Good job, heroes. A military debacle is actually a ripe setting for a novel- good stories are built on conflict, after all.
One need only look at, say, a Flashman novel that makes use of such a scenario to good effect, showing the horror and senselessness of war. So the book ends with a sneaky rescue mission, and a big boss fight against the Evil-Snake-God. Maybe even back then, I realized the books were a bit crap, without even really being aware of it. I read this book when I was a kid too. I think I looked at it a little side-eyed even then.
Two-ton fighting, flightless dragons serving in imperial legions is really something we need more of in fiction, though. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.
Notify me of new posts via email. Nostalgia trip! The shadows of evil sweep down across the peaceful land of Argonath as the Masters prepare to unleash dread monstrosities on the world, and only Relkin and dragon Bazil Broketail stand between the forces of darkness and Argonath's survival.
Christopher Rowley has written over a dozen science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Bazil Broketail series. He lives in Ellenville, New York.
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Condition: New. Seller Inventory NEW More information about this seller Contact this seller. Book Description Roc November 1, , Condition: new. Seller Inventory think I mean, he was a dragon-man! Or maybe he was just a dragon! Having a big-ass dragon is a pretty convenient thing, fighting wise, as one could imagine.
So yeah. A Sword For a Dragon is the second in the series, so I was able to fill in various details as they went on. Relkin and Bazil are part of the th Dragons more on that later - and their unit gets assigned to a legion that heads down to some far off land, in order to save said land from the evil hordes of Not-Mordor, who are invading because they are jerks with nothing better to do.
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Adventures ensue. They cover up their women in burquas, own slaves…and they also worship some kind of multi-armed death-goddess who demands human sacrifice. This ultimately felt kind of lazy to me.
As a sidenote, this book- or at least the edition I picked up, needed a better editor. During the siege, the Not-Indians are portrayed universally terribly. Fact is, we pretty much hate all the people in this city.
The emperor wants to surrender. Kind of convenient that Rowley forgets about the native troops, too, as I kind of doubt they would put up with the shit that the Good Guy Legion gets up to. Good job, heroes.