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Master of Dragons (The Dragonvarld Trilogy #3)

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  810 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
In Mistress of Dragons we were introduced to a world where political deception, greed, and avarice have lead to a violation of the "hands off" policy of the Parliament of Dragons concerning the affairs of men.

In The Dragon's Son twins born out of violence and raised apart discover the secrets of their legacy and the plot to incite a war between dragons and men.

Now as the e
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by Tor Fantasy (first published January 1st 2005)
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Mar 15, 2015 Rebecca rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: furries possibly?
The Dragonvarld Trilogy
I'm sure this is someone's fetish.

Before I get into talking about the story itself, I just want to say that this book has one of the more nonsensical covers I've seen for a fantasy novel. I get that slapping a dragon on a cover is a real marketing technique for this genre (and I have read books based on how cool the dragon looked, like Dragonsbane and Dragon Wing) but it's still really funny to have this large, looming dragon just kind of...stand there and wait while a ti
Kat  Hooper
Mar 31, 2009 Kat Hooper rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.

2.5 stars
Master of Dragons, the final book in Margaret Weis's Dragonvarld trilogy was a tasty but sloppy finale -- like a cheesecake that didn't quite set.

This last book wraps things up, as we knew it would, and everything is finally well in the world, as we knew it would be. There are some fine moments (Draconas showing tenderness to a female dragon, Ven finds a family, Marcus falls in love) and even some hilarious ones (Draconas darning socks, Evelina's
Emily Williams
Mar 11, 2015 Emily Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was hoping that I would be able to give this book 4 stars instead of 5 so that it wouldn't look like I'm mindlessly fangirling about the series. However, any flaws in this iteration of the series (and indeed, the series as a whole) are largely outweighed by all the parts that shine flawlessly.

One thing I particularly enjoyed in this book is that Weis doesn't hold the hand of her reader- at several points there are cases of mistaken identity, and while it is easy to glean from context clues wh
Note to self: story was good until the epilogue. I wish I did not read the epilogue because instead of the backstabber getting a comeuppance, she was given more opportunity to ruin more lives.
If I ever pick up another book from this author, I hope I'll remember how she treats her bad guys.
Jan 22, 2015 Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book wrapped up the Dragonvarld trilogy quite nicely. I have to agree with the others that the cover doesn't match any of the events in the story. I would say that the guy is Leopold fighting Sorrow and the dragon is Draconas. Nearly all the threads in this story was tied up nicely. I enjoyed most of the characters in this one and it was nice that Ven found a family. The character of Evelina was more likable in this one, but I thought her fate was too harsh. The character must have been the ...more
Dec 09, 2011 Josh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Josh by: 1
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I didn't go in expecting much so I guess I couldn't have been too disappointed. I was glad that most characters were actually able to pull their heads out and start realizing what was going on (view spoiler)
I very much enjoyed the conclusion of Evelinas fate at first but really wish Weis would have done more (view spoiler)
Nov 12, 2014 T J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dragon's sons have found each other and now have to deal with the mess their father as caused. In their own way they work to make their world a safe place to live. This is high adventure to the max, with magic, dragons and mystery. This has more twist and turns then a snakes belly.
Loomy Mišurda
Jan 24, 2016 Loomy Mišurda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very nice ending of the trilogy. Everything coming together for a final battle.
And funny enough that even Evelina had come to play her important part.
Oct 29, 2014 Magister marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 25, 2014 Elar rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Every time it felt like story would end it got a new spin. But the spin was not a good one, it did not felt organic at all.
Jan 03, 2015 Astrid rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 14, 2013 Corinne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I was bored. The story went on too long. Nothing amazing was introduced in the third book and conflict resolution wasn't exciting. There was resolution but I see no reason why it needed to be spread out among three books. I would not recommend the trilogy to anyone.

I can't figure out the cover either. Doesn't match the story. I see Draconas & Sorrow I believe. Who is the male & what is Sorrow doing? I don't remember her doing anything like that in the book.
Sep 23, 2011 Liszi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the plot of the entire trilogy was very interesting however, I do not think it should be a trilogy. This would have been much better if it would have just been two books. The third book was extremely slow. It felt like she was dragging it out just to make it a third book. Also, the ending of this book was terrible. I didnt care what happened to the stupid girl. I was more concerned about the actual main characters.
Angelica Taggart
Jan 30, 2015 Angelica Taggart rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm sort of sad to see this series end. What happens to Marcus and Ven as they grow older?

Wies kept my interest through out this whole series. For me it was a new world, and new kinds of characters, and I enjoyed it a lot.

Going to have to some of her other books.
Sep 24, 2012 Beverly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I greatly enjoyed this book, there were moments in here in which I had to cringe. It seemed all too contrived (particularly with the role Anora played) and it also wrapped up far too quickly.

I feel like this would have worked rather well as part of a larger book or, indeed, continued with another trilogy, because a few things were left undone.

Overall, though, I loved the series.
Bob Wind
This was a really weak ending to the trilogy. *Spoiler* What was with following the girl to the monastery at the end? I would much rather have read about the wedding. The ending was so abrupt that I finished the book and went to the library to get the next book in the series. I love Margaret Weis, and the writing in this book was good, but it really left me wanting.
LeBoldus Librarian
Overall, I found this series to be an entertaining diversion, but I did not find it as engaging as other trilogies that I have read. Although the world is well conceptualized, I found the characters to be quite predictable. Evelina, in particular, did not resonate much with me.
Todd Lake
Sep 14, 2014 Todd Lake rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great finale to a really good trilogy.
A.B. Shepherd
I read book one of the series, but skipped book two. This is book three. I don't feel like I missed anything by skipping book two. This book has lots of action, a little romance and a satisfying conclusion.
Scott Block
Jan 14, 2012 Scott Block rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hard-cover
Like her Dragonlance books, I could read them forever! I wish this tale kept going as well. I place it as my number three most favorite trilogy, behind The Lord of the Rings and The IronTower.
Oct 05, 2011 Edenvered rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Don't think Evelina should have lived. She was such a terrible character, the nuns should not have to live with her. Would have made more sense if her sniveling got her killed.
Mar 18, 2013 Brian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An exciting conclusion to a dull lead in. The characters were able to finally get a grasp on what was going on and bring this story to glorious ending.
Sasha Strader
Wow, what a stunner. After two good first books, Weis just dropped the ball on this one. It was a dull read up until the last 25 pages or so.
Ben Eiynk
Sep 11, 2008 Ben Eiynk rated it it was ok
I didn't realize this was the third book in a series... the pages and pages of tiresome exposition to get me caught up is rather off-putting.
Oct 18, 2012 Marco rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This is the last book of the Dragonvard trilogy. The first volume was quite interesting, but the following two volumes have been quite disappointing.
Jade Lauron
Jun 19, 2013 Jade Lauron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-scifi
Even though we are perfectly aware that this book/trilogy will end with the traditional happy ending, it still manages to be brilliant.
Nov 05, 2010 Gaye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was OK for what it was--what I call "fluff" reading. I enjoyed the trilogy; I like on-going sagas!
The characters realistically bumble around and try their best. The series is average at best.
CJ Gosling
Oct 20, 2010 CJ Gosling rated it really liked it
A satisfying finish to a romping trilogy. I really enjoyed Margaret Weis' take on classic fantasy.
Feb 25, 2008 Marco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great ending! I loved this trilogy.
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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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