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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great follow-up to The Last Dragonlord, 3 Jan 2001
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This review is from: Dragon and Phoenix (Earthlight) (Paperback)
This continues the story (with some great twists) of The Last Dragonlord and his soulmate. We (and they) learn more of their homeworld, and the dragons residing there. Well worth a read, especially if you are "dragon inclined". Different from "Pern's" dragons, but if you like them I think you will like these. I've now read both these stories and not only give them both a 5 star rating, but rate them as ones I'll read again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Three cheers for sequels!, 18 Oct 2006
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In the far-off Empire of Jehanglan, the power of the Emperor is assured by the priest-mages who hold the Phoenix captive, drawing on it's magic to protect the Empire. Nobody in Dragonskeep, the home of the Dragonlords, knows too much about it - or cares. But then Raven Redhawksson, childhood friend of newest Dragonlord Maurynna Kyrissaean, arrives at the Keep, escorting a man who brings distubing news from Jehanglan. He claims the Phoenix is held captive by using the magic of an imprisoned Dragonlord! Before long Linden and Maurynna's friend Lleld has a plan to free both captives; and the only possible candidate for the main part in it is Maurynna. Meanwhile, in the Empire, tensions are building as Lord Jhanun and his followers plot to take the throne from weak, bumbling Emperor Xiane. But they hadn't counted on Xiane's concubine Shei-Luin, who will stop at nothing to become the first Empress of Jehanglan in centuries...

"Dragon and Phoenix" is proof that not all sequels are a let-down. Linden and Maurynna's story is interesting as ever (one or two great insights into their respective childhoods coming up!), Lleld's 'ideas' great fun, and most of the new characters - notably Shei-Luin, who is my favourite - fascinating. But the book suffers from the occasional very tedious chapter, Raven in particular is just awful, and Bertin's writing is still rather clumsy sometimes. However, all these faults are made up for by the magnificent showdown, in which all the major characters play a part from various different places. Bertin switches from Maurynna to Linden to Shei-Luin to any of the numerous others in a way that never lets you catch your breath. As much fun as the first one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I picked this book up and could not put it down, 11 Dec 2000
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This review is from: Dragon and Phoenix (Paperback)
Joanna Bertin is a new face in fantasy and hopefully we will see a lot more like The Last Dragonlord and Dragon & Phoenix. It was brilliant. Having finished the book I feel like I have lost a friend. I cannot wait for Bard's Oath to come out and many more to follow. Joanna Bertin has managed to combine fantasy and romance in a stunning style - keep them coming please
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful continuation, 20 Feb 2006
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This is my second time through "Dragon & Phoenix" and I've enjoyed reading it at least as much as the first time. Joanne Bertin writes an enjoyable tale of the continuation of the story of Maryanna and Linden (with all of the necessary extras). In their search for the rescue of the captured dragon, Pirakos, they risk ending the reign of the Phoenix emperor in the land of Jehanglan. On their road they find both supporters and opponents to their quest.
What I liked the least about this book was the complete lack of suspicion toward their guide, Taren. Taren is conveniently rescued and brought to the attention of Maryanna's friend Raven. Raven brings him to Dragonhold where the tale of the long-captured dragon is brought to the attention of the Dragonlords, who then end up trying to rescue him.
What I liked the most about this book was the story of Maryanna. She seems a likely heroine in this fantasy tale. Maryanna has substance and depth and is portrayed in a manner that is believable.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definately a keeper & an author to look forward too!, 26 Dec 1999
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Bought "The Last Dragonlord" last year. That was good too. It is a bit light, not a strenous read..I didn't come out of it feeling battered. I love it. Am ANXIOUSLY waiting for the next sequel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars cant not read the next book in line, 28 Dec 2012
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i loved the last dragon lord so this was a must purchase.
always buy second hand books, touch wood, never had a bad quality second hand book...
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good, 18 July 2006
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Read this on hols last year after reading The Last Dragonlord. I found it a bit harder going (although not as tough as War and Peace or Pride and Prejudice!) and not quite up to last dragonlord standard but still a must read. Looking forward to the next insallment!
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mitem thought it was great...I've not read it ..no comment, 6 July 1999
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This review is from: Dragon and Phoenix (Hardcover)
(wilbr)You know Ummmm we love to read sci-fi's but..... we never read this one.(mitem) Wait! I did! I read everything! 'twas entertaining!(kalje)Ummm n-n-no comment........
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