I have always loved books about dragons. I've read the Pern series, the DragonKnight books, The Dragon Prince series, etc., so I am no stranger to the..Show More »se types of books. Lately however, I had wandered away from these books to explore other nooks and crags of the literary world. Nothing has drawn me in like the books I read in my youth. So, in a desperate night of searching audible for an enjoyable, enthralling listen I stumbled upon Dragon Champion.
First off, let me be clear here in that I have yet to finish the listen (I'm about 3/4 of the way through) but have already downloaded the second book in the series!
It has rekindled my love for these books. I listen to this book in the morning as soon as I awake and get ready for my day and at night as I am winding down. The story is gripping and the narration superb.
If your a dragon lover like I am (as I write this I have 5 dragon figurines on my desk watching over me) go ahead and spring for the download, your inner dragon will break free and soar!
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 w..Show More »hen she heard any sort of rumor about her brother.
Of the original clutch on the egg shelf in Dragon Champion, the one we always wondered about, the Copper with a maimed front leg is the subject of thi..Show More »s installment. Oh to what levels we sink when desperate enough and then some of us find the grit to climb back up. The Copper, unnamed by his parents due to being outcast, survives the treachery he caused in the Lair to go deep, deep under the Earth. His diet became a collection of unmentionables, he kept the company of disgusting bats, he hid under the prows of Dwarven river boats and escaped into a land ruled by his own kind...The Lava Dome. The Tyre adopts him and names him after a well regarded ancestor. He gains title, respect after a fashion and even finds love while overcoming life's...disabilities. Then he is ambushed by treachery again and must become a leader. If I've managed to spoil anything for you in these three paragraphs then you should really stop reading reviews. I'm giving this a four out of five. I may be impatient but I'm ready for the surviving siblings to meet as adults. This series is fun, action packed and the story is vividly told with descriptive language leaving you reaching to wipe at imaginary Dragon droppings. Enjoy!
I've enjoyed these stories, but this one felt overwrought. There were some big, confusing new plot lines attempting to bind the three tales/tails toge..Show More »ther - with limited success, in my opinion. I think we're up to five different hominid races now, all being rendered similarly but each with their own alliances, historic betrayals, and generally irksome traits that influence decisions. At one point, I considered going back to my first reading of 'The Name of the Rose' and keeping 3x5 cards on everyone so I can keep them straight. That's more work than I'd like to do for a fun little fantasy series. I'm hoping Knight can punch his way out of this sticky exposition and get back to the nice storytelling tempo of the first few books.
Not unlike reading a story about the Roman empire.
This was a good story. My opinion from the last book of dragons being a little scatter brained has been put aside. The intrigue, plotting, and polit..Show More »icking of the various clans kept me wanting to read more. The Performance in this book is out standing. I honestly believe David Drummond is a key factor in making these audio books a success.
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 a..Show More »s 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.