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- ASIN : B00J90CCKS
- Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy (April 1, 2014)
- Publication date : April 1, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 2039 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 277 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #777,236 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is not a graphically violent tale, although there is violence in it. The central character, Karadur Atani, is a dragon lord, a character larger than life. When an outlaw kills people in his domain, he takes dragon form. He blasts the area with fire, killing many of the outlaw band, and some of the innocent nearby as well. (Something about his character reminds me of Heathcliffe in Wuthering Heights; he has that same brooding, unforgiving, intelligent ferocity.)
This is not an "easy" story, but it is a very good one. The style is a little old-fashioned, but it drew me in from its first few pages. And like I find with the writer Emma Bull, at the end of the book, I still wanted MORE.
Her Characters you will not forget and find yourself thinking about them when you are not reading! Her World Fantasy Awards reflect this unique author's ability to move the reader to an unusual time.
She is the kind of author you really "hate" (as you read one more page at 3:00am) and must get up at 7:00am!
One does not find this ability in authors very often.. don't miss the chance!
Take this book as a partner to Dragon's Winter, and don't treat it as a standalone. As a pair, this is a really lovely set. Granted, it's pretty clear that there is meant to be at least one more book in this series which is probably never going to be released. Normally, I wouldn't read a series that I knew was abandoned but sometimes it's just so good that it's worth it. This is one of those times!
This book had a lot more politics and world-building than the first. We get to see places beyond Ippa, which was really fun. I liked the new characters that were introduced, especially Azil's protege, Juni.
If anyone else is in the same boat that I was and wondering about how the relationship between Azil and Karadur is dealt with (especially after the epilogue of the previous book and the summary of this book being all about Karadur transformed by love for Maia)... let me reassure you that this book features their relationship *prominently*. In my opinion, it's more prominent here than it was in Dragon's Winter. There is explicit acknowledgment of their relationship from multiple characters, and a scene from Azil's POV where he is lying in bed with Karadur and thinking about their relationship. Like the first book, this is all dealt with subtly and, in my opinion, with a perfect amount of balance. Honestly, the whole plot of the book could basically be boiled down to "how can Karadur balance his love for Azil with his need to have children (and necessarily find a female lover)".
I can't get over the way that Lynn writes. Her prose is so sparse, but she manages to convey a TON of emotion and nuance. She is clearly a virtuoso of the "show, don't tell" philosophy. If nothing else, this book could be part of a course on how to convey meaning and atmosphere without the need for adverbs, which is something you should definitely study if you're a writer.
I love this book. I wish Lynn had finished the series, but I'll take what I can get.