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Lots of people do book reviews on their blogs, and since I read books, I figure I might as well.

The latest series I've got into is the Age of Fire Series by E. E. Knight. It kicks ass. It's about dragons. But real dragons. Not the new age dragons that form a spiritual telepathic bond between themselves and their rider upon hatching. Real dragons - that eat people.

They're sentient, but they're definitely not human. They have instincts that are very not human, and it affects how they're relationships and societies form. Males are territorial and will kill one another. When they form cities, one of the most important trade routes is the one that brings in incense for them to burn that covers up the male smell so that the males can live together peacefully. There's all kinds of point like that; the whole world is very well thought out.

They're also easy to read, the plots move fast, and while the world is rich and seamless, the author doesn't get bogged down with details. This one, I would highly recommend. Unless you have a problem with toddlers being eaten.

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Date: 2010-03-29 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lookintomyeyes.livejournal.com
Do I detect some hatred towards the dragonriders of pern author, lol?

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Date: 2010-03-29 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindenfoxcub.livejournal.com
Actually, no. I read probably ten books in that series before I got tired of them, and the reason I got tired of them was the lack of action and dying that was in the first two trilogies and Moretta. I enjoyed the first ones and Moretta, and the prequels, and then after that, everything was more of the same. So I went on to other authors, and found more of the same. That's when I started thinking, ok, can we do something different now?

The hatred is much more for Eragon, because it was a terrible book aside from the dragon tropes.

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Date: 2011-09-17 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hendrikboom
Dragons in my dungeon are, ultimately, mean, but they seem nice. They farm people, help them flourish, grow civilizations, like the Chinese dragons.

Then, after a few thousand years, comes harvest time. Suddenly they're European dragons.

Yeah, there are legends about dragons dating from a long-past harvest time, but none of the human livestock believes them. Their patron dragon is so *nice*.

-- hendrik

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