Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls: New E-book Now Available!

New Cover: Art By Patrick Arrasmith

If you’re on my mailing list, you may have already heard about this, but never fear: This Wednesday Wanderings contains fresh material!

I’ve just completed a fresh e-book edition of my first published novel, Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls.  The cover art is by Patrick Arrasmith.  I loved his stark black and white cover for the Tor/Orb edition, but I must admit, I love this color version even more.

The new edition includes the essay, “Pride of Place.”  This essay includes details never before revealed about the writing of Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls.

The new ebook is available for purchase as a mobi file for Kindle.  You can also get it as an epub file at Nook, Kobo, i-Tunes, and Google Play.  Still prefer print books?  I have copies of the Tor trade paperback available for sale at my website bookstore.  If you order a trade paperback and want to read the new essay, let me know and I’ll print you a copy and send it with the novel at no additional cost.

Here’s the cover blurb:

Sarah talks to her rubber dragon.  She also talks to walls, paintings, and other inanimate objects.  She has incredible difficulty talking to humans.  That makes her crazy, right?

What most people don’t bother to discover is that when Sarah talks to inanimate objects, they answer.

Tossed out onto the streets from the mental institution where she has lived most of her adult life, Sarah is adopted by Abalone, a hacker whose home is the weird and wild industrial Jungle ruled over by Head Wolf.  But Sarah’s idyll with her new Pack can’t last.  Someone is searching for her – and not even the Pack can protect her from those who know her secret and plan to use her gift for their own dark ends.

Of all my novels, Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls seems to appeal to the largest crossover audience drawn from my readers – no matter whether you first encountered my work through the Firekeeper Saga or through the athanor books or perhaps through my collaborations with Roger Zelazny or David Weber.

Here are snippets from a couple of reviews from when the book was first released over twenty years ago:

“…a quest which grows increasingly dark, sophisticated, and intellectually challenging even as it reveals deep roots in the mysteries of family and identity.  …Even hardbitten SF fans with an allergy to dragons and magics of all sorts should set doubt aside long enough to give this excellent book a try.  It’s a strikingly original work from a worthy new heir to Mary Shelley.”  Locus

“Lindskold has invented a remarkably original science-fiction idea – a literal version of the philosophy of animism… a well told novel possessing depth of characterization, textured language, a captivating setting and themes vital to contemporary society.”  Telluride Times-Journal

Tantalized?  Nostalgic?   I hope that whether Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls is already an old favorite or is a book you have yet to discover, you’ll think about giving it a read or, at the very least, sharing the news


6 Responses to “Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls: New E-book Now Available!”

  1. Debby Barker Says:

    l really want to purchase the book — but I keep getting errors attempting to access Am I doing something wrong? Will the site come back up?

  2. Josh Shaine Says:

    An old favorite, frequently repurchased for lending or giving. While I’ve enjoyed your works since then, this is still the best for me.

    Thank you for putting it back out where we can get at it. I look forward to reading the essay.

  3. CBI Says:

    A favorite of mine from years ago. Best for me as well. Glad it has been reissued in e-form–although I’ll keep my hard copy!

    Reading the reviews on, I think that a couple expected it to be written for adolescents or as a coming-of-age story, and were caught off guard. This is not a children’s story–although it could set a mature YA reader to thinking.

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