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Nationally best-selling fantasy legend Mercedes Lackey created a vivid, dynamic fusion of the Upper and Lower Kingdoms of ancient Egypt with the most exciting, authentic and believable portrayal of dragons ever imagined. In the second novel in Mercedes Lackey's richly conceived Dragon Jousters series, the dragonrider Vetch escapes to Alta, the subjugated land of his birth. There, he hopes to teach his people to raise and train dragons - and build an army that will liberate his homeland.

©2004 Mercedes R. Lackey (P)2019 Tantor

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  • S Que
  • 22-08-2019

Great story but ridiculous accents

One of the best dragon series around. Horse whispering for dragons. Set in a clearly Egyptian based world the odd Scottish and English accents are very distracting.

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  • Elizabeth Chilcott
  • 17-06-2019

a fitting addition

I could hardly wait for this, the 2nd in the series, to continue this captivating adventure. Now I am anxious to begin the next. Great fun and very imaginative.

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  • Ariel
  • 01-06-2019

The second book just as good as the first!

Loved everything about this book. Solid characters and plot that moves at a great pace. There is even hints of romance that don't drag down the story. Moving right to the next book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-04-2019

Characters

I have read this book several times. As this story is based on Egyptian culture, I find the character voices odd. I never Imagined The character voices to sound British, Scottish, and Irish.

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  • AmazonCustomer
  • 06-04-2019

Excellent

Love this series and I'm so happy to have it on audiobook. This book is even better than Joust!

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  • Gavin Anderson
  • 04-04-2019

Such a great series

love this series so much, and cant wait for the remainder to be released. This series is great for almost all ages

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-04-2019

So many new characters, but they're all wonderful!

I cant wait for the next two books! Ryan Burke is a terrific narrator, finally bringing this most unique of Mercedes Lackey's series to life.

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  • j.vance
  • 12-08-2021

narrator is fantastic

Narrator really brought the book to life. He was a master of accents and made it easy to really get into the story.

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  • Musser's
  • 22-05-2021

even better than the last

for only the 2nd book in this series its amazing the story an everything, all the emotions an strategy an character development overall amazing 2nd book

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  • Kady M.
  • 12-05-2021

Even better than the first!

I am so happy with the way the plot turned out. It was better than I was expecting it to be and I cannot wait to get the 3rd book. I love the narration as well.

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