The author of the national best-selling Vampire Earth series presents the fiery conclusion to his epic dragon saga.
Scattered across a continent, three dragon siblings are among the last of a dying breed -the final hope for their species' survival.
After fighting a war that cost each of them kingdom and land, friends and family, honor and glory, they have removed themselves from the troubles of the world. But the order they fought to establish is falling apart. Ancient sorceries have been awakened. Dragons battle dragons. And men are taking up arms against their winged overlords. Now, the three must unite once more to save dragonkind from extinction, before the chaos and fire of war consume them all... and the world with them.
Dragon tales: listen to another Age of Fire epic.
©2011 E.E. Knight (P)2011 Tantor
This book feels hurried, flat and lacks the depth and color of the others. The ending was rushed and, in my opinion, ridiculous.
You might as well read, er.. listen to it though because if you are reading this review you have likely already gone through the rest of the series. Even though this book is not at all in the class of the first three or four books, this is the only ending we are going to get so you might as well go ahead and finish it out.
If you don't expect much, you won't be disappointed.
I enjoyed the story and felt the characters brought out love, hate, and all the shades of gray in between. I was looking forward to this book answering some of the questions that have been growing throughout the series. This book did not do that for me. I finished the book with a let down feeling. I enjoyed the narration of the book as I did with all the books in this series.
David is very skilled at portraying each of the characters. I had no issues telling them apart and was amazed at the different accents and inflections that each character has.
No movie potential.
It's been a month since I listened to this book, and for the life of me, I don't entirely remember how it ended - the story didn't grab me as intensely, nor did it leave much impression. I enjoyed the first three books, but I agree with the other reviewer who felt this one lacked the 'life' of the first books. Still, if you've read all the other books, it's probably worth listening to. Once again, David Drummond is a superb narrator.
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Wonderful series told from the Dragon's point of view. The narration was very well done. I hope for more books in this series.
Unfortunately, all I'll be able to remember from this series is the mutilations and mutations. The perversion of all that was built in the previous books overshadows a mediocre ending. It will be a while until I can re-read this series, even though I adored this books predecessors.
I liked this series. While it did get a little sloggy somewhere around book four and five, I felt that this was a good ending. I started it more to wrap up the series than because I was still in love with it, but I am glad that I did. It was a very Tolkienesque, in that after the climatic final battle it does wrap up rather quickly, and no character is perfectly safe. Also like Tolkien, not every question is answered (some mysteries/histories are bigger than the story arch) but I felt that it answered enough for me to be satisfied, yet remained expansive enough to feel like a “real” world. I am very glad I listened to this book, and the whole series.
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