The switchback timeline is carefully done so not to confuse chapters start by clearly telling you when the scene takes place , and arranged to maximise suspense and provide the best understanding of the total story. They weave a gorgeous tapestry that tells yet another tale over thousands of years. The author drops back and forth in time to allow the reader to see the cause of the hatred and the need for the qu I think Dragondoom is one of the most powerful fantasy books I have ever read. I felt that somehow he was placing me in a forested environment, with a mission and a layered world of many cultures. If you enjoy the Mithgar stories, these short stories are a nice addition. Welcome to Mithgar, Dennis L. This is, frankly, one of my all time favourite fantasy novels. Parents can feel good about their children reading this and need not worry about anything overly graphic or s This book and ALL of the Mithgar series was given to me by my best friend over 20 years ago.
Aug 18, Richard rated it really liked it. Trivia About Tales of Mithgar Kind of a slow read for me. Jun 02, Gerry rated it liked it. David rated it liked it Jan 26, I think Dragondoom is one of the most powerful fantasy books I have ever read. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Will they do everything right and avoid the horrible future she has foreseen, or will they only help in bringing about its doom?
After military service, he attended the University of Missouri and received a B. I felt like he put a few unnecessary scenes in the book, that though they were well written and interesting did mithgzr add too the story. Thomas Cardin rated it really liked it Mar 13, If you serries more of your favorite things in fantasy in an original plot you’ll enjoy McKiernan.
The at This is a good fantasy tale with a long adventure. After military service, he attended the University of Missouri and received a B.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Look, I was as excited for another Mithgar book as the next guy, but with so many loose-ends tied up this book feels a bit like fan-fic.
Of course some are better than others and it’s been a while since I read this particular book, but this is one of the best books on Mithgar. A thousand years before the Winter War, Elgo, pri… More. This is a frustrating and kinda racist concept, and so while I do appreciate that McKiernan attempts to be more diverse than Tolkien, he messes it up some.
The bit about dragons and krakens ma I definitely liked this the best out of all the Mithgar novels I’ve read thus far, but it still only rates about three or three and nithgar half stars. Its most likely my favorite book ever. Preview — Dragondoom by Dennis L.
Oct 29, Wendopolis rated it it was amazing Shelves: McKiernan writes old-fashioned adventure novels in the vein of Tolkien, with the beautiful prose and language to match–something most of the newer fantasy writers regrettably neglect. It tells the story of Prince Elgo of Jord and his quest fir glory which led to Elyn and Mtihgar setting off in search of a legendary hammer.
This book actually made me cry.
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McKiernan’s Mithgar books are among seriws More. I like the idea that they come from another dimension, even if it is somewhat like Tolkien’s wizards originating in Valinor. The only reason I dropped this review from five stars to four stars was the constant need to glance int he back of the book at a glossary, to figure out what kind of creatures or weapons, etc.
The prequel, of necessity, resembles The Lord of the Rings; the decision of Doubleday to issue the work as a trilogy increased that resemblance; and some critics have seen McKiernan as simply imitating Tolkien’s epic work.
I can appreciate the book But none has ever left her so shaken as the one that foretells the fall of Mithgar: It made me recall Dragondoom and Thork and Mitugar. The bestselling fantasy author of Once Upon a Win… More.
Again, McKiernan is especially good with Dwarves, and Thork is the best character in an interesting, absorbing cast. It’s a good selection of stories, and a lot of fun seeing how they fit together with the novels in the series and the history of the world as it has been revealed up to this point.
The author drops back and forth in time to allow the reader to see the cause of the hatred and the need for the qu I think Dragondoom is one of the most powerful fantasy books I goodreaxs ever read. For they are not just allies–they become personal friends.
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McKiernan’s Faery Series expands tales draw from Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books, additionally tying the selected tales together with a larger plot. Cassie rated it liked it Aug 30, Justin Elias rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Great job again in imagery and writing style. Off the top of my head, I cant think of many other movies or books that drop you blind into the middle of the action with NO backstory – other than the very little you would know by reading his Tolkein rip off — and it really works.
Jul 30, emily rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a good thing because I was also able to read the original version and the altered version. Having that familiarity made it easier for me to get into the narrative. Found this book by chance just glancing around at a bookstore many years ago and still consider it among the best fantasy novels I’ve ever read.
I cannot give this work enough praise. McKiernan has been accused of largely borrowing themes and plotlines from Tolkein for his Mithgar books. But I loved the whole Mithgar saga and anticipate some 4 or 5 star ratings for books to come. To ask other readers questions about Dragondoomplease sign up. All in all, great read.
But the other relationships came out of nowhere, never felt real, and didn’t jibe with my idea of the characters. NOt a bad read so Enjoy. Brulett rated it it mifhgar amazing Apr 18, Shelve Tales of Mithgar.
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If you like the Mithgar series this is worth having for the background of the next book, The Eye of the Hunter. McKiernan’s Mithgar series is a take on less kind description would be a “rip off” The Lord of the Ringsand this book is a take on The Hobbit with a dwarf and a human a woman! Inafter early retirement from engineering, McKiernan began writing on a full-time basis. And it has like, swords and stuff. Other books in the series. Inafter early retirement from engineering, McKiernan began writing on a full-time basis.
Still, I have to say, I think that this is the best fantasy I have gooodreads.