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5.0 out of 5 stars
Extremely good - go buy it today!, 7 Dec. 2012
Ok, let's summarize - where can you read about how to slay a dragon in the best quality detail, written by somebody who has actually studied medieval history and can really describe that kind of world? The only person I have come across is Barbara Hambly. To be clear, I have bought three copies of this book over the years (book loans that never came back or books that just fell apart) and I still come back to the crisp, clean descriptions of her world. Add in the magic and it adds a wondrous extra dimension. The ending of the book is amazing (and no, I won't spoil it), but if you read around, Barbara was undecided on which ending to use - the one in the book is the best, but the future possibilities this gives are endless... It deserves 5 stars for two main reasons - it's a good read with decent editing and the storyline is just fantastic. Go buy it, you won't regret it... Can I also recommend the Darwath Trilogy as well? If you like Dragonsbane, you will enjoy that series as well.