- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Editions Didier Millet (June 16, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9814260533
- ISBN-13: 978-9814260534
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.3 x 8.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
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- #214228 in Action & Adventure Fiction (Books)
The Tides of Avarice: A Sagaria Legend Paperback – June 16, 2011
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John Dahlgren, a Scandinavian by birth, has an incredible mastery of language and is a very, very clever, creative writer. The story twists and turns, with enough of the extreme and ridiculous to keep youngsters engrossed and adults chuckling. It is refreshing and ingenious - it's brilliant! - Reviewed by Stephanie D. for Readers Favorite
I found this novel to be thoroughly entertaining and outstanding! I can also easily imagine Dahlgren's work being made into a major motion picture. Well done John Dahlgren. This novel is astonishingly perfect for YA and adult readers. I cannot wait for Dahlgren's next book in the series to come out. - Reviewed by Rita V. for Readers Favorite
The Tides of Avarice - A Sagaria Legendis a first-rate animal fantasy that readers of all ages willenjoy.
John Dahlgren is anunmatched fantasy author who has created a truly unique and awe-inspiringnarrative that will evoke a sense of joy and excitement in any audience! John Dahlgreninvites us, venturesome readers, into the breathtaking world he has created instunning detail with his creative and innovative writing style that I couldn'thelp but get lost in. I love how John Dahlgren transcends beyond the printedword, using his brilliant storytelling to bring his fascinating creation tolife in mesmerizing detail which shows what a remarkably talented author he iswho should not be missed!
-Aimee Ann, Red Headed Book Lover
The Tides of Avarice is a Treasure Island meets Redwall romp and just too darn much fun to put down.
The book reminded me of Terry Pratchett and I couldn't help chuckling as I read. The fast-paced adventure swept me away and kept me turning the pages.
-Madhouse Family Reviews
"The Tides of Avarice" by John Dahlgren is a marvelous book that is an adventure, a romance, a fantasy and an all-around good read. Parts are laugh-out-loud funny. It may be listed as a young adult volume, but adults of any age will find it fascinating. I highly recommend it.- Terri Tumlin for Readers Favorite
From the Author
'At times reminiscent of a furry version of Pirates of the Caribbean, the characters are endearing and the story has both depth and soul.'
- Lifestyle Magazine
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New York, August 10
G.T ATHENS GREECE
On the one hand (paw?) John Dahlgren has drawn a thoughtful analogy between the nature of lemmings--small rodents who migrate en masse when they overpopulate an area, moving resolutely straight ahead and thereby often crossing bodies of water in which they drown--and the moral lethargy that allows human populations to follow leaders blindly and thereby commit political suicide. On the other hand, you will be delighted at how cleverly he disguises this lesson in page after page of riotous dialogue, ridiculously clichéd characters, and the smarmiest, smelliest taverns and ships from the Toxic Archippelago to the Caraya Islands.
The assorted cohort of foxes, beavers, ocelots and who-knows-what-else as long as he can swear, drink, fight, forsake bathing and sail a ship are, to a man, after hidden treasure, but it is the women to take the prize. Daphne "Three Pins" Pickleberry with her rolling pin, Elvira, and the voodoo priestess Madame Zahnia "with atrocious taste in dress" manage to steal every scene they are in. Underlying it all, is Sylvester's realization that "they were going to have to learn a different way of judging those around them" They have a great time doing just that, and the reader will, too.
Bookreview.com recommends this book as excellent.