonriders of Pern

Although Lorana cured the dragons sickness so many died from the disease that there are no longer enough dragons to fight the deadly Thread, and more dragons and their riders die each Threadfall. With their numbers dwindling, Lorana made the decision to fly forward in time in a desperate bid to bring dragons from the future to fight Thread. She knew that jumping so far in time would result in her losing her baby, but without her jump all life on Pern is doomed. Back at Telgar Weyr Fiona, Kindan and T’mar realise what Lorana has done. They are desperately sad, but two things give them hope. The first is that Fiona is expecting twins, and the second the fact that all the dragonriders are exhausted, a sign that they are Timing it – existing elsewhere in space and time which gives them hope that Lorana has found a way through time to help them.Sure enough, led by messages left for them by Lorana, they fly through space to the Dawn Sisters, the ships hanging in space that brought their ancestors to Pern. From there they look down at the beautiful planet and see a previously undiscovered continent this is where they are Timing it and where they are reunited with Lorana. Now they can increase the number and strength of the dragons before going back to their own time to fight Thread. Although Lorana found she couldnt break time, she has found a way to cheat it.

Dragon Tears

SUMMARY: Harry Lyon was a rational man, a cop who refused to let his job harden his soul. Then one fateful day, he was forced to shoot a man–and a homeless stranger with bloodshot eyes uttered the haunting words that challenged Harry Lyon’s sanity: “Ticktock, ticktock. You’ll be dead in sixteen hours…Dead by dawn…Dead by dawn…Dead by dawn…”