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For the most part I thought that this was a strong book. Interesting characters, good plot flow, good adversary. The downsides: Tesser often comes across as not too bright, and the smart business man makes a decision that will certainly destroy his company. Tom out
Well written, engaging characters, and a reasonably nuanced plot for what it is. What it is isn't really the most creative endeavor, though, and if you've read any fantasy novel about a kid from a wealthy family being kicked out to prove himself you can pretty much call every beat fifty pages in advance.
Still, the world-building is good and for once the author is using dragons in a manner consistent with their long-standing literary role (as symbols of greed and power) in a manner that actually matters to the plot instead of as a sideboard to the main story. So, since as a fantasy reader you're going to read this story a hundred more times anyhow, you might as well make this one of them so as to have a memory of it being done well.
I wish there were half stars because I really liked this book just not enough to call it perfect. The characters and the way they were featured in thier chapters was very interesting to me as was the different perspectives presented through their eyes and beliefs. I enjoyed the story very much and was satisfied if not thrilled by the less than epic ending. I look forward to the next books in this series as I am sure I will enjoy them just as much. This sayeth the lord...
I'm not sure why the negative reviewers are taking this book so seriously. It's a book about a shape shifting dragon. Clearly fiction. Not a statement on the state of the world. Now if you take it as it is, this book is a fun read. A nice escape from the daily grind. Is it perfect? Nope. Perfection is boring and highly overrated. So get off your high horses and let your inner child take a romp with your imagination. You might just enjoy it.
Well written tale of the adventures of bringing magic back to the world. I will have to hunt up the online realm of the Reemergence universe. Thanks for the tale of wonder. I got teary in places of the story. It takes some writing talent to get this curmudgeon to show some emotion.