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- ISBN: 9780142419458 | 0142419451
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 10/13/2011
After Watercomes Fire-five stories from Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson about the necessary yet dangerous element. In these tales, a boy and his dog are unexpected guests on a dragonrider's first flight. A slave saves his village with a fiery magic spell. A girl's new friend, the guardian of a mystical bird, is much older than he appears. A young man walks the spirit world to defeat a fireworm. A mysterious dog is a key player in an eerie graveyard showdown. These five short stories are full of magic, mystery, and wonder. "This collection of beautifully crafted tales will find a warm welcome from fans of either author, as well as from fantasy readers in general."- School Library Journal