The planet Oabrora faces a perpetual winter after a human mage, Vico, causes all of the volcanos in the dragon homeland of Jifihx to erupt. Three dragon siblings (Mianth, Tulvir, and Hirador) survive the blast and set out on a journey to bring Vico to justice. However, when they cross paths with two humans, they discover a far worse enemy than Vico.
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Decent book and story.
Dragons' quest for revenge...
Probably yes. It's a short listen and quite a good adventure with dragons as the main characters and humans as the villains... It's also intriguing enough to engage the listener, even though I'd like to have some more world-building or a little bit more background information of what happened to the world before the book starts...
The main characters - the dragon siblings Mianth, Tulvir and Hirador. They are very human in their behaviour, so much so that their personalities make the listener/reader forget they are dragons, except in a few action-packed scenes of fights/battles... Compared to them the human characters in the story are definitely less interesting, less developed, we don't know enough of them to really care what happens to them - that's the weakness of the story, and that's why I've given it only 4 stars.
Also, the first part (the book consists of two parts) was dragging a little, although there was a good twist ending it; the second part was a little bit more logical. Still I found some scenes unnecessary or confusing as to their purpose for the plotline, one scene particularly so (no details for the "no spoilers" reason:))...
But on the whole the storyline is interesting and the pace is quite fast, with some good descriptions of dragons fighting their enemies. And I think young(er) readers/listeners will like the book a lot more than (older) grown-ups, though:)
Terry Jenkins' narration is good, I liked the voices he gave all the characters, especially the dwarf (sorry, no name here as I only listened to the book and have no idea how to spell his name:)). I've given the performance 4 stars instead of 5 because at times the narration seemed a little flat (for the lack of a better word...) - Mr Jenkins is great at reading dialogues, but a little monotonous when reading the narrator's parts...
On the other hand, I loved Mr Jenkins' interpretation of all the male characters; each one of them was perfect and each "voice" excellently conveyed the personality of the given character. Female characters were also well done, though it's always more difficult to voice well the characters of the opposite sex:)
As it is a rather short audiobook (a little less than 3 hrs) it can easily be listened to in one sitting; it's also interesting enough to make you want to do it without taking breaks:)
DISCLAIMER: I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.
- Lidia Chymkowska