The long awaited second book of the critically acclaimed, best-selling Reemergence is here.
With an important diplomatic visit to the troll nation just days away, Tesser receives a phone call with dire news from Sin City. A bus is found in the desert; filled with the husks of dead bodies killed by something far from human.
Unable to break away from the crucial meeting with the ancient troll kingdom, he dispatches his brother Ambryn; the dragon of death in his stead.
Ancient mistakes are finally ripening like rotten fruit, and the black dragon must rush to the December desert of Nevada to harvest his own missteps before they transform an entire city into a necropolis before the world's eyes. And this time Ambryn doesn't have the help of his sister Kaula, so his task may be nearly impossible. At least now he has Mr. Doyle, Spoon, and a dark man with darker deeds in his past from old Europe on his side.
Not all change is good. Welcome to the Reemergence.
©2014 Christopher Philbrook (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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"Better than Tesset"
i really liked Ambryn more than Tesser. He is not as arrogant and is actually more caring. I hope the next book will include more of his character.
"I want more!"
Definately a good series of books, and I look forward to I'm assuming a Zaod book next if there are any. Vampires vs dragons who would have thought the story could work so well. Great book a little slow in some spots but the characters have been great so far. I wonder if Ambryn listens to emo or heavy metal more?
"The Second Dragon Roars in this Story"
This is book 2 in the Reemergence series. (I believe there are just two books so far but hopefully each dragon will get their own book.) There are actually seven dragons in the world and this second story is mainly about a dragon named Ambryn.
These dragons are quite different than you expect (due to the author's incredible imagination) and yet they are also everything wonderful you expect of a dragon too. I don't like to give away the story in a review but I'll give you a teaser- Have you ever thought of a dragon in Las Vegas?!
I enjoyed this book very much but not as much as the first book Tesser. This story was a bit "darker" but still fun.
"Awesome series. If you love dragons...."
Believability in the storyline. I care about the characters and the narration is great. I can wait to spend more time in this alternant version of our world.
"the most amazing dragon tail continues!"
what can I say but as I grew near to finishing book two I'm bugging Chris about book three! sure here has a new baby girl but...
I can see that this universe has lots of opportunity and eagerly await the next... arrrrrrrrggggg!
"Best dragon series"
since Anne McCaffrey's! I hope this trilogy will be expanded to a full series! Lots of action, surprises and, yes, ethics!!! The shapeshifting dragons are amazing and it would make Awesome movies! great job by author and reader
Chris Philbrook did it again, this is a great sequel to Tesser, the story is brilliantly character driven with the perfect balance of action. James Foster was made to perform Chris Philbrook's books, his performance is flawless. I cannot wait for the next creation!!!
"Ambryn & The Cheaters of Death"
Another winning audible collaboration by Chris Philbrook and James Foster!
As a fan of the AUD series by Chris Philbrook, I took a chance when Tesser was released........ a book based on a family of DRAGONS! My Amazon and Audible bookshelves are filled with zombies, apocalyptic/end of the world , werewolves and the occasional romance novel ....... not once had I considered reading about dragons. But Mr. Philbrook has me hooked again..... pre-ordered Ambryn and will probably do the same with any more books in this series.....happily :)
And James Foster......I can't imagine any other creating the voice of the dragon of death :) an amazing voice actor as always!
"I loved Tesser. But not Ambryn."
Tesser was so great, that I think it would have been difficult for any author to follow it with an equally good 2nd book. Still, I expected more than this empty effort.
Ambryn the Dragon of Death, never really came to life in this sequel, coming across instead like a grumpy grandpa who doesn't say or do much until the poo hits the fan. The side characters are cartoony and the villeins are cliche. Worst of all, there is a distinct lack of the wit and charm -- and dark humor -- so evident in Tesser. Without those elements, this book sank like a stone.
What we have instead is the bones of a good story, but none of the magic. We have rather ordinary bad vampires. I really had to force myself to finish it, and to be honest, I'm not sure I listened all the way to the very end.
There are lots of bullets, slaughter and blood -- but not in a scary way. It all felt like a video game where you kill as many in the bloodiest way possible. Could have been zombies, or terrorists, or aliens from outer space. I never got invested in it. I just kept waiting for something original or funny to happen, and I thought for a minute it might when school buses full of old people and HS students started disappearing, but the book just devolved into the same old boring shoot 'em up blood fest.
What happened to the dark humor? What happened to the sense of loyalty to the group? Where was the witty dialogue, the sense of a fish out of water so prevalent in Tesser?
Ambryn could have been anyone or anything because he never used his dragon abilities to any real effect. As the Dragon of Death, couldn't he have just set all the vamps on fire, or taken control of their minds, instead of letting them fill him up with bullets? It was so underwhelming.
Ultimately, what Ambryn was, was boring.
Sadly, I can't recommend this book, and I'm guessing if you do go on to book 3, you could easily skip this one and miss nothing. But check the reviews first. Could be, Philbrook lost his inspiration in the rush to write another book. I hope he finds it again, soon.
"Please, less swearing!"
I downloaded Tesser and enjoyed it so much I finished it in two days. I immediately downloaded Ambryn & The Cheaters of Death - and I am begging, from the author, to tone down the swearing - it adds nothing to the stories and I find it quite distasteful. I am looking forward to the next book and to find out what happens to the baby dragon but if the story can't be told without all the swearing... I won't follow the rest of the series. Darn.
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