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Die Mächte des Feuers (Drachen #1)

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Seit jeher haben sie ihren angestammten Platz in der Fantasyliteratur -- die sagenumwobenen Drachen. Kaum ein Autor, der etwas auf sich hält, kommt ohne die mythischen Feuerspeier aus, und in den phantastischen Welten wimmelt es nur so vor Drachenreitern, Drachentötern und -bändigern. Auch in Markus Heitz` Roman spielen die schuppigen Ungeheuer die Hauptrolle, doch vor ein ...more
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Published February 2010 by Piper (first published 2005)
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Andi
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hat mir Mal wieder sehr gut gefallen. Die Idee, dass Drachen die heimlichen Herrscher der Welt sind und die Kirche gleichzeitig versucht sie zu vernichten, finde ich wirklich faszinierend umgesetzt. Es ist zwar nicht das beste Buch von Markus Heitz, aber auch hier werde ich die folgenden Bände mit großer Freude lesen.
Was mir hier auch sehr gut gefällt, ist die Tatsache, dass die Helden sich nicht permanent unverletzt aus ihren Schlachten hervorgehen, sondern ihre ganz normale menschlichen Probl
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Tallianna Vanamee
Konnte mich nicht mitreißen

Die Welt wurde von uralten Drachen unter sich aufgeteilt, die seither die Geschicke der Menschen aus dem Verborgenen heraus lenken. Nur selten machen diese Altvorderen auf sich aufmerksam. Doch jüngere Exemplare stillen ihren Hunger des Öfteren an Menschen. Hier schreitet das Officium ein, eine von der Kirche geleitete Spezialeinheit, die die Nachfahren der Heiligen Drachentöter mit einschließt. Silena ist eine von ihnen und kommt mithilfe des Fürsten und Sehers Grigor
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Ann
The title roughly translates as "Powers of Fire", but unfortunately there's no official English translation of the book that I'm aware of.
Markus Heitz is a rather popular German fantasy author with a clear writing style and a knack for underlying humor in his characters. He's wrote - among other things - books starring Ork soldiers as the heroes and a six novel high fantasy series about politically warring kingdoms in a magical world: "Ulldart" (which is actually also a good read, though not a b
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Mel (Daily Prophecy)
Not one of his best books, but still a nice book to read. The story goes about Selena and she's the last 'heir' of St. Joris. She fights against dragons in the air and she's very good at it.

Then everything starts to change. There's a dragon who wants the ultimate power and he'll do anything to get that. Even killing his own kind, the eldest dragons in the world.

Well, you get what you expect from Heitz. A lot of action, bloody fighting, betrayal and dead people/dragons. But there's more. A soft t
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Elena
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Still one of my favorite books by Markus Heitz and way better than the sequel. The worldbuilding is awesome and I love most of the characters, especially Vouivre. He's my problematic fave. I've had my problems with Silena the first time I've read this book but she has grown on me over time.
However the plot is a bit slow sometimes, tends to repeat itself eventually and there's a lot of running, fighting and things that could've been prevented if someone would've just used their brain.
But overall
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Adastra
Oct 28, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: deutsch, low-brow, fantasy
I didn't find it as brilliant or captivating as my last Heitz, but it's a fun read. Heitz has as always very well researched the folklore and history surrounding this story and turned it into a unique universe of dragons among us.
Kim
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I initially picked it up just reading the title, and knowing is was Heitz's. Normally, I'm not so into Fantasy-adaptions of history, but somehow this really worked for me.
Marjanne Overpelt
Niet echt het niveau van de dwergenboeken, maar een lekker vakantieverhaal vond ik het wel.
Schierke
What a beautiful end!!! Need the next one!!!
Karen
Oct 04, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nicht wundern, das ist auch mal wieder Weiterbildung für die Arbeit... ;-)
Dhoulmagus
Aug 09, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dropped
The beginning was very promising but it turns into an uninteresting story.
Buchstabenjunkie
Wer lachen möchte, sollte dieses Buch lesen. Wer Angst vor Drachen wünscht, lest bitte dieses Buch. Wer Spannung allgemein will, ist mit diesem Buch genau richtig!
Flo Mair
Spannend und actionreich inszeniert Heitz seine Geschichte um Drachen und Gargoyles. Gute Unterhaltung in Form einer etwas anderen Fantasy als man sie von Tolkien und Co. gewohnt ist.
Edwin Kort
Was een redelijk verhaal. niet echt boeiend maar ook weer niet zo dat ik het weg wou leggen.
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Markus Heitz is a German fantasy, horror and science fiction author, most famous for his five-book Dwarves saga.

Markus Heitz was born in Homburg in 1971. He studied history, literature, and the German language. He now lives in the town of Zweibrücken.
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