• Mistress of Dragons

  • The First Book of the Dragonvarld Trilogy
  • By: Margaret Weis
  • Narrated by: Gigi Marceau-Clarke
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 06-27-03
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • 3.6 (570 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Mistress of Dragons is the first volume in an epic fantasy trilogy entitled The Dragonvald. Here is a world where men and dragons coexist amid political intrigue and dark magic, where the uneasy balance of power between the two is on the verge of becoming undone, threatening to unleash waves of destruction that will pit humans against humans as well as dragons against men for the domination of the world. Humanity's very survival is at risk. The power to hold the chaos at bay, the terrible secret that maintains the balance, rests in the hands of a new and inexperienced Mistress of Dragons.
©2003 Margaret Weis (P)2003 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"A classic tale...touched with originality." (Publishers Weekly) "A rich and vibrant fantasy world populated with various races and complex, believable characters." (Library Journal) "Weis has brilliantly conceived a world viable for both dragons and humans." (Booklist)
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By Laura on 07-24-03

What a great story!

My husband and I just finished this audio book and we anxiously await the next installment of this imaginative and unpredicable story. The characters are richly drawn and the story constantly kept us amazed and guessing. Ms. Weis is not afraid of getting out on a limb and that is one thing that makes this story so fascinating and unique. The narrator is well-choosen. The book is told in a well-paced voice with good character differenciations. I loved being carried away to the land of dragons and the unpredictible human pawns during our long commutes to work.

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By Brendan on 09-28-04

Melodramatic, tedious, one-dimensional

After reading the "Void" series co-authored by Weis and Hickman, I was excited to start another series by Weis. Sadly, I was extremely disappointed.

The narration was annoyingly over-acted ... the combination of repetitive word choice and peculiar pronunciations became almost unbearably irritating. Imagine the words "body" or "bodies" repeated every minute or two, but rhymed with "toadie."

The characters (yes, lesbian, I know for god's sake!) related in stilted, cliched ways. "I know I deserve to die." "No, I will love you forever." Please.

I can't recommend this book to anyone who wants more than a Harlequin-Romance-Novel-style cheese-fest. Listen to Phillip Pullman's trilogy "His Dark Materials" instead -- you'll be glad you avoided this dud.

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By Alison Barker on 09-08-07

Disappointingly shallow and bland

I found this story to be very trite and shallow and am glad I bought it with Listener credits; I surely wouldn't have wanted to pay full price! I felt like I was listening to an allegorical fable for children most of the time. It gets two whole stars - because I was able to actually finish listening to it.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

By artemis99 on 07-23-09

A Pure escape from reality

This was the first book I downloaded from Audible and it persuaded me to join. I now have all three books in the series and I have enjoyed them all. They may seem a strange choice to peel potatoes and make cake to. (I now have a player in the kitchen), but I prefer to listen to a book than music. These books were very different to anything else I have ever read as I am new to fantasy fiction but I am now well and truly hooked

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