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Dragon's Ring (Dragon's Ring #1)

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  145 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Only a Human Mage Can Save Their World Now—and the Last Remaining Mage is Conspiring With a Rogue Dragon to Destroy It All!
Fantasy Adventure by the Co-Author of Pyramid Scheme and Pyramid Power.

Tasmarin is a place of dragons, a plane cut off from all other worlds, where dragons can be dragons and humans can be dinner. It’s a place of islands, forests, mountains and wild o
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by Baen (first published October 1st 2009)
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Matthew Walker
Great book! Hoping for more in the series. The true plot is kept well hidden, but it is done well so that it doesn't feel contrived when you reach the end. I'll definitely be re-reading it later. :)
rating: 3.5/5.0

A powerful race known simply as "First" discovered a way to connect different worlds through magical energy pathways. To maintain the balance of the connected universes, they created dragons called Planomancers. They also created other types of dragons to use as messengers, fighters, and in general you can say as slaves. Some dragons didn't like this treatment and decided to create their own world. They did this by breaking parts of other worlds and combined them to form an artifi
Tania Shipman
I love this story. It's got everyting you coulod want in a fantasy book. Dragons, centaurs, dwarfs, elves, driads and all done with a twist. Finn is fantastic and I just love Scrap. I can't wait for the next book in this series.
Mar 31, 2011 Arwen rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fantasy Lovers
Shelves: three-star
This was a fun book. I enjoyed reading about Finn and Meb. The alternate solution at the end seemed a little abrupt and I am looking forward to reading the sequel.
A great, fast-paced read with strong characters and some wonderfully unexpected turns.
Jacob Proffitt
Dragon's Ring is well-enough written, if a bit abrupt in places. I really liked both Fionn and Meb and enjoyed their rambling story. Much is made of Fionn's goal to destroy the world and many descriptions tend to over-emphasize this aspect of the story, in my opinion. It doesn't take long for us to learn both his motives and his nature well enough to understand that there is a bigger picture at work and that his actions are meant for the betterment of all. Indeed, characterizing Fionn as some ki ...more
The magic system was complex but not really well thought out. Seemed like there was vague descriptions of who was strong against who but the few 'rules' seemed to be revised on the cuff as it suited the storyline. Dragons are only weak to human mages ... Except when two or more sentient species combine forces? Also there seemed to be very little boundaries placed on the magic system ... Except a vague warning that if you used too much power it could kill you. Finally, the ending seemed to draw t ...more
I started with a Kindle sample of Dog and Dragon (of course!) and discovered two things:

- I liked it.

- there was a prequel!

So I backed up to this. Not really an origin story (except for Meb, the last human mage), but more an unveiling of a very complex world with many supernatural creatures. Including one young human mage (who doesn't know that she's a mage) and an old dragon in human form who adopts her as he works... to destroy the world. Cheerfully.

It's not quite as nihilistic as it sounds.
Surprisingly good. Didn't expect to like it.
I really wanted to like this book. The back copy makes it sound so intriguing! And, well, the story is intriguing. It's got a lot of unique ideas. However, the execution of those ideas was what grated. The copy-editing was poorly done. The prose style is rather juvenile. The dragons don't really feel like dragons but humans with wings and tails. The politicking wasn't grounded enough to make me care, and so on.
Mike Kabongo
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Magdalen Dobson
Really a 3.5, but I rounded down. Freer has a very unique writing style; it's matter-of-fact but still manages to be magical and at times poetic. Only thing is, it really drags sometimes. Maybe it's because I was reading other books at the time, but I didn't easily get into it.
Coyora Dokusho
There was a twist!!!

I lol'd... a lot!!!

I clapped my hands in glee after the end.


But I must sleep before I venture to... Kawaii-Kon!!!
I was a bit confused in places, to be sure, but I'm pretty sure I got the gist of what was going on. And it's hard to resist liking a clever rogue like Fionn.
I liked the book gave it 3 stars as you can't give 3.5. Not quite a 4.Fun story a not to bad read. Left open for further books if the author so decides
Perhaps Freers best novel. Full of heart and spunk. Large in scope and vision. Loved it.
Good and fun though terribly vague on the magic itself.
Carl Heinz
An enjoyable read.
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