Story about a dragon untying a knot
July 27, 2013 12:25 AM   Subscribe

Long-ago fantasy story: can anyone identify a story about a dragon that untied knots and tangles? Possibly a YA. I remember an incident where the dragon (a wise and friendly Chinese-type one) pulled a loop with a single claw. That's al i can remember except that i liked the story at the time. Ideas, anyone, please?
posted by Logophiliac to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I think this may be Chinthliss in one of the Mercedes Lackey books - does that sound familiar? Either a book in the Tannim / Serrated Edge series or the book in the Bedlam's Bard series where an elf and a human ask Chinthliss's help in having a child - Spirits White as Lightning.
posted by sock of ages at 1:52 AM on July 27, 2013

Best answer: Sounds like Tea with the black dragon. Thinks its R A MacAvoy...
posted by zia at 4:59 AM on July 27, 2013 [1 favorite]

I wonder if it might be from the Enchanted Forest Chronicles series by Patricia C. Wrede.
posted by segfault at 6:55 AM on July 27, 2013

Sounds like Dragon of the Lost Sea to me.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 10:36 AM on July 27, 2013

Best answer: I'm with zia, sounds like Tea with the black dragon or its sequel, Twisting the rope.
posted by Athanassiel at 6:04 PM on July 27, 2013

Response by poster: Sorry, but none of these are It for certain. The cover of Dragon of the Lost Sea rings lots of bells--but what I can glean from Amazon's Look Inside doesn't look familiar; Tea with the Black Dragon sounds fascinating and I have added it to my Amazon wish list. Thanks for trying anyway to everyone.
posted by Logophiliac at 11:36 AM on July 29, 2013

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