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The World of Eldaterra, Volume One: The Dragon Conspiracy

(World of Eldaterra #1)

3.17  ·  Rating details ·  106 ratings  ·  19 reviews
They've been kicked out of their world. Now they want ours. In 1895 . . . a policeman follows a trail of murders that leads to a discovery too incredible to believe.

In 1910 . . . fourteen-year-old James Kinghorn finds an entrance to Eldaterra, the Old World, where magic forces -- good and evil -- struggle for domination. With the help of some unexpected friends, including
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Eos
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I liked this book, but I couldn't find it anywhere online (since I kept spelling it "Eldeterra"- ergh, just one letter off; also because this book's neither popular nor well-known). The story certainly was interesting, and the book was fantasy and mystery, something I enjoyed very much. Yes, the author could have done a lot more or a lot less to make the book less random and confusing and-as others would say- boring. This book, judging from the comments, is clearly not for a wide-ranged taste. B ...more
Petite Clementine
Plot-wise, this wasn't too bad. It had potential, too, from what I can remember.

Unfortunately, I don't remember much of it. I believe I do remember that the dialogue seemed stilted, that the plot didn't really progress much even by the middle-ish/two-thirds of the book. And that it gave me a bad taste in my mouth (don't ask why; I have no idea) while I was reading it.

Mostly, I remember that there was a missing boy. And a policeman.
Not much, is it? And I think I only read this 2-3 years ago. Comp
Jul 31, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I would have to agree with the only other person to comment on this book that the cover is the most interesting aspect of this book. The cover is what caught my eye in a bookstore and then request this book from the library. Anyway, I was disappointed with this book which never really captivated me at any point. The author moved clumsily between two separate time periods and attempted to tie some loose ends near the conclusion but failed in my opinion. I am not sure in what direction the next tw ...more
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Books I read before but seemed to almost and sometimes practically forgotten. This was one of them. I'm trying to remember what this one was about or what I liked about it. I know there's magic and dragons, etc and dragons coming into the real world or something like that. I faintly remember liking it of course. And that cover. If you like stories with dragons, fantasy, magic then you'll probably like this? ...more
Apr 16, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite frankly the maturity of the writing style totally sucks, but the storyline and a couple of the characters are VERY cool. Plus being an artist, the cover drove me to it. I havnt read any of the others, but I wouldnt mind taking a looksie.
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this when I was probably 13, and I remember really liking it, which is why I'm so disappointed to find it so terrible now. Also an excellent example of how growing up ruins everything. Darn this “critical thinking” thing. Within the first chapter of the book, I was thinking “oh no” because the writing was so bad. The whole book to some degree, but especially the beginning, feels stilted and poorly paced, with weird unnatural dialogue and too many attempts to be mystical and mysteriously d ...more
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
From the very start I just wasn’t that interested in this book. It just wasn’t doing it for me. The plot was nice, but I found it pretty generic. I already know what the ending is going to be from the moment I started reading it more. Also I’m just not one for older English written books. I don’t know why, but I found it rather boring. It took too much space and I could have easily read the book without so much confusion if the book wasn’t so convoluted. I did like the story though, especially t ...more
Aug 07, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The back cover mentions that this story began as a series of stories told to Moredun's certainly read that way. Now you're in one time period, now in another. Now in one world, now in another. Now in one head, now in another. I found it incredibly confusing and very frustrating to read. The concept was good, but the style kept me unhappy. More power to those who really like it. ...more
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book wasn't too bad, but there are reasons it has a 2/5.

The World of Eldaterra features a boy names James who walks through a magical sea arc and finds himself in Eldaterra, the Old World. Here he meets two dwarves, a talking dog, and a wizard who tells him of his fate to save both worlds from evil. In a parallel plot line, we get to see fifteen years into the past where a man is investigating a mystery of murders. Both James and the detective find themselves pit against an enemy that many
Kyrene Roy
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was actually a great story. It's a little confusing at first, but half-way through the book things get really good and craziness starts happening. Definitely worth checking out, but the only thing is, it says it's the start of a series, but there aren't any other books available yet. Which is sad. ...more
Josiah Weaver
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't care what the other reviews are for this book. I think it's a great piece of fiction! The story jumps back and forth in time, but it comes together at the very end! I think the author of this book (who's real name is Allistair Mitchell... he just goes by a pen name) should do a sequel! This time team up with Alex CF (artist and illustrator) and make Eldaterra Vol. 2! ...more
Josephine (biblioseph)
Read this part of a 'fist-reads' program ages ago. Lost the review... wherever it is. And so, I have nothing really to say. I was holding on to it, thinking I would review it again, but ah, not really keen on it.

I just don't remember anything! I think I'm remembering more of 'sorcery and celia' or 'the magical chocolate pot' or maybe even a Jones book... than this.
Jun 06, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A delight tale of intrigue and two estranged worlds. The themes are hardly new but the take on the tale is rather intriguing. This book passes muster and will stay as part of my permanent collection. In other words, I am fickle and picky about the books I keep! =)
The cover is much more interesting than the actual book.
Not impressed at the moment. I might give it a try some other time. The book cover looked interesting, and it was cheap.
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
a little too far fetched and random. too many little plot add ons to make me interested. it seemed that the story wasn't really getting anywhere ...more
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not bad, I liked the ideas of the book and could see with more polishing it would be a fine series...I don't know if the sequels will come out. I hope they do! ...more
Jan 08, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Flat, 2 dimentional, characters. Uninspired prose. Trite story line
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The Dragon Conspiracy is the debut novel of P.R. Moredun. He runs a marketing company in England. This book was written from stories he told his sons during long car rides, and he set it against twentieth-century history in the hope that they would become interested in one of his favorite subjects. He originally self-published this novel and publicized it by creating a model of a baby dragon, whic ...more

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