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''Dragon Fall'' is the first (and so far only) novel by Lee Hindle, published as the result of him [[https://books.google.com/books?id=cWYEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=%22dragon+fall%22+hindle&source=bl&ots=pnO5Ee06UA&sig=-F0MnHfwrEnH1XtthzqZMe_nI5A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CE0Q6AEwC2oVChMI9I-XhraUxgIVhhWsCh2HFgBX#v=onepage&q=%22dragon%20fall%22%20hindle&f=false winning the Avon/Flare Young Adult Novel competition]]. The protagonist, Gabe, is a teenager who splits his time between high school, designing toys, and attending rock concerts with his friends. His most recent creation is a trio of humanoid dragons. After an incident at a local concert, Gabe starts to hear whispers from the dolls, suggesting that they may be alive. And, now that they are alive, they want him to get out...

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Gabe's boss at the toy company rejected his earlier, more cuddly, designs of the dragons, saying that kids these days want toys that look and feel dangerous.
* GivingThemTheStrip: Gabe shrugs off his jacket to escape the dragons on the stairs.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: At the end of the book, the dragons are just dolls again
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Gabe drew upon traditional western depictions of dragons, but made his dragons bipedal in an attempt to make them more relatable.
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