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Dragoneer Saga - The Royalty Cycle Boxed Set (Books, 4, 5, and 6): The Royalty Cycle Boxed set (Dragoneer Saga Boxed Set Book 2)
Dragoneer Saga - The Royalty Cycle Boxed Set (Books, 4, 5, and 6): The Royalty Cycle Boxed set (Dragoneer Saga Boxed Set Book 2)
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3.0 out of 5 stars these books are good quick and easy to read, 6 Jun. 2015
these books are good quick and easy to read. they're not M R Mathias best work. based in a different time to the wardstone trilogy but no where near as good. like i said it easy reading and enjoyable but wont leave a lasting impression like his wardstone trilogy.


The Complete Wardstone Trilogy
The Complete Wardstone Trilogy
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best I've read, 10 April 2015
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every now and again you come across a set of books that grab you by the collar and just shake you about all over the place. The Wardstone trilogy does exactly that and then some. M.R. Mathias has written a proper block buster of epic proportions. I couldn't put these books down, they were and are fantastic reads. I'm not going to give away any of the story, but having read several dozens of fantasy adventures over the last few years these books are in my top 5 reads. You will not be disappointed with your purchase.


The Dragon War: The Complete Trilogy
The Dragon War: The Complete Trilogy
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish Rubbish Rubbish, 10 April 2015
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Tears stung my eyes
Tears streamed down my face
Tears burned my eyes
But i whispered to myself i must be strong
My heart thrashed in my chest and
More tears stung my eyes

The above sums up what happens in this rotten effort of a fantasy epic, as that's all the characters seem to do though out the whole trilogy. As you might have gathered already, i do not rate these books in any semblance of the word. In short they are a complete waste of time. unfortunately for me i read some of the reviews on amazon, thought it might be worth a read and bought the trilogy. usually I don't go into a great amount of detail with my reviews, as i don't want to ruin the experience for other readers, but i feel this travesty of a trilogy deserves exactly that if only to warn people away from wanting to poke their eyes out at the drivel written before them.

There is no back story of any worth in these books. a previous empire is mention regularly enough and the main character (rune) is the heir to this fallen empire however, we learn nothing about the empire itself, of the beauty, the culture, the creation of etc etc. you cant sympathize with any "rebels" due to the fact that you don't know what it is they're fighting to restore.

The characters in this book are so 1 dimensional that its quite painful to read about them. there's no bond established between any characters, no life to the dialogue shared between them. no intense feeling of friendships. the basis of what makes a good book (ie the characters) is non existent here and in turn you feel no empathy or any other emotion for that matter for any of the characters.All the characters in this book seem to do is cry and then cry some more and then cry again once the initial batch of crying is done. by the end of these books i found i had a tears in my eyes as well, tears of joy as i had finally finished reading them.

the story line is also a shambles. in short the entire kingdom this book is based in has a population of people that are able to transform themselves into dragons whenever they feel like it. they are ruled by a tyrant who has any army of several hundred thousand dragon/human shape shifters, who in turn rule in his name over millions of souls all of whom (just about) that can change in to fire breathing bone crushing flesh tearing dragons. if the world they live in is so bad and the emperor is so cruel why not just turn in to a massive dragon army of million and overthrow him? like i said the plot is 'plotless' for a better word.

Some of the sub plots are completely pointless. At one point we are entertained with a whole chapter told through the consciousness of a dog. I'm still completely baffled by this and asking what we as the readers were meant to take away from that experience. the dog in question has no relevance to the outcome of the story, so again what the author was thinking is beyond me.

The whole book seems to be written in a way that the author is hoping that it will be picked up by some Hollywood studio or TV company (maybe the success of Game of thrones had an involuntary influence here) and forgot that first you need to write an actual book not a very poor long and boring screen play.

This book or books are not very good at all, usually you can find some sort of redeeming factor in a book that you didn't enjoy but in this case i really cannot. these are the worst books i have read in a very very long time.

If this is your genre then I recommend that you read any of the following; Blood and Tears, The Wardstone Trilogy, The Farseer trilogy, The King killer chronicles, the first law trilogy Just do not read this set of books.


A Crucible of Souls (Book One of the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence)
A Crucible of Souls (Book One of the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence)

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars boring, 11 May 2014
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im not going to write a lengthy review here, but if you like your fantasy novels with no action, an extremely dim witted hero who cant tell his **** from his elbow and endless amounts of talk that goes around in cirlces then by all means buy this book. Boring!!


The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One
The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book, 11 May 2014
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fantastic read, really enjoyed getting my teeth into this book, the characters the plot, the side plots, the action the violence, the back stabbing, in all its everything i would want in a fantasy epic. buy this book and get lost in the world of the first law.


Best Served Cold: A First Law Novel (World Of The First Law Series Book 1)
Best Served Cold: A First Law Novel (World Of The First Law Series Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars good follow up to the first law, 11 May 2014
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Best served cold is based in the same world as the first law trilogy, its a stand alone novel set in a different region to that of the original trilogy however a few of the peripheral characters fromm the original series reamerge in more depth in this book. very enjoyable read, bloody and fast paced as the other books, not as indepth as the first law books but definitley a good follow up and recommended to anyone who enjoyed the first law books.


Last Argument Of Kings: The First Law: Book Three
Last Argument Of Kings: The First Law: Book Three
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent end to the trilogy, 11 May 2014
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as ive already said about books 1 & 2 in this trilogy, i loved reading these books the characters and story lines were superb, no punches held. this books continues in the same non stop fashion of the first two books and does not leave you disappointed. highly recommend the whole trilogy.


Before They Are Hanged: The First Law: Book Two
Before They Are Hanged: The First Law: Book Two
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book, 11 May 2014
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great follow up to the the blade itself, my review will be exactly the same as the first book. not goingto riun it by going into any detail other than to say you will love the characters and the story, go out and buyall three in the trilogy, you will not be disappointed.


The Heroes: A First Law Novel
The Heroes: A First Law Novel
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3.0 out of 5 stars good bits bad bits, 11 May 2014
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based in the world of joe abercrombies the first law series, the heroes is not the best of his books in this world. dont get me wrong it has its good bits and (yes, you've guessed it) bad bits. i would recommend reading the first law trilogy and then best served cold before reading the heroes.


City of Light (The Traveler's Gate Trilogy Book 3)
City of Light (The Traveler's Gate Trilogy Book 3)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, 11 May 2014
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really really enjoyed this trilogy.ive already written a review for the first two books, but to recap, book one the house of blades was a good read, light, enjoyable and a good introduction to the world of the travelers gate and the main characters,the second book the crimson vault took it up another level, much more action and much more on the main characters, thefight scenes were fantastic and the scene was set for an all out war... Welcome City of light. if you like your fantasy epics full of battles wit and edge of your seat cliff hangers then the final installment will not disappoint, finished the book in one reading and i'll happily recommend it to anyone.make sure you read the first twobooks or you wont have a clue what happening in regards to the gate traveling.


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