Song of Dragons: The Complete Trilogy

Song of Dragons: The Complete Trilogy

by Daniel Arenson

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ISBN-13: 9780987886439
Publisher: Moonclipse
Publication date: 02/29/2012
Pages: 730
Sales rank: 565,898
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

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Song of Dragons: The Complete Trilogy 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
thedarkone More than 1 year ago
This was a good read. The only reason I gave it a four star is because the plot line was exactly the same for all three books. Same bad guy, same overwhelming odds, same struggles until the climax, then the victory to end it up. The characters were well developed and I really liked the idea of the book. The Vir Reqius was very creative. I believe this book would be great for teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was written very well, great use of dialogue and it is narrarated beutifully. I would strongly reccomend this series for people who like books like Eragon and the Lord of the rings trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing I rarely read books and i read the entire series and will be coming back to read them again many times more. Great story, great plot, and the three books flowed together perfectly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Except for the rape scenes I would say this was written for kids. How many times must something be described before you become sick of it. Repetition seems to be at least a third of book. While I’m at it, how stupid can the protagonist be before you give up on them? Reading this book is like going to a bad movie that you only discover after you paid to get in. If you’re over 12 years old I don’t think you will like it. If you’re under 12 you should not read this for other reasons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great, well written story. As the whole series is only $2:99, I ask you reader, what do you have to lose? Buy it! In all seriousness though, this is a pretty good series. While I am only about half way through the first novel, I enjoy it a lot and would recommend this series to teens or adults interested in fantasy. It is original and a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing trilogy and action packed
BloomSM More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this Trilogy it was thrilling in places and kept me reading to find out what was going to happen I read this book really fast 1st one took me 3 days the 2nd took me a day the last book took me a little longer 4 days. The characters in this book gave you lots of twists and turns. I am looking forward to the other books coming after this to complete the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So-So trilogy.  As far as a fantasy story goes, it was a good premise. However, the short, choppy sentence writing style and many grammatical errors distracted from the plot.  The same plot through the three books and shallow development of  the characters made it easy to put the book down. Many scenes were recycled throughout the three books and there was little development of the story. The author had many opportunities to add plot twists, but failed to do so.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A kick-ass book for anyone who loves dragons!
wvengineer628 More than 1 year ago
Good plots and twists for all three, definitely worth reading. Written with short chapters that keep you reading.
Petunia1 More than 1 year ago
Love fantasy stories and this filled my expectations. Fun and engrossing read.
ToManyBooksNotEnoughTime More than 1 year ago
Song of Dragons Trilogy (Blood of Requiem, Tears of Requiem, Light of Requiem) - Daniel Arenson The beginning of the description on Amazon states,"Song of Dragons, an epic fantasy trilogy, tells the story of Requiem -- a fallen, ancient land whose people could become dragons... and whose last survivors dream of flying again." Since I read this trilogy as a 'single' book, that is how I shall review it. An entertaining series, this epic tale covers a span of decades, yet is mostly set within just a few consecutive years. Yet these few years are filled with a lifetime's worth of living. There are several protagonists that appear throughout the story, but only one main antagonist. And like any good family, the original protagonist and antagonist are brothers. Not just any brothers, they are royalty. However the elder brother, Dies Irae, becomes the antagonist when he is passed over in favor of his younger brother, Prince Benedictus, to inherit the crown. The King considers Dies Irae to be his shame, simply because he does not have the requisite magic of the Vir Requis to shift and become a dragon - thus he can't possibly be considered as the next in line for king. This one decision eventually leads to patricide and ignites a war. Intended to be genocide of his own people, Dies Irae goes on to be the ultimate cause of the destruction of entire species. The war is considered over as all the Vir Requis, or weredragons as Dies Irae names them, are supposed dead. Yet there is a rumor that King Benedictus the Black (due to his being a black dragon) lives on. And that rumor is what keeps one young Vir Requis from losing all hope, particularly when his home is no longer safe for him and he is on the run from Dies Irae himself. A small band of surviving Vir Requis, including Benedictus, are chased from place to pace by Dies Irae and whatever army he builds. Somehow these four dragons manage to do what over a hundred thousand couldn't - they not only survive the armies of Dies Irea, but they go on to destroy them. Yet Dies Irae's insanity spurs him to continue to creates ever worse armies to throw at these dragons. Clearly much of the story is about battles and fighting, running and hiding - enough that Arenson manages to create a trilogy. One would think that all the warring and running would becoming boring well before the third book, yet he manages to infuse them with enough creativity to keep it from feel to repetitive. He has created completely believable characters that are emotionally relatable. And they grow at the right pace, matching the action of the plot. You want to cheer for the good guys while still being able to see their flaws and, at times, want to hit them over the head with a golf club. And he makes the antagonist so repulsive that it can be difficult to read about him at times, yet you forget that tiny spark buried inside him that is the root of all his cruelty. The world that Arenson has created is similar to others that are found in epic fantasies, yet has added his own distinctive mark. Never was there a time where the story was interrupted by a discrepancy in the world he crafted, or by a character stepping out of their role. I enjoyed this trilogy enough that I was excited to learn that Mr. Arenson has more plans for to continue on in this world - but far enough into the future to hopefully avoid any redundancy in his storyline. On a side note: I find myself compelled to comment on the names of the main characters, as there is a theme that is both intriguing and also slightly entertaining, as if he is testing the reader. For example, there is King Benedictus, Kyrie Eleison, Dies Irae, Gloriae, Agnus Dei, and Lacrimosa. And of course their relation to their homeland, Requiem. It seems clear that Arenson is specifically using the religious aspect of each name to tell another, more basic tale. The simplified version of good versus evil. It would seem that he is testing the reader's knowledge of the Requiem Mass. Either that or he is hugely inspired by it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic
The_Lab_Rat More than 1 year ago
It's a good thing I bought this trilogy all in one 'cover', or I wouldn't have read past the first 'book'. A world of shape-shifting dragons vs non-shape-shifting humans had potential, but the author filled his pages with tears, rage, insane hatred, mercurial (border-line manic-depressive) mood-changes, impossible odds that were beatable only with a particular magical item. My recommendation is to leave this book on the shelf, walk away...and pick something else to read. Pretty cover, but a serious, frustrating waste of time inside it. I would NOT read any other books in this series, and would look at any other offers by this author with a jaundiced eye.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought the trilogy because of good reviews, but was barely able to make it through the first book. I will not read the final two. This is one of those poorly written fantasies where everything comes easy to the hero. Poorly developed and barely edited. Only bother with these books if you get them for free - I really wish that I could get my money back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was unfortunately pulled into this by the reviews likening it to LOTR and other high quality fantasy, however what I found was torture, more torture and each book in the series seemed to attempt to top the previous with pain, blood and torment. If you enjoy reading about inflicting pain based on hatred of otherness and self-loathing, go ahead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Follows the same plot in each book. Way too easy to see what's coming.
alpacalady More than 1 year ago
I was a little skeptical at first whether this trilogy would hold my interest. From page one I was captivated with the plot. I simply could not put this series down for long. I found myself cheering for the Dragons of Requiem. The emotional level is kept high. This was a very good series. I recommend this trilogy to anyone who has an interest in dragons...young or old. I am going to purchase the next series as well. Hats off to Daniel Arenson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this trilogy. Humans who can turn into dragons at will, true dragons, griffins, what's not to like?
Acur81 More than 1 year ago
When buying books for my Nook, I tend to go for package deals, as they are, usually, relatively cheap. This omnibus caught my eye, so I bought it. I was somewhat disappointed, overall. The first volume started off okay, though I found the author's choice of names a little odd. Some of the main characters were named; Dies Irae, Agnus Dei, Kyrie Eleison, and Gloriae. The storyline was anything but religious. It's a relatively imaginative fantasy, which got a little tedious by the third volume. In doing a little research on the author, I see that he's in his mid-twenties, and seems to be quite prolific, for being so young. I may give him another chance, but it won't be too soon. There are too many more accomplished authors, which will give him a chance to get better, as well.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay story, but these are the pussiest dragons in the history of dragon stories ever.