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Die Mächte des Feuers
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Die Mächte des Feuers (Drachen #1)

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Seit jeher haben sie ihren angestammten Platz in der Fantasyliteratur -- die sagenumwobenen Drachen. Kaum ein Autor, der etwas auf sich hält, kommt ohne die mythischen Feuerspeier aus, und in den phantastischen Welten wimmelt es nur so vor Drachenreitern, Drachentötern und -bändigern. Auch in Markus Heitz` Roman spielen die schuppigen Ungeheuer die Hauptrolle, doch vor ein ...more
Published February 2010 by Piper (first published 2005)
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Jan 29, 2016 Elena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Still one of my favorite books by Markus Heitz and way better than the sequel. The worldbuilding is awesome and I love most of the characters, especially Vouivre. He's my problematic fave. I've had my problems with Silena the first time I've read this book but she has grown on me over time.
However the plot is a bit slow sometimes, tends to repeat itself eventually and there's a lot of running, fighting and things that could've been prevented if someone would've just used their brain.
But overall
What a beautiful end!!! Need the next one!!!
The title roughly translates as "Powers of Fire", but unfortunately there's no official English translation of the book that I'm aware of.
Markus Heitz is a rather popular German fantasy author with a clear writing style and a knack for underlying humor in his characters. He's wrote - among other things - books starring Ork soldiers as the heroes and a six novel high fantasy series about politically warring kingdoms in a magical world: "Ulldart" (which is actually also a good read, though not a b
Mel (Daily Prophecy)
Not one of his best books, but still a nice book to read. The story goes about Selena and she's the last 'heir' of St. Joris. She fights against dragons in the air and she's very good at it.

Then everything starts to change. There's a dragon who wants the ultimate power and he'll do anything to get that. Even killing his own kind, the eldest dragons in the world.

Well, you get what you expect from Heitz. A lot of action, bloody fighting, betrayal and dead people/dragons. But there's more. A soft t
Edwin Kort
May 17, 2014 Edwin Kort rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, fantasy
Was een redelijk verhaal. niet echt boeiend maar ook weer niet zo dat ik het weg wou leggen.
Marjanne Overpelt
Niet echt het niveau van de dwergenboeken, maar een lekker vakantieverhaal vond ik het wel.
Nov 07, 2014 Adastra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: low-brow, deutsch
I didn't find it as brilliant or captivating as my last Heitz, but it's a fun read. Heitz has as always very well researched the folklore and history surrounding this story and turned it into a unique universe of dragons among us.
Dec 06, 2013 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I initially picked it up just reading the title, and knowing is was Heitz's. Normally, I'm not so into Fantasy-adaptions of history, but somehow this really worked for me.
Flo Mair
Spannend und actionreich inszeniert Heitz seine Geschichte um Drachen und Gargoyles. Gute Unterhaltung in Form einer etwas anderen Fantasy als man sie von Tolkien und Co. gewohnt ist.
Wer lachen möchte, sollte dieses Buch lesen. Wer Angst vor Drachen wünscht, lest bitte dieses Buch. Wer Spannung allgemein will, ist mit diesem Buch genau richtig!
Oct 23, 2010 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nicht wundern, das ist auch mal wieder Weiterbildung für die Arbeit... ;-)
Aug 25, 2011 Dhoulmagus rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dropped
The beginning was very promising but it turns into an uninteresting story.
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Markus Heitz is a German fantasy, horror and science fiction author, most famous for his five-book Dwarves saga.
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