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Wednesday, October 5, 2011


by James Maxey

Published June 24, 2008
544 pages

After the death of King Albekizan, Shandrazel and his allies struggle to keep the kingdom intact as the radical human prophet, Ragnar gathers forces to launch a full scale rebellion against the dragons. When all out war erupts, legendary dragon hunter, Bitterwood, must face his own personal daemons and choose where his loyalty really lies.


Still just as intricately done as "Bitterwood!" Characters make major changes or stay the same, but it always feels right. Maxey unerringly builds the story so when things happen that you didn't see coming, you feel like, maybe not that you should have known, but that there really wasn't any other way it was going to happen. The only downfall I can think of is for aspiring authors. He covers human behavior with such depth and breadth that he leaves nothing left out. And his imagination regarding this society and how it came about is insane!
Have you seriously not read the Dragon Age novels? Hi! Go get "Bitterwood" right NOW! These are NOT your typical dragon stories!

In order so far you have, Bitterwood, Dragonforge, and Dragonseed. 

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