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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Dragon Outcast

Quest the First...

Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time II criteria. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres.

Book : 5 Dragon Outcast by E E Knight

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Roc Trade (December 4, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0451461851

Amazon Product Description
Dragon Outcast continues E.E. Knight's thrilling fantasy series about a brood of young dragon siblings-each unique, each powerful, and each fated to battle the other to the end. Here, the darkest of the dragons is introduced as he strives to make himself the strongest-and the last-of his brethren...

This third and final book of the trilogy speaks of the crippled, no named, hatchling that escaped the family destruction, that HE himself had set in motion.

It was a story of survival, and of working with, a not so perfect body. It encompassed danger, a real struggle to survive and making more of himself than he ever believed could be.

There are parts in all three of these books that make me think, that although there are many life lessons hidden in these books, there are some parts that I don't think would set well with young adults... mainly some description of killings and death by the dragons. As for myself, it even made me a bit uncomfortable, but each story was told so well that they kept me reading, even knowing there would be more of the same before their story was told. I think that it was put in for some realism and in that way it worked well.

After the first book I didn't think the author could write another book following a second hatchling and keep it interesting ... but he not only wrote a good story for the second book, but for the third book as well.

It surpised me that I was kept coming back to read these 3 hatchlings stories..

Well done E.E. Knight... well done!

This concludes the 5th round of Quest the First!!... I can't begin to tell you how much I've enjoyed Carl's Once Upon A Time Challenge!!


Blogger Nymeth said...

You did it! You finished again! Congratulaions :)

11:51 AM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

Gorgeous book cover...reminds me of some of the dragons that you own and have pictured here before.

And congrats on finishing another quest...or a quest again! :)

11:21 PM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

I have to add my congratulations too! I’ve enjoyed your reviews from your quest. I never knew there were so many stories about dragons!

11:29 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Nymeth: Thanks! Didn't set out to do that, but then it is 99%of wh at I read so... would be hard not to lol

Carl: yes it does look like some of my bookwyrms!

Ladytink: IT's probably surprising that I like reading about dragons considering my first dragon was Smaug (from the Hobbit) and he wasn't a very nice dragon!

12:13 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

Yaaaaay! Well done. Gorgeous covers on that series of books...

7:00 PM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

I think Smaug could have been my first dragon too.

4:02 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Cath: oh yeah, covers always help in choosing books lol.. *shaking head* I'm hopeless!

Ladytink: I think Smaug was many people's first introduction to dragons!!.. well.. make that "adult introduction"... many read "Puff the Magic Dragon " as a little kid lol

12:22 PM  

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