Aerie (Dragon Jousters Series #4)

Aerie (Dragon Jousters Series #4)

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by Mercedes Lackey
     
 

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In the fourth and final novel of Mercedes Lackey's Dragon Jousters series, Kiron, the man who had once been a dragon-boy called Vetch, has united the dragon riders and managed to rid their world of both war and magical domination. But are the evil Magi really gone for good? As Kiron tries to build a new civilization at the site of an abandoned cliff dweller's

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In the fourth and final novel of Mercedes Lackey's Dragon Jousters series, Kiron, the man who had once been a dragon-boy called Vetch, has united the dragon riders and managed to rid their world of both war and magical domination. But are the evil Magi really gone for good? As Kiron tries to build a new civilization at the site of an abandoned cliff dweller's city, called Aerie, conflicts arise, and he soon realizes there is a vast conspiracy at work, which includes individuals who have infiltrated every walk of life-even his own family. Once the heads of the Magi, these conspirators are determined to regain their sinister control.

Editorial Reviews

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"It's fun to see a different spin on dragons...and as usual Lackey makes it all compelling." - Locus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756403911
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
10/03/2006
Series:
Dragon Jousters Series, #4
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

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From the Publisher
"It's fun to see a different spin on dragons...and as usual Lackey makes it all compelling." - Locus

Meet the Author

Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling Heralds Of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots. She can be found at mercedeslackey.com.

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Aerie (Dragon Jousters Series #4) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Lisa_RR_H More than 1 year ago
This is the fourth and concluding book in the Dragon Jouster's series that began with Joust and continues in Alta and Sanctuary, and you should definitely read those first. The series has appealing characters in an unusual setting, a milieu reminiscent of Ancient Egypt rather than Medieval Europe as in much of fantasy. The central character, Kiron, has a strong arc in what is essentially a coming of age tale, from serf in the first book to someone here who is a leader among his people. I also liked the themes of the two lands of these tales, Tia and Alta, merging into one. And there be dragons! Lackey herself has been involved in raptor rehabilitation, which I think helped both in the plausible way she writes of dragon raising and training as well as the verve with which she writes these novels. I'm a fan of Lackey and particularly her Valdemar tales, but right around the time Joust came out, I thought she was showing signs of rather tired blood in books like Exile's Honor--but this series shows she still has it in her to write a gripping tale with characters that come alive and the concluding novel is every bit as enjoyable as the earlier books in this series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
book 4 was a huge let down. shorting it over 100 pages from the first three it felt like it was fan fiction not lackey. beyond that the series is good and imho could have been an 8 book series. I was very disappointed. This was a very enjoyable series, sorry to see it cut short
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a general rule, I am a great fan of ML's work. But Aerie was a huge disappointment. The plots were weak at best and the end felt horribly contrived. The romance between Kiron and Aket-ten was portrayed terribly - the way they 'got over their quarrels' was rushed and poorly explained. Frankly, I thought that Aket-ten, as written, was a boring, whining brat. However, there was some good points. Kiron was well written and I enjoyed the descriptions of Aerie and the challenges therein. The magic system feels coherent and sensible. Buy this if you have been reading the series so far and really like collecting all of them. But otherwise, borrow it from the library and save your money for something of higher quality.
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