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Dragon’s Heir, The Archeologist’s Tale by Glenn Parris is um, an odd book. I love fantasy, and reading about dragon’s, or alternative paths (totally made) in how the world could have developed. FUN! Dragon’s heir was well… let’s just say I could not finish it. This is my review.
Recently I wrote a post about how you need to write simply. When the author writes “Their near spherical forms, deformable into pseudopodia, gave them the advantage of shape shifting. By virtue of these powerful dendritic appendages, they built rambling cities, bridges, and tunnel systems throughout their worlds. Collective formations of propulsive pods conveyed them between neighboring planets for centuries.” You just mentally (at least I) mentally start to shut down.
I read a book for fun. Not to stop and think WHAT? What in the world did I just read and just what do these things look like? I really haven’t a clue beyond thinking they are amoeba with teeth. (and that just makes no sense).
The premise is interesting. Dinosaurs populated the earth, left when the world was due to be bombarded. They are now looking back at earth and discovering the mammals have taken over, particularly some clever smart mammals. What to do?
I found sections interesting, honestly I did. I skipped around a bit, trying to avoid the … complicated reading sections… to see if I could just read the story. But I just kept getting lost. The story in and of itself, interesting. But someone with a more readily available large word base might find it an easier read than I did.