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Publisher's Summary

Centuries ago, Illarion was betrayed - a dragon made human against his will, then forced to serve humanity as a dragonmount in their army, and to fight for them in barbaric wars, even while he hated everything about them. Enslaved and separated from everyone he knew and from his own dragon brothers, he was forced into exile in a fey realm where he lost the only thing he ever really loved.

Now he has a chance to regain what's been lost - to have the one thing he covets most. But only if he gives up his brothers and forsakes the oaths he holds most dear. Yet what terrifies him most isn't the cost his happiness might incur, it's the fact that there is just enough human in his dragon's heart that he might actually be willing to pay it and betray everything and everyone - to see the entire world burn....

©2016 Sherrilyn Kenyon (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Very disappointed!!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I have read/ listened to all of Sherrilyn's DH and league books and have never been this disappointed! For literally half the book, I think she just copied from "Son of no one", and "Dragonsbane". There was an entire chapter that I skipped, because I had just listened to it earlier this week.

What could Sherrilyn Kenyon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

When you actually focused on the main characters for the first half of the book, it was a good story. "SPOILER" All of a sudden you skip 10 years and she dies!! There was little to no emotion leading into that portion of the story. It was like an afterthought, not the main source of conflict in the book. Had I not know from previous books that she dies, it would have been even more of a WTF!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I prefer Fred To Holter and am wondering why he was skipped? I know Holter does Nick and Fred does League, and they usually switch with DH. Holter did Dragonbane and Son of no one, so I'm wondering why he is doing the majority?

Any additional comments?

It seems like you didn't even try with this one! I will be returning this book and getting my money back. I do not want to pay full price for a book that literally took chapters from previous works.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Rippoff

What would have made Dragonmark better?

Not copying and pasting the last 2 books to fill pages

What could Sherrilyn Kenyon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

New material

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

Not his best work

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger

Any additional comments?

See above. I am such a fan of the series but this one pissed me off with the expensive retelling of the last two books.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Aimee
  • SACRAMENTO, CA, United States
  • 08-04-16

Cut and Paste

The only thing going for this Audiobook is the narrator. Half the story was cut and paste (some parts literally!) from the last book in the series. The book repeats stale storylines and develops about every relationship but that of the two main characters. Characters popped in and out with little rhyme, reason, or context. If you haven't read prior books in the series, you will be completely lost. Overall, very sloppy, very lazy, very disappointing storytelling. Don't waste your time on this one!!

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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stunk. preordered and not eligible for return

What would have made Dragonmark better?

have an actual story

Has Dragonmark turned you off from other books in this genre?

I won't buy any more of the dragon part of this series

What does Holter Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

great narrator

What character would you cut from Dragonmark?

really? the entire book was about everyone BUT who the story was supposed to be about

Any additional comments?

if you read son of no one--don't bother with this book; it's 80% word for word and a few scenes from Illy; I would like to return it but it says not eligible for return. what a huge bummer

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Repeating story lines

I notice that some of the things need to be relived again through our main character illy but some of it was so obviously cut and pasted from the previous books that I clearly noticed the lack of new stories and content through this book and because of this it is probably my least favorite in the series as a whole because it leaves me feeling that Kenyon had to use parts of the old books to fill the gaps in this one

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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most of story from other books

most of this story comes from past books..not to much new stuff..i am very disappointed.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Only about an hour and a half of new material

The original parts of this story were very good. HOWEVER, vast amounts of it (as in HOURS) were clearly copied and pasted from prior books. I honestly don't understand how her company allowed her to publish it. I'm so disappointed in this book. She's done much better in the past.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Originality lost

The narrator was strong, but the story was disappointing. I have so enjoyed the Dark Hunter universe, but the author is sliding into the habit of copying her own work that it is destroying the ardor of this avid fan. Part of this book was copied from “Son of No One” and another big park was copied from “Dragonbane”. We are not talking of a point of view change such as “Acheron” and “Styxx” mostly shared, but a word for word copy of many chapters from both books. My feeling while listening to this story was that only 30% of it was truly original (and that might be a little generous). Which makes the purchase of the story a cheat to the reader. Be careful of your credits on this one.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Love the hero & heroine but...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Maybe. If you love the DH series it should be read. It is however disappointing.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It should have been a novella without so much of the story taken from other books.

Which character – as performed by Holter Graham – was your favorite?

Illarion is my favorite dragon (Blaise is close, but technically he is a mandrake). Holter Graham is a fantastic narrator and he does all of the characters justice IMO.

Do you think Dragonmark needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, it is a continuation in the Dark Hunter World so it needs/ has a follow up.

Any additional comments?

I loved Illarion and Edilyn, or did the bit of background and two seconds of current action. The story was full of content from the previous Son of No One and Dragonbane. It really wouldn't have bothered me as much if I wouldn't have reread the other books mentioned as a refresh, to just get it rehashed in pretty much the same verbiage I had just read/ listened to. It was frustrating for a good deal of the book to be repeated since I really wanted Illy's story only to be shown I had seen most of it already.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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reprint of dragonbane disappointing

word for word there's several chapters of dragonbane reinserted into Dragonmark. very lazy of the author very disappointing read I have read all the books up to this point and I will not continue.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful