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In the House of Five Dragons [Kindle Edition]

Erica Lindquist , Aron Christensen
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Book Description

He is not the hero they remember. This is not the world he knew.

Thirty years have passed since the bloody battle of Njorn Pass, since Rikard Mazrem traded his life away to the Alterra to save his dying men. Defeat became victory and an empire was born. For decades, the people of Carce have revered Rikard as a hero.

But now Rikard has returned to find the world changed. Or perhaps he is the one who has changed...

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From the Author

For our brother and sister, Kristin Lindquist and Evan Christensen.

About the Author

Erica Lindquist writes with her husband, Aron Christensen. They have no training in fiction writing, but that's never stopped them.

Product Details

  • File Size: 786 KB
  • Print Length: 509 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Loose Leaf Stories; second edition (November 29, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004M18T5Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,976 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book March 9, 2012
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I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. Reading the first few pages, I thought that it was going to be one of those books that start in the middle of the story and you have to work out what the heck is going on, but it wasn't like that. It ended up being a real page turner - a rock-solid, original idea and plot, with a couple of main characters that were really well developed and that you cared what happened. When the inevitable 'downturn' of the story was coming up, I wanted to skip to the end to make sure everyone came out okay (I didn't... but the urge was there, lol). I would really recommend this book and am going to find anything else I can by the same author, free or paid for.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clever and Creative; Give this book a shot June 9, 2012
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This showed up as a free download and after reading the synopsis, I decided to take a chance. I am a huge PNR reader and wanted to take a break from deliciously sexy vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures and delve into another genre. I am glad to say, In the House of Five Dragons didn't disappoint me.

What really sold me on this book was the world of Alterra and the vital connection it had with Terra and the knights of VEIL. I thought the blood pacts was a creative way to link a very real world with a completely mind-blowing imaginative one. I loved the parts in the book when the narrative went into scenes with Flickerdim and Stumble. Even the description of Stumble being "a curiosity" was so ingenious. I loved the Alterran scenes even if half the time I had a hard time picturing exactly what was happening.

As far as characters go, I totally admired Thainna. She was spunky and courageous and truly a compassionate person. She wore her heart on her sleeve and was determined to do anything to make a better life for her family and the community that was involved with the House of Five Dragons. Rikard was very cut-and-dry for me, but it worked for him. He was all about honor and family, nothing else mattered. As an opposite to Thainna, it worked. Both of them were primarily focused on family. It helped their relationship to evolve.

There was a lot of POV shifting because there were a lot of secondary characters. Marus was very noble. Laurael made me want to vomit, she was so deceptively cruel, but at the same time I understood her motive. Gauis I thought was a little brat, a redemptive brat however. And Thain... I was pleasantly surprised at how his story turned out. I could go on about the secondary characters because there were so many.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile read July 26, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Heroes, unique magic and a different world. I enjoyed this story very much. Almost gave up in the beginning because of the many different point of views and the strange discussions between the two characters from the other world, but I would say it was worth it to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a gift to alterra May 24, 2012
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This is the first fantasy ebook I've finished reading, and like many readers who came across this free purchase, I was quite impressed with the writing and the concept of two worlds tied together by blood pacts. Writing a novel with two authors is a challenging project but Lindquist and Christensen merged their contributions so smoothly that you couldn't tell there were two of them to begin with.

Despite the familiar framework of the plot (guy-meets-girl-and-saves-the-world sort of thing), what they did was approach the outcome of such a plot so that any twist they revealed would actually surprise you. While some readers might argue how obvious certain twists were, the authors get it right enough on more than one occasion that you'll overlook the ones where they weren't successful at all. What I liked in particular was how the lead male and female characters were a disoriented 'madman' and common thief - totally against the early stereotypes of fantasy and easily accessible to those who don't read the genre. Neither were prepared for the roles they would soon inherit and the confusion they felt for the first half of the story served as the perfect medium for introducing the Alterran pacts that have fallen out of practice.

I also liked the vague impressions we receive of the Alterrans, especially Stumble, a young and curious Alterran born from a "kid's idea". I think the authors must have heavily edited the text related to the Alterrans because they appear so rarely throughout the narrative that it feels like a loss rather than a mystery. I know we're not supposed to understand the Alterrans that well, but the importance of renewing Terran and Alterran relations is not as imperative as the more popular scenes involving Rikard and Thainna's romance.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read October 28, 2013
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I liked the characters and the worlds. The struggles were not new but made sense in the world. The story started a little slow (for me) but I did find myself making more and more time to read as the story developed. This could have been from how the story developed and it just needed time. After the development phase, the story had good pace but then the ending felt a little quick or rushed. Not sure what I was expecting but I guess I was looking for more at the end to compare with the beginning.

Still I enjoyed my time in Terra with Rikard and Thianna.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just get it!
I mean it! If you're viewing this page then you must be into this genre, and this little gem is a wonderful suprise. Brilliant, brilliant book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lose your mind on this incredible story!
I see a lot of reviewers saying that the beginning was confusing, but then the story got really good. That was not the impression that I got at all. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amber Rain
3.0 out of 5 stars a good read
I liked the story line, but it did seem a little campy at times. Bad people just end up dead. That is too easy. But the concept was good and original.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Two Worlds, Blood Pacts, VEIL Knights and Honor
This book is mystical and otherworldly, being reminiscent of ancient cultures in culture conceding life, love, war and honor. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book on my Kindle.
Bought this book in February of 2012 (3 years ago!) and it is still my favorite book that I have put on my kindle. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mike Dilger
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting Read
I will admit, the beginning of this book was confusing enough that I almost gave up on it. Thankfully I persevered! Read more
Published 3 months ago by heitz77
5.0 out of 5 stars I am glad that I didn't stop reading this
When I read the first chapter I found it confusing and I did not think I wanted to continue with it, but I am certainly glad that I did. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jacqui Marlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartily recommended!
Well written, exciting book for fantasy lovers. Heartily recommended!
Published 6 months ago by Barbara
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful story full of twists
I was impressed at the depth of the characters that author created with this book. I have to admit that the book started off slow, but the author was building a world for the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Gary Wesley Webb III
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Dichotomy...
Excellent story and superb character development. The interweaving of the two worlds was masterfully done and the separates equitably matched. Read more
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I write with my husband, Aron Christensen. After nine majors in college and a short, disastrous career in journalism, I needed something to do with my brain.

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