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The fast-paced sequel to There Will be Dragons is a rollicking adventure above and below the high seas with dragons, orcas, beautiful mermaids - and the irrepressible Bast the Wood Elf, a cross between Legolas and Mae West. 

Duke Edmund Talbot has been assigned a simple mission: Go to the Southern Isles and make contact with the scattered mer-folk-those who, before the worldwide collapse of technology, had altered their bodies in the shape of mythical sea-dwelling creatures. He must convince them to side with the Freedom Coalition in the battles against the fascist dictators of New Destiny. Just a simple diplomatic mission. That requires the service of a dragon-carrier and Lieutenant Herzer Herrick, the most blooded of the Blood Lords. Because New Destiny has plans of its own.

©2013 John Ringo (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.

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pretty impressed

I'm an avid audiobook listener and this is one of the best fantasy books I've heard. It's a far future version of world and everything is gone crashing down. Herzer is a great noble hero with a past. Duke Edmund is brilliant. Other characters are great too. And the bonus story at the end is more than icing on the cake.

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Too much

I enjoyed many of the characters and much of the plots but the harem crap has pushed me over the edge. I'm not a prude by any means but this is totally gratuitous. I won't be finishing the series.

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captivating

It's so cool how the characters are evolving and I think I absolutely Love the slow development. The fights are unique bc they can not use explosives, people get hurt all the time. Stockholm's is no joke. For the inspectors daughter, keeping her witts about her after 6 months is really difficult

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Megan's Story at the end is the best part

The overall story was good, I still liked it but (like I said in the review for the first one) it simply lacks a certain Je ne sais quoi. Otherwise it could be one of my truly great favorites. I felt like the Joel story was entirely redundant. He adds nothing to the story that we don't find out from other people. If he doesn't play a significant role in further books he would have been an utter waste of time.

Megan's Story at the end of this book was honestly the best part. It has the sex the rest of the book is missing but also a very compelling story line. I'm hoping the last two books have it in them somehow as she is a brilliant and captivating character. It's the reason the story was a 5 and not a 4.

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A watched kettle never boils.

Struggling to complete as the tropes pile up.

Instead of letting the story build steam, Ringo has developed the bad habit of lifting the lid. Over and over and over again.

Just when you think you’ll get to experience the story through the protagonists eyes, Ringo pops us over to the antagonists camp — hearing the bad guys thoughts, watching their evil deeds, and yes; telling us what they intend to do.

Ok, we get it. The other side is bad. How bad? They rape. Oh wait, this was covered ad nausea in the first book. But this time it’s worse. Hey, he even includes a bonus novella on it.

This is a great series, just be prepared to skip big sections at a time if you want to preserve any element of surprise and avoid yet more cliches.

I’m going to push-on because there’s wisdom herein. Editors do your job!

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love this series

So far this set of books has been really enjoyable. Now to get the next one thank you for hours of entertainment

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good stuff

great book its got a good story,good characters, good development, wanna hear more about megan

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Bad ass

Everything Ringo does is awesome. I’ve read and listened to
damn near everything he has written.

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Excellent escape

Like most John Ringo books, this one has exceptional detail in characters and background. The world building is so interesting. Not a lot of action but a great amount of political intrigue. Fun listen. I am not a fan of the unnecessary underage girl in the public bath scene or the harem post story. But I'm a pit of a prude.

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Megan's stors is missing the actual ending .

it's frustrating to listen to a story any story knowing that the ending is gone