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Servant of the Dragon (Lord of the Isles #3)

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Return again to the world of the Isles in Servant of the Dragon, a world with hundred of warring kingdoms without a single overlord for many centuries. Now the sources of magic are reaching a thousand-year peak, and the present generation of sorcerers is the most powerful in the millennium. Follow the small band of heroes and heroines as they journey across these ...more
Paperback, 624 pages
Published August 15th 2000 by Tor Fantasy (first published 1999)
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Jim Pike
Apr 01, 2016 Jim Pike rated it it was amazing
This story just keeps going, and getting more interesting. With the first book, I said it might not make it into my favorites list. Well, after reading 3 of the series thus far, it's working it's way in. Onto book 4.
Jan 15, 2016 Sophia rated it really liked it
I have read (although not reviewed) the previous books in this series. Now, three books in, the series is starting to develop a formula: the 4 main heroes (or 6, if you include Tenoctris and Liane) split up (willingly or not); they go through adventures in all kinds of places, universes, and times; they find evidence of some other great evil rising; at the end, they all (often coincidentally) come together to defeat this evil. This book is no exception. That said, it is a highly enjoyable ...more
Apr 19, 2013 Dark-Draco rated it it was amazing
The story begins with all the friends together again, but once again that changes very quickly. A ghostly bridge has appeared in the city and strange apparitions cross it at night to haunt the area. When Garric and his friends try to ascertain what it is, a giant Roc kidnaps Sharina. She is taken back in time and meets The Dragon, the ghost of a reptile like person who asks her to undertake a task. His mummified body is being used by dark magicians and he wants the spells to end. Meanwhile, ...more
Mar 25, 2009 Bill rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Servant of the Dragon is the third book in the Lord of the Isles series by David Drake and I am currently reading it. So far it is pretty good - with the same kind of elements found in the prior books. Huge problems are discovered and then solved with suprising ease. However, both Sharina and Cashel have both found themselves in interesting lands with difficult problems to solve so I hold out extra hope for this book.

One of Drakes best traits in these series is his inventive characters and cultu
Nov 01, 2010 Becca rated it really liked it
Possibly my favorite thus far of this series. Very interesting and engaging storyline this time around. The new characters are unique. Chalcus has become one of my favorite characters very quickly. All of the characters continue to develop and round out as we get to know them better and better. We see Liane be strong, not just have it told to us. We see the softer side of Ilna's character as she finds someone who needs her protection and another someone that can be her right hand and the missing ...more
Apr 14, 2014 Risa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: high-fantasy
Wow! Servant of the Dragon had the original charm of the first book in the series, Lord of the Isles, and was a much faster read than the first two, despite being a similar length. I think it went quicker because of how much I enjoyed it.

Drake develops his characters impressively in this installment, particularly Ilna, whose storyline was my favorite of the ones I read. Liane also becomes more of a character and less of a romantic interest/non-entity. Each storyline had more purpose and felt far
Nov 15, 2010 tatiana rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable continuation of the Isles saga. I love the protagonists--each one is strong in his/her own way, and each one has a part to play toward the conclusion. There's magic and danger and love that stands through distance and time and place. I love the descriptive nature of the writing and can't wait to start the next one!

Yes, I took my time reading it. It sat on my dining table, and I read a chapter any time I sat at the table to eat alone or have a cup of coffee. That's not a sta
Sep 14, 2009 Jeromy rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
I enjoyed the previous two books. I liked the characters and the plot was enjoyable. For reason's i can't explain (well), I couldn't get through this book. If i can vaguely recall, the transition to the different characters and their respective.. plane of existence.. seemed to get tedious for me to read. I also didn't care for some of the convenient methods to which the characters resolved their plights. sigh.. this is my first less than par review i've ever posted, so don't hurt me! :) btw.. i ...more
May 29, 2007 Ari rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: mil/ fantasy fans
Shelves: seriesfiction
Read this on the flight to California, in one sitting. Despite being the third book in a series, I had no trouble following what was going on. The novel held my interest throughout. Drake is a good storyteller, and the plot advances smoothly yet unpredictably. The characters are well drawn, and very likeable.

Picks up a number of well-used fantasy tropes but stitches them together in unusual ways.

And I admire Drake greatly for not trying to write his own poetry, but stealing it from Horace and V
Dee W.
Nov 12, 2007 Dee W. rated it liked it
Insanely typical of Drake. Everyone starts in one place, takes the whole book in differant directions to end up all at once when needed. In the long run it makes sense with his whole "pattern" concept... if one more author writes about the "loom" I am going to tweak.

Either way it was good fantasy. Nice ideas, interesting races
Robert Noll
Jun 20, 2015 Robert Noll rated it liked it
One too many main characters, about 100 pages too long. It was harder to stay focused on the story as it progressed, but there were enough quality events to keep the story interesting. As an aside, I kept thinking of Dalar as either Big Bird or the San Diego Chicken.
Apr 21, 2008 Chad rated it really liked it
Much like all the other books in this series, drake takes a group of peasants turned royalty and sends them on an adventure to save the isles. the unique blend of characters and their different abilities aid them on their quests... usual sci-fi stuff, but all in all an ok book
Jacob Aitken
Jul 30, 2012 Jacob Aitken rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
With this David Drake has established himself as the rightful heir to Robert Jordan. (Brandon Sanderson's work is too weird to qualify). Like Jordan, Drake took Middle Eastern mythology and reworked it around a vaguely Western European outlook--and succeeded.
Jun 10, 2008 Darcy rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook
It's another quest book. I haven't found anything I really liked about this series, but I did enjoy the book.
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David Drake is an American author of science fiction and fantasy literature. A Vietnam War veteran who has worked as a lawyer, he is now one of the major authors of the military science fiction genre.
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