Dragon Weather

Dragon Weather Arlian had never left his home village in the Obsidian Mountains The green hills white peaks and black glass were all he had ever known of life and though he dreamed of travel and adventure he kne

  • Title: Dragon Weather
  • Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
  • ISBN: 9780812589559
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Arlian had never left his home village in the Obsidian Mountains The green hills, white peaks, and black glass were all he had ever known of life, and though he dreamed of travel and adventure, he knew deep in his heart that he would probably never leave.Until the dragon weather came Incredible heat, oppressive humidity, dark and angry clouds and dragons Dragons wArlian had never left his home village in the Obsidian Mountains The green hills, white peaks, and black glass were all he had ever known of life, and though he dreamed of travel and adventure, he knew deep in his heart that he would probably never leave.Until the dragon weather came Incredible heat, oppressive humidity, dark and angry clouds and dragons Dragons with no feelings, no empathy, no use for humans dragons who destroyed his entire village and everyone in it Everyone, that is, except Arlian.Orphaned and alone, Arlian the child is captured by looters and sold as a mining slave Seven years later Arlian the man escapes, fueled by years of hatred for the dragons, bandits, and slavers that took his youth away and a personal vow to exact retribution from those who have wronged him.As Arlian makes his way through life, he is obsessed with the concept of justice, and that obsession informs every task, every decision Even Black, the man he befriends and grows to love as a brother, has little influence against Arlian s obsession His entire life has one purpose, and one purpose only to mete out justice.But can one righteous man change the entire world for the better Or is he doomed by his own actions to become as unjust as those he seeks to destroy

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    1. There was a time when I didn't read fantasy. Come on. How could I? Reading horror and suspense and spy-thrillers was one thing. At least the characters had normal names. But fantasy? And fantasy with dragons? Just look at the names--Arlian, Quickhand, Black, Drisheen, Lord Enziet, Coin, Lord Kuruvan. And the places where these weird-named people lived--Smoking Mountain, Dreaming Mountains, Manfort, Arithei. Really? I can't read books with these kinds of names. I'll never get them straight, I can [...]

    2. I loved it! Easily one of my favorite fantasy novels, primarily because it doesn't gloss over the combat. Action scenes are bloodcurdling and gritty, just the way I like them, and I found myself snickering away at every daring ploy and maneuver the main character managed. Watt-Evans pulled off making a clever main character without making him seem infallible and invulnerable, which in my opinion is a common problem for clever main characters, especially in this genre. There is also an exploratio [...]

    3. An easier to read Count of Monte Christo with dragons and magic. What more do you need? The world that's set up in this series and the rules for the dragons are highly original and i loved this book. I'm waiting for the movieriously.

    4. Dragon Weather by Lawrence Watt-EvansThis is book one of the Obsidian Chronicles. It starts with a bang and keeps moving at a fast pace. A totalitarian government may be being manipulated by a secret society. The dragons are all dead or are they. A young boy finds out the hard way and his life is dedicated to finding justice. Arlian grows from a child to an adult through the course of the book. The deprivations he faces are all character building and determines who he is and the challenges he mu [...]

    5. It was too bad to continue reading. The very begining was awsome, then it whent on rapid decline as Arlian came out of the mines where he was sold as a slave. All I can say is this THIS IS THE WORST BOOK I EVER READ IN ALL MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!! I'm not joking. Even boring books are better than this book. You may disagree, but this book stinks. I mean seriously, *****s (people) without hands or feet and :( I don't even want to write the word:() evil lord dragons is just wrong. This book is so bad I'l [...]

    6. I loved this book. The story just felt full and complete, and I never wavered from loving the main character. I was concerned the main character would deviate from his honourable perspectives or lose some integrity, but that never happened. The ending was intense, made complete sense, and I was completely satisfied. Overall, amazing fantasy story with a character with similar values to Drizzt Do'urden, in my opinion, but maybe for younger audiences.

    7. This book is very, very good. The prose is great, the story draws you right in, and the characters are almost worthy of A Game of Thrones - though not quite. Still, that's saying a lot. The only two flaws, I feel, are the dragging in certain areas and how good Arlian gets at fencing, provided he's only being trained by a guardsman. Arlian really grows throughout the story - and I refer to both his character and his age. He starts out as a young boy and grows up in an unforgiving place of darknes [...]

    8. This book was recommended to me as part of a "blind date with a book" exchange. I knew nothing about it going in, and it is not the type of book I would normally pick out for myself. Because of this, I was a little hesitant giving this book a chance. However, I'm really glad that I did! After the first 50 or so pages, the book really hit its stride. I'd describe this book as a rise-to-power revenge story, almost like The Count of Monte Cristo + dragons. The author knows how to use pacing to keep [...]

    9. A good easy fantasy read. I liked the story but the writing drove me a little crazy. The author tends to repeat himself a LOT! I don't mind a little review of the story now and then, but my gosh, I didn't need to hear the main character rehearse his list of reasons for wanting revenge over and over AND OVER again. The book needed a good edit.Still, I was really involved in the story (a young boy is the only survivor of a dragon attack, is sold into slavery, manages to escape and make something o [...]

    10. In all honesty, this book was mediocre. There was a lot of thought and heart put into it, but it's still so meh. It's just a story about a man's revenge adventure. It's also filled with rape, and literally /every single named woman/ is raped and also a cripple. Not to mention there are so many punctuation issues *Sigh* There are a lot of good books out there. Unless you specifically like bland revenge stories with paper thin motivations and unapologetic, constant abuse against woman, avoid this [...]

    11. I seriously considered quitting this book when we entered the brothel on p.73, but otherwise it wasn't terribly objectionable. The mc was a bit of an idiot, and I'm not entirely convinced I'll read the next one, but it was a fun adventure with some good relationships and a nice whiff of mystery.

    12. I loved the book and even the ending was nice i liked the way the it finished. i already bought the next book cant wait to get started

    13. This book definitely had a great plot and I enjoyed it very much. Plot-wise it grabbed me and I was constantly eager to see how things would work out and how things would be accomplished. I really enjoyed seeing the progress Arlian made in his quest for revenge. At the beginning you're left wondering how in the world he is going to accomplish all these lofty goals but the author gives a believable story (believable as in logical, not that it's literally believable as truth lol) behind Arlian's a [...]

    14. When I picked up this book I was not aware that it was part of a trilogy, nor did I realize it as I read, nor even as I took in the last words and closed the back cover. Yes, there were some questions that were not answered, but the ending was written in a way that didn't make me dissatisfied. After all, the mark of a good story, and a good ending, is giving the reader the feeling that the story goes on even after the last page. I only learned there was more after looking it up on to write this [...]

    15. Dragon Weather is a story that grabbed me right form the beginning when young Arlain's village is attacked by dragons and he is the only survivor. To top it off, he swallows some dragon venom mixed with human blood, which then allows him to increase his life span by centuries, if not a millennia. I thought that this was a really cool idea and I gobbled up pages as fast as I could.I enjoyed the main character, but found his single-mindedness to right the wrongs he felt had been committed upon him [...]

    16. I found this book on the BookCrossing shelf at my university. It seemed interesting enough, even though the title and covers did not do much to impress me. Now that I finally got around to reading it, I cannot say that I regret picking it up.It was slow going at first, but the further I read, the more this novel grew on me, plot and world and all. In hindsight I can even forgive the protagonist's tendency to be wishy-washy when it comes to important decisions; rough as his life has been, he is s [...]

    17. Ce roman fut une de mes premières fantaisies, je me souviens l’avoir lu il y a déjà plus de deux ans de cela. Un temps de dragon a aussi une tout autre valeur pour moi, une valeur sentimentale. Sans doute pour cela aussi que ce livre m’avait autant plu à l’époque. Mais je me souviens clairement de l ‘univers de ce livre. Je crois que je n’ai pas encore de trouvé de fantasy qui voyage, autant dans le temps que l’espace, que ce livre. On suit Arlian, un jeune garçon qui vit avec [...]

    18. SynopsisArlian was content with village life on the Smoking Mountain…until the dragons came and destroyed everyone he loved and everything he had. Without family, friends, or property, Arlian is determined to avenge his loved ones and his village…but will his mission be his undoing?The first in a trilogy.The GoodLawrence Watt-Evans is a talented writer, no question. His prose here is crisp and exciting. There is also plenty of action and suspense. Arlian is a likable hero, and the kind for w [...]

    19. A real gem in my opinion. An intriguing plot with an exciting take on dragons. The dragons in this book aren't ''good'' at all, nor are they just neutral creatures with survival instincts, but they're actually pure evil. Out of all the books I've read which include dragons, I must say that this one has correlated the best with my view of them. In a fantasy world they are basically the strongest, most superior beings with their extreme size and temper. They can do what they want without much cons [...]

    20. I've had it with novels with one-dimensional characters. Watt-Evans possibly has a good story buried somewhere in the novel, but the lack of personality and consistency within Arlian make me unwilling to seek it for more than 1/3rd of the way through. I liked the beginning as the novel showed some promise of good themes such as bringing justice to the oppressed. Then Arlian seemed to realize that fighting for justice would put a serious crimp in his style and that it'd be easier just to sort of [...]

    21. Dragon Weather is one of my favorite fantasy novels of the past 20 years. It tells the tale of Arlian, a young boy who is the sole survivor of a dragon attack on his village. His troubles increase when the men who find him buried in the rubble decide to sell him into slavery in a mine. The rest of the book tells of Arlian's quest for revenge both against the dragons and the men who wronged him. Watt-Evans has created a rich world to serve as a backdrop to Arlian's tale, and fills the world with [...]

    22. It's not my usual thing. Swords and Sorcery novels give too much scope, to my mind. Anything can and will happen, and logic takes a back seat. However, I found myself attached. I needed to know what happened to the thoroughly approachable though not necessarily likable characters, and I was really in need of resolution for a stack of questions. I got both.In addition, some of the images presented in the story (and I'm not going to tell you what they were) stayed with me. I thought about them on [...]

    23. I'm wavering. One of the interesting things about Lawrence Watt-Evans books, is that they usually take you in ways you don't expect. He borrows allot of the familar fantasy tropes, but then doesn't use them in the ways you expect. In many ways this is the typical hero seeking vengance story, right down to the sole survivor of his village, sold into slavery, prostitutes with a heart of gold, etc, etc. The idea of joining the group your captor belongs to, and then swearing an oath not to harm him [...]

    24. Somewhat contrived, but an amusing read nonetheless.This fantasy adventure story follows the life of Arlian as he struggles to make his way in the world, and avenge his family and his people after his home and village are destroyed by dragons.The writing was solid enough, as was the pace, excitement and the descriptions, as far as they went. My problem with the book was that there were parts that were contrived and unbelievable, including some of the superhuman feats that the main character perf [...]

    25. Dragons, magic, and mystery. Because of these three components I really enjoyed the book. I loved that the book took the mystery all the way to the end and it was worth waiting for. Also the book had good plot and action. -Not original as it follows a little of Count of Monte Cristo.- The only flaw in the book was the main character. I felt he was very contradicting. He is supposed to be a hero out to right the world's wrongs, but he is darkened by revenge, and often regrets but doesn't change h [...]

    26. Never before have I been reading a book and been so convinced I was reading the text from a video game. Such a bizarre sensation. I mean, I've certainly read books that I thought had insufficient character development, or were just too plot heavy. But this was just a whole other deal. It was weird. Props for not just being a knockoff of another fantasy novel, and at least it wasn't necessarily predictable. I definitely felt that the author had a very clear picture of the world he wanted to descr [...]

    27. In Jo Walton's series of "Where to Start" blog entries for each letter of the alphabet, her "W" entry for Lawrence Watt-Evans suggested Dragon Weather for those who like Dumas.I signed up immediately.What she meant was "those who like The Count of Monte Cristo" not those who like something of a creative riff, like The Phoenix Guards. Dragon Weather doesn't really update Count in any interesting way, or even show the creativity of revenge fantasy that Dumas managed over 100 years ago.I did not fi [...]

    28. Why do I do this to myself??? Book 1w I need to finish the series. Arlian is a young boy who lives in a small isolated village. One day dragons show up and destroy the village. He is the only survivor. Shortly after a group of looters show up from a city that is located at least 9 days away. How did they know this would have happened and when to show up. Interesting question and not completely answered in this book. Arlian is sold into slavery and saves the life of the foreman, who pretends to k [...]

    29. This book was okay. The storyline was very predictable I never really feared for the main character because it seems he got out of things so easily, and he was just really lucky. Since it was really predictable it wasn't as good of a read than it could have been. Also the main character was kind of annoying at times because he made so many stupid decisions. Although I did like how the author wrote the sword fighting scenes, it is apparent that he really knows a lot about sword play. I also thoug [...]

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