review Last Dragon Standing ☆ E-book or Kindle E-pub

free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Rachel Aaron

free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Rachel Aaron Rld’s most brilliant dragon seer might not be enough to stop it As the world comes crashing down it’s up Julius to prove what he’s always known that seers can be wrong and Nice Dragons don’t always finish last. More like 3 12 stars As satisfied as I was with the end of the final battle and the wrap up afterwards I was bored through the first 75% of this book Up until that wrap up this book takes place in the few 3 hours before the world is destroyed Basically the whole book is the final battle Through the actual excitement doesn't start until the halfway point with the first HALF being filled with nothing but talk I understand that the talking is important we had things to learn and big plans to make but there was too muchAs dramatic as stopping the end of the world is I much prefered the smaller problems our characters faced in the beginning Remember when Julius just had to prove himself to his mother The world building has been one of the strengths of this series and the explanation for how Nameless Ends work and seeing the future potential futures was really cool It amazes me how she can add to this world Series enders are tricky Too often all of the build up feels anticlimactic Here that wasn't the case Defeating the Leviathan was appropriately difficult maybe a bit too difficult but I enjoyed the twists at the end Unfortunately the fun of these books the cute characters interactions was mostly absent from this finale It's sad that my favorite parts were the ones without the main characters I love Chelsie Bob and Amelia And we finally get Bob's POV However small along with a tiny bit from Chelsey and even a part by FredrickIn the end we learn what's next for Julius and it was absolutely perfect More needed to be done with Julius and Marcy's relationship though My one complaint in the last book was that they went from boom I like you to let's have sex Unfortunately afterwards they didn't have time to talk what with the world ending We're given little moments amongst the battle but there wasn't the time their relationship deserved after five books view spoilerBefore boom I love you let's get married Seriously hide spoiler

summary Last Dragon Standing

review Last Dragon Standing ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub é Dear Reader There is no way to write a blurb for this final book without spoiling all of the others Suffice it to say mysteries resolve dragons war pigeons abound and Julius must risk himself in ways he never dreamed possible as Bob’s grand plan finally comes to fruiti Dear Reader There is no way to write a blurb for this final book without spoiling all of the others Suffice it to say mysteries resolve dragons war pigeons abound and Julius must risk himself in ways he never dreamed. The Heartstrikers series is a triumph of urban high fantasy that is positively overflowing with heart and magic With a conclusion that is so satisfying that it leaves me basking in the afterglow of completing an amazing series Heartstrikers have sunk its dragon claws into my heart and established itself as my favourite urban fantasy seriesThe series started with a fairly light touch as it introduces the reader to the world in which dragons walked the earth in human form and magic has returned after a thousand years of drought And of course to Julius Heartstriker the titular 'nice dragon' whom the tale spins and revolves around With every instalment the scale and epicity if this is not yet a word it should be of the story increases the most dramatic leap being from the first to the second book of the series Rachel Aaron has created the most fascinating magic system out of the lore of this world in which we live; from dragons and seers to spirits of the land creatures and mortals and human mages The expository narrative mirrors the progression of the story as it gets larger and wider in scope The reason why I deem this an urban high fantasy is simply because of the sheer scope of magic contained in the narrative Further the dragons in these series are inspired by folk lore around these mythical creatures from uetzalcoatl of the Meso Americans to the ilin of the Chinese uetzalcoatl By Genzoman DeviantArtMagic aside the highlight of this marvellous series lies with its characters Every single one of its characters is memorable and I feel so much joy picking up the book and flipping the pages to spend time with them again One of my favourite characters who remained pretty enigmatic throughout the series thus far was Brohomir or Bob the Great Seer of the Heartstrikers together with his consort the pigeon This volume is where the revelation of Bob's endgame comes to the fore The Prologue alone made me sueal with anticipation Without going into any further details of this book given that anything else will be a spoiler I will just say that the climax was so beautifully done that I was reading it through my tears It truly was down to our wonderful nice dragon Julius Heartstriker the one whom Bob calls his lynchpin of all the planning he did in the past several centuries With the entire world's survival at stake and this is not an overstatement by any measure what can the weakest smallest and youngest dragon of the Heartstrikers do to save everyone when even the most powerful cannot Not through sheer might of course but through sheer will; an iron will born of compassion empathy and mercy be it for family friends or antagonists He's very used to disappointment He just refuses to expect it That's what makes him stronger than the rest of us Although that may sound a tad cheesy trust me it is not That is the key theme or message that the story conveys Through centuries past humanity had undergone persistent and devastating conflicts arising out of hatred intolerance and the inability to break or see through stereotypes Show of strength through violence had not and will not get us anywhere but back into this vicious cycle of continuous strife Its social commentary on the current state of our world affairs is highly relevant and I have to say that our world needs way Juliuses especially in leadership roles I cannot recommend this series highly enough If you love dragons seriously how can you not and if you like lots and lots of magic with great characters and a compelling tale to boot pick up the Heartstrikers series right now This review can also be found at Booknest

Rachel Aaron í 9 summary

Last Dragon StandingPossible as Bob’s grand plan finally comes to fruition But the Great Seer of the Heartstrikers isn’t the only one whose schemes are nearing completion The Nameless End is coming and even the machinations of the wo. 25 stars My thoughts on this final book reluctant disappointment are vastly different from my thoughts of the series as a whole happy feelings The series is such a uniue blend of genres and ideas with some of the most memorable characters you’ll ever come across No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished Book #3 is one of my favorite books I’ve ever read All that said although I loved where the story ended I had uite a few issues with how it got there and can’t help but feel let down by the overall execution of the last two novels of this seriesMy #1 Issue pacing Rachel Aaron is also known for her super insightful 10000 words a day writing techniue one I’ve tried and it really makes a difference Unfortunate I think all of that unbridled word vomit inevitably led to two final books that were unnecessarily drawn out wordy and dialogue driven than necessary At least 90% of Last Dragon Standing was strictly dialogue – rehashing ideas and other endless explanations and discussions The 10% of actual plot advancement was amazing 5 star uality writing it just took FOREVER to get there I sincerely think the series could’ve turned out amazing had books 4 and 5 been condensed into a single novel I did not pick up anything new in book 5 that wasn’t explained 10 different ways throughout book 4 and all of that endless dialogue effectively killed any momentum it had going for it coming into the finale I maintain that a concise flow would’ve made for an absolutely KILLER conclusion to this series Overall it felt very self indulgent seems to harsh a phrase but it definitely looks to me as though the story could’ve benefited from an impartial outside perspective such as a publishing house by reuiring a intensive edit That’s just my personal opinion on the matter based in part on comparing these last two books to her other trad pub titles which had perfect pacingWhatever the cause the end result felt an opportunity wastedBut is the series still worth reading That’s an easy absolutelyI went into this final book with clear expectations so I was specifically looking for things to go a certain way At the end of book 4 I stated “I swear if they try to rationalize and discuss things with the enemy in the final book I’m going to throw a fit” which I did And “If she can write at least 50% of the final book without endless dialogue and explanation I’ll be happy” which I wasn’t So you can see how I set myself up for a bit of disappointment However the friends I read it with over at Fantasy Buddy Reads didn’t dive in with such a picky mindset and for the most part loved the dialogue and character immersion this book had to offer They had so much fun with it and I was the raincloud on their parade I hate it when I do that Also keep in mind that this series produced one of my favorite books EVER #3 and I still absolutely loved the vast majority of it I am just feeling very over critical of the final installment For what it’s worth I really like how it ended Recommendations Heartstrikers is an excellent series to dive into if you like fun characters dragons great world building dragons and awesome moments My personal issues with the final book aside it’s a uniue series well worth your time of you’re in the mood to have some fun Via The Obsessive Bookseller at wwwNikiHawkescom Other books you might like