John has a way of creating characters that you can identify with, and "heros" (I use the term loosely!) that aren't larger than life, or perfect in any way. His stories are interesting and engaging, and I think he's one of the best new authors emerging today! The entire set of stories from the world of Ryallon are wonderful stories, and each is better than the last. I highly recommend reading them all!
Disturbing on so many levels!! Disturbing, but extremely well written! I can't imagine having to go through something like that, and I don't know if I'd be able to handle it any better than Adam did! One of the best short stories I've read in recent years, maybe ever!
I can honestly say that I can't imagine not having found this series. This book starts out a bit shaky, but as the series progressed, it ended up being incredible. I'm still eagerly awaiting more from David, and can't wait for the newest additions to the other series' that take place in the world of Dezrel!!
I love the fast-paced story; it's almost like reading a video game without all the hassles of having to beat the bosses yourself! This author was recommended to me by another author, and I am very greatful for that. It took a little getting used to the writing style, and there were a few things that bothered me at first, but once I got into the story, it made more sense, and it stopped bothering me. Great job, keep up the wonderful storytelling!
Stephen Nowland is a very talanted author; his books are epic, non-stop action that's hard to put down for silly things like sleep. The character interactions are wonderful, and the story is great. I just wish this book had been as long as the first!
You know you've read a wonderful story when you run the full range of emotions, from laughing so hard your belly hurts to crying your eyes out. This is a stand-alone story, and it is so very good. I read it twice in a row!!
Truly an "edge of your seat" story. Nowland is an amazing storyteller, each book getting better and better. I mean, who doesn't love two epic dragon battles?
Nowland had a very clever way of making sure you knew when the two parties of adventurers were doing things at the same time, never once using the words "meanwhile" or "at that same tme".
If you hate epic battles, action, and characters you can truly know, then this is not the series for you. Otherwise, enjoy!
This is John's best novel yet! It still amazes me how he can weave action and drama together so seamlessly with humor that leaves me laughing hard enough that my stomache hurts. This conclusion to the Dralin trilogy is perfect: it ties up the storyline nicely, while leaving the characters able to appear in future novels...or not, whichever they choose!
Seeing the end of Pelya's story (at this point) was bittersweet. I look forward to reading more from the world of Ryallon, and hope to see Pelya again.
I really liked the base story, but could do without the whole "love at first meeting" thing. I found Ms. Fletcher's work through her Rae Wilder series, and continued to read all of her other works until this book. It doesn't matter what the story is, it always revolves around a love story where the main characters meet, and instantly know they're meant to be together, even though forces beyond their control want to keep them apart. Sorry, but I've had quite enough of that.
Good storyline, just sick of the cheap romance-novel style of love story.