Tag: dragons

Oct 28
Shatterwing by Donna Maree Hanson

Shatterwing by Donna Maree Hanson

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Shatterwing is the first novel in the Dragon Wine series, which is set on a world which used to have two moons until one of them (called Ruel) broke and crashed into the planet. Now there is one moon (Belle), and fragments of Ruel span the sky and occasionally fall out of orbit to impact on the planet. Intelligent life has regressed, partly because of the devastating effects of the planet-satellite impact, and partly because the impact seems to have introduced a species into the world: dragons.

Salinda is a prisoner who is forced to tend the vineyards used to...

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Oct 14
Talon by Julie Kagawa

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Reviews 1 ★★★

This book is about dragons! DRAGONS!! How excite!! I’m really disappointed with it because Kagawa did incredible things by subverting everything we knew about vampires and dystopia with The Blood of Eden series, but in Talon we’ve gone back to mediocre (and annoying) characters and shaky world-building that made me dislike the Iron Fey books.

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Sep 16
The Red Knight by Miles Cameron

The Red Knight by Miles Cameron

Reviews 1 ★★★★

This is going to be a difficult book to review, because there were times I loved it, times I hated it, times I was absolutely engaged in the story and times when I was bored senseless. An ambitious début, The Red Knight uses the well-used tropes of medieval epic fantasy…

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Jul 17
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Seraphina grips you from the prologue, figuratively hooks its claws in and doesn’t let go. This dazzling debut has everything I love about the Fantasy genre; it features heartwarming characters, is set in a vivid new world (with dragons!) and deals with conflicts that I could immediately relate to. While…

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Mar 06
Eona by Alison Goodman

Eona by Alison Goodman

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Character driven books like Eon and Eona rely heavily on the interactions between the members of the cast. This book features strong, well written characters who are each driven but personal motivations. Even the characters of dubious morality were enjoyable to read about and relate to. The only character I…

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Mar 01
Eon by Alison Goodman

Eon by Alison Goodman

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

I’ve been looking forward to reading this book ever since I slated it for the Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge. I was finally able to get to it, and it did not disappoint! Eon has a unique background: rooted in Chinese and Japanese culture and transformed into something both familiar…

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Dec 14
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Inheritance certainly delivers as the long awaited ending to the Inheritance Cycle. The final battle with Galbatorix and the fate of Alagaësia following it is examined well in the book, and I never felt the ending was forced. There were a few surprises when I was reading the book, but that’s…

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Dec 02
Brisingr By Christopher Paolini

Brisingr By Christopher Paolini

Reviews 0

Christopher Paolini is an American author, best known for writing the Inheritance Cycle, including the books Eragon (self published in 2002, published by Knopf in 2003), Eldest (published 2005), Brisingr (2008) and Inheritance (November 11 2011).  **SPOILERS FOLLOW** Oaths sworn … Loyalties tested … Forces collide. It’s only been months since Eragon first uttered “brisingr”, an ancient-language term for fire. Since…

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Nov 28
Eldest by Christopher Paolini

Eldest by Christopher Paolini

Reviews 0

Christopher Paolini is an American author, best known for writing the Inheritance Cycle, including the books Eragon (self published in 2002, published by Knopf in 2003), Eldest (published 2005), Brisingr (2008) and Inheritance (November 11 2011).  Darkness falls … Despair abounds … Evil reigns. Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the forces of…

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Nov 21
Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

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Christopher Paolini is an American author, best known for writing the Inheritance Cycle, including the books Eragon (self published in 2002, published by Knopf in 2003), Eldest (published 2005), Brisingr (2008) and Inheritance (November 11 2011).  When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky…

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Oct 17
Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb

Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb

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Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden writes fantasy fiction under the pen name Robin Hobb. She also writes contemporary fiction as Megan Lindholm. Hobb is most famous for her novels set in The Realm of the Elderlings, including The Farseer Trilogy, The Liveship Traders Trilogy, The Tawny Man Trilogy, and, most recently, The Rain Wilds Chronicles. Dragon Haven is…

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