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Dragon Prince: Dragon Prince, Book 1 (original 1988; edition 1988)

by Melanie Rawn (Author)

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Title:Dragon Prince: Dragon Prince, Book 1
Authors:Melanie Rawn (Author)
Info:DAW Books (1988), Edition: reprint, 576 pages
Collections:Your library, To read
Tags:dragon fantasy, sword and sorcery, magic fantasy, adult romantic fantasy, epic fantasy, political fantasy

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Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn (1988)

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Recently, I asked facebook for recommendations for books to read. I'm slowly working my way through all the books, even those that wouldn't normally appeal to me. I enjoy both fantasy and epic novels and have read many, many series that are both; this book is another one. However, I got really bogged down by all the politics and hate and truly abhorrent actions of characters we were supposed to champion and like. Hatred is a terrible thing and revenge is not always enjoyable to read about. I can't see myself reading any more in this series. ( )
  VanChocStrawberry | Apr 2, 2018 |
Excellent story and characters! You know it's a good book when you find yourself going through all ranges of emotions, along with the characters. That truly means the author has done their job, and made you feel for these people as if they were life long friends. Rohan is now one of my many idols. ( )
  jimpike69 | Nov 16, 2016 |
Today I finished an amazing book. It was filled with honor and treachery, light and shadow; magic. Growing up in the shadow of a warrior prince, Rohan was scholarly and filled with ideals. Those ideals carried on through the book, showing how he could play the dim-witted prince in the beginning of the book. His Fire-bound love for Sioned is tested during this first part of the book as well because they barely acknowledge each other as per their agreement, although it is hard they manage to pull through with the desired out-come through trials that I'm not sure I would have made it through. The book continues on showing the struggles and triumphs of a prince who wishes to change the world with honor and laws instead of squabbling and war tearing through the land. High prince Roelstra, the main bad guy for this tale is a good opponent, pitting everyone against each other to get what he wants. His daughter, Ianthe, is not much better as they both rule with an iron fist of hatred to fuel them. Love proves the true winner though, and to me, that is all that matters. Oh! And we can't forget the lovely, deadly beauty of the dragons through this novel, for they play a very important role as well. ( )
  mariahsidhe | May 12, 2016 |
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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
In Dragon Prince, the main character is a Sunrunner, who weaves light to speak telepathically over long distances. They can do other things over sun light and moon light, such as wage battles, but in the first book, it is mostly used for communication.

While the first novel carries a romantic subplot, the book’s main plot reads like a historical fiction novel melded with epic fantasy—meaning lots of war between different peoples and descriptive world building.

When I first read it, I never thought I’d be interested in novels that spend such a large percentage of their pages on what my husband likes to dub as scenery porn. In other words, there is paragraph after paragraph dedicated to description of the world, the scene, the people, etc. But Melanie Rawn does an amazing job of making her world feel real—rich enough to have its own histories and cultures–and her characters stay with you page after page.

Read the full review here: www.ravenoak.net ( )
  kaonevar | Nov 12, 2014 |
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Siegrist, MartyMapssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Prince Zehava squinted into the sunlight and smiled his satisfaction.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0886774500, Mass Market Paperback)

Nominated for the 1989 John W. Campbell Award, this book tells the story of Rohan, who has become the new prince of the desert. Rohan seeks to bring peace to his world of divided nations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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An arranged marriage between Prince Rohan of Stronghold and the "sunrunner" Sioned of Goddess Keep promises to bring a new kind of peace to a strife-torn land until the machinations of a self-serving High Prince plunge the world into war. Romance, intrigue, magic, and myth mingle freely.… (more)

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