Mistress of Dragons

Mistress of Dragons

by Margaret Weis
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Mistress of Dragons by Margaret Weis

As Anne McCaffrey is to science fiction, Margaret Weis is to fantasy . . . for she is the genre's

Mistress of Dragons

Mistress of Dragons is the first volume in an epic fantasy trilogy entitled The Dragonvald. Here is a world where men and dragons coexist amid political intrigue and dark magic, where the uneasy balance of power between the two is on the verge of becoming undone, threatening to unleash waves of destruction that will pit humans against humans as well as dragons against men for the domination of the world. Humanity's very survival is at risk . . . .

The power to hold the chaos at bay, the terrible secret that maintains the balance, rests in the hands of a new and inexperienced

Mistress of Dragons

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765396587
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 05/16/2004
Series: Dragonvarld Trilogy Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 395,291
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Margaret Weis is the award-winning and bestselling cocreator/coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Dragonlance, Dark Sword, and Death Gate sagas. She resides in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

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Mistress of Dragons 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever must read i read it twicr and it still didn't get old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heart wrenching
Guest More than 1 year ago
weis does it again... less heros in the plot than chronicles... the author took the length of this book to dive into the hero's personalities... twist and turned the plot to keep the reader guessing the out come and finished with a bang...what's gonna happen in the next book...???... having a little over threehundred pages... i wish it was longer for the price$$$... i'll be buying the next in this trilogy... 'keep yer head towards the skies,and someday the dragons will return.' - dan
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchase a great many bargain books especially when they begin a series. This book I found remarkable. There is some violence which I would prefer not be there but the story and relationships are very interesting. All in all I do recommend this book and the two books that follow simply because the story line is good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading all genres of books including fantasy fiction. I picked this book because I had never read one of Weis's books and she is a popular choice among fantasy fiction readers. Weis writes well but this title is for adults. I mention this because I know sometimes she writes for juvenile/young adults. There are subtle hints of lesbianism and rape in MISTRESS OF DRAGONS but these events only take up a paragraph here and there, nothing that involves pages of detail. The society and world Weis has created is interesting. Dragons are intelligent with powerful dragon magic and they try to stay away from humans. However, the story centers around a dragon who breaks the dragon laws and creates a secret society where humans don't realize they are being used. MISTRESS OF DRAGONS is book one of a new series. A. D. Tarbox, author of ALREADY ASLEEP (Oct. 2006)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had me hooked, I finished it in 5 days. I simply could not put it down, I was minutely dissapointed in the end, however I desperately need the next 2 installments. Margaret is awesome, keep writing sweetheart. I hope when I am finished writing my fantasy novel it will be half as good as this was.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok ya'll know me I LOVE my books. Now when I say something about books I know what I'm talking about, so pay attention: THIS BOOK IS GREAT!!! I read it once, stoped thought, read it again and got more that I missed the first time. I'm an avid fan of Weis but this is one of her best. I know that the next one's gana be great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mistress of Dragons is a solid effort by a master of the genre. Fantasy fans looking for an entertaining and quick paced story will not be disappointed. Weis includes enough novelty and plot twits to keep readers interested to the very end. Judging from the first installment, the Dragonvarld trilogy will be a successful debut for Weis as a solo author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never read any of Margaret's books. This book was good no dougbt about it. I think it builds the story line the way a book should. Not to much detail wasted, but enough thrown in to keep you going in the story. The book is well written, giving you enough to stay focused on. I would read the book if I were you. I think it's a great story that keeps you guessing. I have just read the second book, The Dragon's Son, and it too is a great book, even better then the first.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Very excellent beginning for a series, I just hope Maragret keeps the pace. The characters are very well written, on par with both Mercedes Lackey and Anne Bishop.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first experience reading M. Weis and I can tell you it will not be the last. Dragons seem to be the 'in' thing this year. The book is a little slow in the beginning, but gradually gains momentum. Great characters from Melisande, Edward, and Draconas. Nice twist and turns are throughout the story. The Ending will definitely leave you wanting to get to the next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gigi Marceau-Clarke invests her reading of this engrossing fantasy with an other worldly charm and suspenseful pacing that makes for compelling listening. The first in a planned epic trilogy, Mistress of Dragons pits dragons against humans for control of the world. According to the laws of the Parliament of Dragons, it is verboten for a dragon to kill a human being and dragons must refrain from any traffic in humanity's daily doings. As we all know, there are always those who disobey laws. In this case, the evil dragon not only doesn't abide by law but entertains grandiose ideas of conquering the world. Can his vicious plotting be curbed by a Mistress of Dragons who has had little experience in such matters? Award winning author Margaret Weis (Dragonlance, Darksword and Death Gate) well knows her subject, and presents her imaginative tale filled to the brim with legerdemain and dark doings. A treat for fantasy aficionados!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the book and it was great. It kept me interested and wanting more. I recommend this book to everyone. I can't wait for the 2nd and 3rd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Best book this year!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved all of Margaret Weis's Dragonlance books, but this one truly falls under the category of one of her lesser sought after titles. It has a good character outline, however the story line could have been worked on a little bit, but i suppose like all of the dragonlance books, this is a title that falls more under the true 'fantasy' titles. My favorite fantasy titles are the sword of truth series, mainly because its alot easier to relate to them as in a real life situation, however the titles by margaret weis, although inventive, almost seem to have to many situations that are difficult to place yourself in, to difficult to really 'feel' the story, now i like i said i loved the dragonlance novels, but this one i could say i would should have read a chapter or two in the store, instead of going for just the author's name.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Dragons rule much of the world though they do so secretly with human props serving as monarchs and much of the enslaved race unaware of their existence. Perhaps the only exception is the isolated mountainous matriarchal nation of Seth where the Mistress of Dragons rules. The current Mistress is near death and her chosen replacement Melisande waits her turn to rule the nation and keep its people safe from dragons, last spotted two decades ago. Melisande will do her duty, but prefers her current lifestyle in the amazonian monastery living with her lover.

However, King Edward of Idlswylde turns to Draconas for help with a dragon causing death and destruction. Draconas advises the monarch that his only hope reside among the amazons in Seth and he will personally go there. However, Draconas, a dragon in human garb, has his own agenda using Edward as a pawn so he can complete his mission as a member of the ruling Parliament of Dragons to find the law breaking renegade. When Melisande and Draconas meet, the world will never be the same.

MISTRESS OF DRAGONS is an exciting opening tale that demonstrates Margaret Weis¿ abilities to make a world governed mostly by dragons seem real. The story line is fast-paced, loaded with action, and filled with strong charcaters of both genders. Several twists add to the fun of a soaring sword and sorcery fantasy.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
The book had no plot, the characters were the only element that got me through it. Nothing got accomplished, no issues were resolved. And it was a little on the nasty side.