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The ending leaves you hanging with no closure at all.
The book is like the author stitched togehter a whole bunch of plots from OTHER short stories and linked them all together with the main character.
Normally, I find it engaging to think about how I might handle a problem if I were the main character.
A nice "sequel" of sorts to "The Iron Dragon's Daughter." Not quite as racy as the adventures of Jane and her dragon, but far more intrigue. Read morePublished 15 months ago by John Miller
Michael Swanwick's `The Dragons of Babel' (Tor, $25.95, 318 pages) is the second novel set in an alternate universe that mixes old-fashioned fantasy (monsters, magic, lost princes... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Clay Kallam
Completely original. His world enraptures you in its grandeur. The plot is fast paced, and somewhat confusing for the majority of the "young-adult" audience it is set for. Read morePublished on March 29, 2012 by Teddy
The Good: Excellent (if weird) mythology and culture, strong characters, great setting
The Bad: Feels like it's going nowhere at times, jumps around too much, strange... Read more
I'm not really sure how much this book really counts as a sequel... Jane makes only a minor cameo appearance and really, much of the book's setting seemed pretty different, too. Read morePublished on November 28, 2010 by Yolanda S. Bean
i have read and enjoyed all published works from swanwick. he is one of my favorite authors of any type of science fiction (my normal reading is not scifi) this novel is yet... Read morePublished on October 19, 2010 by Amazon Customer
Swanwick is a unique thinker. A lot of original ideas are present here in Dragons of Babel. I like the notion that 'dragons' are more like jet fighters. Read morePublished on September 28, 2010 by clifford
What was the point of this book?
The beginning hooks you and was well written but once the mechanical dragont hat crashes at the beginning of the book is dead there is... Read more
A lot to say about this book. It returns to the world of The Iron Dragon's Daughter. This is a happy thing for me, since that is and remains one of my favorite fantasy novels. Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by frumiousb