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The Last Dragonlord by Joanne Bertin
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The Last Dragonlord (1998)

by Joanne Bertin

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A world where there are dragons, humans and a very few, rare DragonLords, humans who share a body with a dragonsoul and have great abilities. Follows the adventures of a dragonlord who finds his soultwin and is embroiled in the machinations of a kingdom in turmoil. Very well written, enjoyable and enough depth to make it feel meaty and satisfying. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Yes, but Kindle.
  Xleptodactylous | Apr 7, 2015 |
A very good book by a young author. The fantasy elements are great as it seems to cover all the bases (although my taste runs to a bit more backstory than is provided here).

The youth of the author shows in a few areas as the 'heroes' seem to exhibit a continual lack of curiosity and paranoia. For a book whose entire plot revolves around court intrigue, the level of wariness possessed by the protagonist (and associated characters) is extremely low, at times the reader is forced to the verge of screaming advice to the main character as they ignore hints and evidence of evildoing.

In the end, the only negative to be seen in this story is the naivete displayed by the primary heroes. I suspect a bit more seasoning for the author will diminish this problem, but even with that present, this book provides a great read for anyone looking for a bit of decent fantasy. ( )
  sferguson | Dec 11, 2013 |
I wish there was more in this book... more about dragons, more romantic romance, more nail biting intrigue. But there wasn't.

I was surprised that the whole world of dragons and becoming a dragonlord wasn't explained so we could understand why it was so dangerous for Maurynna to shift to dragon. I wanted to understand why the dragons could 'mind-speak' to the bard, but not to Maurynna or to anyone else. I wanted to know why the other dragon's didn't come to help when they realized there was a dangerous wizard in the making. The horse could knew something was up and he made it, so why not the other dragonlords?

This is just me and my meanderings ... no worries, I still liked the book. :-) ( )
  AlaskanBookie | Sep 23, 2013 |
  rmgalliher | Aug 21, 2013 |
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... Sometimes you want subtle romance with a great plot and a cast of interesting characters. And sometimes, you want a bodice ripping, over-the-top, non-apologetic fantasy romance. This book is just that.
 
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Linden Rathan is the last of a race of weredragons--magical, nearly immortal half-humans who can transform themselves into mighty dragons. Linden is one of three dragonlord judges who will determine the next ruler of a true human kingdom. Political and sorcerous machinations and ancient hatred threaten the dragonlords' decision, and Linden must sort out the good from the evil, all the while fighting loneliness and despair. When he meets a beautiful young sea captain, Linden thinks he might have a chance at love after all. This is Joanne Bertin's first novel, and sometimes her storytelling ambitions make for a bit of confusion when new characters, history, and plot devices are introduced all at once. The Last Dragonlord is an excellent fantasy, nonetheless, with interesting, sympathetic characters and an intriguing setup. Fans of Anne McCaffrey's Pern series and other high fantasy sagas will find themselves caught up in a wonderful, romantic world.

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A fantasy novel on Linden Rathan, a mind-reading weredragon serving as a judge in a dispute over a throne. He meets a woman who like him is half-human, half-dragon, but who does not know it yet. Politics, romance, intrigue.

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