Tales of the Latter Kingdoms, Books 1-3: Dragon Rose, All Fall Down, Binding Spell Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 5523 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 840 pages
- ASIN : B06XJQ1MYY
- Publication Date : March 11, 2017
- Publisher : Dark Valentine Press (March 11, 2017)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #998,750 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The first book, Dragon Rose, was a delight. A little on the predictable side, as a number of things are a bit cliché. But still very enjoyable.
The second book is the most painful to read. Not that I didn't enjoy it. But the last third of that book was difficult to get through. And I would have preferred an alternate ending. But alas, that is not how it happens. The main character was spunky. I enjoyed her perspective quite a bit. Her relationships with the other characters were also very entertaining.
The third book I found most intriguing. There were probably the most typos in this one. But the characters and their relationships, and how magic played into it were the most interesting to me. Also a good villain was a nice touch. But the ending did feel rushed and is unsatisfactory. An epilogue could easily fix this though.
Book 2: This was a very interesting story about a denial physician who has vowed to serve the people. In a dangerous time she has agreed to travel on her own sometimes through dangerous territories to care for the sick. She ours her profession before her own safety at times. Excellent read for those interested in a strong woman during a time that women were frequently treated as property.
Book 3 Binding Spell: initial background information was a bit tedious but important to the story. Once the information of the manic began roundtrip i didn't want to put the book down. I found this a very good read that held my attention.
This is a collection of three cute fantasy romance stories.
In one a girl marries a man who is really a dragon. In the beginning it was not a love match but she came to love him despite his being a dragon.
In the second, the girl again marries a dragon, but he doesn't allow himself to love her because he fears she will die because of his curse just as all the others have. The girl, a painter, dreams of him in his true form and begins to paint his portrait even tho she believes he is a figment of her imagination. Ultimately tho she finishes the portrait and in doing so breaks the dragon curse and sees her husband in his true form and loves him and he her.
In the last, a girl is kidnapped to become the Lord of the castle's bride. It doesn't take her long to fall in love with him. But just as they've both declared their love for each other their lives are put on hold so that she can fight the evil want-to-be mage who has taken over her husband's body and castle.
The first book has a great spin on Beauty and the Beast. However, the protagonist falls for the beast with very little reason to do so. They barely talk to each other. More dialog in the story would have helped tremendously. Also, the main character sounds like she’s forty and not in her twenties.
The second story also has a protagonist who sounds WAY older than she is supposed to be. The plot is somewhat unbelievable because as a slave the protagonist is treated too well. When she works to nurse an injured patient back to health after a serious wound, there is no washing away the blood—or much bathing at all in the story. It seems a gross oversight to me. The only bit of romantic heat occurs when the main character gets an eyeful of her Love Interest’s privates. It’s a weird moment. Another concern: The happily ever after ending for this story seems unlikely after all the tragedy.
The last story has much better dialog and romantic build up. The protagonist seems more like she’s in her twenties, except at the end of the story when she sounds like she’s suddenly gained twenty years in wisdom. The pacing in the story also seems off when two characters are introduced toward the middle. The politics of the world need more development sooner. Again, the happily ever after for this story doesn’t seem likely after the bizarre events that precede the final scene.
I wanted to enjoy these stories more than I did, because they could have been amazing. Sigh.
IMHO THIS BOOKS SHOULD BE MADE INTO A MOVIE ~ YES, THEY WERE THAT GOOD ! SEND THEM TO PBS OR A PRODUCER ~
I WILL RECOMMEND THESE BOOKS TO ALL MY READER FRIENDS ~ ONE OF THE BEST SET OF BOOKS ~ I HAVE EVER READ ~ I am a avid reader ~ I could not put this books down. When, I was bone tired, I had to go lay down and take these book with me. A real PAGE TURNER ! This BOOK WAS DEEP IN THE MIND, I LOVED IT ! YOUR A AWESOME WRITER !!
Thank you ! It was a pleasure to read
Top reviews from other countries
predictable, with beautiful heroines falling in love with byronic, brooding, masterful men, and melting into their arms...in questionable taste, since the men tend to be bullies and harsh...but, of course, the charming young women manage to tame them, rescuing them from harm, and joining in equal
bliss...sweet, totally unbelievable, and dubious, both ethically and morally...soothing, dreamy, fits into the larger world of the latter kingdoms...which is full of similar events and tales..
good use of language, good pacing, until fairly abrupt endings, but certainly worth the price...dreamy read by the hotel pool....small quibble: the plague was not transmitted by horse fleas, but, as far as we know, but fleas on rats, other rodents and humans...if ms pope has other scientific evidence, she should publish it in a scientific journal...
If I could I would give them even more stars