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The Book of Fire (Dragon Quartet #3)
by Marjorie B. Kellogg (Goodreads Author)
A DESPERATE CALL had united the dragons Earth and Water with their dragon guides: the girl named Erde, who had discovered Earth in the war-ravaged principalities of 913 AD Germany, and the boy N'Doch, who found Water on the AFrican coast in the year 2013. Together they braved the dangers of both their times, only to find themselves drawn to a future beyond even N'Doch's ow...more
Paperback, 502 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by DAW
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I couldn't finish this. I gave up halfway through. Horrible, horrible, horrible. A total departure from the first two books. Paia's relationship with her dragon borders on beastality. That and her personality made this book completely impossible to enjoy for me. The other characters - Erde, Kothen, N'Doch, the earth dragon, the water dragon - were wonderful as usual, but Paia and the fire dragon were just ... ugh. The author could have done so much with this series, but she took the mildly creep...more
I really enjoyed this book. I did not read the first two in the series, this was a library book sale find. I did not feel as if I was missing out though and do want to go back and read the others at some point. The characters were interesting as was the premise. I enjoyed the time travel and the dragons had varied personalities. I thought the book was a fun read.
It had a few interesting twists that I didn't see coming, but there was some wandering of the plot line to re-establish some characters, etc. It feels like it was written in a hurry or something. Other than that, it was a good third installment. On to the fourth!