(Book 4, for OUaT)
Legends of the Dragonrealm: Firedrake by Richard A Knaak.
Paperback: 704 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books (September 1, 2009)
Book 1 contains 3 books: the first being: Firedrake: 234 pgs.
Firedrake• : In the ultimate war between humans and fiery shape-shifting beings, Duke Toma has unleashed every conceivable evil upon the world of the Dragon Kings. Only one dares to challenge him: Cabe Bedlam, a youth with a magical sword that promises its bearer total mastery over man and beast alike.
A 700 page book holding 3 books in one.
Firedrake wasn't the greatest for me. It seems any time someone writes about Dragons that can shape-shift and that hate humans I just can't really enjoy the story. In general they all seem to have the same basis.
This book did have a few side characters that I did liked, and a number of "odd" creatures not usually used, and so I had no trouble reading the story. Also, the humans that had magic were written well.
I find myself wondering if I might have liked this better had I not come off of a book I had enjoyed a lot . Sometimes the next book never lives up to the one I just finished.
The world building was good, but I am not sure that I will go on to read the next book called The Ice Dragon.