- Taschenbuch: 336 Seiten
- Verlag: Bantam; Auflage: Reprint (25. November 2008)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0553588060
- ISBN-13: 978-0553588064
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,6 x 2,2 x 17,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 470.794 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Queen of Dragons (Drakon, Band 3) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 25. November 2008
Es wird kein Kindle Gerät benötigt. Laden Sie eine der kostenlosen Kindle Apps herunter und beginnen Sie, Kindle-Bücher auf Ihrem Smartphone, Tablet und Computer zu lesen.
Geben Sie Ihre Mobiltelefonnummer ein, um die kostenfreie App zu beziehen.
From the Hardcover edition.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Shana Abé is the award-winning author of nine novels, including The Smoke Thief. She lives in the Denver area with four surly pet house rabbits, all rescued, and a big goofy dog. Please, please support your local animal shelter, and spay or neuter your pets.
From the Hardcover edition.
The heroine of this story is Princess Maricara of Transylvania, the child bride of the ruler of the lost drákon tribe. That ruler, Imre, was killed in "The Dream Thief" and the Princess was left to rule alone at the age of fifteen. As the main part of this story starts, Maricara is nineteen and is troubled by her own people and by various English Drákon attempting to find her castle in Transylvania and being killed on the way. She decides that she has to leave her brother in charge of the community and to travel to Darkfrith in England to warn the Drákon there of the existence of Dragon Hunters.
Once she arrives, however, she discovers she's meant to marry the Alpha of the Darkfrith group, Kimber Langford, Earl of Chasen. It's also clear that the Darkfrith Drákon have plans to annex the Transylvania Drákon and can't be trusted. Maricara doesn't understand or abide by their rules which have been created to avoid detection and she has a problem in that she seems to sleepwalk into her dragon form, causing carnage. Can she and Kimber protect the Drákon from those hunting them down, and who is behind their pursuers? And can Maricara learn to accept her apparent role as wife of the Alpha in England?Lesen Sie weiter... ›
Characters are weak, lovestory unbelievable, villains non existent, story just so boring and too many open questions at the end of the book. Just as well it was short. It will look nice on the shelf... thats about it.
Ein bisschen ärgerlich ist, dass manche Fragen über frühere Hauptpersonen so völlig offen bleiben: Zane taucht kurz und dramatisch auf - was ist mit Amalia? Die Eltern Christoff und Rue sind seit Ewigkeiten auf der Suche nach ihr und lassen deshalb den ganzen Clan in der Hand ihres Sohnes, schreiben nur mal einen mysteriösen Brief... Nun, vielleicht klärt sich das in den nächsten Bänden!
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com (beta)
The first in the series was definitely the best. The second book was good and this one isn't horrible, but it certainly wasn't as good as the first. I think I was expecting more with a title like Queen of Dragons.
Mari, the heroine, was hard to relate to. And I really tried to relate to her. The author does spend a great deal of time inside Mari's head. Almost too much. We read a lot about how Mari grew up basically alone. There is a lot about how she used her strong will to keep Zaharan together for her brother and the people; how she feels like an outsider in her own home. But I think this could have been limited to just a couple of pages. Instead of reading about Mari's past so much, I would have loved more dialogue between the two main characters.
Kimber, as hero, really left me wanting. I never believed in him as a leader. The author certainly told us quite a bit that he is a leader, but never really showed us. There was only one real scene that showed us how powerful Kimber was (when he used his skill to find her and save her), but other than that Mari seems to be the more a commanding character. I need my hero to take charge and be strong. I want him to know what he wants and to go after it. He never really seemed to take charge. It seemed he was in a holding pattern waiting for his father to return and take the reigns. He also seemed more interested in Mari because she is Alpha than because he wants her. And I need a hero who really wants his heroine. And along that same line, I never really understood why Mari fell for Kimber. It just seemed to happen. And I never got the impression that Kimber was Alpha, so I couldn't even give her that reason for her attraction to him.
I think part of the problem was the author spent more time describing scenery around the characters than delving into the character. I found myself reading page after page of wonderfully narrative words describing the setting. And when she wasn't describing the setting, she was describing, in great detail, the physical actions of the characters. I find her ability to use descriptive words amazing, but I really think she could cut down on that some. Her abilities would be best used to show more interaction with the characters, much more dialogue...
Bottom line, the author has a lot skill but it is being wasted on scenery and random actions. I think more time should be spent on developing the characters and dialogue. Instead of telling us they are both Alpha, especially with Kimber in this example, show us they are both Alpha. And please give us a reason to fall in love with them, or better yet, a reason for them to fall in love with each other! If author does that, our love for them will come!
I think I will give this series one more try, but if the next book fails to deliver, it will be time to move on...
Will I order the next one. I was intrigued enough with the building of the plot (by that I mean over the 3 books) to want to read more. So I will buy The Treasure Keeper. If soft cover was available for pre-order I will have ordered it already.
A point to note - If you have not read the other 2 books in this series you might be at sea a bit as it makes references to them.
I don't want to go into all the disappointments because the previous reviewer has summed up all that I felt was bad. But I do caution anyone who buys this book based on the other 2 books, this book is not as together or enjoyable.