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Dragonshadow (Winterlands #2)

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Lord John Aversin--with the help of his mageborn wife, Jenny Waynest-- has fought and defeated two dragons, earning the title of Dragonsbane. But there are creatures more terrifying than dragons. Demonspawn from a dark dimension have learned to drink the magic--and the souls--of mages and dragons alike, turning their victims into empty vessels. And now they've stolen John ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 310 pages
Published January 4th 2000 by Random House Inc (first published March 2nd 1999)
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Bookwraiths
Nov 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.

Whenever an author revisits a beloved story from the past, especially with the idea of transforming it into something very different from the original, they should do so with utmost caution. I know, change is a part of life. Evolution to people’s personality is natural. But just because a story doesn’t end when “The End” is written, doesn’t necessarily mean a writer should chronicle those further adventures, because sometimes they are not exploits a reader want
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Rachel Brown
Aug 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
If you loved Dragonsbane, run away from the unnecessary, excruciatingly depressing, and out of character sequels.

Dragonsbane had a beautiful ending and did not need any sequels. It especially did not need sequels in which the characters were physically, psychologically, and morally destroyed by... demons. Why demons? I have no idea. Maybe because it was the most grim and miserable thing Hambly could think of.

I honestly wish I had never read this book.
Rebecca Huston
Sep 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nook, fantasy, series
This one turned out to be a very good, very chilling fantasy novel that takes and twists everything you think you know about dragons and demons. Occurs four years after the events in Dragonsbane, and while it's not necessary to have read the previous novel, it does help. I should also warn that there is some very adult content in this one, and that if you are sensitive to violent scenes, including rape, you may want to avoid this one. For all that, it's still an excellent book, and probably one ...more
Korynn
Feb 24, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fifantasy
Returning late to her characters, Hambly starts on a new tale using her characters from Dragonsbane. In this much darker story demons seize control of wizards and dragons alike for their pleasure. High costs are paid for success and the characters stand fractured by the end.
Louiz
Nov 01, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I have been putting off reading this as the second book in this trilogy ends on a horrible cliff hanger (both in that it's a cliff hanger and it's horrible) but I now have the last one so... on with the re-reading
Spider the Doof Warrior
The introduction of demons bugged me. I hate demons. They are all evil. How is that interesting? Dragons, on the other hand are cool and fantastic, but demons just suck.
Jeffrey
Feb 22, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Dragonsbane was a great fantasy novel. This one is not quite as good.
Kari
May 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: good-reads-2017
Nope, nope, nope. Took the uplifting characters of the previous book & broke them.
Rid
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Well, that was really depressing -_-
Laia Baroja
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Me ha costado bastante leerlo, en inglés "raro" (no sólo parte del vocabulario antiguo-fantástico, sino la forma en la que está escrito).
Como decían los comentarios que recomendaban no leer más libros de la saga, es mucho más oscuro y deprimente que el primero pero, that's life!!
Esperaré estar menos espesa para el tercero, pero sigo queriendo saber más de John (😍) y Jenny.
Y más ahora que sus vidas parece que van a ser un infierno de dolor, reproches y arrepentimientos. Esto tiene que acabar bien
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Ranging from fantasy to historical fiction, Barbara Hambly has a masterful way of spinning a story. Her twisty plots involve memorable characters, lavish descriptions, scads of novel words, and interesting devices. Her work spans the Star Wars universe, antebellum New Orleans, and various fantasy worlds, sometimes linked with our own.


"I always wanted to be a writer but everyone
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Winterlands (4 books)
  • Dragonsbane (Winterlands #1)
  • Knight of the Demon Queen (Winterlands, #3)
  • Dragonstar (Winterlands, #4)