Dragon (Vlad Taltos, #8)

Dragon (Vlad Taltos, #8) In Which Vlad Taltos Finds Himself, Much To His Surprise, At The Fateful Battle Of Baritt S TombMarching Through Mud Just Isn T As Much Fun As They Say.After Years Of Surviving In Adrilankha By Practicing The Trade He Knows Best Killing People For A Living Suddenly Vlad Taltos Finds Himself In The Last Place Any Self Respecting Assassin Wants To Be The Army Worse, He S Right In The Middle Of A Apocalyptic Battle Between Two Sorcerous Armies, And Everyone Expects Him To Play A Role They Won T Explain All Vlad S Got Between Him And The Worst Kind Of Death Is His Wits Oh, And A Smart Mouthed Winged Lizard Dragon Is Steven Brust At His Best A Swashbuckling Fantasy Adventure. I ve alwaysor less loved this fantasy series and I m finally getting back to it, and even though all the novels are good, the last few weren t quite as great as the young Vlad I d grown to love.That s why this one is such a treat We ve got a young kid in his prime doing stupid things for powers he only vaguely understands Just because these powers happen to later become his closest friends doesn t diminish the sheer foolhardiness of his actions, though Vlad Goes To War Hilarity ensue I ve alwaysor less loved this fantasy series and I m finally getting back to it, an
I m giving this one five stars on re reading, as an audiobook, in internal chronological order, simply because Brust is at the top of his game with the craft of this one As with Taltos, it s really not a good idea to read this out of publication order if you re new to the series, because so much of what happens is layered in with the intent of winking at the reader who s read the other books Dragon takes place in three parts, two of which are woven together so beautifully it s like a master cla I m giving this one five stars on re reading, as an audiobook, in internal chronological order, simply because Brust is at the top of his game with the craft of this one As with Taltos, it s really not a good idea to read this out of publication order if you re new to the series, because so much of what happens is layered in with the intent of winking at the reader who s read the other books Dragon takes place in three parts, two of which are woven together so beautifully it s like a master class in how to do tran
Probably the weakest of the Taltos books on its own the plot is neither straightforward swashbuckling fun nor heady, convoluted mystery and intrigue, and in trying to write about war, Brust swings and misses on his normal ability of balancing entertaining story telling with thoughtful meditation on big themes of human life yet perhaps the first one that stands as an essential to the series as a whole The doubled storylines point us both back and forth in time, and ensure that we as readers Probably the weakest of
Continues to be fun, happy the story connects with the other main characters again. The author s note about this series is that the books can be read in any order and are basically standalones However, I m thirty three pages in and I have no interest in reading any further because I feel like I ve missed a ton of info Maybe this series has a high learning curve and this book is just like all of the rest, but I feel like I should understandabout the world and the characters than I do thirty pages in.The idea behind the book is really interesting, and I wanted to see just The author s note about this series is that the books can be read in any order and are basically standalones However, I m thirty three pages in and I have no interest in reading any further because I feel like I ve missed a ton of info Maybe this series has a high learning curve and this book is just like all of the rest, but I feel like I should understandabout the world and the characters than I do thirty pages in.The idea behind the book is really interesting, and I wanted to see just how an assassin would fair in the army, but I m just feeling too lost to enjoy it, and I m not interested enough to finish this book or read the rest of the s
Dragon is the eighth novel in Steven Brust s VLAD TALTOS series As you re reading the series, it probably doesn t matter when you read Dragon since it s really a stand alone story which tells of a battle that occurred earlier in the series chronology, just after the events of Taltos, which was a prequel to the first three VLAD TALTOS novels As you can see, the books jump around in time But Dragon is not one of the better volumes, so I wouldn t recommend, say, reading it first and basing yo Dragon is the eighth novel in Steven Brust s VLAD TALTOS series As you re reading the series, it probably doesn t matter when you read Dragon since it s really a stand alone story which tells of a battle that occurred earlier in the series chronology, just after the events of Taltos, which was a prequel to the first three VLAD TALTOS novels As you can see, the books jump around in time But
I do so wish I had read this one earlier It was strange jumping back in time so much I almost wrote the book up half way through as a wash because I wasn t able to get into based on the time jump, but then I really started digging seeing war through Vlad s eyes It was quite funny and a unique persp
Every Vlad Taltos book that has Morrolan in it but very little to no Cawti gets at least 4 stars from me This one was downright hilarious in places, though nothing isfunny and interesting than Vlad s very odd relationship with Morrolan Also, the introduction of Daymar was a hoot 3.5 stars Dragon is a flashback story of Vlad Taltos, while he was still an assassin in House Jheryg However, this time, Vlad isn t hired to kill someone, but to help with some secret military maneuvers, which of course, means he needs to be embedded in the army Being in the army is, of course, detrimental to the free wheeling breaking of rules Vlad is used to, so figuring out how to just fit in is his first challenge Then how to keep fitting in while going on his mysterious missions, which Vlads frien Dragon is a flashback story of Vlad Taltos, while he was still an assassin in House Jheryg However, this time, Vlad isn t hired to kill someone, but to help with some secret military maneuvers, which of c

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Dragon (Vlad Taltos, #8)
  • Steven Brust
  • English
  • 07 July 2018
  • 0812589165