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With a wingspan of over twenty meters and a body as large as any war horse, the new stealth riding bat was an impressive sight. The steel headband worn by the rider was the latest in communications technology, it would allow the bat to be maneuvered by thought control alone and transmit images from the bat's sonar back to the rider. The thought control device was a huge improvement on the reins that were tried at first, with a neck as thick as a tree trunk the reins would snap before the bat turned it's head an inch. Often bombs were strapped to the underbelly with a rip cord, allowing the rider to drop them precisely on target, but not today, this was a reconnaissance mission. Alec was dressed in a black as inky as the night sky with a full head mask and black goggles.
Deryn raised an eyebrow, then glanced at the bullfrog. It had the big-brained look of a memory frog, the sort of beast that recorded court proceedings and sessions of parliament. She decided to watch her words carefully.
Each body had a single thick leg (not to one side like the leg of a one-legged man) and at the end of it, a single enormous foot - a broad toed foot with the toes curling up a little so that it looked rather like a small canoe.
Found in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, authored by .
From the waist up he was like a man, but his legs were shaped like a goat's (the hair on them was glossy black) and instead of feet he had goat's hoofs. He also had a tail, but Lucy did not notice this at first because it was neatly caught up over the arm that held the umbrella so as to keep it from trailing in the snow. He had a red woolen muffler around his neck and his skin was rather reddish too.
The Leviathan's body was made from the life threads of a whale, but a hundred other species were tangled into it's design, countless creatures fitting together like the gears of a stopwatch. Flocks of fabricated birds swarmed around it - scouts, fighters, and predators to gather food. Deryn saw message lizards and other beasties scampering across it's skin.
The dragon was the colour of the night, not a coincidence, but merely a function of his multi-chromatic skin. In the forest he was a similar pattern to army camouflage pants. In the city he was concrete grey. Passing over the ocean in daylight he was blue, the exact blue of the waves from above and the blue of the sky from below. His eyes were able to zoom in from hundreds of meters away and his eyes could isolate sounds from one another. He could echo locate and mimic any creature, even the human voice. Now in his eight century he had matured and was seeking a mate, never something he'd even been curious about before.