The Eternal Emperor Shinzan continues to gather his strength. And the power he will unleash is beyond the imaginings of the spirits themselves. No army can stand against him. There is only one who can give Lumnia the freedom she has craved for so long. Only one who can save the world from being consumed by the Emperor's evil. But will it be Ethan who faces him? Or will it be Martok?
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It was a good book and I really enjoyed it. However, this is just my opinion, but it really could have done without all the sex type stuff. At one point I wasn't sure if I could make it and I was starting to get a bit miffed about it. It does eventually stop. Despite this it is a good book. I am looking forward to the next book and I will definitely get it to see what happens next. I'd recommend this book.
"Really good book"
I really like the book series, saying the narrative is excellent is an under statement.
good story but would have been a better side book. not much of it has to do with what I would consider the original story line. still good character background info.
"The Dragonvein is connected to the Dragonheart"
I would. I read 54% of the printed version and then one day i put it down and didn't pick it back up. When i got the audible version I finally finished it.
The battle finally starts and history is known. We now wait for the conclusion.
no but it was enjoyable
I have really enjoyed this,series of books. At the end of each book, you feel the need to get the next quickly.
"Another great instalment."
I almost thought this was the last book, and anticlimactic. I was wrong thankfully. Another great listen.
"All plot, no characters"
First, the good: amazing setting, intriguing premise, engaging overall story arc. The world building was very thorough and feels real.
Then the bad: dear author, please, please, for the love of all that is holy, learn how to SHOW not TELL. Every single character is flat with absolutely no ongoing dimension. They get interesting for a time, when they are angry, but all too soon they cease to be real people and instead become plot devices meant to move the action forward. Some books do this well - this one does not. FAR too much time is spent with characters nattering at one another and drags down the action (which the book(s - this review spans books 1-4) do well). Were I to make a suggestion to the author, it would be to eliminate 90% of the word and sentiment of "I understand". There is absolutely no ambiguity, no subtext, no friction between characters, that make for entertaining dialogue and character development. It's always and forever, "I understand" followed inevitably by "it's alright, we're good." BORING. Another way to improve is to completely eliminate all forms of the phrase "somehow he knew." Again, BORING, and straight up lazy writing. TELL ME HOW HE KNEW. That's how you "show, don't tell."
Overall, I'm not displeased to have read up to this point, because the overall story was so engaging. But the series should have ended at this point. There was good resolution with the final battle, and could have been wrapped up neatly. But there is no compelling reason for me to read further. I won't be coming back for the characters, because there are no characters, only plot devices. The forced continuation of the series feels just that - forced. The story arc that continues into the fifth was all introduced in the fourth book, and only the last half of it at that. With everything else that was going on, and the fact that the important sub plots have been wrapped up nicely, there's no reason to care about this ongoing dragged out arc. Needless to say, I shan't be reading further.
"It's not finished!!!"
I am so irritated! This is a good story but it's not Harry Potter - 4 books should have been enough to tell the story!!
"Good book but was a book 5 necessary?"
The fourth installment of the Dragonvein book was good, just as good as its predecessors. The only thing I am not certain about is the need for a book 5. It seems like it is just dragging on at this point.
waste of a perfectly good book, loved the rest of the series but then this one came and ruined it for me
the story builds to. the last book. gives background to the main characters which is good and help's The sorry
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