really sorry (i will tell the audient void) about the skywatch pics! having trouble with uploading from the camera.
Anywho, I read a while ago (and have reread many times since) The Last Dragonslayer, by Jasper Fforde
It sounds like something out of a Disney movie, but it really isn’t. It’s in a kingdom of monarchy, dragons, strange creatures, wizards and industry, pop-cuclture, cars and TV shows. The main character is a teenage girl who is the leader of a house of wizards, one of the few left, and she becomes the last dragonslayer. She becomes friends with the last dragon and *SPOILER ALERT* saves the race of dragons by killing the last (out of which come two more).
The very best thing about this book is the humor, so I plan to read The Eyre Affair and The fourth bear (both by Fforde) too.