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Tor, August 2004 24.95, 317 pp.
ISBN: 0312878834

Rhapsody and her half-dragon husband Ashe are enjoying the quiet serenity of married life. Both are elated that she is carrying his child and look forward to raising kids together. The calm has allowed their allies King Achmed and Grunthor to make progress on restoring the kingdom of Ylorc. Finally, they celebrate that their ward Gwydion has become an adult.

But vengeance is in the air. Assassins plan to kill Achmed because of his killing of their leader. Anwyn the Dragon has returned with plans to kill Rhapsody who put him into the death-sleep for the past three years. Finally Sorbold Emperor Talquist has a new ally, the evil seer Anwyn. War seems imminent.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow Adversaries are…    -   dragon buddy Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book GIANT monster(s)    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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