By Robert Asprin
The New York Times bestselling writer scales new heights in his sequence of huge Easy-dwelling dragons...
Griffen McCandles is adjusting good to working his playing operation within the French region of latest Orleans and to his newfound prestige as head dragon. different dragons have become a whiff of his popularity, notwithstanding, and they're no longer satisfied approximately it. that is why there's without warning successful out on him.
And, simply in time for Halloween, the ghost of a voodoo queen wishes Griffen to average a supernatural conclave. And notwithstanding the unusual goings-on will slightly be spotted in a urban used to drunken conventioneers and wild revelers, it's Griffen's likelihood to unfold his wings-or crash and burn.
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Phainómena are the visible or apprehendable aspects of things. A phantasía, on the other hand, is a mental image, perhaps our recollection of the appearance of a thing, perhaps drawn from some other source. In Aristotelian thought, the word phantasía also names the faculty by which things are imaged or imagined to be present. The word can also refer to a poet's ability to suggest the presence of things through images. Because this word was tied to appearances and imaginings it was frequently used to refer to instances of imagination unaccompanied by presence: for hallucination, for exaggeration, for inauthenticity.
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