Showing posts with label dragons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dragons. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Customer Review: How to Break a Dragon's Heart

How to Break a Dragon's Heart
by Cressida Cowell [j Cowell]

I really like this book because it has a very good story line and if you have read the previous books,it fills in some of the blanks. Plus, the characters are very real and you will have a hard time forgetting them. There is Adventure and Mystery. I reccomend this book to anyone who has a heart. -- review submitted by Felicity N. - a customer of the Gere Branch Library

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Customer Review: How to Ride a Dragon's Storm

How to Ride a Dragon's Storm: The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup the Viking
by Cressida Cowell [j Cowell]

I thought this book was really funny and well writin. The characters are unforgetable and lovable, especialy Hicup Horrendus Haddock 3rd. I have already read the story numerous times and it never gets old. I recommend this book to anyone ages 7-1007. -- review submitted by Felicity N. - a customer of the Gere Branch Library

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Customer Review - Eragon

Eragon
by Christopher Paolini [j Paolini]

The book starts out with a discription of an elf named Arya riding through the forest and she appears to be carring a very important object. A shade, or a bad warlock, named Darza attackes Arya and trys to take the object but she uses magic to transport it far away. On the other side of the country a boy named Eragon is tracking a deer when a burst of blue fire scares the doe away. When the smoke clears he sees an oval shaped blue rock. He goes around trying to find out what it is but no one seems to know. One night the rock began to move and out popped a little baby dragon. As Eragon raised Saphira, his dragon, a local storyteller named Brom started to take a particular intrest in what happened to his rock. After a while the town started to become suspitious of Saphira and two creatures called the Raz'zac came and scared Eragon and Saphira enough to leave. Brom came with them after explaining that he could help. So they set off on a journey to kill the Raz'zac but there are a few complications, Eragon feels compelled to rescure a beautiful elf from a near by town, Brom doesnt think that is a good idea. When they go to resure her Brom is stabbed and a man named Murtagh saves Eragon. After a few days Brom ends up dyeing and since Eragon doesnt know exactly what to do he ends up headed to find the Varden along with Saphira, Murtagh, and the sick elf. It takes a long time but they finally reach the Varden and for some reason Murtagh is put in prison. When Eragon askes why they say its because he is the son of an evil man named Morzan. There is little down time though because almost as soon as they get to the Varden a bunch of creatures called the Urgals attack. The only way the Varden ended up winning was because, with the help of Arya (the elf Eragon had saved) and Saphira, Eragon killed Darza whom seemed to be controling the Urgals. -- review submitted by Whitney L. - a customer of the Gere Branch Library

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Customer Review - Eragon

Eragon
by Christopher Paolin [j Paolini]

This book starts out with the main character in a forest called the Spine where he finds a blue stone that appears out of nowhere and he is soon to find out it is a DRAGON. The long gone Dragon Riders have been gone for so long that Eragon is the only Dragon Rider who is free of the control of Galbatorix the mad king. -- review submitted by Tyler P. - a customer of the Gere Branch Library

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tongues of Serpents


Tongues of Serpents
by Naomi Novik

This, the sixth in the popular Temeraire series, by Novik, was probably my least favorite so far. However, I'd still rather read an "average" Temeraire novel than one from almost any other series. The Temeraire books, equal parts historical adventure and fantasy, are styled after the Horatio Hornblower novels of C.S. Forester, but with intelligent (and often quite cultured) dragons as the "sailing vessels". Former British naval officer Will Laurence, convicted of treason in the previous volume of the series for his actions in battle against Napoleon's forces, is sentenced, with his free-thinking dragon Temeraire, to an 8-month journey by sea to the British penal colony of Australia. Once there, in order to try to remain outside the political fray of a rebellion in the colony, Laurance, Temeraire and their fellow dragons and aviators take on the task of tracking smugglers in the interior of the Australian continent. Though this volume in the series has almost no outright "action" and "adventure" it is filled with character development and changes in the political landscape that forms the backdrop of this Napoleonic-era plot. I've seen it mentioned in other reviews, and I'd have to agree -- in the complicated gameboard of Temeraire's world, Tongues of Serpents felt like Novik moving the playing pieces into place for their next big encounter, but never quite getting to that encounter. A tasty treat, but a bit too much of a tease for the next volume. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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