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When the Black Dragon seized the Deep of Ylferdun young Gareth braved the far Winterlands to find John Aversin Dragonsbane the only living man ever to slay a dragon In return for the promise of the King to send help to the Winterlands Aversin agreed to attempt the nearly impossibl. Hambly writes adults a rarity in the fantasy genre in particular Dragonsbane is a depiction of middle aged regret of people who because of historical circumstances and personal situations will never achieve what they dream of and somehow Hambly writes it in a way that s not depressing and that appealed to me even as an adolescent unsympathetic to the failure to achieve Also the dragons are coolUnder no conditions read the seuels In fact let us agree that the publishing records lie and no seuels exist We will all be happier that way Toad of Toad Hall of Ylferdun young Gareth braved the far Winterlands to find John Aversin Dragonsbane the Spelling Strategies & Secrets: The essential how to spell guide only living man ever to slay a dragon In return for the promise Imagine Me of middle aged regret Beyond Temptation of people who because Past Due Debt Collection of historical circumstances and personal situations will never achieve what they dream Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt of and somehow Hambly writes it in a way that s not depressing and that appealed to me even as an adolescent unsympathetic to the failure to achieve Also the dragons are coolUnder no conditions read the seuels In fact let us agree that the publishing records lie and no seuels exist We will all be happier that way

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E feat againWith them to guard them on the haunted trip south went Jenny Waynest a half taught sorceress and mother of Aversin's sonsBut at the decadent Court nothing was as expected Rebellion threatened the land Zyerne a sorceress of seemingly unlimited power held the King under. I had never heard of Hambly but I am impressed In the world of sword and sorcery most authors find it convenient to go the hack and slash route with the beautiful maiden thrown in to make the hero extra heroic Few are willing to invest what Tolkien did in creating a whole world that has humans and other intelligent creaturesHambly is than able in this regard giving us both a deep study of relationships and a threat to the order of the world Her view of magic is complex and nuanced Her other creatures are multi dimensional each with a uniue weltanschauung She has created a layered plot and gives it time to develop and this makes for satisfying interactions of the charactersWe also receive a very complete view of the choices some women must make and the conseuences of those choices Even good and evil are presented in a way that encourages thought rather than taking sides Magic too is not the looked at as a result but as a processHere is a typical bit of her writing Never has she felt so conscious of the traces and turnings of the wind and of the insignificant activities of the animals in the surrounding woods She found herself prey to strange contemplation and odd knowledge of things before unsuspected how clouds grow and why the wind walked the way it did how birds knew their way south and why in certain places of the world at certain times voices could be heard speaking indistinctly in empty air She would have liked to think these changes frightened her because she did not understand them but in truth the reason she feared them was because she didA pleasure to read Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa on the haunted trip south went Jenny Waynest a half taught sorceress and mother Ugly Fish of Aversin's sonsBut at the decadent Court nothing was as expected Rebellion threatened the land Zyerne a sorceress The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives of seemingly unlimited power held the King under. I had never heard Little Gods of Hambly but I am impressed In the world Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 other intelligent creaturesHambly is than able in this regard giving us both a deep study The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats of relationships and a threat to the Sylvia Pankhurst order Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts of the world Her view Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts of magic is complex and nuanced Her The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series other creatures are multi dimensional each with a uniue weltanschauung She has created a layered plot and gives it time to develop and this makes for satisfying interactions Book of Isms of the charactersWe also receive a very complete view バガボンド 1 of the choices some women must make and the conseuences Расул Гамзатов Стихи of those choices Even good and evil are presented in a way that encourages thought rather than taking sides Magic too is not the looked at as a result but as a processHere is a typical bit Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble of her writing Never has she felt so conscious Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for Project Managers of the traces and turnings Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly of the wind and Hawk's Passion of the insignificant activities Girls of Brackenhill of the animals in the surrounding woods She found herself prey to strange contemplation and A Beautiful Dark odd knowledge After We Fell of things before unsuspected how clouds grow and why the wind walked the way it did how birds knew their way south and why in certain places Damsels in Distress of the world at certain times voices could be heard speaking indistinctly in empty air She would have liked to think these changes frightened her because she did not understand them but in truth the reason she feared them was because she didA pleasure to read

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An evil spell and he refused to see them Meantime the dragon fed well on the knights who had challenged himIn the end Aversin Jenny and Gareth had to steal away at night to challenge Morkeleb largest and wisest of dragonsBut that was only the beginning of the perils they must face. Occasionally in discussions of SFF you ll see readers bemoaning the lack of books that feature 1 older women 2 non pretty women 3 mothers who get to do things Dragonsbane has all of these things in interesting ways and while it begins by seeming to be a deconstruction of romantic stories of noble knights slaying evil dragons it is primarily a story of the limits of female ambitionview spoilerWe start the book with Jenny a northern mage rescuing a would be noble sprat of a rescuer from bandits and taking him home to the local lord and her lover John The sprat is seeking John because he s the only known Dragonsbane and the king has a problem with a dragonThe ballads have failed to convey John s broad northern accent his interest in pigs his spectacles his lack of courtly graces and most particularly that both John and Jenny contributed to the killing of the dragon that earned John his titleJenny s role as mage or witch as the female mages inevitably get called is the crux of this story Her mentor taught her that magic reuires a singular devotion that to become strong she must meditate and focus her all on her power and not as Jenny has done take a lover and have children by himThis is a book about worklife balance in other words but where the work is the grand passion and life the thing that keeps dragging you away from itMages being devoted to power above all is rusted into society so much so that a priest won t perform a marriage ceremony for a mage because the mage will inevitably abandon family for power So Jenny is both happy and unhappy loving John and her children able to spend a fair amount of time away from them and yet never enough to fully devote herself to her powerThe sprat after some time being extraordinarily na ve and idiotic manages to get John and Jenny south to try to kill the dragon and here they encounter Jenny s mirror Zyerne who is also a female mage who is lover to the local ruler the kingBut Zyerne is beautiful where Jenny is ugly powerful where Jenny is weak as cruel as Jenny is kind and as single minded in her pursuit of power as Jenny is waveringConseuentially the conflict of the story ends up being between the two women rather than Dragonsbane vs Dragon The resolution of this is reasonably well done although gosh I felt like hitting a few people with a clue bat than once and finally becomes a choice for Jenny between love and power hide spoiler The Right Swipe on the knights who had challenged himIn the end Aversin Jenny and Gareth had to steal away at night to challenge Morkeleb largest and wisest Touched of dragonsBut that was Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa only the beginning Ugly Fish of the perils they must face. 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10 thoughts on “Dragonsbane

  1. says:

    Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Dragonsbane is a novel I read upon release back in 1985 Obviously the world was a different place back then I was a different person young teenager and fantasy was of a different flavor Even at the

  2. says:

    Dragonsbane is a fantasy book written by the underrated Barbara Hambly It covers about 3 to 4 days for most of the book and the magic in them comes from witches But the real magician here is the author She spins her yarn patiently letting us wait until the things that are simmering come to a boilThe influence of

  3. says:

    Hambly writes adults a rarity in the fantasy genre; in particular Dragonsbane is a depiction of middle aged regret of people who because of historical circumstances and personal situations will never achieve what they dream of and somehow Hambly writes it in a way that's not depressing and that appealed to me even as an adolescent unsympathetic to the failure to achieve Also the dragons are coolUnder no conditions read the seuels In fact le

  4. says:

    35 stars though not sure if I should round up for the subversive narrative and character driven writing style because I feel like I should judge this book by the standards of the time period in which it was written the 80s and not judge it by what I normally likeprefer in high fantasy books written much later in the 90s and beyondEven though it's called Dragonsbane and the Dragonsbane is a knight named John Aversin the whole story

  5. says:

    I had never heard of Hambly but I am impressed In the world of sword and sorcery most authors find it convenient to go the hack and s

  6. says:

    When a huge black dragon descends upon the Deep of Ylferdun young Gareth sets out to find the Dragonsbane the only man alive who has ever defeated a dragon But Sir John Aversin is not what Gareth had hoped for—he’s a scruffy academic who is

  7. says:

    I was advised to read this in terms of Never mind the blurb the key hooks are the loving adult relationship of the protags and the 'subversive' take on SS I agree with the recommenderNew word cicisbeo Lots of unfamiliar words tooher anger had no hate in it offering him no hold upon herthe blood red and buttercup hues of the palace guardsI love the horses' names Battlehammer Osprey Moon Horse Stupid Roan Stupider Roan and CowI love that woun

  8. says:

    Occasionally in discussions of SFF you'll see readers bemoaning the lack of books that feature 1 older women 2 non pretty women 3 mothers who get to do things Dragonsbane has all of these things in interesting ways and while it begin

  9. says:

    A very nice traditional fantasy story that deliberately throws over a handful of clichés for instance our heroes are middle aged lovers prosaically named John and Jenny and the dragon slayer is wry and academic

  10. says:

    My first Barbara Hambly book and it is an entertaining discovery An epic fantasy without huge armies clashing without an end of the world as we