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For years the provinces of Deverry have been in turmoil; now the conflict escalates with the kidnapping of Rhodry Maelwaedd, heir to the throne of Aberwyn.  Intent on rescuing him, his beloved Jill and the elven wizard Salamander infiltrate the distant land of Bardex, where Rhodry is held captive.  Tied to Deverry by obligation and circumstance, the immortal wizard Nevyn bFor years the provinces of Deverry have been in turmoil; now the conflict escalates with the kidnapping of Rhodry Maelwaedd, heir to the throne of Aberwyn.  Intent on rescuing him, his beloved Jill and the elven wizard Salamander infiltrate the distant land of Bardex, where Rhodry is held captive.  Tied to Deverry by obligation and circumstance, the immortal wizard Nevyn begins to see that all the kingdom's problems can be traced to a single source: a master of dark magics, backed by a network of evil that stretches across the sea.  Now Nevyn understands that he too is being lured away to Bardek--and into a subtle, deadly trap designed especially for him.Katharine Kerr's novels of the Kingdom of Deverry unfold in a world of stunning richness and depth.  Her vivid portrayal of characters caught in a complex web of fate and magic captures the imagination with a realism that few can match.  Now she retums to this enchanted kingdom, where the wheels of destiny are tuming anew....

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The Dragon Revenant Reviews

  • kat
    2018-12-12 14:32

    It's hard to overstate how disappointing this book was. Long. Dull. Uninspired. Anticlimactic. A pale, passionless shadow of the way the series started out.I'm glad all the loose ends got tied up and the story all sorted itself out, but boy was it a slog to get here. Unlike the others, this book takes place in a single time period, which makes it even more obvious that Kerr has given up on the one truly original and interesting aspect of Daggerspell -- the reincarnation and Wyrd.Minus the interesting echoes of past lives, we're down to your basic fantasy novel, and a mediocre one at that. The plot is repetitious and meandering, the characters are kind of dumb, the bad guys are a complete joke, and 300+ pages of tension and plotting lead up to a complete non-event of a final showdown.For others who have read the first three and want to read this one just to see how it all pans out: (view spoiler)[Rhodry is un-exiled and appointed the heir, but has meantime gotten himself kidnapped and sold into slavery in Bardek. Jill and Salamander go chasing after him, eventually finding him and disposing of the bad guys, who turn out to be incompetent cowards who can't match Nevyn's power. They take Rhodry back to Deverry, where Jill predictably realizes she wants/needs to study dweomer more than she wants to be trapped into the courtly life of a queen. After some agonizing, she leaves Rhodry and goes off to become Nevyn's apprentice. This decision made, she almost immediately remembers all the details of her former life, and tells Nevyn she (Brangwen) forgives him. (hide spoiler)] There, now I've spared you the hours of your life you would've wasted on this book.

  • Thomas
    2018-12-10 20:49

    We reach the final book in the first Act of Katharine Kerr’s Deverry series. It picks up directly after the events of the Bristling Wood. Jill and Salamander set out to rescue Rhodry, who is now enslaved on the Bardek Archipelago, where their enemies lie in wait. Nevyn resides in Aberwyn with Lovyan and Cullyn, and begins to discover that Rhodry is just a pawn in his enemy’s plans to destroy him. I felt this was a really good book to end the first Act; Kerr manages to draw the storylines in Dragonspell to a satisfying conclusion, albeit not the happiest. The story structure continues like the previous three books from multiple POV characters, chiefly Jill, Nevyn and Rhodry, and also with some of the antagonists. This worked well, but I do feel Kerr would have done better to divide the novel into more chapters to make it easier to read. I had divided feelings about the absence of time jumps. Partly because I had enjoyed seeing into Nevyn’s backstory, but at the same time I did find them quite disruptive. Book 4 doesn’t have these and I found it flowed so much better.Kerr had me quite attached to her characters. I have become really quite fond of the three main protagonists, but Nevyn has to be my favourite. I also found Salamander to be really quite entertaining at times, but infuriating at others.The pace was relatively quick compared to previous novels. Perhaps this is due to the nature of this of part of the story, not so much in first third, but definitely in the last 150 pages, which I managed to read through in one day.It felt so good to return to reading the Deverry series after nearly a year; I don’t know why I waited so long as I enjoyed this one so much. Katharine Kerr is such an underrated fantasy author. In my opinion her writing is up there with the likes of George RR Martin, Robin Hobb, John Gwynne and Kate Elliott. I would give this a solid 4 stars out of 5, and I look forward to reading the next act of the Deverry Cycle.

  • Nerine Dorman
    2018-11-21 13:28

    Finally, I can now say I’ve read the first four books in the Deverry Cycle – in their chronological order. These four books form act one, which Katharine Kerr subheads as “Deverry”. And now, looking back to when I first read these during my mid-teens and now, 20 or so very odd years later, I realise exactly what a huge influence they were on me, for wanting to be an author of epic fantasy. (I admit to love the idea of exploring past life relationships for characters, and this is a story seed for my Those Who Return series.)Also, what struck me about Kerr’s Deverry Cycle is her envisioning of a magic system, which as far as fantasy magic systems go, is extremely well thought out, even if the dualistic light vs. dark, good vs. evil split is evident. Contemporary fantasy has, to a large degree, moved on from this sort of worldview, but in this regard I think it’s fine if you look at when the novels were first published.Dragonspell is a culmination of all the events of the preceding books, but without the flashbacks to past lives. Rhodry has been kidnapped and whisked across the ocean to Bardek, where he has had his memories wiped. He spends a fair portion of the book a clueless slave owned by a rich widow (and you can well imagine that his good looks will appeal to her). Jill, with Rhodry’s half-brother Salamander, have made the perilous crossing across the ocean and are actively hunting Rhodry, because the death of Rhodry’s other half-brother back home means that his time in exile is over. Rhodry’s return means his taking on responsibilities that will prevent the outbreak of war, so it’s a bit of a race against time to see him returned.Of course there are bigger problems at play. Rhodry is but a pawn in the longstanding struggle between the dweomers of light and dark, with Nevyn finally coming up against the rather sinister Old One. All the while, Jill is slowly discovering that she has a real knack for the dweomer herself, and by the time she reaches the end of her journey, she has a terrible decision to make. Will she marry Rhodry and live happily ever after as his wife, or will she pursue her magical studies and fulfil Nevyn’s centuries’-old vow to bring her to the dweomer?That she can’t have both becomes apparent from quite early on, and it’s terrific watching her grow as a character in a milieu where women traditionally do not possess much freedom. Jill is a prime example of an empowered female character.Kerr, in my mind, is possibly one of the greatest and unsung masters of fantasy, and if you’ve fallen in love with names such as Kate Elliot, Karen Miller and Robin Hobb, and have yet to discover Kerr, then do yourself a favour and begin with the first four books in the 15-book Deverry Cycle.Here you’ll discover a world steeped in Celtic lore, with elves, dwarves and magic. Great battles and loves are interwoven and we are privy to the growth of characters through their many lives as they come to terms with their collective wyrd. Though there is a linear plot, there are diversions to events in the past, which all inform the primary narrative arc, and make this one of my firm favourites in the fantasy genre that absolutely deserves a permanent and prominent place in any serious fantasy collection.

  • Mark
    2018-12-10 13:49

    It has been 16 years since I first picked up the first Deverry novel, DaggerSpell, and here in am, 16 years later, about to finish the fifteenth and final one.Has the journey been worth it? Yes. Was the wait too long? Yes.I would not recommend anyone starts reading the Deverry cycle unless they intend to read them all, as the macroscopic story is at least as important as the microscopic ones, and as such I am reviewing the books as a set.I almost give them 4 stars (excellent) but in the end I am not enjoying them quite as much as I did in my early 20's and so I settled on 3 stars (good). As fantasy novels go the concepts and the writing are really excellent but for me the last couple of books haven't been as enjoyable as the early ones and it's a lot to expect people to read fifteen novels. That said I don't regret a single minute of the time I spent in Deverry. I even used to own a 'deverry' domain and use the handle of 'Rhodry' when t'internet was young. Highly recommended IF you have the stomach for a lot of reading.

  • Sophie
    2018-11-11 12:38

    I would give this more of a 3.5 than a 3 stars. I really enjoyed the first two books but was very disappointed in the third, so there was a year or so gap between finishing that and picking this up. Whilst I did enjoy this one much more than the third, I feel like the series got a bit weaker as it went on. For example, the concluding portion of this book felt rather anti-climactic, I was expecting more of a 'show down' to happen after a four book build up, but found it a little rushed instead. There are definitely aspects that I liked, one of which being Jill. I enjoyed where she ends up as a character but find my enjoyment of her spoiled slightly by some of the events of book 3 (which pissed me off no end). Whilst I am not entirely satisfied with the micro-story, I have other Kerr books to read so am looking forward to continuing on with the macro-story and seeing how it unfolds in other cycles!

  • Tatiana
    2018-11-29 16:28

    Book 4 "The Dragon Revenant" (known as "Dragonspell" in the UK) marks the end of the first cycle of the Deverry Saga. More details about the saga, plot, style etc. on my comment here for Book 1: Daggerspell.I found the end of this first cycle really satisfying. Book 3 had ended on an unbearable cliffhanger. You're taken into the suspense again right from the first pages of this 4th installment. Unlike the 3 previous novels, this one won't make us discover in flashbacks parts of our heroes past lives, for the simple reason that there is too much to say and show already about our present time story. I really love these flashbacks, but there's nothing to be disappointed about, with the pace of The Dragon Revenant, you won't get much time to long for them. The last pages of the book almost moved me to tears, in the way the characters grew and became better persons. A beautiful conclusion to this tale.Note that Book 5 will portray some of our protagonists again, several years later, but with a new plot that will last 4 novels too.

  • Megan
    2018-11-24 16:48

    So far this is the first book in the series with no flashbacks. And I was good with that, because we got the entire Bardek story in one beautiful volume. Even though I knew the end result, I had forgotten most of the actual story. It was almost like reading the story for the first time, and that made me so happy.I will admit to being a romantic, and I think that the end of this book had probably my only "dislike" of the series. (view spoiler)[That Rhodry and Jill don't end up together broke my heart. (hide spoiler)] I understand why, but that doesn't mean I have to like it!

  • Kathi
    2018-11-15 16:42

    A satisfying conclusion to this chapter of the story of Deverry. Without the flashbacks to previous lives of Jill, Rhodry, and others, the story in this book flowed more smoothly. We got to see more of the contrast between the kingdoms of Deverry and Bardek, as well as the relationship between the Brotherhood of dark dwoeomermasters and their assassins, the Hawks. And bravo to the author (view spoiler)[for not forcing a "happily ever after" ending, but instead giving us the bittersweet decisions mature and responsible adults must sometimes make, heartbreaking as they may be. (hide spoiler)]

  • Noah
    2018-11-12 15:50

    I finally felt a sense of closure at the end of this book, but of course, Katherine Kerr left it open for sequels as well. In some ways, especially in the last half of the book, it felt like it just went from tying up one loose end to the next. I was satisfied with the way the story ends, but it felt somewhat methodical without a whole lot of tension. I would like to go onto the next series, if only I could find them!

  • Rhod Chang
    2018-12-03 15:57

    My favorite of the books even though it doesn't have flashbacks, which are usually my main reason for coming back and re-reading the Deverry books. Because really, I just love the whole damn setup so much -- Rhodry in Bardek, Jill starting to learn dweomer but with SALAMANDER of all people, the wonderful bit where we find out what kind of bird Salamander turns into, and above all, Gwin, Gwin, Gwin, Gwin, oh God, GWIN.

  • Melanie
    2018-12-08 16:35

    Another excellent read from Kerr. After reading Book 3 of the Deverry series, I saw myself stopping after the first 4. Now, having read The Dragon Revenant, I want to read the next set of 4! I love the characters, love the plot, and look forward to finding out more about Jill, Nevyn, Rhodry and the Wildfolk in Book 5.

  • Kes
    2018-11-16 14:31

    I was a little dissatisfied with the ending. In one sense, it is over: Rhodry ascends the governorship (and the scene where he pops up at the tourney was fun to read); Jill chooses to follow her path (I loved her dilemma - that she felt that she had to choose, and that she ultimately felt trapped that Rhodry didn't understand. The ending scene with Nevyn was a great resolution of the central conceit in the first book too); and the Salamandar and Alaena plotline was very neatly wrapped up too. I thought the Perryn plotline was sort-of wrapped up, though I would have appreciated more concrete answers to what he is. But then - not everything needs to be answered.I keep coming back to Rhodry's speech:"My apologies, Mother. There's somewhat you don't know." He turned with one of his unhuman sunny smiles. "On the Auddglyn coast there's a town called Slaith. Ever heard of it? Of course not - neither have most people. It's a pirate haven, and Ygwimyr's known of it for years and done naught about it. Why? Because he doesn't have a fleet. When he marries his sister to me, he'll get the use of mine, because in return I'll get the right to sail into his rhan and burn that stinking filthy hellhole to the ground."The force of that hatred! I felt that was a good example of showing, not telling, of the kind of torture that Rhodry endured. I also liked that Mael's books kept getting mentioned again - the past reverberating through to the present. On the other hand: what was it with all the people turning from the dark side (Gwin and Sarcyn)? What was up with the Maryn plotline - we didn't see an end to that? I didn't understand how that affected the plot in general or the actions that were taken (I gather he unified the country, but what's the point of going into detail into that point in history? What's the broader thematic point? I might have missed that). What's the significance of the ring that Salamandar trotted all the way after Rhodry for? With all the unanswered questions, how can this be the ending to a quartet? Well. I mean, ultimately - the main question/issue from the first book was Nevyn teaching Jill the dweomer, so that was answered, but I would have liked a nicer ending. I add that I liked the dialogue, especially Perryn's "oh er well". I liked that the characters had different ways of speaking marked out. I liked the sense that names changed through the eras - that Gladion was considered old-fashioned at a later point (it's strange that "Nevyn / No one" hadn't changed that much through the four hundred years, but I'm not quibbling that).I don't know if I'll recommend this series - it is light reading, the worldbuilding is detailed, but... it also feels forgettable. I'll keep reading because it's entertaining and fun, but it doesn't feel that it goes deeper than that. So I'll keep the series at 3 stars.

  • Sarah
    2018-12-01 12:40

    I just cannot get over how much the ending sucks. I've loved this series so much but this book just made it crash and burn for me. I hate investing in characters relationships for so long to have them just say screw it in the end. Jill literally spends the entire book looking for Rhodry because she can't stand to be without him, just to throw him away like so much refuse. Isn't that the EXACT thing that Nevyn did that he's been regretting for over 400 flipping years!?! Ugh, just so much ugh. I hate when authors think happy endings are cliché. Life sucks, at least give me some happy in the fantasy world. It's like the Mistborn series all over again...

  • Debbie Jinks
    2018-12-05 13:28

    What a brilliant last book in the Deverry series. The suspense and build up to very last page was brilliant! A real page turner with a happy ending for Nevyn the long suffering immortal wizard. Only one problem now though I want there to be a fifth book!

  • QueenTut72
    2018-11-29 13:48

    Another excellent book in an excellent series. However, the last part of this book seemed a bit...abrupt is probably the best word. For me, some of the events in the middle could have been less drawn out and more details put in for events at the end. That all being said - an excellent book.

  • Ley Holloway
    2018-12-08 16:46

    Re-reading after a long break from these books, thoroughly enjoying it. I do find it annoying when I search for the book I'm reading and Goodreads changes it to the American title. I'm reading Dragon Spell thank you!

  • Therese Bergwall
    2018-11-23 12:44

    3.5

  • Claire Fraser
    2018-12-03 16:46

    Another great book in this series although I was left a little upset by the ending, although some people may really like it. I'm not going to say any more in case it spoils it for other readers.

  • Nick Reys
    2018-11-28 17:29

    The Dragon Revenant is the fourth and concluding novel of the Deverry-cycle, the fist in the quartet. After a stellar first, it lost a bit of its momentum with the flawed sequels. Especially the ending of the third was a bit of a letdown cause I hoped for something more than a mere kidnapping after two books full of evil scheming. This one picks up right where The Bristling Wood ended, and without a past story, it’s Jill and Rhodry from beginning till end.After the kidnapping and torturing – this, unfortunately, happened off-screen – of Rhodry, he is sold as a barbarian slave in Bardek and eventually end up with the beautiful Alaena. Whilst he is busy serving wine and carrying her around town, Jill takes off with Salamander in search of her lost love. All the while, they pretend to be a wizard and his barbarian slave, so that they can stay out of the picture when it comes to the Hawks and the Old One.Whereas the previous book was a bit of a bummer when it came to the bad guys, this one was more interesting. The Hawks are still not that impressive to me, but the Old One is a creepy bastard, dark to the core. Even though he didn’t manage to evoke the same emotion as the Dark Dweomer from Darkspell, he is one of those characters you can’t really put aside. When things started to wrap up, it seemed to become a thrilling battle between him and good ol’ Nevvyn. A nice read though, I imagined it a bit more spectacular and to be less effortless than it turned out to be.Not much words need to be spilt over the goodies here, as Jill was her loveable self and Rhodry, for once, wasn’t daft of smug or up his ***. Salamander, however, needs to shut it. He used to be a lot of fun in the previous installments, whenever he walked on the page, but here, there was an overload of hum. Where I didn’t think it would annoy me, it actually did. It wasn’t so much him in se, but his constant chattering and infinite vomiting of nicknames for Jill became a bit much at certain points, that I found myself thinking ‘Yes, I know she’s a honey dropped little sweet dove fallen from heaven, jada jada jada, move on already!’.Apart from these little nuisances, it was a very nice read with quite a surprising end, I must say. After all the trouble she went through – not only here, but in the whole cycle – I didn’t think she’d make the decisions she made. This gave a nice twist to the whole story, so I’m quite curious to see how it all turned out.Another surprise was Perryn, I thought him the creep of book three, but here he actually redeemed himself and found his way in life. Hopefully he’ll be back sometime, cause what he is, is still a question existing, so I’d like to see that one resolved.To conclude, I can only say that this was a satisfactory read. Still not as brilliant as Daggerspell, it finished nicely what Daggerspell began. If it is all resolved, that is, cause with 11 books ahead, lots can happen though.Here’s to Deverry! Here’s to the upcoming Westlands!

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  • Amanda
    2018-11-27 16:32

    For the first time in the Deverry series, all the action remains in the present day rather than flitting back to fill gaps in the past, and the plot/pacing is all the tighter for it.Rhodry has been sold as a slave on the Bardek islands, and one storyline follows his new life, intersected with information about Salamander and Jill chasing him down. Behind all this we discover more about the politics and machinations within the Hawks, the Brotherhood and, behind them all, the Old One - desperate enemy of Nevyn.I really enjoyed the slow build and Jill's gradual realisation that the dweomer would be her future, no matter how much she wished otherwise. The climax to the Old One part of the story was very much D&D in nature (no real surprise considering Kerr's background in roleplaying games) and fairly purfunctory. No one was in any great danger, and everyone survived to live another day. What was more interesting was the final few chapters, where Jill makes the decision that releases Nevyn from his reckless vow and changes her life.The sequence of four books are fairly generic fantasy, and certainly more groundbreaking fantasy has been produced since these. However, they should not be dismissed lightly. Kerr's writing is warm and welcoming. The characters are well-written and you care deeply about what happens to them. Kerr has told a fabulously rich story, which was improved immeasurably by the lack of a linear storyline.I think that readers of any epic fantasy would gain a great deal of enjoyment from the Deverry series. Although I wish to all the Gods that the characters would stop tossing their heads to make a point!

  • Artin
    2018-12-02 13:28

    When I first started reading the opening book of the series, I very much doubted that I'd finish it. But when the sad ending-or rather, the sad opening-in one-third of the Daggerspell through brought me to tears I somehow knew I couldn't simply quit reading it.Finishing The Dragon Revenant, and thus the first act, I must say I'm very glad I kept reading the first book. Looking back at it right now it seems to me that it was worth every minute. While the various time-frames and perhaps not so related stories might bother some people, now I see what a painstakingly huge job Kerr has done in order to turn a rather simple short story-the affair of Galrion and Brangwen in the Daggerspell and the few last pages of Dragon Revenant-into a marvelous and magnificent saga.This last book specially, was a thriller to the core. Once you start reading a few pages, putting it down again would be a really hard thing to do; owing some of it to the linearity of the story in this particular book, since I guess Kerr had laid out all the backgrounds and had done all the preparations she needed in the three preceding books in order to perfect the tale. As the final book of this act, it was the time to harvest all the works of the previous writings. And I must say, the outcome was outright brilliant.The ending also, was wonderful, leaving you dazzled and longing with a 'hiraedd'.My idea of a perfect story is one that you wouldn't easily forget over time. It'll take some time before I can really judge this book on that respect, but I'm really beginning to feel that Dragon Revenant, and the whole first act of the Deverry Cycle, do fall in that category.

  • Grianne
    2018-11-15 13:43

    In questo libro Salamander si conferma senza dubbio il più bel personaggio della saga. Ancora troppe lacrime negli occhi degli uomini, ma soprattutto troppe cose lasciate irrisolte. Avevo sperato che alla fine Jill potesse trovare il modo di avere sia Rhodry che il dweomer ma è evidente che l'autrice abbia scelto diversamente. Però molte domande rimangono...chi, o meglio cosa, è Perryn? forse lo scopriremo nella prossima trilogia. A cosa serve l'anello che Salamander dà a Rhodry? Anche questo probabilmente lo sapremo nella prossima trilogia. Cosa hanno fatto a Rhodry per spezzargli la mente? Cos'è cambiato veramente dentro di lui? Non credo avremo risposta a queste domande, o quantomeno non alla prima. Forse l'autrice ha voluto risparmiarci immagini troppo violente ma in altri casi certe descrizioni sono state date...perchè per Rhodry la cosa non vale? Credo che questo punto sia stato lasciato troppo sul vago. Chi ha distrutto la camera dei riti del Vecchio? I Re degli Elementi? Così sembra ma nn si riesce bene a capire... Cos'è l'Aethir esattamente? Forse lo scopriremo nella prossima trilogia...Un commento generale su questa prima saga...forse un po' deludente. Mi è piaciuta, l'ho letta volentieri, sono contenta di averlo fatto e la consiglio, anche. Ma in tutta onestà mi aspettavo qualcosa di più.

  • Libbet
    2018-12-02 16:44

    2017 reread

  • Vladimir Ivanov
    2018-11-14 13:40

    Книга все так же плоха, как и в студенческой юности. Опереточные злодеи, абсурдные повороты сюжета, очень затянуто, очень много воды. Насколько шедеврален первый том Деверри, настолько ужасны все продолжения.

  • Benjamin Thomas
    2018-11-18 12:37

    This is the fourth novel in the "Deverry" series and the last of the first quartet therein. It's also the first book in the series that stays all in the same timeframe, not jumping back and forth among different timeframes as the previous books do. If I had known that prior to reading this novel, I might have been worried because, frankly, having multiple timeframes with many characters that are reincarnations of themselves was one of the coolest ideas I've ever come across in fantasy fiction. But this novel does not suffer for that at all and, in fact, is tightly woven.Being the final novel in the first quartet of this series, the novel does draw things to a close in most aspects but does certainly leave open the prospect for future novels, of which there at least 9 or 10 more to come. It was nice to see Jill finally come to terms with her budding skills with the dweomer as well as to read about the conclusion to Rhodry's cliffhanger ending from the last book. And of course the ever present Nevyn provides the sturdy anchor for the characters as well as us readers.Really looking forward to follow on novels in this series.

  • Patrickderaaff
    2018-11-17 12:48

    Op de Bardekse Archipel begint een barbaarse slaaf zijn geheugen terug te krijgen. Hij blijkt een belangrijk man te zijn in het Koninkrijk Deverry en verschillende partijen jagen op hem. Zowel Goede als Kwade machten...Stoere Rhodry en norse Jill boeien matig, de charmante en kleurrijke Salamander en de Meester van de Ether Nevyn des te meer. De verrichtingen van zowel de Oude als de Havikenmeester vind ik ook interessant, eigenlijk alles wat met de dweomer te maken heeft. Het Natuurvolk vind ik echt een briljante vondst van de schrijfster.Katharine's schrijfstijl is vlot en kompakt, precies zoals ik het graag zie. De wereld die ze beschrijft is interessant, vooral door de karakters die haar verhalen kleur geven. Dit keer geen incarnaties uit verschillende levens, we blijven in één tijdsperiode. Alles wordt tot een bevredigend einde gebracht, maar het loopt toch net even anders dan je misschien zou verwachten. De eerste acte van de Deverry-sage is na Lotsverbond afgerond, maar er volgen nog meer. Ik ben benieuwd.

  • Katie
    2018-11-17 19:38

    The Deverry Cycle series is divided into four "acts", of which Dragon Revenant is the last book in the first "act" – the Deverry Saga.Although I still really enjoyed Dragon Revenant, I miss the complexity that is present when the author includes flashbacks to past lifetimes. There are so many parts of the story that are still unresolved, and with this marking the resolution of this part of the story I wonder if they'll ever get resolved. For example, (view spoiler)[what happened in Gwin's past lives to bind his Wyrd so strongly to Rhodry's (hide spoiler)]?When I read this in my early twenties, it really bothered me that (view spoiler)[Jill chooses to study the dweomer over being with Rhodry. Now that I'm nearing 30 and have more life experience, her choice makes a lot more sense to me. Love is a good thing, but sometimes it's not enough to be worth sacrificing your very identity, dreams, and goals for a relationship, particularly if you have to act in ways that are contrary to your true self in order to maintain the relationship (hide spoiler)].

  • Broodingferret
    2018-12-03 12:36

    Kerr's Deverry series is broken up into four "scenes", each of which is subdivided into tetralogies (and one trilogy), and The Dragon Revenant wraps up the first one. Unlike the previous novels, this one remains in one time period, namely the established "present", where it manages to tie up enough plot threads to make for a satisfying and distinct conclusion of sorts, while still leaving just enough to make it clear that the overall story isn't over. Kerr also shows a good grasp of realistic character development, and, considering how relatively short these novels tend to be, it speaks to her skill as a storyteller that she can make such drastic development believable. Kerr has definitely hit her stride by this point, so I will gladly continue to re-read this series (which was not at all an obvious conclusion, considering the series' rocky start).

  • Bea
    2018-11-13 15:43

    I could not resist and I'm not disappointed. I liked the story from the start to the end and there is not one thing that i'm not satisfied with. The five stars are as for this book as for whole Deverry act, because I just cannot rate this book as single. On the one side I could say that "nothing new in this book" but on the other side it's worthy end of an exceptional four-books cycle. (oh, I hope I used right words, I'm still slow with english) I'm glad that there wasn't past period, I liked that the characters' personalities were changing slightly, and a lot of other things. I'm glad there is an end where you can stop if you choose so. Or you can continue, because "when something ends, something begins", but you can look on the next part as new story and I'm glad for it. I'm sure that I'm not done with this series and someday I will pick the 5th book.