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Book Title: Sunrunner's Fire|
The author of the book: Melanie Rawn
Edition: Daw Books
Date of issue: August 2nd 2005
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.84 MB
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Reader ratings: 5.3
ISBN 13: 9781101165577
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It took me a while to get into this, because I’m terrible at keeping up with series, and it has been a while since I read the previous Dragon Prince book. But, kudos to Melanie Rawn for creating such a memorable world and characters, because by the first couple of chapters I’d gotten my footing and could read the story without looking up who everyone was. (Thank goodness for character directories in fantasy novels!)
Overall, I really enjoyed this series as a whole. The world is wonderful and I love how Rawn is able to create such different, vibrant characters. There are dozens of strong, independent women who are able to hold their own even in this brutal society, and in this book, she introduces a female character who isn’t so strong-willed, which was a nice change of pace, and I like that we got to see that someone can be strong and brave without being stubborn and physically or mentally powerful.
My favorite part of this is the tension between Andry and his family. It’s masterfully grey, where his family supports him as a person, but doesn’t necessarily agree with his tactics as Lord of Goddess Keep. For me, this is the most interesting dynamic within the whole story, especially when you throw in his relationship with Pol. I’m interested in seeing this further developed in the sequel series.
I do think that this book suffers a bit from not having high enough stakes. The drama is there, but the danger isn’t, since the characters are overly smart and powerful, there really isn’t much of a question of how everything is going to turn out. It’s exciting and interesting, but there isn’t as much tension as there could be. It’s also a bit tough to keep up with things since there are huge year jumps. I appreciate not being walked through every boring thing, but I wish there were more of a transition so the reader can get a feel of the time passing.
Overall, this is a decent fantasy. Wonderful characters, beautifully crafted world, and a plot that works and provides enough excitement to be entertained. I am planning to eventually read the sequel series and hope it only gets better!
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Read information about the authorMelanie Rawn received a BA in history from Scripps College and worked as a teacher and editor before becoming a writer.
She has been nominated for a Locus award on three separate occasions: in 1989 for Dragon Prince (in the first novel category), in 1994 for Skybowl (in the fantasy novel category), and again in 1995 for Ruins of Ambrai (in the fantasy novel category).
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