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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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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
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.
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.
Not as engrossing as the previous book, Voyage of the Shadowmoon, but definitely fleshes out the system of the world a great deal more.
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.
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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