[BOOKS] Mystic Dragon BY Jason Denzel – xermadeenfotos.org
Denzel penning a flowing lyrical narrative which was a pleasure to read and capably conveyed all the emotional turmoil these characters and their world suffer through during the course of the present and the pastOn the other and my least favorite aspect of the book is its uneven pacing Specifically the narrative read like two distinct stories The first one uite interesting fast paced and exciting at times The second one a mundane plodding and never ending build up to a conclusion This might not be a problem for others but it definitely was for me personallyThe other criticisms I d level against the book was Pomella s tendency to stumble upon just the right magic to use at just the right time in just the right way as well as the numerous flashbacks used by the author I mention the former because I really get annoyed by characters who are great just because And the later bothers me when the flashbacks are inserted in such a way that they interfere with the flow of the book and I really felt they did many times in this novelAs I mentioned earlier I cannot say that I loved Mystic Dragon but I did find Jason Denzel s writing to be uite enjoyable Honestly the book was a fairly standard fantasy with some interesting characters Pomella Shevia and Sim uite a few flashbacks which did flesh out and deepen the story and some good world building especially the magic system I can see many readers really enjoying the emotional reflection Betraying Beauty (Vegas Titans, here empathizing with the maturation of our main characters and finding nuggets of wisdom in these individuals personal growth as they find their way in an adult world where things are not as straightforward as they once believed So pick this one up if you are already a fan of the seriesauthor or just find this type of fantasy to your likingI received this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair andonest review I d like to thank them for allowing me to receive this review copy and inform everyone that the review you Vrolok have read is my opinion alone This book started on a really strong note and uickly got off trackThis book was interesting to begin with Though it is technically a seuel it didn t feel like one and it opens on an interesting magic system where youarness Myst which feels kind of like the Force and a compelling action scene And for the first several chapters I was very engaged and really excited about this book The characters were fascinating and their backstories really felt like they added to the world and to the story And the magic system kept getting complex and the politics of magic wielders really fascinated me It was a slow build that really felt like it would pay off and I was really enjoying reading itAnd then about 僕の愛を知れ! [Boku no Ai o Shire!] halfway through things changed suddenly The slow crescendo picked up without warning and immediately went from a growing chokengiischokeng to fff It was an abrupt shift that felt forced and unnatural and it was unclearow we got from the first The Boy Who Would Not Say His Name half to the secondalf Suddenly we re at what feels like the climax of the book but we re only 23 through and it keeps building and building but without any breaks or really any additional character development It felt like the first Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped half of the book was completely dedicated to setting the scene and getting to know characters and the secondalf was completely action And that was unfortunate Plus the longer the action went on the less sense it made The ending came out of nowhere and really didn t make any sense and I felt like we The Hunger Within had suddenly again everything in the secondalf is sudden and unexpected come to a alt and the book was over And I didn t even uite understand what ad Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England happened there were no signs or clues of the twist ending that the author tried to throw in and so it really fell flat and felt forcedIt feels like this author excels at character development and struggles with coherent plot Reading the characters backstories andow they get to the action made a lot of sense and was really rewarding As soon as we got away from character development and focused completely on THINGS ARE HAPPENING NOW a lot was lost and it felt like an entirely different and much worse book I may be interested in giving this author a second try because I was so impressed with the first Nude Girls Photography Presents Ass Pussy From Behind - Compilation Vol. 5 half of this book but the secondalf made me lose a lot of faith in this author s ability to craft a coherent story and I ll be approaching The Dolce Diet his future books warily First off this book is not marketed as a seuel or even part of a series So boo That being said it kind of feels like you re coming in in the middle of a story yet everything is explained in this book so you d never know you ARE in the middle I found this book while shopping for the boyfriend Obviouslye didn t get this one After seeing the cover art and reading the write up I was oping this book would be awesome And it was Until the end which was sad Although this book does suck you in to the point I started asking my own pets if they were Fay I think i likes the first book better The first is beginning the main character finding out who she could and er journey to me a possible mystic As she goes she meets new friends and some old friends There is trials and tests and mentors This second one is a bit Spunk heavier with of a powerful growth and mystics and monsters are released Power grows and do poverty deaths and there is a new character shiva as a oracle. Nt prodigy whose mastery of the Myst rivals even that of the greatest High Mystics Shevia will challenge Pomella in every possible way fromer mastery of the Myst to er emotional connection with Pomella's old friend Sim in this epic fantasy adventureAt the Publisher's reuest this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applie.
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BOOKS Mystic Dragon BY Jason Denzel – xermadeenfotos.org
35 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum s been a while since I read Mystic so I wasn t at all surprised that getting back into the world with its seuel felt like a completely new experience In a way though that s exactly what Mystic Dragon was going for Seven years ave passed since we last saw our protagonist Pomella who against all odds The Letters to the Thessalonians had managed to best the competition and become apprenticed to the new High Mystic despite being a commoner But while she is proud ofer achievements a part of Pomella still wants She feels that er mentor the Grandmaster Faywong isn t teaching er fast enoughBut now everything is about to change A rare celestial event approaches disrupting the delicate balance between the Mystical realm of Fay n and the mortal world of Pomella s Geheimes Verlangen (Shades of Grey, home The two sides are beginning to overlap with Fay creatures pouring through in greater and dangerous numbers Soon people are disappearing or dying Called upon to do something about the threat Mystics everywhere are gathering for an important ritual on Moth the small island where Pomella resides One of the new arrivals is a young female apprentice named Shevia whose strange power immediately draws the attention of our protagonist With familiar echoes of the first book the story also includes a third perspective featuring Sim Pomella s old friend whoas spent much of the intervening time traveling as a rangerWhile Mystic Dragon is a seuel there s no doubt it was written to be a standalone so that readers can start Ivory (The Ivory Saga here withoutaving read the first book Normally I would be a big proponent of reading a series in order to gain a full picture but in this case Jason Denzel Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, has truly made this book a perfect point to jump on board One reason for this is the seven year leap ahead which makes the story feel like a bonafide fresh start But even then newcomers aren t leftanging The narrative does a superb job introducing you to the main characters and filling out their background which includes providing a general idea of what Mystic was about and what as appened sinceThat said everything that made Mystic Dragon such a great standalone also left me with a sense of wistfulness and regret In my review of Mystic I called the book one of the most charming fantasy debuts I read in 2015 Much of that was due to the protagonist Pomella a pure Venus Blueprint hearted and somewhat na ve teenager at the time whom nonetheless refused to leter doubts get in the way of a goal that seemed impossible to achieve In addition many of the story s important coming of age themes contributed to its charm and magic making the protagonist s emotions and experiences feel very relatable and genuineWhile in general I enjoy seeing character evolve over time I was taken aback by Shame On Her Volume 3 how much Pomellaas changed in Mystic Dragon which went simply beyond growing up into a mature and confident Mystic Of course I was aware Bisk CPA Review how different a person could become in seven years but still gone was the charisma I so adored abouter in the first book to the point I actually found myself struggling to stay interested during A Crazy Kind of Love her chapters A part of me also felt disappointment at jumping so far ahead in time missing the many formative years Pomellaad trained with Master Faywong Needless to say I did not expect to feel any of this wistfulness when I first picked up the book which made the early reading experience somewhat difficult and frustratingHappily other characters stepped up to win my The Medieval Forest heart Shevia was a fantastic introduction and I loveder backstory and the role she was given to play My biggest surprise The Road Beyond Ruin however was Sim mostly becausee was a character I barely remembered from the first book but Backlash he was given a chance to really shine in Mystic Dragon It was fascinating to get a glimpse into some of thingse s been up to the for the last seven years and Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, his chapters also reminded me of many things I enjoyed about Mystic from the imaginative world building to the well thought out magic systemIn sum while I did stumble a bit in the early parts of Mystic Dragon I eventually grew to enjoy it It also bears mentioning that Mystic was a book that made a strong impression on me whatever negative feelings Iad towards this seuel the fact that it was not the comfortable return to the familiar characters and setting I Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, had expected probably played a role in them Your own mileage will certainly vary whether you are also continuing this journey or just now deciding to visit the world of the Mystic series for the first time Regardless I really do think Jason Denzelas written a decent seuel Mr Denzel excels at world building and creating rich and well developed characters This story is full of action adventure and I really enjoyed the back stories In Defense of Food he included in the plot I felt they added depth and richness to my reading experience Aboutalfway through though the flow of the story changed and it lost a bit of it s steam For me I felt that the potential I saw in the first part of this book did not fully carry through to the latter part While my favorite boo THIS WAS SO GOODthe first book could not ave prepared me for this in any way so please just read this one if you ve read Mystic All the character development is amazing and just everything wow Shevia is my new favorite and I think there s no replacing er Sim is beyond forgiven for Black and White his okayness in the first one Ahoy there me mateys I received this Mystic Dragon The enchanting epic fantasy series from Jason Denzel the founder of DragonmountSeven yearsave passed since Pomella AnDone became the unlikely apprentice to Mystic Grandmaster Faywong Despite The Color of Water having attained significant accomplishments as a Mystic Pomella feels incomplete She laments thater Master isn’t teaching er uickly enoughAs a
Antasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an onest review While I try to post no spoilers if ye Cake Pops haven t read the first book then ye might want to skip this post If ye keep reading this log then yeave been forewarned and continue at yer own peril This be the second book in me e Arc Extravaganza Challenge wherein I attempt to read 5 books in 7 days before their July 17th release date Arrr Yesterday I reviewed the first book in the Mystic Trilogy Yes it came out in 2015 but was included in me Challenge because I inadvertently and Brave New World happily reuested book two I saw Jason Denzel s name and thought oh I loveim and clicked only to realize that while me ports for plunder list The Name of the Rose had the first book mystic on it to buy since 2015 I neverad Remedied read and really lovedNow I be conflicted on this one Part of this is because I don t read blurbs for seuels on account of spoilers So I was expecting the story would pick up soon after the events of the first book Instead seven years as passed and we ave skipped Pomella s training This is super clear in the blurb So I can t get too grumpy about it But I really wanted to know about Memories of My Melancholy Whores how and why the magic works the way it does and especiallyow Pomella uses Pakistan her version of it Like specifics And I thought we would get to be on every part ofer journey NopeWhat ye do get is a celestial event that threatens the very fabric of Moth and the rest of the world The time up to and through the eclipse is especially dangerous The Fay n world is blending in with the mortal world and the mystics from all different regions Pitch Dark have gathered toelp during the chaos There be some explanation of Dont Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear how the magic works in an overarching way This part was kinda odd and coolYe also get a new mystic apprentice named Shevia I absolutely loveder background character and part in this story Ye get awesome Fay n creatures I could ave used even Ye get to know why dragon is in the title The answer is surprising and certainly different I enjoyed ow that played out Ye get to see of Sim I adore The Green Pharmacy him and I found the story ofis seven passing years to be engrossing and wonderful And I still of course enjoy PomellaTwo small problems for me were lots of flashbacks and Pomella s magic The flashbacks themselves were wonderful The shifts in time and plot took some getting used to And Pomella s magic was performed mostly through intuition I personally didn t like that Deadly Slumber - Demon Tales her magic always just worked I like me magic toave rules that I can followI cannot say that I loved this one but I certainly enjoyed it for the most part The writing was as lovely as in book one I just Atomic Ghost had expectations that weren t met And that be okay The author went in a different direction Itappens I think that this is the fault of me as a reader and not the author as a writer In any case there seemed to be clues of Lightning Strike Twice how book three will go I will be reading it but I will keep a open mind next timeSo lastly Thank you Macmillian TorForgeCheck out me other reviews at I ve read the beta version of this new Mystic novel and thought it was even better than the first If you re a fantasy fan get Mystic now so that you ll be ready for Mystic Dragon when it s released A solid follow up in the Mystic series The characters were written very well but the timing in the series felt off to me too uick then too slow then all out The flashback seuence was nice to learn about the characters but the pacing from one to the next couldave been touched up I would The Purple Island have given it 35ad there been decimals in the ratings and I m looking forward to the third book in the Mystic series Originally reviewed at BookwraithsMy rating is 25 stars Mystic Dragon is the second novel of a series the followup to Mystic but unlike many seuels the story doesn t read like a seuel or reuire you to know much at all about the previous installment Jason Denzel doing a great job reintroducing the old characters for new readers presenting fans of the first book with matured versions of the people they The Last Odd Day have previously grown fond of and continuing to mold this world and its uniue magic And while Mystic Dragon will not go down as one of my favorite reads of 2018 I m still glad I gave this book a try and know many fantasy fans will find it to their likingTaking place close to a decade after Mystic this story begins with Pomella AnDoneaving become comfortable in Lord Lightning (Astrology, her position as Mystic Grandmaster Faywong s apprentice Sheas matured grown into Wildwing her power yet is still eager to learn nearly obsessed in the belief thater master isn t teaching er at the rate she deserves and needs to learn This feeling exacerbated by the celestial event which is looming over the mystic realm of Fay n this rare occurrence threatening to cause the physical and magical realms to merge into one Pomella s world in near chaos as people vanish or die Mystics from across Moth gathering together to attempt to stop the growing cataclysmCue the entrance of the dark brilliant and powerful rival of sorts of Pomella Shevia This powerful Mystic s past a roller coaster ride of mastery and unhealthy relationships which ave molded The Bucolic Plague her into a enigmatic figure who challenges Pomella in every possible way This new relationship forcing our unlikelyeroine to examine Harvest her beliefs define the limits of what she feelser power should be used forProbably my favorite element of Mystic Dragon is the writing itself Jason. Are celestial event approaches Pomella feels er lack of experience than ever The Mystical realm of Fayün is threatening to overtake the mortal world and as the two worlds slowly blend together Moth is thrown into chaos People begin to vanish or are killed outright Mystics from across the world gather to protect them among them Shevia a dark and brillia.
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