Dragon

Dragon

Steven Brust / Sep 16, 2019

Dragon In which Vlad Taltos finds himself much to his surprise at the fateful Battle of Baritt s TombMarching through mud just isn t as much fun as they say After years of surviving in Adrilankha by practi

  • Title: Dragon
  • Author: Steven Brust
  • ISBN: 9780812589160
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • In which Vlad Taltos finds himself, much to his surprise, at the fateful Battle of Baritt s TombMarching through mud just isn t as much fun as they say.After years of surviving in Adrilankha by practicing the trade he knows best killing people for a living suddenly Vlad Taltos finds himself in the last place any self respecting assassin wants to be the army Worse, he sIn which Vlad Taltos finds himself, much to his surprise, at the fateful Battle of Baritt s TombMarching through mud just isn t as much fun as they say.After years of surviving in Adrilankha by practicing the trade he knows best killing people for a living suddenly Vlad Taltos finds himself in the last place any self respecting assassin wants to be the army Worse, he s right in the middle of a apocalyptic battle between two sorcerous armies, and everyone expects him to play a role they won t explain All Vlad s got between him and the worst kind of death is his wits Oh, and a smart mouthed winged lizardDragon is Steven Brust at his best a swashbuckling fantasy adventure.

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      • Steven Brust

        Steven Karl Zolt n Brust born November 23, 1955 is an American fantasy and science fiction author of Hungarian descent He was a member of the writers group The Scribblies, which included Emma Bull, Pamela Dean, Will Shetterly, Nate Bucklin, Kara Dalkey, and Patricia Wrede, and also belongs to the Pre Joycean Fellowshipcmillan author steven Photo by David Dyer Bennet


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    1. I've always more or less loved this fantasy series and I'm finally getting back to it, and even though all the novels are good, the last few weren't quite as great as the young Vlad I'd grown to love.That's why this one is such a treat. We've got a young kid in his prime doing stupid things for powers he only vaguely understands. Just because these powers happen to later become his closest friends doesn't diminish the sheer foolhardiness of his actions, though. :)Vlad Goes To War. Hilarity ensue [...]


    2. I'm giving this one five stars on re-reading, as an audiobook, in internal chronological order, simply because Brust is at the top of his game with the craft of this one. As with Taltos, it's really not a good idea to read this out of publication order if you're new to the series, because so much of what happens is layered in with the intent of winking at the reader who's read the other books.Dragon takes place in three parts, two of which are woven together so beautifully it's like a master cla [...]


    3. Probably the weakest of the Taltos books on its own--the plot is neither straightforward swashbuckling fun nor heady, convoluted mystery and intrigue, and in trying to write about war, Brust swings and misses on his normal ability of balancing entertaining story-telling with thoughtful meditation on "big themes of human life"--yet perhaps the first one that stands as an essential to the series as a whole. The doubled storylines point us both back and forth in time, and ensure that we as readers [...]



    4. The author's note about this series is that the books can be read in any order and are basically standalones. However, I'm thirty-three pages in and I have no interest in reading any further because I feel like I've missed a ton of info. Maybe this series has a high learning curve and this book is just like all of the rest, but I feel like I should understand more about the world and the characters than I do thirty pages in.The idea behind the book is really interesting, and I wanted to see just [...]


    5. Dragon is the eighth novel in Steven Brust’s VLAD TALTOS series. As you’re reading the series, it probably doesn’t matter when you read Dragon since it’s really a stand-alone story which tells of a battle that occurred earlier in the series’ chronology, just after the events of Taltos, which was a prequel to the first three VLAD TALTOS novels. (As you can see, the books jump around in time). But Dragon is not one of the better volumes, so I wouldn’t recommend, say, reading it first a [...]


    6. I do so wish I had read this one earlier. It was strange jumping back in time so much. I almost wrote the book up half way through as a wash because I wasn't able to get into based on the time jump, but then I really started digging seeing war through Vlad's eyes. It was quite funny and a unique perspective.


    7. Every Vlad Taltos book that has Morrolan in it but very little to no Cawti gets at least 4 stars from me. This one was downright hilarious in places, though nothing is more funny - and interesting - than Vlad's very odd relationship with Morrolan. Also, the introduction of Daymar was a hoot!



    8. Dragon is a flashback story of Vlad Taltos, while he was still an assassin in House Jheryg. However, this time, Vlad isn't hired to kill someone, but to help with some secret military maneuvers, which of course, means he needs to be embedded in the army. Being in the army is, of course, detrimental to the free wheeling breaking of rules Vlad is used to, so figuring out how to just fit in is his first challenge. Then how to keep fitting in while going on his mysterious missions, which Vlads frien [...]


    9. This story was trying much too hard to by clever and funny. I enjoy a snarky character when it's done right, but in this instance the entire thing felt forced. There were a few genuinely funny moments, but they did not make up for the rest. Another thing was the way the book bounced back and forth in time, a method of storytelling I don't personally enjoy. The plot was rather dull and I didn't really care about the characters or their goals. But I think one of the worst, most annoying things, wa [...]


    10. A humorous fantasy adventure. Brust uses a lot of jargon which readers of the whole series may be familiar with but was confusing for me starting with this book. Also just a heads-up that the only dragon as we know them in the book was the main character's pet that travels wrapped around his neck and chats to him telepathically. In this book the professional assassin Vlad joins a friend's army and goes to war. He spends much of the book wondering why he's there and it's a little too easy to agre [...]


    11. One of the better books in a fantastic series. One of the things I love about Brust is he takes different approaches to each novel, in the flow of the narration. The narration is all a series of flashbacks, but not necessarily in chronological sequence or in obvious order. The tension it creates is well worth the occasional confusion as time shifts.


    12. It constantly amazes me how Brust is able to evolve this series and make it entertaining in so many different styles. We’ve had the dungeon crawler book, the mystery book, the mob book, etc, and now he jumps into a military fantasy so seamlessly. This series continues to captivate me even though each book is so short. He packs a helluva punch in those pages, though


    13. "I made scatological culinary recommendations."Just could be my favorite line in all the books. And every time I say so, who-so-ever hears, gives me a look of some variant of contempt, or some variant of confusion.The most irritating thing about this book for me, sadly, is that the animal, "jhereg" keeps being capitalized. And from here on out (I think), there are instances where the animals that are also houses sometimes get capitalized. That's distressing because, up until here, it was easy to [...]


    14. I really admire the way Brust uses the time-line of Vlad's world. While this book is chronologically earlier than some of the others, it fills in some of the "But that's another story" moments from earlier in the series. In the book Vlad is more noticeably talking to the strange box than in some of the other stories, and his narration is great. The chapters all start shortly before the climax of the story and seamlessly go back to the events leading to the decisive battle. The effect, at least f [...]


    15. It's been a while. It was nice to get back into this series.Dragon, by Steven Brust, is (as always) an exploration as to what makes up the house the book is titled after. Dragons, in the Taltos series, are military minded, follow their own honor codes, and believe nothing is better than obeying orders. They're essentially Klingons, but without the anger issues. In this book, Vlad winds up fighting inside a squadron of Morollan's army, against an incredibly dangerous wizard, in a battle he has no [...]


    16. Dragon is the 8th novel in the Vlad Taltos series. Oddly, just as Brust has really gotten going with the latter-day Vlad storyline, he shunts us back into Vlad's past in Dragon. If this is a step backward for the series, it's only a half-step. Really, seen in the scope of the larger series, it becoms clear that Dragon is also helping to set up the action of the novels to follow. We continue to see new facets of the characters and the plot elements that have been involved in the series, deepening [...]


    17. Vlad Taltos is a fairly good assassin, but he has friends who want favors, and that's how he finds himself enlisted in Morrolan's army. Fighting a war. Which, ironically for an assassin, is not the way he wants to go about killing people. But he's stuck in it now, so all he can do is try to survive, and hope Morrolan's side wins.I didn't like this one as much as the others I've read. It's set between Taltos (#4) and Yendi (#2), and spells out what actually happened during the battle Vlad offhand [...]


    18. So, Vlad Taltos is an assassin in a very hierarchized society. He's obviously part of the bottom rung until he becomes part of the criminal house Jhereg, which raises him up one rung, but also exposes him to a lot of danger.The attraction of the novels is his snarky comments to his little familiar Loiosh, who is a Jhereg (little dragony thingie, but NOT a dragon which are actually elvin people and the highest in the hierarchy). It's really unecessarily confusing, which is what can be said of the [...]


    19. The star rating given reflects my opinion within ‘the official rating system’. (Notice the two important words OPINION and RATING)1 star: Didn’t Like it2 stars: It’s Okay3 stars: Liked it4 stars: Really Liked it5 stars: It Was AmazingI don’t really give a rat-fuck that there are some who think I ‘owe’ an explanation for my opinion. Nope, nada, and not sorry about it.Sometimes I may add notes to explain what my opinions are based on, and sometimes I don’t. I do this for me, on my [...]


    20. I was not as big a fan of the whole war description thing. Just wasn't my cup of tea.My reading notes follow:@ 2.5% // Vladimir is wearing Jhereg colors. Another flashback novel? Seems to be placed three years after Deathgate falls, so that would make this novel fit where in the chronological time line? @ 5.4% // I forgot about the paths of the dead! No wonder Barrit didn't like Vladimir in the story a few books ago.@ 35.8 // I am pretty sure that we already covered the true nature o [...]


    21. I didn't particularly care for the last two in this series. Which is bad since I enjoyed them very much up until that point. But I had bought the last two, along with Dragon and Isola in the omnibus editions, so I had it lying around. It's near the end of the series, so I feel like I've got to finish it. So, I gave Dragon a shot.Guys. I kept looking ahead to mark the end of the chapter to kind of urge myself on. The constant change of time period confused the hell out of me. I don't really like [...]


    22. Dragon is the eighth novel in Steven Brust’s VLAD TALTOS series. As you’re reading the series, it probably doesn’t matter when you read Dragon since it’s really a stand-alone story which tells of a battle that occurred earlier in the series’ chronology, just after the events of Taltos, which was a prequel to the first three VLAD TALTOS novels. (As you can see, the books jump around in time). But Dragon is not one of the better volumes, so I wouldn’t recommend, say, reading it first a [...]


    23. I enjoyed this book, especially the unfolding of the back story as it converged with current events. We read the main story first, then Yendi, then back to the two Interludes and Epilogue of the book so we kept the chronological order of the events of the series.The book covers a battle between two members of the House of Dragon, with Vlad enlisting as a soldier. We get to see his personality develop more and, I think, because this book was set in the time period between events in the Book of Ta [...]


    24. I found this one very confusing, more so because I was listening and not reading. It was an interesting interlude, but didn't add much to the overall story. At least, if it did, I missed it.


    25. Brust uses his "back and forth" style of writing past the point of irritation in this novel. Each chapter starts out with a progessive step in the novel's culminating moment, but then something will remind Vlad of a step leading to the moment, and we're taken back in time to that moment, and then even within that moment we might go off in another tangent. It feels like the book was written off the cuff, with an idea for structure, but no real command of it. The style does keep the pages turning, [...]


    26. Another one that seemed to be just okay. But good to get this bit of backstory, I suppose.Feb 2012: Just re-read this. I think I've put my finger on why this seemed problematic. We're expected to believe that Vlad adjusts relatively easily to being a foot soldier, when in his normal life he's a shot-calling crime boss. The story is told in a non-linear way, so it's a little harder to wrap your brain around the transition. It was for me, anyway. I think right now I'm in a frame of mind where I'd [...]


    27. I pretty much guessed the plot of the story from the very beginning, but that doesn't mean it wasn't any less well executed. The story is simultaneously told from three different points in time, but it wasn't hard to follow. The only confusion in reading came during Vlad's confusion in battle, which I think is intended, and the confusion always seemed to clear once the action settled down -- unless my husband got involved in trying to help me understand something that I felt I missed and told me [...]


    28. Definitely a return to form for Brust, and helped get the still not-quite-right feel of the previous two books out of my head.Sometimes I think Brust is trying to confuse his readers by trying new story writing techniques, and DRAGON is no exception. It jumps back and forth, confusing me for the first couple of chapters, but then it smooths out and I could follow it fairly well. Although I need a reference guide to look up all the hints of things I've forgotten from previous novels.You don't hav [...]


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