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The Dragonswarm

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The Kingdom of the Sarianne teeters on the brink. While its tyrant king plays out his petty vendettas, rebellion foments on the edges of his domain. Politics and power struggles gamble civilization on the tides of war.

Yet war is not the greatest threat to civilization. A far older enemy rises. The dragons are waking and these fiends of Chaos will swarm across the world of men, razing it to bedrock just as they have done in ages past.

But this ...

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The Dragonswarm (The Dragonprince's Legacy, #2)

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Overview

The Kingdom of the Sarianne teeters on the brink. While its tyrant king plays out his petty vendettas, rebellion foments on the edges of his domain. Politics and power struggles gamble civilization on the tides of war.

Yet war is not the greatest threat to civilization. A far older enemy rises. The dragons are waking and these fiends of Chaos will swarm across the world of men, razing it to bedrock just as they have done in ages past.

But this time the world of men has a champion in Daven Carrickson. Once a beggar and still a fugitive from the king's justice, Daven is also a hero with unrivaled powers. A brush with one of the deadly dragons left him forever bonded to the beast and able to tap into the ever-shifting maelstrom of Chaos that roils beneath man's fragile reality.

It is a dangerous connection, one that threatens to consume him. Can he pay even that ultimate price if it means the salvation of humanity?

The Dragonswarm is the second book in the Dragonprince Trilogy. Approximately 110,000 words.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468103410
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2011
  • Pages: 358
  • Sales rank: 1,007,567
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Aaron Pogue is a husband and a father of two who lives in Oklahoma City, OK. He started writing at the age of ten, and lays claim to more than a dozen finished novels, as well as a handful of short stories, scripts, and videogame storylines. His first novels were high fantasy set in the rich world of the FirstKing, including the bestselling fantasy novel Taming Fire, but he's explored mainstream thrillers, urban fantasy, and several kinds of science fiction. Gods Tomorrow represents the introduction to a long-running science fiction cop drama series focused on the Ghost Targets task force.

Aaron is also a Technical Writer with the Federal Aviation Administration. He has a degree in Writing and has been working as a Technical Writer since 2002. He's been a writing professor at the university level, and is currently pursuing a Master of Professional Writing degree at the University of Oklahoma. He also runs a writing advice blog at UnstressedSyllables.com, and is a founding artist at ConsortiumOKC.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

    Good book

    Really good book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Great

    Awesome story with some twists in the dragon world which i havent seen before. This book constantly had me on the edge of my seat with excitment i recommend this to anybody with a love for dragons and epic magic

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    Great story but...

    The story was awesome. But the ending left me feeling really empty. Theres supposed to b a huge war against dragons and yet a king lays seige to a ledgendary tower defended by a man with powers so great a school of wizards look like clowns. Yet here he is in a seige. Dragons attack and all the king does is move in and "claim" the tower? Then trys to take credit for something he has no clue about?? No grudges are settled the war only begins and then i read the words THE END?.. then the third book is supposed to be about daven dissapearing? No way! He wouldnt just leave the worlds people like this! Especislly after two books showing the king only cares about revenge! Read if u want its an awesome book untill page 620 ish. Then stop reading and mske up ur own ending

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Great book

    Most of the dragon books i read have never realy focused so much on the alies and the main character ar once and i hope the next is just as good

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  • Posted September 12, 2012

    I try to read books that are part of a series consecutively, if

    I try to read books that are part of a series consecutively, if I can, but in and of itself, that’s a problem, especially if only part of the series has been published. That is not the case with this particular novel, being the second book in a trilogy, so there’s no excuse. Dragonswarm by Aaron Pogue had the misfortune of being read directly following the Kingkiller series by Patrick Rothfuss. Having said that, Pogue did an excellent job in having Daven pull me out of the magic cloud of Kvothe and drop me into the swarm of dragons – whose names are impossible to pronounce.

    If you’re a reader who is more inclined to love a story that is more centered on action and plot development, than character-centered, much like epics like Lord of the Rings by Tolkien or the Gunslinger Series by King, then this is a story for you. A majority of the writing focuses on the magic, the dragons, the quest, and the ensuing battle. Pogue is able to create a great visual.

    Being a character-centered reader and writer, I would have loved to see more development in the relationship between Daven and his lady love, his schoolboy friend, and more conflict with the King and the leaders at the Academy. However, I loved the connection Daven had with, and against, the dragons. I’ve never seen dragons depicted in this particular light before, and found it mesmerizing. The magic shared between the two is also a very imaginative element.

    This was a good read. I enjoyed it, and I would definitely recommend it.


    Till next time,
    ~T.L. Gray
    Author of the Arcainian Series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    If the 3rd book is as good as the first 2 then it will definitel

    If the 3rd book is as good as the first 2 then it will definitely be a trilogy to be read over and over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Great book!

    Really should've waited getting until all 3 were out! Ugh... hurry up and release 3rd book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Recommend based on Genre (Fantasy Fiction)

    Picked as future read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

    Magic, Intrigue, Swordplay... It has it all!

    With the sequel to his first book, Taming Fire (The Dragonprince Trilogy, #1), Aaron Pogue brings Daven back to continue his quest to save the world he knows despite how it has treated him. Hunted and hated, Daven persists in learning to grow into the unique creature he is now shown to be; able to look beneath the illusion that is his reality, yet still reacting with instincts learned during his outcast years, he must meld these contrasting parts of himself together if he is to even begin to fight the Dragonswarm. The second book in The Dragonprince Trilogy doesn't fail to thrill. Pick up The Dragonswarm (The Dragonprince Trilogy, #2) today and live Daven's adventure in your own imagination. Words fail to suffice.

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  • Posted December 19, 2011

    A must read!

    I have to say hands down this book is a must read. I couldn't put it down. It went along the same pace as the first book. It answers a lot questions that you'll have from the first book. Such as to the past with the dragons and how their power works. It answer's why Daven's power is so much different from other wizards. This book is perfect for anyone who love's dragons and magic. I will defiantly be buying the third book when it comes out.

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  • Posted December 19, 2011

    Couldn't read it fast enough!

    First let me say, I received an ARC from the author and was so excited! I received it Saturday nite and I was done by lunch today! The main characters in the book come alive and practically jump off the page. I can picture them all and what their world must look like. The storyline is intriguing enough to keep one guessing about what is going to happen next, but consistent enough to be an easy read. Yes there are some ideas about Chaos and power that might be hard to follow at first, but if you have read these type of books before it won't be a problem. I really enjoyed how the main character, Daven, grows in his own power, but still needs his friends to ground him, to keep him human. Thanks again, Aaron Pogue, for allowing me to be one of the first to read this book! Now how long to the next one???....

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