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Dragonseed (Dragon Age #3)

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Following on from the events of 'Dragonforge' and the victory against the dragons, Ragnar's human army is arming their enclave against the inevitable dragon counterattack. Trouble lies on the horizon, however, as Jandra finds herself under the sway of the nefarious Jazz, and a face from the past makes an unwelcome return.
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 6th 2009 by Solaris (first published 2009)
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Beth A.
Nov 11, 2009 Beth A. rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, sci-fi, own
I enjoyed this book. There are a lot of unique and interesting characters. I grew attached to many of them throughout the series. I loved Burke, with his crazy mechanical genius, and Anza the graceful silent warrior, Zeeky the girl who talks to animals and her brother Jeremiah. And Balsaphet was a pleasure to hate. Bitterwood and Jandra were ok, too. Maxey has quite an imagination.

The story gets a bit farfetched as we explore the power of nanotechnology and the full extent of Jazz's power, I ad
Jul 05, 2012 Kevin rated it liked it
I'm not sure that I'm a great fan of Maxey's writing, but he has some really interesting ideas. I wish I'd been able to read this one closer in time to reading the first two, instead of several years removed, but I'm really glad to finish the series. The characters weren't outstanding, and the conclusion felt a bit rushed (oh for the days of the long denouement), but still, he has really fascinating ideas.
Jul 23, 2012 Marcus rated it really liked it
Despite the premise being somewhat derivative of Planet of the Apes, this was a decent story. The shame of it is it could have been *great*, like on the level of Weis/Hickman and other fantasy luminaries.

Dragonseed is the somewhat unsatisifying conclusion to the Dragon Age series: Bitterwood, Dragonforge, Dragonseed. It should go without saying that one needs to read the previous two books before embarking on this one. Without the previous two, most if not all of what goes on in book 3 would be
Aug 19, 2010 Loren rated it really liked it

Developing a series is difficult. If you maintain the status quo, audiences will dismiss it as predictable. Over-innovate and they'll claim that you've destroyed all the elements they loved. How ought an author to navigate between this particular rock and hard place? James Maxey offers a good example in Dragonseed, the third installment in the Dragon Age series: Drop a major technological innovation in familiar characters' laps and let them riff off it.

The once-proud dr
May 08, 2010 Claire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
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Cobar B
Apr 06, 2012 Cobar B rated it really liked it
Maxey's Dragon Age Trilogy is my first taste of cross genre fiction, and having finished reading Dragonseed I'm left to admire the ingenuity of the author for his weave of multiple plots and characters in this science fiction-fantasy adventure. His crisp prose made for an easy reading and the plot is packed with action. And like most plot driven stories, the characters can go on without needing much rest. There's nothing ordinary about the story events here. Everything is possible, and the power ...more
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Oct 11, 2014 Snufkin rated it really liked it
A fantastic read, with many twists and turns both surprising and humorous! The references to our day and age add a further later of intrigue and the mixture of primitive struggles and advanced technology makes this a truly epic tale.
Aug 04, 2015 Cindy rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, read-in-2009
I really enjoyed this again. As Maxey's Bitterwood is really what opened my eyes to the what could be out there in fantasy/sci-fi. At first I wasn't a huge fan of the whole sciency/Atlantis aspect of the series but it was well done and grew on me.

There are the old characters and a few new ones in here. I wonder if this is the last of the series of if there will be more. There is room for more books, and in a way it seems a little out there. But if it's the end of a series it serves well too.
Aug 22, 2009 Elise rated it liked it
The war between humans and dragons wages on, but now Jandra and her crew faces a new threat from an old enemy. I'm not quite sure how I feel about the direction this series has taken, which is basically nanotechnology gone wild. It all seems kinda outrageous and maybe even unintentionally comical. It was still pretty entertaining. This doesn't seem to be the end of the series, but if it is then I find this proposed end a bit dissatisfying.
Feb 19, 2015 Alyssa rated it liked it
love the world building...hate the dialogue
Sep 15, 2010 Enya rated it really liked it
This was the last of the three book series. Even though one would think these books were set in a medieval time period, readers learn that it's actually set far in the future where initially, dragons were engineered as the ultimate hunting game; strong, fast, and with creative intelligence.
Brian Maicke
Feb 20, 2011 Brian Maicke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ties up many loose ends but still leaves some room to explore the worlds involved in the scifi/fantasy combo series. Overall a very enjoyable set of books and I look forward to more of Maxey's work. Dragonseed came out in 2009 so hopefully the wait won't be too long.
Oct 04, 2011 Aroura rated it really liked it
Okay, seriously the only downfall is for any aspiring author. Maxey covers human behavior with such depth and breadth, there isn't anything left to explore! And his imagination regarding this society and how it came to be is INSANE!
Jul 12, 2009 Patty rated it really liked it
This book answers more of the quesions that the second book raised...and you learn more about the creation of this unique world, as well as finding more depth to its main characters.
Nick Von Hoene
May 05, 2012 Nick Von Hoene rated it really liked it
A good read, definitely need to read all 3 in the series. An interesting take on the future of mankind, advanced technology, and taking things too far. Entertaining!
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