Follow the adventures of the four elemental dragons and their human guides in the first book of the history-spanning Dragon Quartet fantasy series. “In the beginning of the World, four dragons were raised from elemental energies and set to work creating a climate and atmosphere. They were called Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. When their job was done and the World was set in motion, the four found lairs where they expected to sleep out this particular world’s history and not rise again until World’s End.”
But long before World’s End something has begun to go horribly wrong, and Erde, only daughter of a powerful lord, is the one person who seems able to sense it.
With her mother and grandmother dead, and no one left to protect her from the madness being spread by a priest ready to sacrifice anything and anyone to his cause, Erde flees her father’s castle. In her flight, she stumbles across the dragon called Earth.
Drawn together by their mutual peril and need, Erde and Earth have no choice but to join forces on a quest to find Earth’s mage, the one human who, perhaps, can set the World back on its proper course.
Marjorie B. Kellogg is an associate professor of theater at Colgate University. Kellogg has written several novels, including Lear’s Daughters, Harmony, and The Dragon Quartet series. She has adapted work for the stage and written an original musical. She has… More about Marjorie B. Kellogg
“The Book of Water is a fun romp with some creatively surreal moments.” —Locus
“An original take on dragon lore, this book’s appealing writing and sympathetic characters will please dragons fans.” —RT Reviews
“A powerful work of sword and sorcery…. Reminiscent of the Dragon Riders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey.” —Midwest Book Review
“This book has magic, love, humor, action, and dragons: something for everyone! This should appeal to all fantasy readers, young and old.” —Kliatt
“This is an enchanting fantasy, filled with adventure, villains, romance, and hope, not to mention a heroine with some spunk…. A must for all those dragons lovers of other writers like Wrede and McCaffrey.” —VOYA
“A second book as entertaining as her first…. Kellogg’s characters make a delightful quartet.” —Starlog