Primarily known for military SF, Drake (Fireships, etc.) shows a wider Lord of the Isles. David Drake, Author Tor Books $ (0p) ISBN With Lord of the Isles, David Drake returns to fantasy with a towering and complex epic of heroic adventure in an extraordinary and colorful world where the. David Drake has written fantasies before, but the Lord of the Isles series is his first full-on venture into Jordan-style multibook VLFN saga-spinning. And I’m sad .

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Books in the Isles Series Posted on April drale, by admin. Meanwhile, her brother, who we now know is not really her brother, looks to also be leaving the town via a visiting merchant.

Books in the Isles Series

The introduction states that these are actual incantations from the Classical world. I’d like to say I’m going to continue with the series, and I may. Language, evidently, hasn’t evolved at all; she communicates perfectly.

But Benlo claims to be working under the strict orders of an employer over whose intentions there rests complete obscurity. No trivia or quizzes yet.

I did three drafts of the novel as usual. Master of the Cauldron Posted on February 18, by admin.

May 08, Bob Miller rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. A mess of a story that I abandoned close to the end about 40 pages short.

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Now, with magic reaching another millennial peak of po. There were some interesting elements, and I’d hope that the next few novels explored the world in more depth, but I’m not rushing to read the second book at this point.

Lord of the Isles

With few exceptions, Drake never convinced me that their success was due to anything in themselves. Followed by Queen of Demons. Made it half-way through this In the process, he and his companions are challenged by foes both physical and supernaturalwhich they must overcome.

In truth, Benlo is looking for Garric, about whom there is also Something Special. I liked most of the main characters, especially Nonnus. Drake says he’s using Sumerian mythology to build his story.

SF : Lord of the Isles / David Drake ☆½

So Drake does good good, but unfortunately his treatment of evil undermines his goodness. Jul 22, Melissa rated ot it was amazing. She finds herself in a small town far from the new centers of power, but among a small group who, all unknowing, will become the focus of a new struggle for dominance and magical power that will shake this world, and others. This leads to the problem of how Drake uses magic in the book. Preview — Lord of the Isles by David Drake.

The plot was entertaining, but it felt at times lorx the editor had excised large portions of chapters.


This substantial fantasy, in which moral and physical threats off serious and wherein actions have consequences, will appeal to those who delight in mythological works. A Vietnam War veteran who has worked as a lawyer, he is now one of the major authors of the military science fiction genre.

Won’t be continuing with this series. Servant of the Dragon Posted on February 18, by admin. And I’m sad to dgake that it’s an abject disaster. The story is the usual – Boy girl daviv an extraordinary heritage or destiny they are unaware of, plug in the heroes that aid them or the villains that use or want to destroy them. The evil guys use magic all over the place, indiscriminately, and they’re always getting blow up davjd they don’t use it wisely.

Into this world, as the wellsprings of magical power rise to a millennial height, a sorceress from a thousand years past is cast upon the shore of a small island. Lord of the Isles is set within a vast archipelago, hence the title, and it begins in bravura fashion.