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The Rage (Forgotten Realms: The Year of Rogue Dragons #1)

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Renegade dragon hunter Dorn hates dragons with a passion few can believe, let alone match. He has devoted his entire life - a life spent in the twisted body of a half-golem - to killing every dragon he can find.
You might feel the same way if one of them had killed your entire family in front of your eyes, bitten you in half, and left you for dead.
Killing one dragon at a
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Paperback, 344 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Wizards of the Coast
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Travis
Nov 11, 2010 Travis rated it it was ok
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The Rage by Richard Lee Byers- This is the first book in The Year of Rogue Dragons trilogy. The second book is titled The Rite and the third book is titled The Ruin. The Rage is set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting of Dungeons and Dragons. Richard Lee Byers has written a number of books, mostly focused on the horror genre; Deathward, Fright Line, The Vampire's Apprentice, Dark Fortune, Dead Time, The Tale of Terrible Toys, and The Children of Gaia and Uktena: Werewolf, 5. His also contri ...more
Jesse
Aug 25, 2013 Jesse rated it it was amazing
Shelves: forgotten-realms
I must preemptivley say that I give stars for Forgotten Realms books in a different manner than I do other books...I only compare them to other books written in this world, and therefore the scale is scued.

With all that said, this was a great book! I've enjoyed all the other books I've read by Byers, and this one did not fail to deliver. He does a great job creating characters and excellent and fantastical battles (I often find myself skimming through the long winded fight scenes by other author
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Brenda Cothern
Richard Lee Byers, author of Dissolution (War of the Spider Queen Series), weaves a fast paced adventure in The Rage, book one of The Year of the Rogue Dragon Series (2004). The setting is the Moonsea in Forgotten Realms (FR) and the story focuses on the evil plot of the Cult of the Dragon and the insanity that is afflicting the Dragon species.

Byers introduces readers to an interesting hunting party that consists of: Dorn Graybrook, an orphaned former gladiator who happens to be a half-golem; Wi
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Dustin
Dec 03, 2015 Dustin rated it really liked it
The Rage by Richard Lee Byers is the first book in The Year of Rogue Dragons series. This story follows a group of hunters who have been traveling around the Moonsea killing monsters. The sullen half-golem, Dorn Graybrook, the quick witted thief, Will Turnstone, Pavel Shemov the loquacious priest of Lathander, and the taciturn arctic dwarf Raryn Snowstealer are the members of this group. These hunters lives change after they help a wounded bard named Kara. Meeting Kara sends this unlikely group ...more
Bishopt1
Mar 11, 2014 Bishopt1 rated it it was amazing
One may wonder how start off this grand tale of magic and dragons. By having your protagonist's parents turned into pools of burning flesh and getting horribly disfigured in the same process by a hungry dragon, that's how! Throw an insanely cliche villain with an even more villainous, and ridiculous, agenda of ruling the world with an army of zombie dragons, then you've got your book. So, why would I rate this book a full 5 stars compared to books with a more varied and interesting premise? The ...more
Vijayan Haridas
Feb 25, 2014 Vijayan Haridas rated it it was amazing
Renegade dragon hunter Dorn hates dragons with a passion few can believe, let alone match. He has devoted his entire life -- a life spent in the twisted body of a half-golem -- to killing every dragon he can find.

Great book by Lee Byers, one of those dragon hunting books which took a different approach in the Forgotten Realms. Went on to complete the remaining 2 in the series.
Tim Wright
May 12, 2014 Tim Wright rated it really liked it
Fast paced high fantasy novel that doesn't go into any unnecessary details. This was probably my favourite of the trilogy though the others were also good. I found there was a good mix of characters and a few unexpected twists which kept things interesting. Also the main character Dorn was quite unique being half human / half golem. An enjoyable read.
Larry
Feb 23, 2015 Larry rated it really liked it
Initially I wasn't sure I cared for the book as it follows two story lines that don't appear to be connected. After a few chapters the two story lines merge into a single story and my opinion changed to I really liked the book.
Paul Nguyen
Oct 21, 2014 Paul Nguyen rated it really liked it
Ok so I started reading this book because I love mythical creatures. Right now I'm in the end of the book and I absolutely love they story but sometimes because these names are foreign I get some names mixed up
Michael Tildsley
Sep 13, 2013 Michael Tildsley rated it liked it
Byers puts down a promising premise in this series. I dig dragons as much as the next fantasy genre addict. I hope that the next in the series is a little more balanced in the character development department. In this particular book, Byers has this nasty habit of introducing a new character by placing them in a battle or dangerous ambush. The problem is I, as the reader, am still trying to figure out who someone in and why I should care, and they're already in a predicament where they can die. ...more
James Horn
What a disappointment

Lots and lots of typos and grammar errors, weak character development and an overly simplistic storytelling style that is glaring at end when the villain goes over his stereotyped motivation and agenda. I expected much better from Byers as I've enjoyed his other works that I've read. Not sure if I will spend the money to complete the trilogy.
Adam Boustead
Feb 14, 2015 Adam Boustead rated it it was amazing
This is a wunderful book. Full of wunderful Bataks with dragons. Loved Dorn it is to fined disabled in fantercy.
Steve
May 22, 2014 Steve rated it it was amazing
Great book. Looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.
David
Dec 28, 2013 David rated it really liked it
After a game of Dungeons and Dragons, my dad handed me this book. Talk about gripping. The characters are easily recognisable by their speech, and of course DRAGONS!

It was through this book that I gained an appreciation for just how complex the Forgotten Realms series can be - and that's before any of the backstory or history is included.
Alyssa Young
Apr 20, 2008 Alyssa Young rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Alyssa by: I found this by accedent and couldnt put it down!
Another awesome series! However this one is shorter! Its only got THREE books. This is a book for many a dragon book lover! This series is JAM PACKED with dragon flights, rage, humor, war, etc. All in all, just an awesome series! No, its not ALL about dragons, there are PLENTY of other races and characters and whatever!
A Porter
Dorn was ripped in half vertically by a dragon as a young boy and has a burning passion to kill all dragons. But some aren't mean they just go through a period called rage when a white rage washes over them and can't control them selves.
Kurt Vosper
Oct 11, 2012 Kurt Vosper rated it liked it
Wasn't sure what I was getting here...story of all the Dragons going mad in the Realms and the heroes who band together to fight them. Overall though, the series was well thought out and a good read for me.
Anne
Mar 13, 2011 Anne rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
One of the better Forgotten Realms series and this is the first in the Year of the Rogue Dragons 3 book series. Liked it enough to want to read the next two in the seirs
Jeremy Stephens
Apr 24, 2011 Jeremy Stephens rated it liked it
Shelves: books-of-2011
This was a typical action-packed Forgotten Realms novel. It was everything I have come to expect of such novels, but nothing overly spectacular.
Jill
I enjoyed the first book in the series. However, it seems like the word "alas" was used entirely too much, which irritated me.
David
Jan 27, 2011 David rated it did not like it
wished I had something nice to say but The Rage may be the worst book I have ever read.
Ashley Dusenbery
Apr 05, 2011 Ashley Dusenbery rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh
Kinda quit a couple of chapters in.
Andrew
Oct 08, 2009 Andrew rated it it was amazing
Good book! Has lots of different dragons! and interesting heroes! good read!
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May 26, 2008 Amanda and tony schmidt rated it it was amazing
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A resident of the Tampa Bay area, Richard spends much of his leisure time fencing, playing poker, shooting pool and is a frequent guest at Florida science-fiction conventions. His current projects include new novels set in the Forgotten Realms universe and the eBook post-apocalyptic superhero series The Impostor.
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  • The Ruin (Forgotten Realms: The Year of Rogue Dragons, #3)

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