Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Ashton, Charles

(?   -    ) UK writer whose Smoke and Dragon YA fantasy sequence – Jet Smoke and Dragon Fire (1991), Into the Spiral (1992) and The Singing Bridge (1993) – is set in some isolated villages whose residents are kept from the rest of the world by a Dragon; whether they inhabit a prison or a Polder is a question which cannot be simply answered. [JC]

other works: Billy's Drift (1994); The Giant's Boot (1995).

Charles Ashton

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