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Alan F. Troop

Alan F Troop(1945- )
Alan F. Troop’s poems, essays, short stories and articles have appeared in Fort Lauderdale’s Sunshine magazine, Miami’s Tropic magazine, and a number of national publications. Troop was born in New Jersey, raised on Miami Beach, and has lived in South Florida since 1954. He graduated from The University of Miami and served a tour in the Army as a medic during the Vietnam War. He was paralyzed in a bodysurfing accident in 1977, but remains an avid sailor. Read the first chapters of the Dragon DelaSangre novels at Alan F. Troop’s website.

The Dragon DelaSangre: Troop can’t quite pull it off

The Dragon DelaSangre by Alan F. Troop

Peter DelaSangre is a dragon. Yes, he looks human; that’s because dragons are shapeshifters. And he appreciates a lot about the human race, including such things as television, music, and women — but he probably appreciates the way they taste most of all. Because for dragons, humans are prey, and nothing else will really do, at least not in the long run.

Alan F. Troop’s protagonist in his first novel, The Dragon DelaSangre, is therefore not a likeable character. It’s quite a challenge for a first-time novelist to make the bad guy his first-person narrator. Troop can’t quite pull it off, though it has to be granted that The Dragon DelaSangre is a unique approach to dragons. These are not Anne McCaffrey’s useful dragons, nor ... Read More