Dragon Hunters

Dragon Hunters The sequel to When the Heavens Fall features gritty characters deadly magic and meddlesome godsOnce a year on Dragon Day the fabled Dragon Gate is raised to let a sea dragon pass from the Southern W

  • Title: Dragon Hunters
  • Author: Marc Turner
  • ISBN: 9781783297597
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • The sequel to When the Heavens Fall features gritty characters, deadly magic, and meddlesome godsOnce a year on Dragon Day the fabled Dragon Gate is raised to let a sea dragon pass from the Southern Wastes into the Sabian Sea There, it will be hunted by the Storm Lords, a fellowship of powerful water mages who rule an empire called the Storm Isles Alas, this year someoneThe sequel to When the Heavens Fall features gritty characters, deadly magic, and meddlesome godsOnce a year on Dragon Day the fabled Dragon Gate is raised to let a sea dragon pass from the Southern Wastes into the Sabian Sea There, it will be hunted by the Storm Lords, a fellowship of powerful water mages who rule an empire called the Storm Isles Alas, this year someone forgot to tell the dragon which is the hunter and which the hunted.Emira Imerle Polivar is coming to the end of her tenure as leader of the Storm Lords She has no intention of standing down graciously She instructs an order of priests called the Chameleons to infiltrate a citadel housing the mechanism that controls the Dragon Gate to prevent the gate from being lowered after it has been raised on Dragon Day Imerle hopes the dozens of dragons thus unleashed on the Sabian Sea will eliminate her rivals while she launches an attack on the Storm Lord capital, Olaire, to secure her grip on power.But Imerle is not the only one intent on destroying the Storm Lord dynasty As the Storm Lords assemble in Olaire in answer to a mysterious summons, they become the targets of assassins working for an unknown enemy When Imerle initiates her coup, that enemy makes use of the chaos created to show its hand.

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    1. I will start this review with a quote from a previous review of mine, dating back to 2014. "If you regularly follow my reviews, you must have already noticed that nine out of ten times I don't get to enjoy the next installments in a series as much as the first one (probably due to the fact that I'm already acquainted with the world & character building, as well as the magic system, so i am less impressed by the rest of the story). King of Thorns is the exception to the "rule". The one out of [...]

    2. Pssst! Reader! Yes, you! I know what you’re thinking. You’ve read the first book and liked it but expected more out of it, so now you’re wondering is it worth continuing with the series. I was in your shoes so I know the feeling but decided to continue anyway. Short story; I made the right call. Long story? Well, keep on reading.I enjoyed When the Heavens Fall, the first novel of The Chronicles of the Exile. The structure and the flow of the story, along with the large cast of characters r [...]

    3. Dragon Hunters delivered all the elements that were missing from book one, with flare (and by flare I mean dragons). Sluggish plot progression wasn’t a problem here. I wouldn’t say Dragon Hunters was a particularly fast-paced book, but the things that happened within each perspective advanced the plot much more sufficiently than in the first book. Same with the plot-transparency – a lot of the devious plots remained shrouded in mystery until the end, which was not the case in book one (and [...]

    4. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2016/03/08/bSometimes a second book is required for me to get a feel for a series, and this is certainly one of those cases. When the Heavens Fall was a novel that gave me mixed feelings, because while it didn’t exactly sweep me off my feet, I did genuinely enjoy it for the new and refreshing sword-and-sorcery fantasy that it was. In any event, it made me curious to tackle the sequel, Dragon Hunters, to see how the chronicle will continue.What I [...]

    5. I’ll be honest. The reason why I started this series in the first place was to read more about badass pirate Mazana Creed, a character from a short story in anthology Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists.Now, in first book - When the Heavens Fall- her character doesn’t even make an appearance. And to be completely honest, she wasn’t missed. The world setting, building of magic system, discovering history and lore, as well as variety of characters in it, did more tha [...]

    6. Originally reviewed here: thequeenofblades.u*Copy won in a Facebook giveaway, thanks to Marc's wife*4.25 StarsAh, dragons. Now I know what some of you must be thinking. 'I'm kinda sick of effing dragons'. Well let me put you at ease, this book is not, I repeat NOT, about dragons. WHAT!? Yes, there are dragons aplenty, and not the intelligent talking ones, and no, not the pet ones that love only one character either. They are wild, ferocious, dangerous, man-eaters. They will tear you limb from li [...]

    7. Have you ever read a debut novel from an author and thought to yourself, 'yeah, this writer has something special.' Well that's how I felt when I first stumbled upon When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner. It had everything that I loved about fantasy. Sprawling landscapes and cultures, intense magical combat and action, and intelligent and fascinating characters with agency. So when I heard that Turner's next book was coming I was extremely excited. I couldn't wait to dive back into the world that [...]

    8. Book 1: 3*Book 2: 3.25*The story was definitely better than the first book. Once again the writing is very good. The world and the action are both great. The issue I have with this similar to the first is I don't connect with any of the characters. I think part of it is the author is going for the Erikson view where everybody (generalization) is the good guy from there own perspective. Erikson pulls it off and you end up liking opposing figures. Because there's no empathy build into these charac [...]

    9. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths. My rating is 3.5 stars.Dragon Hunters is the second installment of Marc Turner’s epic The Chronicle of the Exile series, and, as promised by said author, it is a tale set in the same world as When the Heavens Fall but focused on a whole pantheon of new characters, filled with unique lands, cultures, and magic, and unveils an original story having no direct connection to its predecessor. All of which means anyone can read this book and enjoy without having to [...]

    10. Wow. What an impressive round off to the year. Dragon Hunters is exactly how I imagine Malazan would be if written by Abercrombie: chock full of violence, dark humour, great characters and epic world building, with each strand of the story being given time to develop and flourish before converging together for one epic climax. And Sea Dragons. Sea Dragons!I think it’s safe to say I’m definitely along for the ride and can’t wait to see where this series takes us.

    11. If you were a fan of When the Heavens Fall, then be prepared for an abrupt change with Dragon Hunters. For the second book of The Chronicle of the Exile, Marc Turner shifts location, characters, and story line. It’s still the same recognizable narrative voice, and the mythology ties the two books together, but it makes for a very different read . . . one that takes on a entirely new flavor. Having said that, if you’ve yet to encounter Turner’s work, then that same shift means this second b [...]

    12. I'd put this aside for a while because it wasn't grabbing me, but I picked it back up in anticipation of the final book in the trilogy in September. Once the Dragon Hunt began around halfway through, though, I was thoroughly hooked.abitterdraft/2016/07/dragoOnce a year, on Dragon Day, the Storm Lords hoist open the Dragon Gate to let one of the majestic, scaled beasts slip through into the Sabian Sea to be hunted by the water-mage Storm Lords. Emira Imerle Polivar, the current elected ruler of t [...]

    13. I have to admit I’m a fan of this book. Speaking impartially, of course. If you only read one book this year about Chameleon priests, dimension-hopping assassins, and sea dragons being hunted by powerful water-mages, then this is definitely the one for you.Dragon Hunters takes place in a different part of the same story world as When the Heavens Fall, and features a new set of characters. You can therefore read it even if you haven’t already read book one in the series (shame on you).The fir [...]

    14. No spoilers here.Solid 3.5 stars here.This second book was not what I expected, as the characters and locations completely changed, but at least we are in the same world. here once a year on Dragon Day, the Dragon gate is opened to let the sea dragon pass into the Sabian Sea, and hunted by the Storm Lords. However, the dragon is having no part of it. On another part Emira Ploivar is coming to the end as leader of the Storm Lords but does not want to step down. This story had good character devel [...]

    15. It's been a long time since I dove into a door-stopper epic fantasy series. Let alone, jump right into next book immediately after reading the first one -of course it helps that I'd won Dragon Hunters from a Giveaway. Still, between a severely limited reading-time, being burned by the "years-between-books phenomenon" and, developing an old man's low tolerance for tom-foolery, I've just had too hard a time dealing with the big epics. So this in itself says a lot about how much I like The Chronic [...]

    16. My review today is for:Dragon Hunters: The Chronicle of the Exile, Book Twoby Marc TurnerA copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.I absolutely loved the first book in this series When the Heavens Fall, I instantly fell in love with the complexed characters and vast universe they are set in. It took me a while to finally read the book after sitting in my TBR pile for ever it seemed, but when I did I was impressed. So I immediately started rea [...]

    17. If you enjoyed When the Heavens Fall, you'll love Dragon Hunters! A new location and characters means you can also start here easily. I love the skillful interweaving of several perspectives on this one event that kept me guessing who was really doing what. Also sea dragons are awesome even when brutally killing lots of people ;). If you like gritty fantasy that isn't quite as horrific as most grim dark but also addictively readable, this is the series for you.

    18. Originally published at Risingshadow.Marc Turner's Dragon Hunters is the second novel in The Chronicle of the Exile series. It's a sequel to When the Heavens Fall (Titan Books/Tor Books, 2015), but it can be read as a standalone novel, because it takes place in a different part of the world.Before I write more about Dragon Hunters, I'll mention that I haven't yet had an opportunity to read the first novel in this series. However, I will try to read it as soon as possible, because it's been a whi [...]

    19. Nice sequel to first book but told from point of view of different characters in different part of the world .Appreciated the subtle mentions of events from the first book.

    20. 'Dragon Hunters' is the second instalment in Marc Turner's 'Chronicle of the Exile', a series which is rapidly shaping up to be one of my favourite fantasy series of recent years. 'Dragon Hunters' is thoughtful, exciting and hilarious (sometimes all at once), and more entertaining even than its predecessor. Mr. Turner has once again managed to demonstrate a master's grasp of the slow-build: he pulls each separate character's story arc steadily and irrevocably into the central conflict, then flin [...]

    21. So Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner, book two of the Chronicles of the Exile which is one of my favourite fantasy series being written at the moment. To start of with, I though this book was incredible, book 1 in the series When the Heavens Fall was fantastic and I has high expectations for this next book.Dragon hunters is set in the same world as When the Heavens Fall but in a different part of the world, readers of WTHF will notice a couple of parallels running through it and hopefully realise as [...]

    22. "Once a year on Dragon Day the fabled Dragon Gate is raised to let a sea dragon pass into the Sabian Sea. There, it will be hunted by the Storm Lords, a fellowship of powerful water-mages who rule an empire called the Storm IslesEmira Imerle Polivar is coming to the end of her tenure as leader of the Storm Lords, but she has no intention of standing down graciously. As part of her plot to hold on to power, she instructs an order of priests known as the Chameleons to sabotage the Dragon Gate. The [...]

    23. Dragon Hunters is the second book in The Chronicles of Exile coming nine months after the first book When the Heavens Fall. I’m always a little leery of starting a series “in the middle”, but I was assured that the book stood on its own and I need to have read the first book to understand this one. Also, I looked at the synopsis and at that gorgeous cover and I was sold. Because dragons… obviously. The assurances were correct; Dragon Hunters stands alone beautifully, telling a highly ent [...]

    24. Time for some fantasy and the latest from Marc Turner. Today I’m taking a look at book two in The Chronicles of the Exile series – Dragon Hunter. Things get off to a promising start. The cover looks pretty damn awesome. There definitely appears to be a dragon and based on the direction the ship is facing the dragon in question is most definitely being hunted.Imerle Polivar, current head of the Storm Council, is a force of nature. She has risen to the very top, and now that she is there she w [...]

    25. There are some truly exceptional writers within the fantasy genre. I could come up with at least ten that consistently release quality work and I am pleased to report that you can add Marc Turner to that list. “Dragon Hunters” is the second book in the “Chronicle of Exile” series, though it can be read quite easily as a standalone novel. ‘Dragon Hunters’ features all of the necessary ingredients for a ripper of a book; strong characters, great world building, exciting action scenes a [...]

    26. When I first started this book I had totally forgot about the whole standalone thing I had heard, and I panicked. But later research showed me that this book yes takes place in the same world, but not in the same location, and not with the same characters. So it was indeed a standalone, and I started to read.How to explain it then takes place during a short period of time. There are many players and conspiracies, all twisted around. I did feel I was thrown in too fast, it did work out, but you k [...]

    27. c2016: FWFTB: Storm-Lords, Will, Guardian, Chameleons, citadel. Sadly, this book was responsible for some sleep deprived days as I found it very hard to put down. Sometimes, when a book is written with several POVs, I find that I prefer some POVs to others. Not here. Each voice was unique and the main characters were engaging. It has only been a relatively short while since I read the first in the series but nothing really rang a bell other than the Guardian and the impact/interaction with the v [...]

    28. A short take:Much as I liked some of Turner's ideas--an island-based, maritime society run by magicians who control the tides and, therefore, curb pirate activity along mercantile lanes--I could not overcome the emotional remove from which I witnessed every character's story. It's hard for me to explain why I did not connect with any character, and I am disappointed this was the case. Turner is clearly enjoying himself while spinning the tale; I just had trouble jumping onto the wagon for the ri [...]

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