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Book Title: A Sending of Dragons|
The author of the book: Jane Yolen
Edition: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Company Inc.
Date of issue: March 1st 1989
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.78 MB
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Reader ratings: 3.5
ISBN 13: 9780440203094
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Disappointing. The plot felt rushed and choppy, never seemed to find a rhythm or establish what direction the story was trying to take, and left any number of loose threads dangling. For instance, the possibility of the (view spoiler)[ Cave-men, armed with their metal, (hide spoiler)] emerging to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting outside world is never referred to or discussed after the first time it is mentioned. After all the horrors they experience, and the suggestion of worse to come, Jakkin and Akki's escape--no grand showdown, no moral victory over the madness and evil, just running away to safety--felt like an anticlimax.
There were a lot of ideas swirling around here--the heroes learning how to use their newfound telepathic ability, and coping with the total openness and vulnerability their mental link brings; the theme of speech/language/intellect vs. "sending"/intuition/emotion when they (view spoiler)[live among the speechless cave dwellers (hide spoiler)] ; the comparison between the dispassionate "cullings" of the farmers and the (view spoiler)[cavemen's blood-crazed sacrifice (hide spoiler)]--but none of these themes are fully explored. They're just introduced, then left to lie.
There were a few good points: the characterization of Hearts-Blood's children, the way they communicate with their human siblings, was really delightful. Overall, though, this was a slap-dash muddle of a story that didn't live up to its potential.
I discovered the first three books of this series in a free bin, but not the last, so I don't know whether I'll be able to finish the series or not--and it's indicative of how lackluster these books are that I'm not too terribly put out by this. I'm mildly curious to see how Yolen decides to wrap things up--but not so I'd go out of my way to find out.
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Read information about the authorJane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children’s book author who has written more than three hundred books. Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Born and raised in New York City, the mother of three and the grandmother of six, Yolen lives in Massachusetts and St. Andrews, Scotland.
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