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The legacy of Mari and Alain blazes ahead in this brand-new sequel to the hit Audible original series The Pillars of Reality.

The world of Dematr had been locked unchanging for centuries by the Great Guilds, most people living in a world of oil lamps, crossbows, and horse cavalry, the Mechanics reserving to themselves the technology for steam locomotives, rifles, and far-talkers while the Mages treated all others as if they were nothing - until Master Mechanic Mari, dragon slayer and pirate queen, and Master of Mages Alain raised the army of the new day to free their world.

Kira of Pacta Servanda, the daughter of the two greatest heroes of her world, was six years old the day she stood on a battlement in Dorcastle, staring up at a statue of her mother while surrounded by bodyguards who fenced Kira off from the nearby crowds. As the morning sun cast the shadow of Mari's statue over Kira, she realized that she would spend the rest of her life in that shade. Then the world of Dematr learned that a new kind of ship had left the far-distant world of Urth. The ship would take only 10 years to cover the immense distances between stars. Of all the colony worlds, the ship was coming to Dematr. But for what purpose? Kira was 16 when the ship from Urth arrived, and she discovered that her world still needed heroes.

©2017 John G. Hemry (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Great Start to Sequel Series

Listening Speed 1.8x
A sequel series done right, there is an emphasis on new characters and some references to old characters. This series sets up the plot for the interaction with Earth, and looking at why the Great Guilds formed in the first place. From a character point of view its about living under someones shadow and being constantly compared to someone. In the end this story is about making your own path. The book is self-contained there is no real cliff-hangers,

MacLeod Andrews performance is excellent. Characters have distinctive voices (i.e differentiable), the pacing and speed of the story was well done. Production was excellent I did not notice any audio anomalies while listening.

Overall Jack Campbell has done an excellent job of starting the sequel series to Pillars of Reality with a great balance between old and new characters. Characters felt realistic in the decisions they made (even if they might not be the best). It also gives an interesting perspective on a possible future society from Earth. The story has a lot of action including jumping off of trains, sailing the high seas, encounters in alleys, lots of running away. Also, there is an awesome underdog scene in which I pumped my fist in the air with some great justice.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyable...but...

What did you love best about Daughter of Dragons?

While I understand the need to put filler in a book to increase the volume, I was frustrated with amount of teenage angst, whining, and constant misunderstanding of Jason!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Thematically Underwhelming

The blatant direct explanation if themes hit me like a verbal mugging. Instead of leading you to any conclusions yourself about any moral questions, they explain each issue like reading from an encyclopedia.

22 of 27 people found this review helpful

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  • Ray
  • Blackfoot, ID, United States
  • 08-28-17

Teen emotion

Enjoyed the story. Found constant reference to trite teenage growing issues as perceived by an aging author distracting to the extreme

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Worthy and excellent sequel

Great read -- over too soon as usual. No surprises here -- appropriate Jack Campbell tension, excitement, and danger without being tragically dark.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Joycinta
  • Narre Warren, Australia
  • 03-04-17

Jack Campbell = The Master

This Author never disappoint.

- Great characters
- Beautiful, evolving world
- Lovely romance
- Family connections

I can't get enough. The twist in the last few seconds was gold. I look forward to much more from this excellent writer.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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I LOVE THIS STORY!!! I NEED MORE STARS!!!

This is the BEST BOOK I have yet consumed from John Hemry's nom de plume Jack Campbell! The emotional depth of the characters kept this father of a teenage girl and boy laughing and on the verge of a tear! The narration skills of MacLeod Andrew's is a HUGE AWESOME portion of this exquisite listing pleasure. My wife, teen son and daughter have been equally impacted by this Delectable Audible presentation of Daughter of Dragons.

If you are new to this world start with The Dragons of Dorcastle, before you meet Lady Kira you must know and love Lady Marie and her Mage Alane, the good news is you have Six Supremely written and narrated books ahead of you; before you reach this AMAZING introduction to their daughter! Enjoy the journey you will laugh, cry, fear greatly for these characters and ultimately at the well ending cliffhangers you will gradually begin to cheer as you anxiously look at the calendar for the next six to nine months, it has taken John to work mage-filled miracles and MacLeod to record audio ambrosia.

I am looking forward to the end of the year; (and it isn't because of Star Wars Episode VIII, It is rather the next volume of the Legacy of Dragons! (Coincidentally, it too could be called Episode VIII).

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Continuation of an Epic Story across generations!

Just as his previous books, Jack Campbell hooks you in immediately and makes you want more. Macleod Andrews performance is as exceptional as previous. when can i order the next one is my only regret of preordering and listening to in a day. :)

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Worthy continuation of the story

as good as any of the stories in the series. Great world building and chatacter development, master narrator beings the story to life. You should read the previous stories to understand the references used.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Story lacking

I should have known by the last books in the Previous series. The writter has been increasly ignoring actual story and continues to lecture morality. The actual story is lacking.

The story breaks down into, Evil Corperations run by Evil uncaring people, wants the power of the mages which they can get by scanning a mage too make space nuke weapons that can bypass all weapons known to man. This could have been great! But... No, the son of the lead evil corp lady steals a "drive" and they "travel" to a city far far away just to sit in a room and use a mage ability to make a hole in the "drive" breaking it. No real action, no real hardship, just a bunch of talking about moral actions and how the charicters are good people. This is 80% of the book.

I don't think I will be getting the next one, as a used to be fan of the series for its uniqueness and wit, the writter seems to you run out of good stories and made a book of filler.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • samantha jane robins
  • 05-15-17

Brilliant

I loved all the pillars of reality books and this book is no different, it's well written and action packed and the main characters are the daughter of the daughter, (a brilliant mix of her parents) finding herself and her hidden inner abilities ,and a teenage urth boy ,who finds himself with the aid of a worthy quest to save billions of lives and the adventure of his life with the most amazing girl he has ever met .
I'm not going to give any of the plot away, I will simply say, yes it must be read or listened to, loose yourself in the world of Demater, you won't regret it ......enjoy!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr. S. Woolley
  • 03-21-17

Short

felt really short like I had missed half of it books before it had plenty of action this feels like a filler book suppose it is the start up to a new series I expect more​ shootouts and more trains!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • MR T A SAUNDERS
  • 10-24-17

brilliant sequel to pillars of reality series

great to find out what happens next for master mechanic Marie and her husband mage Elaine: They have a teenage daughter named Kira and meet a ship from earth that carried a boy named Jason who tells them the crew can't be trusted.
excellent performance by MacLeod Andrews the narrator

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  • Graham
  • 08-27-17

Definitely a YA book but enjoyable nonetheless

An original premise, I enjoyed this book and bought the 2nd in the series. Our 16yr old heroine can be annoying (poor Jason) but once we got over the no contact, I get it, I get it, the story is fine and worth a read.

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  • B. L. Pinches
  • 08-08-17

will I listen to the next one?

probably. cringeworthingly cheesy at some points and very thin on details/history. but well performed and a fair story. probably better for teenagers (which I am sadly not). if the future books filled in the history and added a bit of depth to the plot it could be a really good story.

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  • lroding
  • 08-05-17

I'm totally hooked

Such an easy book to listen to . Never heavy going. Would i recommend it? Bet your life i would! I'm off to buy the follow on edition .

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  • I try to give an honest opinion
  • 08-02-17

I really enjoyed this book by Jack Campbell

I am familiar with Jack Campbell and his Lost Fleet series. This book has a great story and the narration is excellent bringing the story to life.
Looking forward to checking other work by Jack Campbell and the narrator.

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  • laura
  • 08-01-17

Teen lit

Good for youngsters, I found it too obvious and tedious. Not inspired to read the next one

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  • Mary peppard
  • 07-25-17

I love love loved it

best one so far Mcloud Andrews did a great job can't wait for next one

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-24-17

Great to listen to with a great story

Great story and world i listened over two days looking forward to the next one

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  • john
  • 02-25-17

Enjoyable

Enjoyable story and performance a worthy continuation from the Pillars of Reality.

Looking forward to the next one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Joycinta
  • 08-21-17

All my expectations and more.

Make sure you read The Pillars of Reality series first!

This book makes me so happy. I love the characters and the world. I'm continually surprised by Jack Campbell's abilities to pump out amazing books so quickly!!

Full of sweet romance, adventure and surprises.

Would recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-26-17

Another brilliant book with a new generation of characters and the best of the originals.If you liked the first 3 books you will

If you liked the first 3 books, you won't be disappointed with this one. Maree and her Mage show their cunning ability to overcome adversity whilst a new pair of heroes turn up to carry on the action. Read the first series first for the most enjoyable experience. Give me the next book asap.