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  • In the Service of Dragons

  • By: Robert Stanek
  • Narrated by: Karl Fehr
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

Indulge, slip away to Ruin Mist! In the Service of Dragons is the continuation of Robert Stanek's multilayered epic fantasy adventure that began with The Kingdom and the Elves of the Reaches, Books 1-4. In that acclaimed series, Stanek introduced us to the story of Ruin Mist, an extraordinary world of magic, adventure, and intrigue. In this eagerly awaited follow-up, he once again proves himself a wonderful storyteller with a gift for fast pacing and believable storylines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!! Read It!!

  • By Jake on 10-09-06

THIS WAS AMAZING

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-06

This is a terrific book. Page turner, non-stop action, great for fantasy fans or just anybody. More along the lines of 'LORD of the Rings' than Harry Potter. Great characters from the young hero Vilmos, to the mentor Xith, to the allies Noman and Amir, and the lovely Adrina, and of course Valam and his men. Great writing, terrific adventure. I think everyone should read Robert Stanek's Kingdoms and Dragons books!!!

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches Book II

  • By: Robert Stanek
  • Narrated by: Karl Fehr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 64

The epic adventure continues! Unleash the power of your imagination and enter a world you've never dreamed existed. Best-selling author Robert Stanek delivers an epic fantasy adventure that will open your mind and your heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Awesome!

  • By Amy on 04-23-05

A Great Book For All Fantasy Lovers

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-16-06

If you enjoy books like Harry Potter, Eragon, Lord of the Rings, and other such books, I know you will love The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches. Once you read the first book and get to this book, you'll be hooked. The books are a little like a mixture of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. While Chronicles of Narnia was a childhood favorite, I enjoyed this more and on more levels. The stories are rich with imagery. I definitely can see why this is called the Star Wars of fantasy - because it is.... it is at first blush a simple story, but as you get a deeper better understanding you see how complex it all is and how connected everything is. I majored in creative writing and one of my professors had a saying about how the best writers can make the most complex seems so simple and seem to flow effortlessly. Robert Stanek definitely accomplishes this. I liked the audiobooks so much I bought the printed books too, and I was stunned to find the highly detailed full-page illustrations throughout the first two books. I had never before seen such detailed, rich illustrations in books, and it truly brought the story even more to life, and made the characters all the more real. I completely agree with everyone who says this is a 5 star series, if I could give it 100 stars I would, because it means that much to me. Anyone who hasn't read or listened to this series is missing out on the best thing going, and if you stopped after the first or second book, you missed out completely because books 3 and 4 are even better than the first two. I definitely recommened this audiobook.

19 of 21 people found this review helpful