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1[[quoteright:180:]]˛˛''Dragon Fall'' is the first (and so far only) novel by Lee Hindle, published as the result of him [[ 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...˛˛----˛* 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.˛* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Prominent 80s bands are frequently namechecked and the fashion and slang is also mired in TheEighties.˛----


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