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The Glass Dragon by Irene Radford
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May 25, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: books-in-a-series, fantasy-science-fiction
Read on August 23, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 1

I’m not sure how old I was when I first encountered this series, but pretty young from what I recall. I read about half the books in the series, but completely out of order. Despite, this I recall really enjoying them as a child. So, now that I have acquired the entire series, I thought I would read them again (some for the first time) and in sequential order. This first book was one that I had to track down in used book stores, so other than a few names ringing some vaguely distant bells in my memory, it was all new to me.

I did enjoy reading this, though I must admit, I have no idea why I loved this series so much when I was younger. It really is a pretty average fantasy novel. The plot is quite straightforward, and predictable. And the point-of-view, in its herky-jerky shifts, presents the book’s main flaw as it becomes downright confusing at times just who is providing the inner monologue. The overuse of pronouns (perhaps to avoid typing out these mouthful names) adds to this general confusion as well.

I hope that the series shows improvements not only in the written mechanics of the novels themselves, but also in the plot and character dynamics as well. I have to admit, reading this debut into a series is not making me very anxious to read the remainder of the series...

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