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5.0 out of 5 stars A Vibrant Novel, 27 Jan 2005
This review is from: Alta (Dragon Jousters) (Hardcover)
I enjoy Mercedes Lackey but I would not read every one of her books. They did not have that kind of power for me, except for this new series of hers about Vetch/Kiron. Some claim that details are lacking, however I find that it is just right. To begin with, it was never the type of epic fantasy that seems to go on forever, it would have slowed the pace too much. The dragons in Alta were beautiful, packed with colours and character. The same goes for the characters themselves, especially the new type of Jousters that Kiron was training. They were each and every one of them different. The only regret that I have is that they could each have a bigger role in the story but as I said, it would have stolen the pace and the limelight from Kiron so maybe just as well that there wasn't. If I say any more, I suspect I will start commenting on the story itself and I do not want to give away any plots to spoil the story. However, I will say that this series to me because I started having a greater interest in dragon-novels because of it. Also, if a warning that if you are looking for a fantasy that scales on the epic, then this is not for you, for again I remind you that this is not an epic, though I wish that it could be a bit longer, so I could have read more of it.
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