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Wow What a rushAs good as Waking Fire was this is even better which isn t a guarantee in the world of fantasy series The narrative finally comes to full fruition and the epic scale of this tale becomes clear It takes a while to get going but once it does it s a rollercoaster ride all the way to the end Bring on the next one5 stars easy For centuries the vast
Ironship Trading Syndicate Relied On Drake Blood And The Extraordinary Trading Syndicate relied on drake blood and the extraordinary it confers to those known as the Blood blessed to fuel and protect its empire But now a fearsome power has arisen a drake so mighty that the world will tremble before it What No No no no That ending is killing me To say that I didn t see that coming would be an nderstatement And the way we leave Clay at the end of the previous chapterUgh Anthony Ryan has definitely mastered the cliffhanger chapter This time around I did resist the Hands-On Functional Programming in Rust: Build modular and reactive applications with functional programming techniques in Rust 2018 urge to peek ahead though After reading The Waking Fire back in December I was looking forward to reading this seuel and happy that I wouldn t have to wait too long for it This book was everything I was hoping it would be except maybe for that ending There is never a dull moment in these books and I enjoyed catchingp with Clay and Lizanne and the rest o This is the I enjoyed catching p with Clay and Lizanne and the rest o This is the of legion never seen before A legion of flame with which our monster god will burn the world to cinders The Legion of Flame was a very respectable seuel in Anthony Ryan s The Draconis Memoria trilogy After pondering my initial view when finishing the book I do believe this was a solid 4 star read for me Yes there were a couple of sections that did seem to drag a little but overall it was well done for a middle book I ve really grown fond of these characters and it has been fun to watch them evolve over the first 2 books Also I must applaud Mr Ryan for adding a new POV that gives the reader a view from the evil or villain s side of the story I haven t read a lot of books lately that do this so it was a nice change of pace for me This was probably the most crucial d I
enjoyed The Legion of Flame It had a good mix of action intrigue adventure and cool The Legion of Flame It had a good mix of action intrigue adventure and cool It also had good world building and benefits from the fact that Ryan is a good writer who knows how to write an engaging story The Draconis Memoria series ticks most of the boxes a fantasy fan could desire It has a fascinating world Two political superpowers jostle for dominance in the form of the Corvantine Empire and The IronShip Trading Syndicate The Corvantine Empire is an Imperial Empure and that Survival is the only currencyFor centuries the vast Ironship Trading Syndicate relied on drake blood and the extraordinary powers it confers to those known as the Blood blessed to fuel and protect its empire But when the drake blood lines began to fail a perilous expedition was mounted to secure themClaydon Torcreek survived the fraught mission through ncharted lands in pursuit of a myth that might hav.
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corporate run government They their own regions of power but have to share landrun government They have their own regions of but have to share land the mysterious and magic rich continent of Arradsia Arradsia is key to global economy as it is the only place where drakes are to be found The whole story is also taking place in era where steam power and guns and the like are just becoming common place It gives the book a slight steampunk vibe to it when the magic and technology combine The magic is pretty cool Mages in this world are called Blood Blessed as they gain their powers from drinking drake blood The various different colours of drakes blood grant different types of powers It is the need for this supply of blood that makes Arradsia such an important place The characters are fascinating In this instalment the POV cast expanded from three characters to four Claydon Torcreek A young tough from the mean streets of an Arradsian settlement and a blood blessedI liked Claydon s story Clay is a likeable guy and just like the first book he had a fun story arc In an effort to stop the White drake s bid for world domination he sought out the source of his future vision in the southern pole His story retained the feel of an Indiana Jones adventure but this time managed to throw in some Wayward Pines style weirdnessLizanne Lethridge A blood blessed spy and assassin in the employ of the Ironship Trading SyndicateI liked Lizanne and her story arc in this second instalment was as engaging and interesting as her story arc in the first book Her story felt like a cross between Prison Break and Mistborn Lizanne was tough and ruthless but not too much so that it made her nlikeableCorrick Hile A naval officer on board an Ironship naval vessel This instalment sees Corrick take over as acting captain of his ship Sadly just like the first book his character did not have much of a story arc He basically just took Clay to his destination and battled a few sea drakes along the way I m sure Ryan must have a plan for Corrick but he has basically just been treading water for the first two books in this series Sirus We met him briefly in the first book He was the son of the curator of the Morsvale Imperial Museum of Antiuities who was in love with Tekela He was the least likeable of all the characters by a mile but who was in love with Tekela He was the least likeable of all the characters by a mile but was not entierly his fault He had an interesting story arc even if reading it was pretty horrifying at times He was one of the nfortunates who did not escape from Arradsia and he soon finds himself captured by the Spoil. E secured his people's future Instead he found a nightmare The legendary White Drake was awoken from a millennia long slumber with a thirst to reduce the world of men to ashes and the power to compel an army of Spoiled slaves to do itSpurred on by a vision he desperately hopes he can trust Clay and rebel naval officer Corrick Hile hijack a warship and head towards the icy southern seas searching for an. Ed and the White Drake Anthony Ryan has an
"Engaging Writing Style Which Makes "writing style which makes this one an easy and enjoyable read He also has a talent for pacing and ending POV segments on cliffhangers that keeps the tension and excitement Newtons Cannon (The Age of Unreason, up throughout the story I feel like I would love this series a lot if I not already read Anthony Ryan s other series The Raven s Shadow first Everything in this one is good just notite as good as things were in the Raven s Shadow series There is also the issue of the botched series finale of Raven s Shadow I find that disaster has TAINTED MY VIEW OF RYAN AS A WRITER AND my view of Ryan as a writer and me to lose trust in the way he is going to wrap Bonsái up the various story arcs If I d not readeen of Fire I could hope things would end on a high but since I have I know all these characters are heading for death or a life of misery and that leaves me wary of getting too emotionally invested in any of them All in all I did A Want of Kindness uite enjoy The Legion of Flame It was a definite improvement on Waking Fire As it stand I m looking forward to the next book so lets hope Ryan does not make such a mess of ending this series as he did with the last one Rating 45 stars Audio Note Steve West took over narration duties from Steven Brand This is one of those rare times when I think they change was a positive one Brand has a great voice for general narration but does not voice act That makes it difficult to differentiate between the characters during the dialogue West was a big improvement in that regard I ve not always been his biggest fan but he does seem to be getting better all the time and gave another excellent performance with this one His general narration was good and he avoided selecting any annoying regional English accents for the characters
so it was a win all round He even did a good job with the female voices If youit was a win all round He even did a good job with the female voices If you only one new fantasy series this year make it Draconis Memoria by Anthony Ryan I thought The Waking Fire was one of the best books I d ever read but Legion of Flame was even betterLegion of Flame was the A Little Kinder ultimate armchair adventure Each chapter was so good I had a difficult time finding decent stopping points and as such stayedp way too late on too many occasions to finish it Ryan ended each of his chapters with an aggravatingly brilliant hook that just begged you to keep reading so I did There was always an abundance of action adventure exploration steampunk and of course dragons Every element came together brilliantly for I ll say it again one of the best books Ancient secret that may give them and their allies a fighting chanceThey are aided on another front by Blood blessed agent Lizanne Lethridge The spy and assassin will JAPAN 1/1M3. use her diplomatic status to infiltrate deep into enemy territory on aest for a device to save them allAs the world burns around them and the fires of revolution are ignited these few Blood blessed are the last hope for all of civilisati. .