Tears of a Dragon

Tears of a Dragon S Mortimer Bookin is curious It s what makes him such a good scholar He s curious about the world around him about his dead parents about what it might be like to meet another Contrary man like hims

  • Title: Tears of a Dragon
  • Author: Sulayman X
  • ISBN: 9781615818488
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • S Mortimer Bookin is curious It s what makes him such a good scholar He s curious about the world around him, about his dead parents, about what it might be like to meet another Contrary man like himself Then roguish and Contrary Kai warrior Prince Allender shows up on his doorstep, and Mortimer is entranced The catch Allender comes with baggage a host of Contrary yS Mortimer Bookin is curious It s what makes him such a good scholar He s curious about the world around him, about his dead parents, about what it might be like to meet another Contrary man like himself Then roguish and Contrary Kai warrior Prince Allender shows up on his doorstep, and Mortimer is entranced The catch Allender comes with baggage a host of Contrary youths he wants to train in the ways of the Kai brotherhood with Mortimer as their teacher Mortimer s curiosity and growing fascination with Allender trump his love of routine, and he commits to a perilous journey to obtain the Kai Overlord s blessing for the school It s a quest that will take him from home to the Zu Kai Isle, on to the frozen north, and all the way to the mystical Dragon Isle Mortimer and Allender grow closer with each mile, but when Allender is injured, it will fall to Mortimer to lead their ragtag brotherhood to procure the overlord s price the tears of a dragon.

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    1. This story in the style of a high-fantasy novel mixed elements in an interesting way. While the lore was mostly Western, the martial arts scenes and the philosophy of the Kai warriors showed strong Asian leanings. The opening scene appears as if it was an homage to Tolkien with Allender’s party arriving in dribs and drabs at Mortimer’s house and Mortimer scuttling to and fro to serve them and being ordered about for his efforts.Overall, the worldbuilding was inherently consistent. The writin [...]

    2. This is an interesting tale with a slight difference. It is not a gripping adventure story (which is what I sort of expected), but several quirks in the way it's told and the idea of what the story is about held my attention.The main character, Mortimer, is somewhat incompetent, very hesitant, and has lead a very safe and protected life. His one saving grace is his curiosity, and this is what, in the end, convinces him to go with Allender's motley crew. I loved the way he stands up to the challe [...]

    3. DNF. There was a vaguely pederastic feel here that just didn't work for me. And stuff like "Manly Gay" spelled backwards? "Ylnam the Yag"? Really?? Come on. Unimaginative. I liked Mortimer's character arch at first but I couldn't really get into Allender (nor the aspects of his sexuality, past or presenthe pretty much slept with everybody in the book). It felt like this was originally written as erotica and then someone hastily went back and took out the sex scenes, but neglected to revise all t [...]

    4. While I liked the premise, and the basis of the story was interesting, I found the writing style a bit too much like "The Lord of the Rings": dry, telling rather than showing, and even though the action's interesting, the story just couldn't hold my attention.Having said that, I did like the twist at the end.Top2Bottom Review:“Tears of a Dragon” is a Fantasy that follows S. Mortimer Bookin, a previously untested scholar on an adventure away from the familiar and known. Starting with a double [...]

    5. I ended this book regarding it with love and hate. I enjoyed a lot of the little details of the worldbuilding, but the characters just baffled me so often. They did such strange things all in the name of the "greater good" which just caused no end of immediate problems, sort of like "suck it up and deal with it", but just really made me not like the principle characters very much. On top of that, I often though the things they said to each other were kinda mean and mean-spirited. Also no matter [...]

    6. I enjoyed this book a great deal from beginning to end. It is an epic fantasy with action, adventure, M/M romance and beautiful writing. There are some sexual situations, but no explicit sex, so I'd give it about a PG-13 rating - perfect for both teen and adult readers. Overall, just a great read, and I can't wait to dive into the next of the Five Kingdoms books: "King of Storms".

    7. I ended up really liking this book despite the overly formal and difficult to connect with style of writing and talking. I would have liked more of the boys interactions and a bit more bonding of the group but I loved the underlying message with the Dragons and the though of a band of Contrary brothers. Now I would like a story about someone who joins once the palace is up and running a bit and get to know about the training and have someone fall in love a bit more rather than it being a bit by [...]

    8. I didn't like Mortimer much. He is rather useless as a scholar. Also, the author repeats himself endlessly and needlessly; usually like: sentence A -> sentence B -> sentence A.Other than that, the book was fine.

    9. OMG was that book boring. From the start till the end I haven't found even one character to be interesting. Story is a fantasy and plot is written like you are reading encyclopedic. Nobody would miss much if he or she wouldn't read that book.

    10. It seems lately Ive been reading a lot of YA books. Really enjoyed this book with zen mentalilty. The end was sort of a dissapointment with the 360 that the prince did . But, I guess if you were reading you must accept reality.

    11. 3.5 stars. The beginning was kinda slow, but the world building was well done. Once I got into the flow of the story, I found it interesting. This was a rather philosophical type of fantasy.

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