Saturday, November 14, 2009, one of my favorite fantasy authors, James A. Owen, is having a book signing at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, http://www.changinghands.com/. The flu was visiting my home the day his new book Shadow Dragons was released so my purchased copy is waiting at the store for me to claim it; so, I listened to it on audio book from Audible first. While the narrator, James Langton, does a superb job as he did with the other three novels in the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica; I can’t wait to see the imaginative illustrations. For anyone who has not read his previous novels James Owen is an artist and does his own illustrations so you know that is actually how the author envisioned the scene or character. I really enjoyed The Shadow Dragons. The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica can be enjoyed on more than one level. They are great stories on the surface but deeper he has referenced fiction throughout history to present day and molded the plots, themes, fictional characters; and, even turned the actual authors into characters, in his own epic. When I read these books I always want to look up works and authors referenced with whom I am less familiar. I don’t want to spoil the plot of this book or the series for anyone that hasn’t read them so I won’t summarize the story. I am looking forward to the event Saturday.