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The Hidden Dragon (The Stargods #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  213 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Acclaimed author Irene Radford returns to her beloved Dragon Nibmus universe with book one of The Stargods. Here is the tale of the first Terrans, gifted with both psi powers and technology, who discovered a world where dragons are real...and are worshiped as gods.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by DAW
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Aug 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I admit it took me a bit to really get into this book. 3 brothers are smugglers and being chased by the Imperial Military Police. They make a blind jump and end up near an Earth-like planet and find a lost colony of Earth. They have reverted to hunters and are being ruled by a man who demands human sacrifices. He is not what he seems. There are dragons on the planet. The brothers end up being considered Stargods. I have already started the second one.
Nicole Jackson
Jul 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
Not my thing. Very stereotypical characters, sexist/misogynistic portrayal of women, and the priest was just annoying and dumb. I enjoyed the relationship of the brothers and was interested to learn more about the manifestation of their powers, but it just wasn't written very well. Didn't finish.
Stephen Stewart
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Irene Radford's The Hidden Dragon is the first novel in The Stargods trilogy. The series opens with the O'Hara brothers smuggling operation going south and the brothers crash landing on an unknown planet. There, they discover a world of dragons and magic and together they try to unravel the mysteries of the planet they are marooned on.

While the plot is decent, the details of it make the book seem extremely silly at times, in my opinion. The three brothers' names are Kim, Konner and Loki (Really?
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: gave-up-on
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May 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: library-books
Ironically, I picked this book up because I am trying to honor, if not strictly adhere, to The Tempest Challenge
It challenges readers to make an effort to read books by women and minority authors.
While the universe in these books seemed like an interesting idea, the rampant misogyny, paternalism, and racism was nauseating. I didn't think anyone wrote books like this anymore, certainly not in the sci-fi genre.
One of the things I love about sci-fi is its qu
Lucy Takeda
Sep 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
I like fantasy. I enjoy science fiction. Dragons are my favorite reptiles,
I am giving up on this book after 175 pages. The characters are incredibly simplistic. The males are all male chauvinist pigs. The women are mostly timid. The villain is a creepy alien that people are afraid to challenge when he does awful things, because he evidently has some type of mind control. The only character I like is the winged cat thing. I am not finishing the book.
Mar 30, 2012 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the book. It was a nice combination of space and technology along with fantasy and dragons. It was a light easy read that was just fun. I am looking foward to the next two. They kinda remind me of some young adult fluff that is a quick and easy read. I think more books should mix the science fiction and the fantasy elements.
Jun 09, 2010 rated it it was ok
This was one of those books where I didn't really care for any of the characters. Consequently, the drama is much less dramatic.
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A pseudonym used by C.F. Bentley. Also known as P.R. Frost.

Irene has been writing stories ever since she figured out what a pencil was for. Combining a love for Medieval history and a fascination with paranormal, Irene concentrated on fantasy writing.

In her spare time, Irene enjoys lacemaking and is a long time member of an international guild. Check out THE LONELIEST MAGICIAN, The Dragon Nimbus #
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