Such is the mettle of young Wistala, one of four dragons born high in the mountains, as she breaks free of her shell. The last of a dying breed, the siblings learn of their legacy from their devoted mother and protective father - until the fateful day when their dark sanctuary is invaded by a group of slave-trading dwarves.
Pushed to freedom by their mother as she battles for their lives, Wistala and her scaleless gray brother, Auron, find themselves alone in the Upper World. And when Auron sacrifices himself so that she may live, Wistala must overcome her grief and fear to find others of her kind - and bring her wrath to bear on those who would destroy them.
Dragon tales: listen to another Age of Fire epic.
©2006 E.E. Knight; (P)2009 Tantor
I always feel weird saying stuff about myself. I love to read and have recently decided that I also love audio books. Most of the audio books I have listened to so far, are also books I have read. I listen while I work so it's good if I already have a general idea of the story so I can focus on work and not miss anything. I am a general believer in re-reading books that I love. I may have read some over a dozen times by now.
I think my favorite parts were the ones where there was some reference to the first book in the series, I liked feeling Wistala's hope and happiness when she heard any sort of rumor about her brother.
Definitely Wistala. She is so fiery and determined to avenge her family but at the same time she has a good heart (hearts ^_^).
I haven't listened to any of his other readings before but I definitely liked him and would listen to his other works without hesitation. I will admit though that when he went into any sort of battle scene I had a hard time paying full attention (granted, I listen to my audios while I am working) but I am not sure if that is the book or his reading.
I read the first book but didn't feel too inclined to read the second. The book was good just not the kind of thing I normally read. The audio was a great way for me to "read" book two, while still reading whatever other book I chose, without losing interest half-way through.
Following the story and outcome.
The adventure and surprises.
He was very articulate with all the characters, No matter the time in performance.
No, it was a good read.
The Dragon Mother
I enjoyed this second story in the series. Although this story did not continue on from the first, I enjoyed finding out what had happened to the other dragons from the first story. There were a lot of things that were touched on briefly in the first book that got a better explanation in the second story.
Although this is the second in the series, I believe that you could listen to this one and not have heard the first one and still be able to follow and enjoy this story as a stand-alone.
The reader (David Drummond) did a great job on the different characters in this story. Each different character seemed to have a unique voice so it was easy to tell them apart.
Story and how its told
does a good playing the role when reading
when She found out her brother was alive the end
I was excited to continue the story. I was even more excited to when I heard the story from a different perspective. E. E. Knight does a great job or telling the same story but keeping his readers in tune by changing the perspective. As always the narration by David Drummond was excellent.
A great read to see how vengeance is best served with choice organ meats that have been slow roasted with dragon fire.
probably, good story, sometimes too much detail
to much description at times for a book, good story line
feel movie would be better than the book
I would give the authors another try. Might be better books to read than to listen too.
I really liked this book and I would recommend the series. E.E. Knight writes well and the book, written from the Dragon's point of view, is refreshing.
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