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Storm Riders (The Dragon Brigade #2)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  151 ratings  ·  31 reviews
In a world where magic is intrinsic to the fabric of everyday life, two kingdoms, centuries-long enemies, have longsought a powerful magical weapon that willwin them lastingdominance. Butneither realm is ready when they are bothattacked by the Bottom-Dwellers, a bitter people whose own land was destroyed, and who now live only to take vengeance on those they blame for a wr ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published July 16th 2013 by Tor Books
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Bottom Dwellers are attacking the realms, seeking revenge against those responsible for their exile. Using the forbidden contramagic, they are able to unravel the magical constructs that hold the civilization together. The people of Freya and Rosia must unite if they are to have a chance at survival. But, the study of contramagic is prohibited by the Church and mistrust still looms between the kingdoms. Luckily there are members within both kingdo
Storm Riders is the second novel in the Dragon Brigade series by Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes. It picks up right after the end of 2012’s Shadow Raiders and carries the plot forward. Much like the previous novel Storm Riders is a novel that I enjoyed but which I can’t seem to pinpoint why. Set in a world where the continents float on the mystical Breath of God, Storm Riders sees two nations with a bitter enmity towards one another struggling to come to terms with strange and powerful bat-ridi ...more
Zachary Roner
After winning the first reads giveaway for this book, I scrambled to find the first in the series so I could properly review this book. In my review for the first book I noted that Margaret Weis is still one of the finest world creators in the fantasy genre. She makes unbelievable worlds and situations seem plausible. The only hang up I had with the first one was the one dimensional nature of some of the characters, not all just some. Imagine my great joy when my only issue with the first book h ...more
Fast paced with unpredictable turns in the story spiced with fantasy, court intrigue and dragons :)
I read this without realising it was the second in a series - the copy I have doesn't mention it except on the page of 'also by these authors' and I wasn't really interested in that until page 608. Probably that's the reason it took until the second to last chapter to work out for sure if they were airships or not.

Generally good - I read it all in a day, and easily, and only once did I wonder if the book was worth that number of pages. I was never on the edge of the seat with the action but I w
Clay Kallam
Margaret Weis has been writing epic fantasy series for a long time, and she knows her stuff. In “Storm Riders” (Tor, $27.99, 510 pages), she and co-writer Robert Krammes build a very unusual early industrial world, and people it with stock, though not entirely predictable, characters. The plot involves an aggrieved group that seeks revenge on the majority, and all of the several protagonists have different hurdles to overcome to fight off the threat.

Again, the characters aren’t drawn as well as
Lots of fun. I love that the main characters all have their strengths and weaknesses and quite often they just barely manage to get out of trouble so their successes are a combination of skill, luck and good friends and allies.

I don't remember if I noted this about the first book but there are several points of view in this series and I know some people really get annoyed by it. For me, it was handled well, there weren't too many and they weren't placed 'just because' but gave a good idea of wha
Jul 29, 2015 Jim rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: fantasy
It's been about four years since I read the first part of this trilogy, so I didn't remember much of it. I went back and read my review of that book and saw I didn't like it, so I was pleasantly surprised to find I enjoyed this one a lot more. My lack of memory wasn't a problem as everything is recapped well. And while there is a decent amount of exposition, it isn't as repetitive as before and there is more action spread out. The political intrigue is a lot of fun as well, as alliances form, sh ...more
Jennifer Lea
Margaret Weis is nothing new to me. I always expect great things from anything with her name attached and once again, she delivered. I first met her work through 'The Death Gate Cycle' some, goodness, maybe twenty years ago.
This book started off with a humorous twist catching my attention from the start. Afterwards, there were a few chapters that tested my patience. This is book two in the series and I had to learn the characters I was supposed to already know. Once aquainted with and by the re
Michelle Drury
Why isn't there an option for 6 stars? This book would have at least that many. The entire Dragon Brigade series involves the most elaborate and skillful writing and most captivating story lines I have ever encountered (I suffer to say I enjoy this series even more than Dragonlance and The Death Gate Cycle, which I have placed in my top 2 best loved book series for many, many years). This series is far grander than the typical fantasy series. Even the seemingly most minor character, a cat, is be ...more
Pamela D
I received this book through the GoodReads First Reads giveaway program.

Let's discuss what I enjoyed about this book. The characters are very interesting and well written (three-dimensional). Also, the world building is pretty fantastic. The book is also well written. I found myself just flipping through the pages. The book flowed nicely.

Now, let's discuss what slowed me down with this book. This is the second book in the Dragon Brigade series, and it feels like a book in a series. This book sta
I accidentally read this book first, instead of the actual first book of the series. I didn't realize it until I'd finished the whole book, and the story was self-contained enough that I didn't suffer for not knowing what came before.

That being said, this book was FANTASTIC and I will definitely be backtracking to read the first one.
Eric Westfall
Where the first book in this series started off slow,; this one took off like a shot and didn't stop until the end. For me a story needs great characters that I feel something for and Weis and Krammes have more than managed to do that. It would be impossible for me to pick a favorite. The story was full of twists, turns, ups and downs- it was all around a great book.
Valerie Hemlin
Aug 13, 2014 Valerie Hemlin rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Valerie by: no one
I was greatly disappointed in the book. I hate to give a review lower than a 3 star, but I plowed through the first book hoping it was just a prequel and there would be more dragons--this is called The Dragon Prophesy series--but NO! The dragons don't really appear until later on in the book and the characters just aren't compelling enough to keep on reading this series. Sorry Weis. I loved the DragonLance series...but this book seems like a thinly veneered attempt to follow Game of Thrones or o ...more
Dianne Benedict
I took a while to finish the book as my Husband stole it from me. :) WE love to read and while his taste stays with the traditional Sci-fi/fantasy genre, I go astray.
I must admit a bias before my review I am a friend of one of the authors. I may have started to read due to the friendship, but I ended up buying it in multiple media and will do so for every book from these two from now on. (That way I don't have to wait... )

I love this book. The characters have great depth and show growth as a per
William Bentrim
Storm Riders by Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes

The book stands alone but would be better if Shadow Raiders had been read first. A distained portion of the population decides to get even for past wrongs.

This is a well crafted world. A back story would have made the book better. The main characters are nicely done and likeable. The Trundlers are air borne gypsies and Stephano is a dragonless dragon rider.

The events that they entertain surround the disgruntled Bottom Dwellers. The conflict with
Thomas Umstattd
I spent the first third of this book hating the new narrator. The second third I enjoyed the story and put up with the new narrator. By the end I was enjoying the new narrator as well as the story. I think the issue with the narrator is not as much that he is a bad narrator, it is that he is so different. All the accents were different. Names and places were often so different I got the characters confused.

The book was great. I was very disappointed to learn that book three is now out yet. I al
Even better than the first in the series, Dragon Raiders
book two in a series
Our heroes have started a new dragon brigade. Meanwhile the bottom dwellers are attacking multiple sites.
Various stories are developing
ending leaves you hanging.
Await book 3
Sep 08, 2013 Sarah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
Got an ARC of this book and 1) didn't realize it was the 2nd in a series and 2) the editing was obviously not done and got worse towards the end of the book. I still thought it had some fun concepts, and I can see that I might like the characters more if I had read the first book...
In spite of not having read the first book in the series I really enjoyed this one. The characters were engaging and amusing, and the story was unique. I look forward to the next book and to going back and reading the first one.
I enjoyed the progressive story of this book.
Lixx Luna
This is the second book in the dragon brigades series. Action packed, and suspenseful. Intrigue through out the book, as the main characters discover secrets that may save their world.
This was better than the debut! Think Alexander Dumas with dragons. In the footsteps of Steven Brust's "The Khaavren Romances." A fun/great read....
This book is absolutely fantastic! This book is even better than the first one shadow Raiders!! I cannot wait for the third book in the series!
Al Lustie
Well thought out with more to come. I want to read the first in the series (Shadow Raiders). I hope a 'next' is coming soon.
Great read, my only complaint is having to wait for the next book to come out. :)
Jonathon hayes
Very well made but needs more information on the characters.
Marlawanda Briley
The second book is even better than the first!
I'll post a review soon but for now.. I loved it!
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Fantasy novelist who, along with Tracy Hickman, was one of the original creators of the Dragonlance game world. I've written numerous novels and short stories set in the world of Krynn, as well as series in other, original worlds. These include: Darksword, Rose of the Prophet, Star of the Guardians, DeathGate, Dragonvarld, Sovereign Stone, Dragonships, and the Dragon Brigade. I also wrote two para ...more
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