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Mistress of Dragons is an interesting story with some likable heroes and excellent villains. The heroes are the humans and their dragon allies, but the humans don’t realize that dragons are their friends because the villains are a couple of dragons gone bad. Very bad. The good dragons concoct a plot which uses humans to conquer the bad dragons. Mistress of Dragons ends with an unexpected plot twist.

This story is well-told, though it annoys me how often Margaret Weis omits conjunctions from her sentences. But if that doesn’t bug you, and you don’t mind a rape scene, you’ll probably enjoy this book. Interestingly, it has a lesbian love affair, which seems ahead of its time for a book published in 2003.

I listened to Mistress of Dragons it on audiobook and it was read well and the story is compelling enough that I’ve ordered the second one in audiobook format, too. I’m going to give it a chance, but I’m not so hooked that I can’t drop it in the middle if it doesn’t keep me entertained.


Dragonvarld — (2003-2005) Publisher: Welcome to the Dragonvarld… In Mistress of Dragons we are introduced to a world where political deception, greed, and avarice have lead to a violation of the “hands off” policy of the Parliament of Dragons concerning the affairs of men. Indeed that violation threatens more than policy and order it threatens the freedoms and survival of the entire human race.

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