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Dragon Mound (Knight in Shadow #1)

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More than two centuries ago, the three kingdoms of Rundin, Wallmyre, and Tepis banded together at the urging of the wizard Paulo Centuros to combat the ambitions of the sorcerer-king, Novaris. Yet, although they were triumphant and the forces of the sorcerer-king were scattered, Novaris himself was not to be found. Uncertain as to whether their foe was dead, the wizard sen ...more
Hardcover, 592 pages
Published October 2011 by Sea Lion Books
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Katy
Aug 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of high quest fantasy
Recommended to Katy by: Sea Lion Books
Please note: I read and reviewed this book in October of 2011. I'm adding formatting, and the disclosure that I received an ARC e-galley from Sea Lion Publications (this author's publisher) in exchange for an honest review.

My Synopsis: More than 200 years has passed since the area around Pretor’s Hill was the scene of a horrific battle – on one side the Sorcerer-King Novaris and his army of humans, trolls, morags, dragons and other nasty creatures; on the other side the Sorcerer Paulo Centuros w
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Ronda  Tutt
Sep 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantacy
Adventurous and Brilliant!

Wizards, Sorcerers, Witches, Knights, Dragons, Ghost, and Evil Wolf Creatures – Oh My! This is one brilliant and exciting magical adventure that will keep you glued to the pages. The writing ensnares you immediately into a fantasy world with smooth flowing words that come alive visually from the first page.

In this fantasy world, Knaak’s Wizard’s, Norvaris, and Centuros are beyond brilliant with their spells and magic even way past their lifetimes; however when you add t
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Diayll
Dec 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of High/Epic Fantasy, Dragon and Magic Lovers
Originally Reviewed at: Mother/Gamer/Writer
Rating: 5 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: Sea Lion Books
Reviewer: Heather

There are countless well developed characters found within Dragon Mound. Evan and Mardi are the main focus, though the story mostly follows Evan. He has lived for over 200 years as he embarks on his quest to find the evil sorcerer-King. This evil being was once the very man that Evan pledged his life to fight for, but an unforeseen turn of events quickly branded him as a traito
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Hugo Saraiva
Dec 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Evan is placed on a cursed quest by Paulo Centuros, to find Novaris wether he be dead or alive. He would only be left to rest when his unending quest was complete. In this book Evan Wytherling arrives at Pretor's Hill. Pretor's Hill being the place where is quest had started. As Evan makes new friends, he is faced with ones of his past. Lot of magic flows through the town, some not knowing they can or even how they wield any kind of magic.

Great quest novel. Characters are explained in great deta
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Nancy Gibbins roberts
This is a great book! Very easy to read and a fantastic story.
Jake Klimeck
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great book, takes you on a adventure that you never want to stop reading. cannot wait for the next book to come out so it can satisfy the burning hunger for more this book brought!
Robert Aldrich
Jul 13, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-finished
Ceased reading this novel at page 36 for several reasons - and while I usually do not do reviews with spoilers, I will in this case, so if you don't want to know about some of the early contents, stop reading.

Let me begin this by saying that I am a big fan of Knaak's earlier works--the original Dragonrealms series and The Legend of Huma are among my most favorite books.

So, to begin with my general disappointment is the cover and the printing of the book. The front cover on the hardback version I
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World of Warcraft
Night of the Dragon by Richard A. Knaak

In this edition of the Warcraft universe, not all is good. The great red dragon and consort of the red dragon queen, Korialstrasz, senses a past evil rising again. Taking the elf form as the mage Krasus, he must now seek out former companions in his quest to uncover the rising evil centered at the ancient mountain of Grim Batol. However he is unaware of other drawn to this same quest, and when the monstrous truth finally reveals itself,
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Fantasy Literature
Dragon Mound, Richard Knaak's first installment in the KNIGHT IN SHADOW trilogy, chronicles Evan Wytherling's confrontation with long time enemies as he seeks to end his seemingly endless quest.

Evan has been a part of momentous war, nations fighting against nations with magic, dragons and knights all vying on behalf of two master wizards for control of the nation of Rundin. The final battle in that war took place hundreds of years ago, and Evan has been on the road even since. He is worn down, l
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Jeff Raymond
Occasionally, you'll pick up a fantasy book that encapsulates every bad stereotype of high fantasy that you've heard - the book is overly descriptive, the characters wooden and unrealistic while playing as setpieces for the world around them, the story itself frustratingly derivative. It's just unfortunate all around.

I gave up on this at around 180 pages. I wanted to like this, as the last couple epic fantasy series I've picked up recently have left me cold and left me to toss them aside for a w
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Ian
Apr 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found the book very intriguing at first, diving right in to the characters lives and the developing story around them. As the story progressed, however, my interest slowly dwindled. The constant use of the same descriptions for characters (e.g. the damnable steed), and a character who constantly repeats himself I found quite… irritating.
I understand this is only book one of the series and its primary goal is character developed, but I still found it’s pacing a bit dull.
My main problem is aro
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Richard A. Knaak is the bestselling author of Dragonlance novels, the Dragonrealm and Black City Saint series (his own creations), six novels for Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo series, and six works in the Warcraft universe. He has also written several non-series fantasy books.

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