Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman

This journal has been placed in memorial status. New entries cannot be posted to it.

Dragonheart by Todd McCaffrey

Remember how two of the three books he wrote with his mom overlapped? Well, this one is exactly the same time as his first lone book, Dragonsblood. It's an almost completely different batch of people, but we know a bit about what happened to them at the end of the first book. He would certainly have a lot more to write about if he kept writing decent stories at the same time but different places and people. He's not nearly as bad as Piers Anthony was with Incarnations of Immortality.

He does introduce the equivalent of Arabs in this book. People with robes, scarves over their heads held by twisted ropes, travel in caravans, spicy food, etc. They claim to be able to track their history back to Earth. The two primary Arabs are in a lot of the book and turn out nice, but when they're first met, all of them seem a bit sneaky. I think he should have had someone look at that.

I'm going to read the next one -- last one out so far -- but I think I'll keep these. He does seem to be getting better.
Tags: books

  • Asimov's January 2013

    Williams talks about Mars authors, and tells us her favorite is Ray Bradbury. I liked all of these, which is unusual, so I will just connect you…

  • Asimov's December 2012

    Williams wrote about how she had a lot of problems with books using apocalypse when she was young, and there were a number of stories in this issue…

  • Seed by Rob Ziegler

    This had a good enough page on Amazon that I bought it from SFBC. It's much more loose than I expected. Post-apocalypse has put everybody on our…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment