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Storm Dragon

(The Draconic Prophecies #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  303 ratings  ·  27 reviews
An epic tale of madness and magic!

A war hero, his mind broken by the wonders he witnessed on his last mission for his nation, has spent years in the deepest, darkest prison in all the world. Wallowing in despair and ever on the verge of madness, he is caught by surprise when a band of strangers breaks him out. But his rescuers don't exactly have his best interests at heart
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 28th 2007 by Wizards of the Coast
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David Schwarm
Apr 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: eberron
James Wyatt is a very imaginitive writer + this was a very imaginive book--something about it reminded me of Chronicles of Amber.

Opens in a Dwarfish jail, Dragon rescue, great escapes, teleportation tour of the realm--the story moves fast and quickly.

The main character is very compeling, the side kicks are well thought out. The Family dynamics + other metaphors work well within the story.

The "naval" scenes struck me as a little forced--crafts are crashing and exploding frequently--I am not sure
Feb 17, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, novels
This was a bit of a disappointment from the short story in the Tales of the Last War. It was a page turner and had some good elements of character interaction that I liked in the short story. He's good at really showing two people in love (or not) and evoking just the right picture in your mind to see that people care for each other.

What I didn't like, well there were a few things. The ending really crumbled and fell apart for me. I think it might have been okay as a stand alone novel, but it fe
Jan 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The Prophecies were old when humans first began to forge their civilisation. Said to give meaning to the past, guidance to the present and to predict the future – a future of the world’s remaking – a future in which Gaven d’Lyrander has unwillingly become the most important player.

Scion to one of the great Dragonmark Houses, whose heirs have the chance to manifest a dragon-like birthmark of great power at puberty, Gaven spent most of his time exploring dark caves looking for valuable dragonshard
Joel Flank
Wyatt starts the Draconic Prophecies with a mix of the worst ingredients in fantasy and shared world fiction.

1) The hero is tormented and not especially likable
2) The plot and action is frenetically paced, bouncing around from one place to another, without grabbing the reader in and making them care
3) As the plot evolves, it's clear that the hero is being dragged around by events larger than himself, with no real plan of what they want to do, making the book more of a series of running from amb
Apr 13, 2011 rated it liked it
Welcome to the crazy cage. The writing of this novel is done superbly capturing the mind of an interrupted soul. The protagonist, Gaven, is truly troubled. Following the character Gaven is a whiplash of love and hate. Enjoying his grizzled attitude and sense of self. We watch lumberjacks in envy because they symbolize masculinity; well Gaven is the lumberjack of novels. The pages contain simple enjoyment and a vibe of ease. The plot while decent one lacks the development that is spent on the ch ...more
Really cool story. It has its slow moments, but gosh darn it! The plot is SO interesting! I couldn’t put the silly book down. I do wish Gaven had more spotlight time though, as he was the main character and all. He and Rienne were my favorite characters, and I loved how they both made the perfect team. Gaven and Senya? SENYA?! BAHAHAHAHA, ME NO LIKE HER. Seriously, she creeped me out. A lot. Needless to say, I love where the plot eventually took her in this book. :P

Anyhoo, I can’t wait to read b
Jacob Dobson
Jan 03, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I got what I expected. Which was a novel based in a pre-fabricated Dungeons and Dragons universe, full of unmemorable characters, unimpactful prose, a predictable plot, and typical fantasy tropes. It wasn't terrible. I got what I expected, but it was also what I wanted. James Wyatt did well with what he had, and probably achieved what goal he or Wizards had set. It was a nice way to grow familiar with the Eberron setting, and I will be picking up the last two books in the trilogy.
Kyra Dune
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fascinating and well written epic fantasy novel with a myriad of interesting characters. I very much enjoyed journeying with Gaven as he struggled to find his own way in the midst of prophecy and madness, but I think my favorite character was Darraun. I could read a whole story told solely from his point of view. The main plot of the book came to a satisfying conclusion, while leaving just enough of a lead on to draw me into the next in the series.
Shaun Welch
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I expected a mildly diverting piece of licensed D&D fiction and I was genuinely surprised at how much I loved it. Storm Dragon kicks off with a pretty straightforward premise and carries through on it, but the cast of characters is remarkable. With rare exception, nearly every named character has an actual story arc.

The character Darraun is my absolute favorite. Eberron is also an incredibly compelling D&D world, and James Wyatt does a wonderful job exploring it in these pages.
Aug 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After an unnecessarily long while, I finally finished James Wyatt's first book in his Draconic Prophecy series and I must say, I was pleased. As both a fan of Dungeons & Dragons and of fantasy, Wyatt did a good job of blending good writing with just enough to please any nerd who had a character spend time in the world of Eberron. Definitely looking forward to the rest of the series.
Honestly, this was amazing. Cart is my favorite character. Ended really well that I don't need to read the next title, but I probably will. LOVE THIS BOOK. Despite being in the adult section, I can see a teen greatly enjoying this work.
Neil Francis Laguipo
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it

I love the storyline, characters, settings, prophecies and the great escape. However, the battle scenes are very unexciting it shouldn’t be straightforward.
Topher Kohan
Sep 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
What a great book
Jan 12, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book had a rough start, from time to time the flashbacks/crazyness got a little overwhelming. The end felt epic and very DnD like.
Bradley Convissar
Oct 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Started off slow, but by the end I was hooked. Looking forward to the next book
Nobbynob Littlun
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Enjoyable story, plenty of action, characterization was passable. Most of the interest was generated by the Eberron setting, and without knowing that backdrop it might be confusing at times.
Aug 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't expecting much from this book, but it really delivered. I couldn't seem to put it down, and it gave me a lot of cool campaign ideas, too.
Matt Keevil
Apr 12, 2010 rated it liked it
Wasn't a bad book, was a slow read... Nothing that forced you to read more. Story line wasn't great but I enjoyed the characters.
Frank Jarome
Jul 29, 2009 rated it liked it
Was enjoyable, but a little disjointed/jumpy at times... not entirely sure where the rest of the series is going. Will likely check them out to find out, though
Laura Hamilton
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like it

It’s pretty heckin good, I was drawn towards it while looking through the wayfinders guide to Eberron, and saw the main character had the mark of the storm and thought, “Hey that’s the mark I was interested in making a character with!” I was not disappointed in any way at all, I absolutely loved it
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Read it a bit back already and even though the plot is not the most special or original in the world of fantasy, Wyatt could engage my mind through his special way with words, inspiring my very core to really think about how one should depict and what words one should use to describe a scene.
Terry O
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: elves
Pretty good
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, tie-ins
This novel focused on the lore of Eberron, such as the Draconic prophecy, dragonmarks, and changelings.
Conan Tigard
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have read a lot of fantasy books for Wizards of the Coast, but only one other in the world of Eberron. I really like the character of Cart, the warforged and would love to know more about these interesting man-made creatures. As for Gaven himself, he is an interesting main character that at first you don't quite understand.

As the book progresses, I found myself liking him more and more. Most of his life has been controlled by others, and now he has the power to rule his own destiny. James Wya
Jan 11, 2009 rated it it was ok
Not that wonderfully written, but full of great information and characters that a D and D ners such as myself enjoys.
Eric Richardson
Oct 25, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I abandoned this book after it failed to capture my imagination.
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James Wyatt is an award-winning game designer at Wizards of the Coast, and now holds the position of Design Manager for Dungeons & Dragons. He was one of the lead designers for D&D 4th Edition and one of the original designers of the Eberron Campaign Setting, and has written and co-authored dozens of game supplements. He grew up in Ithaca, New York, and now lives in Washington State with h ...more

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