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Tears of War

(Dragon's Call #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  306 ratings  ·  23 reviews
"Old things come again and new things surface."

Faced with a looming war, the riders have no choice but to leave the safety of Galdrilene and reach out to the nations for help. But the Shadow Riders are doing the same and not all nations are opposed to their rule.

New discoveries are made, old wounds are reopened and betrayal hides among welcoming smiles.

As one nation begi
Paperback, 1nd Edition, 456 pages
Published September 12th 2013 by Silver Spirit Publishing
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Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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After reading Embers at Galdrilene, I was left very satisfied with the story; It was refreshing and creatively written, my favorite dragon themed book of the year, and by the time I reached the ending I was anxious to know what new adventures Tears of War would bring to the Dragon’s Calling trilogy. Once more, author A.D. Trosper did not fail to deliver her fans with another amazing story enriched with
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Tears of War is the second book in the Dragon's Call series. The first edition, Embers At Galdrilene, was so amazing I actually began counting down the days until the second installment would come out. I waited, and waited, and waited. It felt as though the book would never come out! When it did, I was not disappointed in the slightest. If possible, this book is even better than the first. What I so love about A.D. Trosper's writing style is that her characters seem so alive it is as though they ...more
Barbara Rauch
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
have been waiting for Tears of War ever since I finished the last page of Embers at Galdrilene, and I was certainly not disappointed ! Well, I was disappointed when it ended because I just wanted it to go on and on ! I am already looking forward to the next book in this epic fantasy series.

In Embers, we read about a a world where magic is outlawed and people believe that dragons are extinct, although there are characters with special powers and those who ride dragons to battle ~ both Good and E
That Editor Chick
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Embers at Galdrilene, and was excited (but apprehensive) for Tears of War, Trosper proved my apprehension wrong with this book! She takes you more in-depth with the characters (both the naughty ones and our heroes), and introduces new characters that simply make it hard to choose a favorite! Trosper has a very unique writing style that makes you turn the page, no matter how early in the morning it is, you simply can't stop reading. With such a great story, most people would th ...more
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Since reading "Embers at Galdrilene" when it came out last year, I've been waiting impatiently for the second book in this series. "Tears of War" was worth the wait. In Embers, author A.D. Trosper gathered together characters with one thing in common - they were users of magic in a world that had been taught to believe that anyone who used magic would go insane. Quite the contrary, these magic users were called to not only use magic but also to a higher call as dragon riders who battle evil.

In T
Kevin Hammond
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As I remember the first story, now that I have finished this one, I think the sequel was neither greater nor lesser than the first. in the first book, the story was very well told, and to try and better it would have left it feeling overstated. simply put, all the author needed to do was tell it, and that is how it went with the sequel. I think the focus of the writing was a quiet understated elegance as opposed to being overblown.
it was very important to learn more about the backstory of the ma
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After just a few sentences I was reminded of how much I loved the first Dragon’s Call book and, apologies for the cliché, but it really was like slipping on an old glove. As I was hoping, the sequel expands on the first book, going into even more depth about the relationship between the riders and their dragons and the world as a whole.

I particularly loved the insight into the treatment and perception of women; it truly is an escape from our accepted reality and it is nice to see the world as it
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My review: This second book in the Dragon’s Call series does not disappoint. Filled with the rich details of the world we came to love in the first book. The riders develop as they grow in responsibility. The coming war weighs heavy on everyone and you can feel their worry. The battle scenes certainly do not fall flat either. I was on the edge on my seat many times and could not find a good stopping point so I could turn out the light late at night. There is heartbreak and joy fear and valor. I ...more
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written book and one of the better fantasy books that I have read in awhile.
Dominika Najmeg
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stacy Bennett
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Galdrilene's Dragonriders are back and so are the Shadow Riders. The conflict heats up in this second book of the Dragon's Call series by A.D. Trosper. The scope of the story blossoms from just the first eight riders to a brewing world war, as the riders must go to back to their homes to convince the nations that not all dragons are black and magic does not cause insanity. Game of Thrones in its scope, Tears of War shows us more about the world the riders must deal with and the kind of enemies t ...more
Joan Lloyd
Apr 14, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
An unfair review!
I read the first book and loved it. I waited several months before I picked up the second. Sadly I'd lost the thread of the story, forgotten the characters and the author did NOTHING to help me.
I'm totally bummed. An intro? A bit of background that readers who had just finished book one could skip? Something to help me? So many names and I couldn't tell the people from the dragons. I threw up my hands and gave up.
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading the first installment I couldn’t wait until book two. I enjoy the character and the richly developed fantasy world that breaks the norm of the expected dungeons and dragons feel so many fantasy books tend to lean toward. Nothing like that here. And the use combo dragons, magic and social norms is great. Trosper world construction is not bogged down in heavy exposition you move around with the characters and you are present with them. Great read. I will need book three now.
John Piper
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is a great series! I am a huge fan of most books with dragons, especially dragon riders! This is a very well written series, with great action and very enthralling characters. The only critique I have is throughout book 2 and 3 there are minor new characters or riders that appear with no introduction. I would have liked to see more hatching intros. Despite that I loved this series! I highly recommend checking it out!
Rebecca McKinnon
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
After reading the first book of Dragon's Call, perhaps my expectations were a bit high. While Tears of War was interesting I felt it didn't quite live up to Embers at Galdrilene.

One of the reasons for this is that, with the introduction of even more characters, it got hard to keep straight who was who. I found myself getting confused more often than not. Perhaps this could have been helped if there had been the customary summary at the start of the book that reminds readers what happened in the
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tears of War is the second book of Dragon's Call. The story shows two sides: the Shadow Riders and the Guardians of Galdrilene. Both sides are gearing up for an upcoming war between dragons that cannot be avoided. The Shadow Riders have discovered a weapon, a collar that would destroyed the link between the dragon and rider and to kill them both. Each side are recruiting nations for alliance. The Shadow Riders coerced rather than to give each nation to choice to chose.

This story has so much acti
Sophie Moss
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Loved this incredible sequel to Embers of Galdrilene. The characters were even deeper and richer in this story. I liked exploring each character's home city and seeing how they rallied their people to fight with them in the upcoming war. The author does a great job weaving a story with a large cast of characters and somehow managing to make each of them unique and convincing. I like the way the dragons communicate with their riders and the love they feel for each other. And I really like learnin ...more
Jean Booth
Apr 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is such a fantastic series. I was a bit frustrated in the beginning of this book though. There were quite a few new characters that were talked about, but never introduced. I understand that they are minor characters, but to just start talking about them, without having the reader know anything about them, it was confusing. Just a small paragraph or two explaining how many new riders appeared over the missing time would have been perfect. That being said, I loved this book and I'm so glad I ...more
J.J. Tuite
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An amazing continuation in a series! Once again everything was very well developed in my opinion! I'm anxious to start reading the final book as soon as possible, but at the same time, I think I'm going to be extremely disappointed that it will come to an end!
Michael Levy
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Book two in the Dragon’s Call series. Even Guardian Dragons cannot prevent the rising evil and it’s the ordinary people who are caught in the middle. Not only between warring dragons, but greedy and evil nobles a well.
My only complaint is the need to wait for the third book in the series.
Troy Stapf
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book!

Loved it. Lots of people and places to remember only reason I gave 4 stars. Looking forward to the next one
Melania Ramona
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
I love some of the characters and really like this story. There are flaws, of course, but they don't ruin the enjoyment for me.
I can hardly wait to read the final book in the series.
Peter Cornell
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Great Read. This one is better than the first. Ending is a real tear jerker. It is a fine sequel to the first book.
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