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The Ring of Five Dragons (Pearl Saga Series #1)

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  • Posted July 28, 2012



    I have been a fan of Lustabder for decades, having devoured the Linnear novels as they came out. After a long break, I found this series and was immediately hooked -the world of Kundala is a wonderful creation as are the strong very modern characters and the comparison of sorcery and corrupt sorcerers as one source of power and science and corrupt scientists as the other. Unfortunately, its obvious that there was supposed to be a book four and so book three was a HUGE disappointment with nearly none of the conflicts that developed over the prior fifteen hundred pages satisfactorily resolved.

    *Book one -awesome!
    *Book two, pretty good.
    *Book three? Lustbader's excuse to exit the series (uncompleted) to go write the Bourne novels.

    There should be a warning label on this series indicating that you are about to take on more than fifteen hundred pages only to say "huh?" at the end of the last book. It should warn you that, when you then likely to go to the author's website to figure out what happened, you will find out he simply abandoned the series it when a more lucrative offer came along. Really, its on his website.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2008

    Lustbader fan

    This book was pretty good. It was fast moving and you would miss alot if you tried to skip pages. Alot of twist and turns, and more action than what I thought there would be. It is a combination of Star Trek,Lord of the Rings, magic, and asian culture. I am not a big reader but the ring of five dragons I couldn't put down, and can't wait to move forward to veil of a thousand tears and mistress of the pearl. I have read other books by Lustbader and so far I'm not disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2003


    this is the first book I have read by this author and I will try other of his books. Some of his terms were confusing with is true of a lot of S/F or fantacy books. It has a lot of volence so I would not recommend it for a young readership, saying that, the story has a lot of detail that I had to sometime go back and reread a section to make sure I understood and there it was! Many things are indicated but not completed so It wets your mind to know more. I normally would not pick a book with 572 pages, but I am glad I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2002


    The story literally takes U away from everyday ordinary life into a magical world of soceresses, ancient nomadic races, advanced technology etc. Features very strong female characters, who dominate & shape most of the story. I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2002

    its a grate book

    its was one of the best book's i have read and i can't wate for part two to come out

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2001

    Ring of Five Dragons

    Over a century ago, the vicious V¿ornn conquered the peaceful Kundala as the military superiority and the amoral ability to kill overwhelmed the more spiritual people. Brutally enslaved by their conquerors, the Kundala cannot understand why the Goddess Miina abandoned them. The younger Kundala are leaving the ancient beliefs for a new religion as the V¿ornn force their culture on the losers with little counter absorption. <P>Unlike their drones, the V¿ornn leadership covet whatever is hidden inside the Kundalan Storehouse where they expect all sorts of sorcery secrets to be found, including eternal life. However they need to find the RING OF FIVE DRAGONS to open the door to the mystical storehouse. If they succeed, will the V¿ornn obtain their desires, will they set in motion a doomsday scenario destroying everyone, or will they inadvertently begin the fulfilling of a prophecy that forecasts a Kundalan freedom fighter leading a resistance? <P>When the RING OF FIVE DRAGONS concentrates on the social interactions and upheavals between the two distinct societies, the novel is a superior fantasy tale. That part of the story line is incredibly insightful as it feels like the German blitzkrieg of Europe, especially when the bellicose V¿ornn impact the culture of the pastoral Kundalan. When the story line returns to traditional epic fantasy, it retains its high level of quality and remains a fun to read adventure, but the plot is not any different from some of the other well-written genre tales. Eric Van Lustbader has written a fabulous book that fantasy readers will find entertaining and insightful, but could have been a cultural milestone if it stayed the interrelationship course. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2001


    I think it will turn out to be a great epic series. I cannot wiat for the next one

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    Posted March 28, 2012

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