- File Size: 1988 KB
- Print Length: 328 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0987886495
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Moonclipse (December 5, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 5, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008TBXW7K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #357,694 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Print List Price:||$11.99|
Save $9.00 (75%)
A Dawn of Dragonfire (Dragonlore Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 328 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $0.00
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
"Rebound" by Kwame Alexander
Don't miss best-selling author Kwame Alexander's "Rebound," a new companion novel to his Newbery Award-winner, "The Crossover,"" illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Pre-order today
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
However, early on we hear of a war that happened 30 years ago, when Requiem's armies attacked the Tiranor, a country that makes it's dwelling in the sands and deserts. No real reason is ever quite given for the war; it almost seems undeserved, like Requiem just attacked a country because they were different. Throughout the book, I often wondered and wished the Vir Requis had learned from the attacks on them not to go out to war against others and to try to extinguish another race.
And now, the Tiranor people have risen from the damage the war had caused. We find out that the true conqueror seeking revenge for the war against Tiranor is Solina; the lost princess that had been adopted into the Vir Requis family as an orphan. Because of her "difference" and inability to shift, she was ridiculed; we never quite know whether she was ridiculed for real or whether she just read between the lines and thought people didn't like her.
The battle ensues as Solina attacks the Vir Requis. Once again the Vir Requis find lost artifacts and go in the search to bring them back to Requiem to save the day! While the story somehow seems very repetitive of the Song of Dragons book (aka, Requiem under attack for being "different" and will be wiped out of existence is the artifacts aren't recovered....and they manage to survive in the nick of time), the book is still VERY enjoyable. It's fun to hear briefly of how the Vir Requis have recovered from near decimation and of their determination to stay alive.
I can usually ignore awkward elements in order to enjoy a good story, but you can't ignore every character, and all the dialogue. Bummer.
1. Pacing - The entire near destruction of the Requiem civilization and the quest to find artifacts lost for thousands of years takes about two, maybe three days of character time. The princess conveniently pulls out a book form a library of thousands of books and nearly instantaneously turns to the page that will save her civilization.... and it's off to save the world.
2. Mundaneness (Yeah, I know it's not a word) - To me, dragons in a story are an elemental force - rare, beautiful and deadly. In this book, the whole civilization can turn into a dragon and it seems that everything can kill them (even giant, flying leaches!). The myth of the dragon has been regulated to the merely human and mundane. Maybe if only one or two people a generation could do this, it would have made for a more exciting and intriguing plot line.