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Glass Dragons (Moonworlds Saga #2)

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Sean McMullen, one of Australia's leading genre authors, delivers Glass Dragons, the scintillating sequel to Voyage of the Shadowmoon which Kirkus Reviews called "a brilliantly inventive, marvelously plotted sea-faring fantasy that both mocks and surpasses genre expectations. . . . Australian author McMullen writes like Roger Zelazny at the peak of his powers: his dashing, ...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published April 3rd 2004 by Tor Books (first published 2004)
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Jacob
(Original review here: http://drying-ink.blogspot.com/2009/1...)
Comic fantasy is admittedly a difficult genre to carry off well. Plenty have failed. Some, like Joe Abercrombie, have carried the trick with remarkable flair - and it's only a pity that Glass Dragons, by Sean McMullen, can't be numbered amongst them. Our two protagonists - a Laurel and Hardy-esque pair - are one trick ponies. Wallas is fat. Andry is thin. Wallas is aristocratic and crass. Andry is lowborn and noble. Wallas has luck
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Ramathael
More sedately paced and less focused than Voyage of the Shadowmoon, but still an enjoyable read. Includes characters from the first book (Terikel & Velander play fairly substantial parts), but I was hoping for more from Laron.

This is the second book I've read by McMullen and, while I can't say I laughed out loud, I do appreciate the humor and lightness of the fantasy - a good counterbalance to some of the dark, grim fantasies out there.
Bry Jensen
I have no idea how to describe this other than it is the most non-sensical, confusing, bizarre thing I have ever read. Until I can come up with an actual review for this book I've been plodding through for months, I leave you with two words...

Penis dragons.
Dani
It was a good book but I liked the first one better. Its still funny and interesting but I just didn't get the sense of world-ending-disaster from Dragonwall that I did from Silverdeath.
Danjo
Not as engrossing as the previous book, Voyage of the Shadowmoon, but definitely fleshes out the system of the world a great deal more.
Barlong
It is a really good book, and it draws one in. I love this book because it seem real, yet at the same time, it is another reality.
Goldenwattle
Very, very funny. Better than the first and third in the series.
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Dr. Sean McMullen, author of the acclaimed cyberpunk/steampunk Greatwinter Trilogy, is one of Australia's top Science Fiction and Fantasy authors.

Winning over a dozen awards (including multiple Analog Readers Awarda and a Hugo Award finalist), his work is a mixture of romance, invention and adventure, populated by strange and dynamic characters. The settings for Sean's work range from the Roman E
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Moonworlds Saga (4 books)
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  • Voidfarer: A Tale of the Moonworlds Saga
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