4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 1 January 2007
I have read all the books in this series and enjoyed them all immensely. They are refreshingly different in that the story does not revolve around human characters interacting with dragons - it is all told from the dragons' point of view. Having said that, the dragons are very anthropomorphic, thinking and behaving like people rather than animals (they have such concepts as murder, government and war), but the characterization is very good.
The plot is complex and interesting with rarely a dull moment, keeping you gripped all the way through.
The only complaint I have is that, as any cryptozoologist will tell you, the author's "natural dragons", having only two legs, are in fact not dragons but wyverns!
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2002
This book is among one of the best fantasies i have ever read, it is wounderfully detailed and captures the imagination marvellously. It is very different from other fantasies as there are no human or human resembling characters, making it a refreshing and interesting read. If you love the work of Tolkien, then this book is a must read! The author guides you through a world of tragic misunderstandings and the changing of the world as it is known The events have unfortunate but not devastating effects, with new hope and understanding between the mysteries of charm and the seemingly dullness of nature being born, and a new race of dragons, with a new future. Once picked up it is immpossible to put down, and after reading this I have gone out and bought the second and third in the series. If you have a wild imagination and a love for dragons, this is the ultimate book to own.
on 28 December 2012
This is an incredible book, I absolutely love it! It has such an intriguing story absolutely without comparison and is sure to capture anyone's interest. The characters are unique not just in personality, but also in physical appearance: some really cool and creative dragons are described here in great detail. The story moves along pretty quickly and before you know it, it's finished. It does have two sequels: "Dragonstorm" and "Dragonflame", both of which continue this great tale and leads it in a shocking direction.
I would highly recommend not only this book but the entire "The Ultimate Dragon Saga"-trilogy to anyone who's a fan of epic-fantasy.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 31 October 2001
This book has been really underrated! It's fast paced, so you're always interested, and it's long enough to give you enough to read. It's completely different to any other dragon books I've read, is fairly priced and very good value for money. There are no human characters - they're all dragons, so it's a gem of a book for dragon maniacs like me :)
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 12 April 2001
this is a very good dragon book, i recomend it to any fantasy fan, it is very different and now what you would expect