Emerald Sea (The Council Wars #2)
The fast-paced sequel to There Will be Dragons is a rollicking adventure above and below the high seas with dragons, orcas, beautiful mermaids- ...more
This shit is tripe. Utter tripe. Let me draw your focus to a character in the story that is introduced at the beginning thusly:
"Excuse me, Mr. Herrick," a soft voice said from over his shoulder.
He looked around and was faced by a tiny tuft of pubic hair. Looking farther up he was stunned by the vision. If the girl standing over him wasn't absolutely perfect in every way she could see it on a clear day. Brunette, about a meter and a half, perfectly rounded breasts, high and incredibly fi ...more
The most obvious and constant is Herzer's extreme Mary Sue-ness. I have never much liked the Milkmaid of Destiny sub-set of stories, and Herzer has that going on in spades. Never lived underwater? Don't worry, you can still fight better than everyone else. Never ridden a dragon? No problem, you can learn what takes months for anyone else in a couple of weeks - on a rolling ship.
Ringo's heavy dependence upon rape ...more
The fast-paced sequel to There Will be Dragons is a rollicking adventure above and below the high seas with dragons, orcas, beautiful mermaids-and the irrepressible Bast the Wood Elf, a cross between Legolas and Mae West. Duke Edmund Talbot has been assigned a simple mission: Go to the Southern Isles and make contact with the scattered mer-folk-those who, before the worldwide collapse of technology, had altered their bodies in the shape of mythical sea-dwelling creatures. He
What started out as a good series, starts to get ruined due to the authors infatuation with mermaids, dolphins and Orcas. Also, the reader is bogged down with excessive military drudgery. WHile this is the author's strong suit, he over-seasons the soup with this unnecessarily.
Dragon-Carriers? Cool. Swiss-Army appendage? Cool. Mermaids and mer-babies? Not cool.
Also, one of the main character ...more
Part of a series, read "There Will Be ragons" first.
Now we move to sea.
With a Dragon carrier and mermen.
Still interesting characters in interesting situations.
Ringo's sense of whimsy is given more reign. We're treated to horny mermaids and a girl stuck as a unicorn because she'd Changed for a party the night of The Fall.
The book also features an hilarious (and weirdly effective) homage to the obscure web-comic character Bun-Bun, apparently a rogue AI construct loose in the post-Fall world.
Much of the story focuses on Ringo's expert field of military logistics, in this case the operational concerns of a "Drago ...more
At the beginning of the series, humankind had reached a state of perfect comfort. Mother, the omnipresent and omnipotent computer, provided for every need and whim, including people who wanted to change their physical forms into everything from killer whales to dragons and elves. Paul, a member of the ruling council, became convinced that humankind was atrophying. He tried to confine access to Mot ...more
I really enjoyed this one. Talking orcas that are bad guys, mer-people that are doing everything they can to survive with a massive secret. Then there is the dragon and the krackon. What a battle! I may have to see about getting the next one.
The short story at the end, ...more
Some great characters and battles.
I love this series, please write more of them.
In 1999 he wrote and published his first novel "A Hymn Before Battle", which proved successful. ...more