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Happy Slumbers (Dragon City (Book Four of Four) 4)

Happy Slumbers (Dragon City (Book Four of Four) 4) [Kindle Edition]

Tom Lichtenberg
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Product Description

When Argus Kirkham disappears, his older brother Alex returns to the city of his youth to join in the search, but finds himself instead at the edge of a baffling mystery he can neither see nor begin to understand, in this fourth and final re-mix of the Dragon City series.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 829 KB
  • Print Length: 53 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008EED36M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #347,159 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My books fall generally into four categories, the fourth being 'None of the Above'. It's a pretty sure thing that when readers like a book from Group A, B, or C, chances are they are more likely to enjoy another book from that same group than one from another group.

Group A, my personal favorite, could be called 'Absurdist Comedy'. It includes the duology of 'Orange Car with Stripes' and 'Missy Tonight', as well as 'Renegade Robot', 'Death Ray Butterfly', 'Secret Sidewalk', 'Squatter with a Lexus', 'Hidden Highway', 'Unwritten Rules of Impossible Things', 'The New Guy in Moon Base Twelve', 'Humanoid Central' and the 'All Geeked Up' collection which includes 'World Weary Avengers', 'Ledman Pickup', and 'In Constant Contact'.

Group B might be called 'Speculative Fiction', and while these share certain traits with Group A, they tend to be less humorous and a tad more serious. The group contains the Dragon City series ('Snapdragon Alley', 'Freak City', 'Dragon Town' and 'Happy Slumbers') as well as 'Zombie Nights', 'Entropic Quest', 'Sexy Teenage Vampires', 'Time Zone', 'Rampant Pheromonix', 'Phantom of the Mall' and the screenplays 'Jimmyland' and ;Golden'.

Group C is more mainstream, more traditional fiction, in the 'Realist' or 'Naturalist' sense, and includes 'Somebody Somewhere', 'Fixture', 'Raisinheart', 'The Part Time People', 'Bobby and the Bedouins', 'The Girl in the Trees', and most of the short stories in 'Cashier World' and 'The Mortal Hole'.

Group D is where I'm putting the stuff that doesn't so neatly fit in the other categories, such as 'Fissure Monroe', 'Macedonia', 'Dawn Debris' and my little kids' book, 'Tiddlywink the Mouse'

My hope is that this sort of classification will help readers pick another book they might enjoy, assuming they have enjoyed one in the first place!

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4.0 out of 5 stars The last in the series 12 Sep 2013
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I enjoyed reading this ebook, the final instalment in the series. A light, enjoyable read, but your really should read the previous books in the series to understand it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good story. 11 Aug 2013
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Make sure you read the other three first - surely this series if crying out to be released as one volume? But worth seeking out and reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written ending 9 Aug 2013
By humanitysdarkerside VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
Spring Hill Lake is this bizarre town where mysterious things happen. People disappear, sinkholes appear and then disappear and people suddenly appear out of the blue. In "Happy Slumbers" we find out what is going on and why it happens.

When Alex Kirkham comes looking for his brother Argus, who seems to have disappeared, Alex meets this old lady (Etta) on a park-bench. She starts talking in riddles and Alex follows her around trying to figure out what she is talking about.

We get a short historical recap of Alex and Argus' encounters with the "Thing" in Spring Hill Lake. Part of the recap comes through Alex's interactions with the "Law".

Of course, the government has to get involved. After the last oddities regarding the stadion they are all gung-ho about making Alex spill the beans. But Alex has no beans to spill, at least not yet.

I loved the ending of the "Dragon City" series. Another thing I really enjoyed was my inability to place the "Dragon City" series in any one category. Is it science fiction or is it fantasy or maybe a bit of both? That is the joy of being a reader, at least when an author writes as well as Tom Lichtenberg does.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Have we finished 8 July 2013
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I reviewed the first book in the series and have now finished this, the fourth in the series. The books, as short as they are are very readable, and as far as each book goes, tells a story in itself in a simplistic way. Without too many spoilers the books follow 2 brothers and a best friend. The best friends Uncle disappears, they find a street on a map that does not appear on other maps, and se tout to investigate. As the books are very short (this last instalment about 50 pages), they build up the tension as best they can, but none of them including the last one finish the story off with any natural conclusion. In fact I had about 50 pages worth of questions to ask when it had finished.

Personally I like all the loose ends to be tied up in a book, this finished leaving you thinking there must be another book. It never felt like any of the books reached the full potential, and as you were waiting for a big shock or revelation that most thrillers, sci fi stories rely on it never came.

These are not bad books, and are certainly not badly written, but write this feeling as if the author has missed an opportunity.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Happy Slumbers 21 Dec 2012
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I've now read the series and can honestly say that I have no clearer idea about what was going on than I did during the first book. It says that all questions are answered and loose ends tied up in this book but I think I must have missed every single one of them as nothing appears to be answered. I read them, I reviewed them and that's about as good as I can say!
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