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Publisher's Summary

Everyone knows dragons have been extinct for over 1,000 years.

Everyone is wrong.

At least one dragon remains, and military scientists from the Cofah Empire are experimenting with its blood, using the magical substance to power deadly new weapons that could be used to bring the world to its knees. That's a concern for Zirkander, Cas, and the rest of the Iskandians, but all Tolemek wants is to find his missing sister. The last time he saw her, their father had locked her in an asylum because of a mental illness with no cure. Now the military has taken her. What use the Cofah have for her, Tolemek can only guess, but he is certain she is in danger. He must save her before it's too late. But her fate is inexplicably tied to the dragon's, and he must find it to find her.

©2014 Lindsay Buroker (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Best one yet!

I enjoyed this book the best. It's a shame it is such a short book.

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Spellbinding

I really love this series. It’s so different to everything else around and constantly keeps me guessing as to what will happen next. The characters are fresh and engaging and make me want to learn more about them. I also love the balance between the male and female heroes. I’m off to the next book in the series now, will you join me?

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I love this series

I just love this series and its characters, give more, the story teller is amazing with her different voices

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Engaging story!

Engaging story filled with action and guessing what is going to happen next.
Performance was supurb, using different voices for the different characters. However sometimes the tonality didn't match the flow. Other times it was clear that the narrator had taken a break and then restarted with a voice not matching what preceded.
Though these are very minor feedback and actually this has been the best narration of any audio book with multiple characters. Outstanding job.

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Oh Wow!! A hibernating dagon.

The group from the 3rd book follow the clues to find a lost sister and the source of the Dragon's blood.
off course, there is drama and fighting, and magic. All that keeps the listener on the edge of their seats.
I do enjoy the narrator's reading style for these books. It absolutely adds that sparkle to the stories.

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Awesome

This series of Dragon Blood so far has been awesome. I love the storyline. Can't wait to listen to book 5.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-02-2016

Another great episode from Lindsay Buroker

I've enjoyed listening to another book in the Dragon Blood series. I own the rest of them on kindle but wish they were all available to listen to as well. The narrator, Caitlin Davies, does a fine job with differing the voices of the characters.

The series is a fantasy story arc with magic, dragons, airships and adventure. I'm looking forward to more of the character development as I move into the 5th book.

Happy listening!

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  • CAP
  • 23-07-2017

Here comes the Dragon

Book 3 in this series left in a large cliffhanger, a plan and coarse of action to travel in order to save one of the main character's sister. I took a break on the series for a bit to catch up on some other series, but when I came back, I was instantly hooked once again. I love learning more about each character and their distinct personalities. The story was tense and full of action, with each character on the journey offering their own qualities to help further their quest. Great story, great tension, and great ending. I'm looking forward to the rest in the series.

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  • joanne
  • 08-03-2016

Great series

Fun. Original. And funny. A lot of books I have listened to recently seem to run together in my memory. This one won't. I'm anxiously waiting for another installment.

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  • Leila Tracey
  • 15-06-2016

Another fantastic book Buroker! <br />

this story is a continuation of the first three books. It continues on so we find out what happens with the main characters from the previous three stories. It could also sets up the continuong storyline for the series. Great reading.

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  • Mark W.
  • 28-02-2016

great adventure! !!

another great adventure in the chain of this series of book. the narrator brings the book to life, all of the authors thoughts flow together so flawlessly.

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  • L J Rusin
  • 07-03-2017

Wonderful!

I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend Patterns in the Dark. The performance by Caitlin Dàvies is excellent, and the story is packed full of adventure, with great characters. If you want some first rate escapeism, I think you will really enjoy the entire Dragon blood series!

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  • Amanda
  • 15-07-2016

Fantastic

Love this series. Can't wait for book 5.
5 stars for the author and the narrator.

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  • Tanker132
  • 15-02-2016

loved it

i loved it. it was great. i cant wait for the next one in the series.

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  • bert
  • 03-02-2016

Great listen I recomend it a must listen

all around good book. An amazing series i hope the outher books become avalible
soon.The narator made the story come alive.

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  • inna testolini
  • 10-04-2021

Awesome

wow what a great find. very happy to have found this series. all the books are fantastic. The performance was excellent!

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  • Cailleach Eilidh
  • 24-08-2021

Loved it

Still hooked on this story, even with the narration. Can't wait to read the next one

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  • KBotelho
  • 21-08-2021

The interesting adventure story continues

I've become rather attached to this series and the characters - whom are all well developed, interesting and fully integrated within the plot. The narrator does a fine job of voicing the different individuals so that you can discern each by the voice and inflections she gives them.

I started the series by downloading the omnibus of the first 3 books for free as an Audible member, but became hooked and am now buying them on my own as I've got to find out 'what happens next'!

I happily recommend this book, like the whole genre, it's a firm favourite forming a guilty pleasure for me! Easy to listen to, good plots and sub-plots, great story telling and all in all, a fun listen.

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  • Mumblecrust
  • 19-11-2021

Cer’ainly

I car’ainly climbed a moun’ain after i drew the cur’ains.
The lack of T’s drove me crazy. I’ kep’ed breaking my concen’ra’ion.
Apart from that I am enjoying the series so far.

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  • 18-09-2021

Fantastic

was absolutely gripped with the story. and I want to listen to all of the series
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  • Lin Goodwin
  • 13-09-2021

Great story, crap narrator

It sounds like it is being narrated by a text to voice robot. Intonation and pronunciations are dreadful. I found it irritating. I felt like shout that it was a corridor not a Cawdor.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-01-2022

I dont like jungels

It's fine, but I just don't like storys sentered around jungles. I expect I will enjoy the next one more.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-01-2022

enjoyable story less good narration

really enjoying the story and the characters. Some of the writing and word choices is a little under developed but over old good. sadly the narration leaves a lot to be desired with odd pronunciation, an inability to pronounce certain letters, chosing to miss them out completely, and slightly staccato speech when speaking a characters words which imparts a robotic edge to the writing rather than a more natural quality of speech, especially when the narrator is voicing the different characters. She seems much more natural when just doing the narration between the speech so not sure why this is lost when she is playing the characters

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  • Debbie
  • 05-01-2022

Much enjoyed

Much enjoyed this & looking forward to the next ones. Change in lead characters broadens the interest

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  • MKxSTARx
  • 28-12-2021

Great book

I was on the back fence with this book, but I loved it in the end.

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  • Ms A.
  • 16-12-2021

gripping

characters and plot line excellent. engaging right from the first few minutes. cant wait to read the rest of the series

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