Bones of the Dragon

Bones of the Dragon Welcome to the World of Dragonships Skylan Ivorson is a sea raider of the Vindras and eventually becomes the Chief of Chiefs of all Vindras clans an honor he truly feels he deserves as one who has be

  • Title: Bones of the Dragon
  • Author: Margaret Weis Tracy Hickman
  • ISBN: 9780765319739
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Welcome to the World of Dragonships Skylan Ivorson is a sea raider of the Vindras and eventually becomes the Chief of Chiefs of all Vindras clans, an honor he truly feels he deserves as one who has been blessed by Skoval, the god of war.But sometimes a blessing is a curse in disguise.Skoval and the other ancient gods are under siege from a new generation of gods who are chWelcome to the World of Dragonships Skylan Ivorson is a sea raider of the Vindras and eventually becomes the Chief of Chiefs of all Vindras clans, an honor he truly feels he deserves as one who has been blessed by Skoval, the god of war.But sometimes a blessing is a curse in disguise.Skoval and the other ancient gods are under siege from a new generation of gods who are challenging them for the powers of creation and the only way to stop these brash interlopers lies within the mysterious and hidden Five Bones of the Vektan Dragons.It will be up to the Vindras people, as the dragon goddess s champions, to undertake the quest to recover all Five The fate of the Old Gods and the Vindras rests on their recovery for this is not only a quest to save the world It is also a quest for redemption.Filled with heroes and heroines young and old and exotic adventure in a magic forged world, this is a series that fully illustrates the mastery of world building and storytelling that has made Weis and Hickman into the bestselling fantasy co authors of all time.

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    • Robert says:

      Woo hoo, I finally finished this beast!Not that I outright disliked it, per se, it's just that I could never seem to get in more than 15 pages or so in a sittingd this was with my baby daughter out of town!I liked the world-building, though I thought the conflict with the ogres took too long to finally kick off and then it seemed to go on overlong. Things really picked up after the Vutmana thingy, and I was gratified to see super-bro Skylan humbled and made accountable for his terrible choices a [...]

    • Maria Elmvang says:

      Despite my enjoyment of fantasy, I've never read a single DragonLance book, and probably wouldn't have picked this up either, if I hadn't been asked to review it.It's a fairly interesting start to a new series, but either not terribly well-written, or I'm just way above the target age, because I did find it rather simplistic at times, and during the first half of the book, the main character came across as a gigantic arrogant git. Had it ended there, I would only have given it two stars.It impro [...]

    • QS says:

      I'll be honest: I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if I actually liked the main character. But I didn't. My dislike of Skylan coupled with my discomfort of the culture of his people made me feel pretty ambivalent for the majority of the novel.On the other hand, I adored the plot, and loved the blatant rip-off of Norse mythology. Needless to say, I will be purchasing the next book in the series once it comes out in paperback. I'm hoping that, as the series goes on, Skylan will mature great [...]

    • Reblua says:

      Honestly, I did not enjoy this book until the last 25 pages or so. The characters were shallow and I couldn't find myself liking any of them.

    • Adam Bolander says:

      Book Review: Bones of the Dragon, by Margaret Weis and Tracy HickmanBones of the Dragon is a book I picked up at a used bookstore for a couple dollars. The cover looked neat and the blurb sounded interesting, and hey¬— it was only a couple dollars! I could spare that much, even if it turned out not to be that great which is exactly what happened.Bones of the Dragon stars Skylan Ivorson is one of the Vindrassi, a race of sea raiders very similar to the Vikings. His father, the chief of the Tor [...]

    • Cindy says:

      This is a typical first book of a series. There is a lot of time spent on building the world and cultures of the Vindras. Weis and Hickman do that we great style as they always do. I was a little disappointed in the characters, it felt as though all the characters were very flat, hopefully as the series grows so will the characters. I do have to say I hated Skylan, he was annoying and really not likeable as a main character. The book really does pick up after a while, the last one forth of it ha [...]

    • Mikko Karvonen says:

      Far too familiar concept, highly unpleasant main character (not that there was much to the other characters either), serious overdose of (mostly unnecessary) exposition, awkward language, and glaring lack of background research. You would thinking writing dozens of rather popular fantasy books would teach authors something about the art of writing, but it seems that Weis & Hickman have taken several steps backwards instead.

    • Luke says:

      I kept waiting to discover that some god had once again stolen the world. Gave up about 1/3 of the way into it. It felt like a bad mashup of Zelda and Dragonlance.

    • Matthew Holloway says:

      This is the second time that I've read (or in this case listened to) this book. It has been a few years, but I remember thinking the first time how big of an idiot Skylan was, and this time I feel exactly the same way. I like the book, and it is very well written, but it's hard to read about a character that is so easily unlikable because of all the horrible decisions they make (and don't get me started on the macho rape culture attitude). I look forward to (re)reading more and (hopefully) allow [...]

    • Emilee Powell says:

      I spent half of the book hoping that the main character would die a horrific and horrible death. I cannot remember the last time I have so thoroughly despised a lead character. Despite of my abiding hatred, the book eventually won me over enough to give it a tentative three stars. However, I am highly motivated to turn it into two stars if the second book is not an improvement.

    • Rhonda Johnson says:

      This book would have gotten a five, but at a certain point the author decided to tell rather than show what was happening. But I enjoyed it enough that I'm dying to read the sequel.

    • Mathieu says:

      Roman efficace, mais pas de quoi se relever la nuit.L'histoire se déroule au sein d'une nation de barbares dont l'organisation est très proche de celle des Vikings. On y suit l'histoire de Skylan Ivorson, jeune fils de chef qui se croit promis à un grand avenir.Présomptueux, arrogant et impulsif, Skylan trop persuadé de son destin et de la faveur des dieux à son égard, accumule les mauvais choix et plus le roman avance, plus sa marge de manœuvre s'étrécit. D'autant plus que les dieux d [...]

    • Alexandra Chauran says:

      I broke a sweat trying to like this book, but by the end it grew on me. The whole first half was painful, however, because all of the characters were utterly unlikeable. Good world building, but wow, what a pack of jerks who deserve whatever comes to them. Now, I understand where an author is going when she's setting up a character for redemption, but with absolutely no likeable qualities in any of the characters until a fun new character was introduced half-way through the book Well, if I wasn' [...]

    • Marian Willeke says:

      This was a book that I decided to read only because it was already on my Kindle from when my husband read it. I'm so glad. I really fell in love with these authors and I'm frustrated to no end that I have to wait for the sequel! I don't trust writers to finish their works, but I'm hooked to this one.There were epic god-wars and excellent representation of the impact characters made to the world, whether they intended to or not. I also loved the Norse culture it portrayed. Weis does a great job b [...]

    • John Hubenthal says:

      Wow, the language was really disappointing, from what I've come to expect from these two. The story was interesting enough, but sunk a peg for each reference of earthy base material and bad language. It would be in the PG-13 range at least, which is always off-putting to me in a book.Perhaps I ought to mention that a major theme in the book involves the complications which arrise due to the compounding of lies. Imaginatively, there is also an element of summoning dragons, which become constructe [...]

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    • Jonas Salonen says:

      Now this was a surprise! I have read over a dozen books from Weis & Hickman. The Drangonlance Chronicles were one of the first fantasy books I read as a child. I read the Chronicles again some time ago and oh man are they simple. They read like somebody had written down how their D&D-night went. I do apreciate them as they are good books for a new reader but in no way are they good literature.Some of the books that followed the Chronicles were downright awful. Even the plots were uninter [...]

    • Ben Lund says:

      This book caught my eye as I was wandering through my library. I really liked the Dragonlance books as a young pre-teen. Fantasy wasn't cool yet, and these books were something I hadn't encountered before. Throughout the years I have caught onto other series by them, the Starshield books, the Deathgate cycle and so on. When I found this book I thought 'why not, I've gone along with them this long.'The problem with writing for so long and so many books is that you find a certain way of doing thin [...]

    • Yesenia says:

      I've had this book on my shelf for a while. I finally got to read it and I never wanted to punch someone in the face like I did this main character. So he was "God blessed" when he was born and everyone treated him like so. They spoiled him, let him get away with leaving bastard children and the way he treated people when they did not agree with him was above and beyond awful! I rooted for the bad guys on this one. I wanted him proven wrong, brought down for his behavior and for the people aroun [...]

    • Kia says:

      This one was good! Skylan the main character was 'team too much' a lot of the time! He's extremely hot-headed and arrogant. I even screamed at him a few times! But, oddly enough, I still liked him! I love fantasy books that explore religions/gods in detail. I enjoyed reading how the gods were apart of the Vindrashi's everyday life. It was also interesting to see even the gods have their own flaws. They can also fight wars, lose, and die! This brought the gods down to earth. Making them more huma [...]

    • Victor says:

      First, I have been reading these authors for a long time. Second, I advise you to read this without reading anything about it. There are plenty of twists and turns.One of the reasons why I liked this book, besides being a fan of Skyrim, is because the main character of the book reminds me of the heroes of mythology, which basically means he is a stupid jerk. I mean, I can’t even call this guy a protagonist. Nevertheless, you want to keep reading just to see what eventually happens to him. It d [...]

    • Merih says:

      Birkaç yorumda kitabın hiç sürekleyici olmadığını gördüm. Açıkcası ben bu yoruma katılmıyorum. Betimlemeler ve akıcılık gayet iyiydi. İskandinav mitolojisinin izlerini taşıması açısından ise ayrıca keyifliydi fakat özel olarak bir yaratıcılık göremedim. Vindrasi halkının yaşam şekli eski nordic hikayelerdeki gibi aslına oldukça yakındı. Tanımlayamadığım eksiklikler vardı ve kitap boyunca bunları bekledim. Bu nedenle biraz yavan kaldığını düşünm [...]

    • Aphy Lindaren says:

      Weis&Hickman yine bayıldığım bir seriye imza atmışlar, ki bunu henüz ilk kitabı bitirmiş olmama rağmen söylüyorum. Okurken gözde canlanan mekanları, ilmek ilmek işlendiği çok belli karakterleri, ırkları, tanrıları ve olay örgüsüyle elimden bırakamadığım bir kitap oldu, zaten bu yüzden üçüncü elime alışımda bitirdim. Kitabın içerisinde bulunan kuzey mitolojisi göndermeleri çok keyifliydi. Arka arkaya gelen olaylar tahmin edilemeyecek noktalara varıp he [...]

    • Robin says:

      Fascinating compilation of accurate historical facts about Vikings and their gods and goddesses, artfully mixed with all kinds of side stories and back tales, plus the speculative additions of battles between teams of gods (your gods beat my gods or did they?) , and some treasure hunting dragon spirits, and some ogres and giants, and a bunch of druids who are simultaneously quite helpless and also very helpful, but not in the way that you want, and a ghost who plays chess, and the fey, and I lov [...]

    • Suzy says:

      Enjoyed for the most part. Yes the main Character is immature and selfish BUT I feel this is a set up for development and growth which you can see by the end of the book. I am interested to see how it works out in future books. Liked the world building and Norse-like Mythology

    • A says:

      Waste of time. Plodding frustrating mess.

    • Angel says:

      Great read I recommend this for anyone who has enjoyed the authors other works. Dragons of Autumn Twilight is still my favorite though.

    • Peter E.Frangel says:

      Here is a book you really have to be a nerd to want to read, there's no way around it. Dragons, sorcery, ogres, ghostsI'm a nerd, I admit it! I love that stuff, and I loved The Death Gate Cycle by these two authors, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. But I'll be completely honest when I say that this was one of the most disappointing books I've ever read. No beating around the bush, this book was pretty terrible. But book two, Secret of the Dragon, is coming out this week and I'm going to buy it a [...]

    • Kate says:

      There is not one likable character in this book. Are they trying to be Game of Thrones?

    • Amanda Steinhoff says:

      First off, let me say, this is some hard core undiluted fantasy. We've got dragons, ogres, fairy folk, and some clans of warriors that might as well call themselves Vikings. So if all of that is not your thing, then these are not the books for you. The story starts with these not Vikings fighting off an ogre invasion. The ogres explain that their gods have killed the not Viking's gods, so they should now be slaves of the ogres. Well, the not Vikings are not going to take that, so they decide to [...]

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