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Dragon Blood Discussion
« on: January 18, 2008, 03:21:16 am »
First time through this discussion board.

I will say that I for one can't wait for another Hurog novel. I like the Mercy series but there is so much that is left out since it is in the real world with such a large theater for the characters to play in I'm always left with the feeling that we only see such a little piece of everything that is going on around the area.

In particular I will say that I loved the way Ward and the prisoner from dragon blood interacted (as well as ward's comments to Tisla after his own debacle) I thought it was great that we were able to see not only a hero that was a hero but someone who didn't win and then was tortured brutaly I mean that is defenitly something you don't see every day.

I do want to see a little more however about the shivian gods I mean Ward called on the war god in the first novel and tried again in the second and we met the Avanish god a couple of times I want to see what the frozen dragon countries diety might make of our new ruler.

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Dragon Bones Discussion
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008, 09:15:52 am »
Wow, I'd forgotten most of what you just mentioned, Gallandro!  I'm going to have to get the rest of my library out from under the house & onto shelves, so I can find the Hurog books & re-read them.  I'll put them in the special case with Masques.  Just as soon as I find them,. . . . le sigh.
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Dragon Blood Discussion
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008, 10:11:13 pm »
gallandro, the calling of the War God was a really subtle moment wasn't it? I enjoyed that part, very powerful.

Ward is a great character isn't he. I liked his interaction with Kellen as well, pushing him just enough but not enough that he broke.
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Re: Dragon Blood Discussion
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008, 05:13:28 pm »
I like that Ward is a good guy, but he does what he has to, which means he isn't always nice.  Plus he's so funny when he plays dumb.

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Re: Dragon Blood Discussion
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2008, 05:32:43 pm »
What I found even funnier was everyone's response to him when he wasn't so dumb, especially the Avenhellish lords. ;) 
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Re: Dragon Blood Discussion
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2008, 07:05:21 pm »
But, Ward was dumb for quite a while quite literally, from the physical abuse his father inflicted on him, and it permanently impeded his ability to converse with others.

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Re: Dragon Blood Discussion
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2008, 07:19:40 pm »
Quite true, PaulaL.  As much so as his sister.  It still bothers him in subtle ways.
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Re: Dragon Blood Discussion
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 08:54:12 pm »
I loved the character development in this book.  Especially how Ward and Oreg interact now that Oreg is free.  As I mentioned elsewhere, Oreg is my favorite character.  And I love that he remains really devoted to Ward even though he doesn't need to anymore. :D

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Re: Dragon Blood Discussion
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2008, 02:43:51 am »
Darn...my library doesn't stock this series...will have to keep an eye out at the book stores!

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Re: Dragon Blood Discussion
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2008, 12:16:09 pm »
Sometimes libraries will ship books to each other that they don't carry, maybe you can ask your library about it?  Not that I'm trying to talk you out of buying them!  Personally, these are my favorites. ^_^
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Re: Dragon Blood Discussion
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2008, 06:53:08 am »
Both of my local Hasting's stores still carries the Hurog series, and i'm sure you can get them online from B&N or Amazon.
I just purchased Hob's Bargain and Dragon Blood this weekend and read them both yesterday!  GREAT BOOKS!

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Re: Dragon Blood Discussion
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2008, 02:39:16 pm »
I would just like to say I loved the two books and hope there will be another.

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Re: Dragon Blood Discussion
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2009, 01:32:46 pm »
I just read Dragon Blood after happening to see it at the library.  (I might've also saw it at the bookstore.)  Since I have Cry Wolf, I recognized that all those backstory references sounded like there was a prequel, and wouldn't you know, I'd skipped the prequel?

I WANT to read that prequel, too.  Okay, so I like Tisala, I like Ward, but my fav is Oreg.  *wants to give Oreg a hug*

Poor guy.  Patty needs to write him a novel with a girl to replace the dragon his dad murdered... (I'm assuming the dragon killed wasn't Oreg's grandmother, though I realize that's likewise possible.)

I'm a mite confused by Ward's dad + Aunt Stalla and hope she's a maternal aunt and not paternal.

Anyway, I'm off to find Dragon Bones!

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Re: Dragon Blood Discussion
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2009, 03:21:49 pm »
It wasn't Oreg's dad who killed the dragon. It was some old Hurogmeten who Ward idolized.
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Re: Dragon Blood Discussion
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2009, 07:02:12 pm »
Ward's Mother was the legitimate sister of his Aunt.