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In the House of Five Dragons [Kindle Edition]

Erica Lindquist , Aron Christensen
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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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: 776 KB
  • Print Length: 423 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453750835
  • 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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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #422,029 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
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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4 of 4 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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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 14 days 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
Published 24 days ago by FreedbyJC
4.0 out of 5 stars A book that grew on me
I felt like the authors could have shaved off some pages here or there for a tighter story, but this is a book that really grew on me as I read it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. H. English
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a complete novel.
A wonderful story with strong central characters and a very good cast of supporting characters. If you are a fantasy fiction reader, you will definitely enjoy this novel. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not awful, just dull
The authors here fall into a trap that is pretty common to writers of Fantasy SF these days. They pummel you with narrative in an attempt to flesh out the world they are creating. Read more
Published 1 month ago by DCM
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow start but worth the read
Tho owning of the book was a bit cumbersome with a bit too much metaphor and simile. Once the action began the book settled into a good pace and became a good read.
Published 3 months ago by Drew
5.0 out of 5 stars i love fantasy and i have never encountered anything like this.
Incredible character development and layers upon layers of plot that don't seem to completely fit until the end when you are hit with a MASSIVE twist that I never saw coming! Read more
Published 8 months ago by klaus2420
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple amazing
an amazing tale of a man of two worlds trying to save both for love. A great and amazing read.
Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book
This was a well-written well thought out story. The characters were engaging even if they were one dimensional. The world & the mirror world were very imaginative and original.
Published 11 months ago by Wenchie LostElf
4.0 out of 5 stars What tangled webs are weaved.
suspense, unexpected ending. What an imagination of good overcoming evil. Kept my attention through out. Characters are very much real and alive.
Published 18 months ago by WiseNana1
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I never had any intention of writing. I loved reading, but had no ambition to write myself. But one day, I started typing and haven't stopped.

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