G. Derek Adams
- Title: Asteroid Made of Dragons
- Author: G. Derek Adams
- ISBN: 9781941758731
- Page: 114
- Format: Paperback
Official Sword Laser Selection When a lone goblin researcher stumbles across an artifact containing a terrifying message that the world is in grave and immediate peril she scrambles to find help A very unusual asteroid one constructed as a cage for dragons is headed straight for the planet, and Xenon is the only person in the world who knows As she clambers acrosOfficial Sword Laser Selection When a lone goblin researcher stumbles across an artifact containing a terrifying message that the world is in grave and immediate peril she scrambles to find help A very unusual asteroid one constructed as a cage for dragons is headed straight for the planet, and Xenon is the only person in the world who knows As she clambers across hill and dale with her quill, journal, and dwindling coin purse to untangle the mystery, she ll need plenty of luck to find the right clues and the right sort of help.Meanwhile, our heroes have their own problems They have a bank to rob, a sea to cross, and a kingdom to infiltrate Luckily, Rime is a wild mage the laws of reality quiver when she gives them a stern look and her guardian, Jonas, wields a reasonably sharp sword But Rime is slipping ever closer to the abyss of madness, and Jonas is wanted for murder at their final port of call To make matters worse, the mage killing Hunt and its commander, Linus, follow the duo like a patient shadow, bent on Rime s destruction.When the wise are underfunded, the brave are overbooked, and the cruel are unconcerned, can the world be saved from destruction
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I'm giving this 5/5, not because it is perfect but because I loved it very much and enjoyed reading it a lot ! This is definitely a book that will stay with me, that I will reread, and one that I will try to draw fanart of ! I'll write a better review as soon as I have some time ! (Going on a 12 days holiday without my computer T^T) In the meantime, I'm telling you: do not hesitate to pick up this book for a great SFF read <3 (EDIT: Here's the full review! Come to my blog for pics and quotes [...]
Asteroid Made of Dragons, on its base, is a fun but absurd premise. A goblin community of scientists, with one finding an asteroid headed toward their planet . The asteroid is a planetoid with lots of dragons on it, so, of courseI mean, it's a silly premise on its face, and that's fine. The book kind of gets bogged down in worldbuilding that doesn't seem to matter before coming to a climax that is solid but doesn't exactly seem to matter, and that's where this book ultimately falls flat. I don't [...]
Not a review, just a link to a sweet Spotify playlist you can enjoy while reading. If you aren't listening to the Pacific Rim theme during the climax you're missing out on my authorial intentay.spotify/user/1229879And here's my blog where I explain all the tracks and how they relate to the novel.spell-sword/2016/02/09/mu
Asteroid Made of Dragons starts off strong with a non-human protagonist that I almost immediately fell in love with. A goblin researcher named Xenon is way, way more invested in getting information and learning about the ancient races than she is in anything else - including her seeming safety. She stumbles upon an artifact that tells of some thing coming, something called Shame and with it Zero will rise.From there I was hooked on for her story, but the novel also follows a mage on the cusp of [...]
Ratings are tough. 1 and 5 stars are easy. But this book is somewhere in between. I didn't really know it was a sequel when I started my fault. But the story just happens too quickly. One minute people are spread throughout the city and a page turn later they are eating together with little explanation til a bit later. The book does has some genuine moments of greatness but it just feels like the story is on fast forward. Great characters with a weak story and even weaker plot elements short rea [...]
I feel a little weird giving this a non-stellar review because I recognize that the book had two prequels I didn't read and which likely better acquainted the reader with the characters and world. If I found something lacking in this book, it's totally possible that it's because of my own failure to realize this was the third book in the series and to have not read the prior ones. So please keep that in mind when considering my review.That said, I'm a bit surprised how well this did hold up with [...]
It is obvious that G. Derek Adams, author of Asteroid Made of Dragons, understands the trappings and tropes of fantasy backwards and forwards. It is also obvious that he has tremendous love for the genre because (and in spite) of its cheesier clichés and frequent absurdities.I’m not getting down on fantasy here. Long time readers of the Warbler know that I, too, love fantasy well, even if my interest waned of late.Adams’s book was the perfect supplement to A Crucible of Souls—a book that [...]
This book has a fun premise. It's a meshing of science fiction and fantasy in which a bunch of fantasy races and classes eventually band together to deal with a very science fiction event. That event is, you guessed it, the asteroid made of dragons. Because of the title of the book, you know the whole time what is coming. The weird prophecy of Zero? Totally an asteroid that is made of dragons, in fact. There is no question, and that's actually a pretty fun little device. The title basically make [...]
'Asteroid Made of Dragons' by G. Derek Adams should clue you in to what kind of book you'll be reading just by the title alone (and the great cover art). It's a kitchen sink full of fantasy tropes that get spun on their heads and it's a fun read.A goblin researcher finds a strange artifact that may spell out danger if she can figure out what it says. She sets out to find out with her sister and her rocket powered flying motorbike. Meanwhile a seemingly limitless magic user makes friends with a y [...]
Do you like JOY or half-ghost pirates or zombie knights or HAPPINESS? Well, hopefully you won't like Jonas because everyone's mean to him even though he's the cutest murderer in the whole book.(Besides Sideways, maybe.)Both Xenon and Rime are the kind of interesting, complex female characters we should be demanding from our reading material. Good thing G. Derek Adams gave them to us, otherwise there would have been trouble. My main complaint is that they don't get to spend enough time together-- [...]
This reads like a roleplaying campain where every player is slightly drunk and the DM has several aces up his sleeve.Such a fun read!And the author assures me that the lack of dragons (only one appears at the end) is a feature not a bug!
While Asteroid Made of Dragons is an enjoyable read, focusing on colorful characters, and framed by a really neat narrative device, there were several issues that made it impossible for me to rate it higher than this.First off, this is a book that would have benefited greatly from having a map. It can be difficult at times to picture just where each country or far-off land is, in relation to other locations already mentioned. It didn't take me completely out of the story, but the lack of a map c [...]
I have complicated feelings about this book. First of all I would give it a 3.5 if I could, I did enjoy it, but the issues I had with it made it so I couldn't justify a full 4 star rating.The basic premise was great, dealing with a science fiction type scenario within a fantasy setting is something I'm instantly engaged in as you get a fresh take on familiar ideas. Plus having a goblin perspective character is something you don't see very often (and I enjoyed her chapters the most)However I foun [...]
What a great story.I picked this up on a whim, then decided to read the other two books first. While it could probably be read alone, I'm so glad I read it third. The cumulative effect of the author's writing evolving, the characters' growth, and the expanded world building, led to everything I liked in the first two feel like they got turned up to 11. Amazing job feeling both lighthearted, while at the same time having massive events and plot unfold. I always love stories that present antagonis [...]
Interesting concept, awkward writingThe idea of an asteroid dragon prison returning from space and a ragtag bunch of fantasy heroes to stop it is fantastic. This book, though, does not pull it off. The writing is awkward, frequently contradicting itself, and the book is overloaded with exposition. For the most part, none of the characters make a choice to take an action or encounter a problem that takes more than a paragraph of exposition to overcome.I can appreciate the fertile imagination G. D [...]
Was expecting to have a fun read. Instead I have trouble staying awake and focused on the story. I did finished the book.Kindle e-book. Heard about it on Sword and Laser podcast.==========================In the hilarious and uproarious world of Asteroid Made of Dragons, a lone goblin researcher has stumbled across an artifact of mysterious import that delivers a terrifying message: the world is ending. Soon. And the apocalypse will hail from the skies in the form of an asteroid made of dragons. [...]
The book didn't do much for me. I didn't really find it funny. It was more of a light fantasy than humorous fantasy. I liked how Linus wasn't really an evil villain, but had a valid reason to chase after Rime. I also liked how the background wasn't your typical medieval fantasy and that the scholar was a goblin (but if the goblins are just like humans, why are they goblins). Still the prose was workmanlike and no more and the story wasn't that compelling either. It could have used another round [...]
This was a huge chore to get through. On the surface, the writing is better than in the first two novels. However, the slight technical improvement is continually overshadowed by awkward phrasing, annoying "instant" flashbacks (a chapter has one paragraph in the "now" and then merely two paragraphs of "catch-up" plot), and a general lack of knowledge of or interest in the English language. Note to author: "nonplussed" does not mean unperturbed and calm.
I was between a 2 and a 3 on this one. Fun premise and characters, I really enjoyed the first half! But the second half rushed by without much to it. The premise is supposed to be absurd (I mean asteroid made of dragons, come on 😂), but the second half pushed too far into jokey buddy comedy for me. Seemed to clash with the first part of the story, which still had humor but presented the peril of the main characters as more serious.
The big kid brought this home from the library and it was just sitting there looking lonely so I picked it up. This was a fun book, it was different than your usual fantasy book and I quite enjoyed it. I didn't realize that it is the 3rd book in the series until I signed on to do this review. I will have to read the others now.
I enjoyed the story once I had some time to read more than a few pages here and there. The world felt engaging and interesting. A few of the plot lines felt like the fizzled into the final climax. It could be that they lead to other plot points further in the series.
I was not a fan of this book. I couldn't even finish it. I got halfway through and felt no care for any of the characters or sense of where the plot was going. I don't normally quit reading books, but I quit this one.
a fun mashup of fantasy tropes with eclectic and likeable characters
Extensive world, silly fantasy, should be fun. And it's all right. I don't feel much for the characters, though.
It was a fun story, even if it took me forever to understand the title. I didn't understand the connection of the actors at the beginning to the rest of the book.
Fun adventure with depthancient technology meets fantasy realmfond reminder of Lina & Gourry of Slayers - The Ruby Eye
This book feels, in many ways, like The Third Book In A Series should: the reader is familiar enough with the returning characters and the overarching plot that it is easy to slip comfortably back into the world; the trials our protagonists face have kicked up several notches in Uh Oh-itude; and we are introduced to yet more morsels of delicious world-building that continue to flesh out an already very well thought-out setting (The King of Gilead!! The airship engine!! Literally everything that [...]
Overall: wonderful dialogue, fun humor, more of the characters you might love from previous books, but plot wrapped up too quickly and easily, making the ending anticlimactic. Again.I loved the previous books for their fun tone, neat worldbuilding, and wonderful characterization. The author also has a real gift for writing dialogue, and I love how in this book he dabbled in the "the good guys aren't all that good" end of the characterization spectrum. It blurs the lines nicely, and makes for a v [...]
Great cast of charactersI gave this four stars because I felt the story was good without the need for the device of telling it as a play. That took away from the fantasy tale of the story itself.
The story of Rime and Jonas continues as they face old and new threats on the way to see the King in Gilead. At the same time, a young goblin researcher discovers a secret that's on its way to destroy the world. Proving that he is no one-hit-wonder, G. Derek Adams releases a third novel in the saga of Rime and Jonas and once again knocks it out of the park. I might be stealing this from another review, but this is an exceptional third book in a series, it seems to do everything right. The worldb [...]
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