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Publisher's Summary

In the thrilling conclusion to the Legacy of Dragons trilogy, ancient weapons of mass destruction lie hidden under the city of Pacta Servanda. Remnants of the Great Guilds and rebellious factions of the Empire want to seize those weapons to allow them to regain control of the world of Dematr. Only Jason, brought by the first ship from Earth since the colony failed, might be able to disarm the threat. But he also might know how to employ those weapons, making him a danger for all sides.

Standing between those threats is Kira of Dematr. But Kira, who inexplicably has been able to manifest Mage powers as well as technical skills, finds herself being consumed by the mental conflicts between those powers and skills. As rogue Mechanics, Mages, and mercenaries attack with every weapon at their disposal, Kira suffers more blackouts and begins to lose her mind. The fate of her world rests on whether she can stay alive and find answers in time to problems that no one else has ever confronted.

©2018 John G. Hemry (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Extremely Disapoointed

What disappointed you about Destiny of Dragons?

I loved the first series of books, and while slightly let down with the start of the second series, was optimistic. That said, this book completely turned me off the series. What once was a series with intrigue and suspense, is now a tale of a whinny teenage girl and the struggles of her trying to sleep with her teenage boyfriend. MacLeod does what he can to be compelling and is always a great listen, but listening to him ask the question "are you sure you want to be with me" approximately 45 time in the first 3 chapters was enough for me to delete it from my library.

Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He's always spot on, and in this case was the only positive of the book.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Destiny of Dragons?

Any mention of her referencing Jason as "my man" and the plethora of time wasted discussing their relationship.

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

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Worth the wait

Would you listen to Destiny of Dragons again? Why?

The previous books in this series of series: revisiting them with a re-listen has been enjoyable. Will likely listen again after reading a few dozen other books.

What other book might you compare Destiny of Dragons to and why?

Flanagan's Ranger books, McCaffrey Dragon Riders, HarperHall as sequence of deadly challenges books. Wrede Far West; Delaney Last Apprentice esp. I Am Alice for the female focus (perhaps with a touch of Tamara Pierce's Alanna). The stories flow like MacHale Pendragon books - action.

Any additional comments?

I know the maturing relationship of these soon to be 18 year olds is central (and refreshing), but I could have done with a few less "I don't deserve your love" speeches.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Excellent!

This was a good ending to the trilogy and a great hint at possible future series. Some parts were quite hard to listen to, but I’m glad I hung in there. The end was worth it.

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My First 4-star to Jack Campbell

This was my least favorite book in this series, and also when compared with the Pillars of Reality. I LOVE Jack Campbell and I LOVE MacLeod Andrews. Seriously amazing talent.

I have the ENTIRE Lost Fleet series, Beyond the Frontier, and all the new side series. LOVE THEM. Jack Campbell is amazing. I just found this book really frustrating at times. Sure Jason is loyal and Kira is great, but then at times they weren't. It descended too far, I think, into the Young Adult (YA) realms of action and relationship development. As an adult, a father and a husband, I was just annoyed at a few moments by how poorly these two were making their decisions! I know, I know, they're young, but I just feel like the plot mechanisms could have taken a different course that was a bit less... ehhhh... reliant on Jason and Kira's youthful-yet-crazily-responsible relationship to further the story.

Love Jack Campbell. I'd rate this as the worst book of his that I've read (like 30 books of his?) and it's still a 4+ out of 5.

MacLeod, you are AWESOME. I don't think I've ever heard a MacLeod Andrews narration that was not a 5 star performance.

THANK YOU BOTH

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Different but entertaining

This book really threw me off. The story was your standard Lady Kira until about half way into the book. After nearly another quarter of the book causing some serious annoyance and anxiety to the change of character, it got better. Just to leave another cliff hanger for a book not yet available...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Never a dull moment!

This book, while filling in details and building characters, did not have any lull in the story or action. It kept me wanting to see what was around the next corner in the book. Nice story is there another one to follow?

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Never ending action

Intense character development! Coupled with realistic well detailed action! Loved it! Hope more is coming!

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Progressively worse till the very end

I listened to this book because I wanted to finish the trilogy. If I can give a listener any advice it would be to skip immediately to the last two chapters. I promise, you won’t be missing out on anything.
I have to say the author greatly under delivered on this trilogy. There was so much potential for a great plot and story! The author instead focused on a script riddled with low emotional intelligence dialogues and kept going off on irrelevant tangents that at some moments got me gritting my teeth saying “go on with the story already”.

Action scene Example: John lifted up his sword, feeling the weight of the blade on his arm, staring at the bloodied steel that reminded him of red marble. Like the one he had once seen used for kitchen cutting boards. Of course only the fancy kitchens could afford such marble. You see, kitchens we’re not a main room of the average house back then. Given that homes were built with a common area in mind. That’s what he liked about this world, the sense of community that his hometown lacked. His home town, it seemed forever since he last thought of that place. But then again John has been so busy lately in this new world that he didn’t have time to think about anything really. He has been horse riding, practicing archery, and busy saving the world that everything else seemed secondary. If only he could get some time for himself he would spend more time with his girlfriend, the one he loved and cherished above all..... *15 excruciating minutes later*... John drives the sword into the heart of his enemy and the enemy dies. Chapter 2...

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • J. Jones
  • Bella Vista, AR United States
  • 06-20-18

Fast and Furious

Destiny of Dragons by Jack Campbell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kira and Jason are once again at the center of the action and danger. Some of that danger is from outside but some in from Kira as she tries to come to grips with having both mage and Mechanic. The action is non-stop and the tension builds as Kira tries to force Jason away to save him. This is a great ending to a fun series. While it seems that all major problems have been solved there is a opening for the two to have further adventures. I hope that I will join them in a new adventure and get to visit Dematr again. MacLeod Andrew, the voices in the audio book ,did a really outstanding job adding to the enjoyment of the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jeanjaz
  • Battle Ground, WA USA
  • 06-20-18

Loved It

As I have loved k all these books. The narrator is awesome. He does female voices perfectly - Not stupidly. His multiple accesses for the different nationalities are consistent and realistic - Not overdone. His narrator voice is passant and I could listen to it forever.
This book is great for juniors, but I'm no young adult and I have read all of them and look forward to more.
I probably like the young adult books better because there are no explicit sex scenes, and at nearly 60, I prefer my sex to be private - and everyone else's also.

I highly recommend this book for any age.

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  • Jordan Nash
  • 06-21-18

The Final Book in the Trilogy

Mild Spoiler Alert!

This review will contain spoilers to those who haven't listened to the previous two books.

This book is a hard listen, because it's very similar to previous adventures where Kira and Jason run off and do their own thing. Their actions defy common sense and ki da ignore some of the character development from the previous two books.

Jason is a wet weekend and is just along for the ride as he agrees with whatever Kira says and does... I thought he would of grown a bit in character development but I am wrong.

Overall though the trilogy has been a good listen and I haven't regretted buying it, be warned that book three is a slower of the books and has more of the same kind of action and the previous two books.

I can't fault the narration, all three books have been narrated really really well!

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  • E. J. Rose
  • 02-02-18

Destiny of a Whining Teenage Girl!

Goodness me. Keira just shut up! She’s really quite annoying. Thankfully she, thanks to Jason; understands what she has to do and all is well!! I’d sussed it out as soon as she blacked out .... but then I’m no longer a teenager, and I have the ability to listen to others. Thankfully as it’s my profession. However MacLeod Andrews is, his usual wonderful self. Thank you. Jack has written another wonderful book. Regardless of the annoying main character. Hopefully there’ll be more. Overall a fabulously good listen. Made wonderful by the exceptional narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful