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19/02/2012

Bones of the Dragons by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Bones of the Dragon (Dragonships of Vindras #1)

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Skylan Ivorson is a sea-raider of the Vindras and eventually becomes the Chief of Chiefs of all Vindras clans, an honor he truly feels he deserves as one who has been blessed by Skoval, the god of war.
But sometimes a blessing is a curse in disguise.
Skoval and the other ancient gods are under siege from a new generation of gods who are challenging them for the powers of creation… and the only way to stop these brash interlopers lies within the mysterious and hidden Five Bones of the Vektan Dragons.
It will be up to the Vindras people, as the dragon-goddess’s champions, to undertake the quest to recover all Five. The fate of the Old Gods and the Vindras rests on their recovery--for this is not only a quest to save the world. It is also a quest for redemption.
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When I came across a bargain deal containing the translated version of Bones of the Dragon I took it without question. I'm an old and big fan of Weis and Hickman's extensive DragonLance series and wanted to see what they were up to with this new series set in a different world entirely. 

One of the first things I realised wee that though different it still has many many similarities to the settings of DragonLance, especially concerning the gods. It's even more heavily influenced by the Northern mythologies however and the setting all in all is quite convincing. 

The main character Skylan is one of the most arrogant self centred jerks in a long time, but his (slow) realisation of right and wrong is still quite entertaining to read. Mostly though I didn't feel that much of a connection to the story oriya characters. It failed to fully grasp me. Being the first of a series we're obviously introduced to a flood of different people whom all have their own agendas but especially the gods  and their place in the whole mess felt boring to me. The only character that really sparked my interest was the boy Ulver. 

The book ends immediately after some big action and drama but I was mostly just happy to be done with it. I'm not feeling inclined to pick up the second book unless someone throws it in my lap.  It's a decent read and as well written as any of the DL books, but they are far more captivating and interesting. 

3 stars

03/02/2012

The Ruby Knight by David Eddings

This post contained a review I wrote several days ago. Then either my iPad or blogger or the two combined messed up and published a blank post. My review is nowhere to be found. Am pretty angry about this to be honest.

Review will be rewritten when I've stopped cursing.

Until then I can tell you it's a good book, it got 4 stars but it also has all the same faults and flaws as the first book in the trilogy. However I love the books and recommend them to all that love fantasy.

01/02/2012

TBR

I've hit a wall when it comes to reading right now, am quite struggling to gather the interest. I've been exposed to a series of poor books and now I'm almost apprehensive to read more. To get back on track I've started reading a book I've read many many times before which hopefully will be encourage me to read on as I know it's not going to disappoint me. That book is The Diamond Throne (Book 1 of the Elenium) by David Eddings and about halfway through I'm enjoying myself.

However, non-caring that I'm not reading as much as usually, I have a big pile of books that awaits impatiently to be read. Some are author requests and some are books of my own. Beneath are a list of all the digital ones I have yet to read and review. I don't dare to make a list of the physical books.


Angels Don’t Die by Soren Paul Petrek

Patience County War by Soren Paul Petrek

Lodestone #3 by Mark Whiteway

Beyond the Darkness #2
by Leonard D Hilley II

The Game of Pawns #3 by Leonard D Hilley II

Coffee at Little Angels by Nadine Rose Larter

Depth of Focus by Kenya D Williamson

Ghosts of the Asylum by Ty Johnston

Shadows of Wormwood by TJ Koll

Silver Dew by Suzi Davis

The Man Who Crossed Worlds by Chris Strange

Undead Reckoning by Mike Slabon

Wild Children by Richard Roberts

Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Tales of Aradia: The Last Witch by LA Jones

Asenath by Anna Patricio

To Seduce an Earl by Lori Brighton

Night of Wolves by David Dalglish

The Blood Gate by David Ross Erickson

Intentions of the Earl by Rose Gordon

The Vagabond King by James Conway

The Childe by CA Kunz

Telesa: The Covenant Keeper by Lani Wendt Young

The Kinshield Legacy by KC May

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien


The Hobbit I just want to reread before the film in December, the rest I've never read. Have you read any of these? Anything you could recommend me to start with?