Forged By Fire (Dragon Temple Saga, #3)
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Forged By Fire (Dragon Temple Saga #3)

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In the explosive climax of the Dragon Temple saga, Zarq Darquel has secured a dragon estate for herself, in violation of every law which forbids women to own property. She had not seen herself as a revolutionary, but her enemies have given her no choice in her fight for freedom.

Abandoning the estate where she thought she would be safe, Zarq journeys deep into the jungle...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 3rd 2007 by Roc Trade
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It may be liked and appreciated by many readers, but for me Janine Cross' Dragon Temple series is an example of what I myself seriously dislike in literature; the following review therefore reflects a very subjective and personal opinion. The characters are supposed to make us either pity them (thus the author describes in minute details their - usually sexual in nature - humiliation and degradation) or hate them (and thus, the author depicts, once again in a detailed way, the cruel and evil act...more

I had a very difficult time writing this review, trying to figure out what to say. This is an interesting book gives you no information. It’s not a “bad” book or a “good” book, but a very different one. Janine Cross’s world building is above excellence, as is her characterization. She touches on difficult subjects of religion, politics, drug abuse, physical abuse, rape, prejudice—just about every evil problem that exists and does so with skill.

But technique aside, I didn’t care for the book. Fir...more
April 13th 2013
Reading this as young as I was, it was my first exposure to something like this, and this story will truly stick with me for the rest of my life.

EDIT: August 23rd 2014
okay lemme get back to this book.
I recently took out all three and read them once again back-to-back in three days.
and dear lord, this series was just as amazing as the last time.
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The writing continues lush and beautiful, the plot complex, and the protagonist believably flawed without being so idiotic that you come to dislike her altogether. I want to read more by this author!!

Favorite quotes:
"I was going to war. It seemed surreal... surreal but terrifyingly true. Like the way a nightmare can leave one unsettled for days, the residue of the unreal viscerally impressive and impossible to shake, affecting how one views every moment..." (p 310)

"People's beliefs and wants var...more
A satisfying last book with an alright ending! There isn't as much X-rated stuff in here as compared to the first two books, thank god. I'm a bit disappointed in how the venom as addiction issue was addressed in the end, am happy that Zarq embraced who she really was, but am also let down somewhat by the revelations of the plotline and side characters. Ah well, it is still a good book despite the morbid themes and made for a nice read although lacking the hook it initially had in the first two b...more
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Worse than even the second one. The first one was the only semi-good one.
Too bad book three meant is was all over. Thoroughly enjoyed this series.
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Janine Cross backpacked through the Middle East when she was 18; she milked cows in Israel, sailed down the Nile with a couple of Dutch girls in Egypt, and skinny-dipped around various isles in Greece.

She then bicycled through Asia and the South Pacific, taking one year just to cycle through Australia. Several years and 24,000 kms later, she returned to her hometown of North Vancouver, Canada. Sin...more
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