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Product Details

  • Series: The Age of Fire (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Roc Trade; 1 Original edition (December 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451462955
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451462954
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #721,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

E.E. Knight graduated from Northern Illinois University with a double major in history and political science, then made his way through a number of jobs that related to neither.

 


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I'm a science fiction/dark fantasy writer.

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If you don't have that in mind, the book probably doesn't seem good.
Animyr
Knight continues developing that relationship in this book, bringing it to a very satisfying head.
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Start with book one of the series and allow the characters to develop through the first 3 books.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Catriona Rafael on December 4, 2009
Format: Paperback
As the fourth book in this series, I loved it. Unfortunately it was both a thrilling and a frustrating experience. I won't touch on the plot except to say that it was intensely satisfying, even as a bridge to the final novel; I've always loved politics more than battle, and this fits the bill very nicely. The writing, editing and general construction, however, let it down.

As with the fourth book, one gets the feeling that the author has written most of it at the last minute: it is plagued with fragmented sentences, odd passages that lead to nowhere, strange shifts in perspective and many embarassing typographical errors (though I understand this speaks more to the quality of the copyeditor than the author).

This shouldn't happen. The quality of the first three books was exceptional; the fourth and fifth are exercises in frustration, especially when the excessively irritating fragmented sentences and inconsistent characterisation (since when did one character in particular suddenly become another's "staunch ally"? If you know to what I refer, that was particularly left-field) throw you out of the story with frowns and mutterings of "huh?"

You can do better, E. E. Knight. You HAVE done better. I will still rush out and buy Dragon Fate as soon as it hits the shelves, but please try and not make it a disappointing experience.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By V. Balayan on March 31, 2010
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I am a big fan of the Age of Fire series by E.E. Knight, and really enjoyed reading the first four books in the series. Naturally, when the fifth book was released (and on a side note, there will also be a sixth), I was eager to read it.

Overall it is a good book, with very well-thought-out characters, landscapes, and actions. Besides being a bit too short of a book, which results in some scenes ending abruptly, my only real complaint was in the absurd amount of typographic errors throughout the book. I don't mean little typos either, like 'teh' instead of 'the'. I mean serious flaws in editing, like confusing character names and reversing gender pronouns, especially during moments of dialogue.

Now I don't know if my copy happened to be a first run and so these errors were missed, or maybe the copy editor was on vacation and some assistant didn't do his/her job properly, but there were enough errors/mix-ups throughout the book to make me have to do constant double takes and re-read lines to figure out who was actually talking.

All in all, I would still recommend the series to anyone who enjoys a clever story about dragons.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. A. Dougherty on January 28, 2010
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I've read Books 1 through 5 and enjoyed them all but it seems like the editing quality went downhill with the last two - typos and misused pronouns, confusion about which character is speaking. Errors like that take me back out of what would otherwise be an engrossing story. I hope the last book in the series will be much improved in that regard.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Derfenrirwolv on September 15, 2010
Format: Paperback
This was, as usual, a very good read. The characters are involving, interesting, and you care about them despite (because of?) their somewhat alien viewpoint on humans and their place in the world.

Something I've noticed in the last two books of this series, as well as with some of the vampire earth novels, is a very long build up for an event with a VERY fast, blink and you miss it, resolution to those events. It almost seems like the author hit a word count and said "drat, need to wrap it up before the deadline."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Animyr on September 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
Rule is, first and foremost, a transition novel between the fourth and sixth books. If you don't have that in mind, the book probably doesn't seem good. The whole thing is a bundle of plotlines that are brought up and left unresolved and not much definate happens the whole time, unlike the previous books which can stand alone. That isn't good for the volume itself. However, it does serve to set up for the final book quite well.

Moreover, we finally get to see what I wanted since book one-the three siblings finally interacting on a regular basis. That was missing in Dragon Strike, which made the book a letdown for me. Here, though, they maneuver around and bounce of each other. The book has a ten year gap from the last one and by this time they've gotten used to each other's existance, but even with the lost time theres still alot of character clash. The Dragons personas, and watching them interact and change over the course of the book, is the high point-action scenes are less prominant, and I barely miseed them. One point had Auron planning a party and I was actually enjoying myself.

Unfortunatly, it's held back by numerous flaws. The editing is pretty bad. There are several typos, weird perspective changes, and overall a bad flow between many scenes. Often I got the sensation that the characters had forgotten what just happened in the last section, as something big would come up and then be dropped. Moreover, it's the shortest book yet and feels even more rushed then the others, with scenes feel shortened or excised(summarizing a conversation, for instance, rather then actually recounting it). If Knight had taken the time to slow down, elaborate, and add some filler, it would have been much better.
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