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Dragon Avenger by E.E. Knight
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Oct 29, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy

I couldn't say this until I read book two but now I can
Because books 1 2 and 3 are written in a parallel timeline, and they don't overlap too much, you can pretty much read any one first, without any spoilers really, (haven't read 3 yet).

Seeing AuRon's side of the story was thrilling, very scary, exciting, and set up a large world.
Seeing Wistala's side of the story was less gory, and a little less threatening, but still wonderful. The world set up in the first book is built up more elaborately in the second, (for example, we get to see more of an elf's lifestyle with Rainfall, wistala's "adoptive father", as a main character). AuRon did show intelligence, and development, which I loved. But Tala seems to be much more cunning when it comes to deceiving her enemies. It's good because they have their own proficiencies, their own different personalities. With the previous book, I felt that characters like (the Dragonblade) didn't get enough elaboration, and it's provided in book 2.

One aspect of both books that I've found interesting, is the lack of any "magic". Albeit there are some events the characters would call magic, they are each explained (by chemistry, engineering etc.). So far, I've liked the consistency in the world built by Knight. The characters really do feel vulnerable in a realistic sense.

Basically, as the books progressed, it built on something that was already very good, in E.E. Knight's beautiful, descriptive and sometimes witty style which I'm growing quite fond of. And the storyline, although less of a roller-coaster ride in my opinion than book one, is still very interesting.
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Reading Progress

October 29, 2011 – Shelved
November 6, 2011 – Started Reading
November 6, 2011 –
page 39
November 6, 2011 –
page 65
November 7, 2011 –
page 103
November 7, 2011 –
page 1593
November 7, 2011 –
page 159
November 8, 2011 –
page 239
November 9, 2011 – Finished Reading
September 19, 2012 – Shelved as: fantasy

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message 1: by Max (last edited Apr 29, 2015 02:39PM) (new) - added it

Max I agree with you that the lack of magic makes the world a little bit more dull, but I think it helped me dive into the story more than most other fiction books. Also, the lack of magic and physical flaws of the characters builds more suspense and a deeper connection with the character.

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