Friday, 1 October 2010

The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo, by Adam Roberts

Larssonous? Or out-and-out burglary?

You know how dragons feel about burglars ...

Lizbreath Salamander is young and beautiful. Her scales have an iridescent sheen, her wings arch proudly, her breath has a tang of sulfur. And on her back a tattoo of a mythical creature: a girl. But when Lizbreath is drawn into a dark conspiracy she will have to rely on more than her beauty and her vicious claws the size of sabres . . . A dragon has disappeared, one of a secretive clan. As Lizbreath delves deeper into their history she realises that these dragons will do anything to defend their secrets. Welcome to the world of The Dragon With The Girl Tattoo. A world of gloomy Nordic dragons leading lives uncannily like our own (despite their size, despite the need for extensive fireproofing of home furnishings), a world of money hoarded, a world of darkness and corruption. A world where people are the fantasy.

Available from the 18th November 2010. Buy from and

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Gollancz
ISBN-10: 0575100915
ISBN-13: 978-0575100916


  1. good thing I'd finished my coffee, otherwise it would be spewing out my nose right now. and the map? OMG, love it!!!

    when's the movie coming out? ;)

  2. Dragons don't approve of movies. They do, however, approve of scalding hot liquid spewing out of nostrils -- so well done!

  3. I saw this book in the local 'Pop culture' shop tucked away in the middle of Melbourne.
    I only had to read the blurb to want it, and a certain paragraph about 'problems' being 'problematic' to buy it.
    I've kept a fair distance from any liquids or edible substance whilest reading this. (Well except for the initial reading, in which I just explained to the Customer Service Representative that it was your fault.)

  4. When will this be available for Americans? :)