Imaginarium Geographica

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,135 ratings

Here, There Be Dragons Publisher's Summary

The Imaginarium Geographica.
"What is it?" John asked. The little man blinked and arched an eyebrow.
"It is the world, my boy," he said. "All the World, in ink and blood, vellum and parchment, leather and hide. It is the World, and it is yours to save or lose."

An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack, and Charles, on a rainy night in London during the first World War. An eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica: an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and fairy tale. These lands, Bert claims, can be traveled to in his ship the Indigo Dragon, one of only seven vessels that is able to cross the Frontier between worlds into the Archipelago of Dreams.

Pursued by strange and terrifying creatures, the companions flee London aboard the Dragonship. Traveling to the very realm of the imagination itself, they must learn to overcome their fears and trust in one another if they are to defeat the dark forces that threaten the destiny of two worlds. And in the process, they will share a great adventure filled with clues that lead listeners to the surprise revelation of the legendary storytellers these men will one day become.

An extraordinary journey of myth, magic, and mystery, Here, There Be Dragons introduces James A. Owen as a formidable new talent.

©2006 James A. Owen (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Here, There Be Dragons

    • By: James A. Owen
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 689
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 513
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 515

    An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack, and Charles, on a rainy night in London during the first World War. An eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica: an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and fairy tale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich Imaginative Fantastic World

    • By David on 02-03-11

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 2

    • The Search for the Red Dragon

    • By: James A. Owen
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    It has been nine years since John, Jack, and Charles had their great adventure in the Archipelago of Dreams, and became the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica. Now, they have been brought together again to solve a mystery: someone is kidnapping the children of the Archipelago. And their only clue is a mysterious message delivered by a strange girl with artificial wings: "The Crusade has begun". Worse, they discover that all of the legendary Dragonships have disappeared as well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!!!

    • By William on 06-02-08

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 3

    • The Indigo King

    • By: James A. Owen
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    On a September evening in 1931, John and Jack, two of the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica, discover a plea for help on a medieval manuscript - which seems to have been written by their friend, Hugo Dyson! When they rush to warn him, Hugo walks through a door in time - and vanishes into the past. And in that moment, the world begins to change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chronicles of the imagination Geographical

    • By Walta Evans on 04-06-16

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 4

    • The Shadow Dragons

    • Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica
    • By: James A. Owen
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    World War II has been raging for three years, but a more terrible evil is just over the horizon. The last stones are falling from the Keep of Time, and the Imperial Cartological Society, led by Richard Burton, has collected doors and is building a new tower at the request of an old enemy: the Winter King's shadow. He has a terrible weapon -- the Spear of Destiny -- that can be used to command the shadows of anyone it touches.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book

    • By Peggy on 09-11-16

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 5

    • The Dragon's Apprentice

    • Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, Book 5
    • By: James A. Owen
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Seven years after the events of The Shadow Dragons, John, Jack, and Charles are finally able to return to their beloved Archipelago of Dreams. But even as their return is celebrated by old friends, new concerns shadow the reunion: the threat of Ecthroi, primordial Shadow. And perhaps even worse, the apparent splintering of Time itself.

    Regular price: $31.93