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Summary

Everyone knows dragons have been extinct for over 1,000 years.

Everyone is wrong.

At least one dragon remains, and military scientists from the Cofah Empire are experimenting with its blood, using the magical substance to power deadly new weapons that could be used to bring the world to its knees. That's a concern for Zirkander, Cas, and the rest of the Iskandians, but all Tolemek wants is to find his missing sister. The last time he saw her, their father had locked her in an asylum because of a mental illness with no cure. Now the military has taken her. What use the Cofah have for her, Tolemek can only guess, but he is certain she is in danger. He must save her before it's too late. But her fate is inexplicably tied to the dragon's, and he must find it to find her.

©2014 Lindsay Buroker (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Loved it

Still hooked on this story, even with the narration. Can't wait to read the next one

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The interesting adventure story continues

I've become rather attached to this series and the characters - whom are all well developed, interesting and fully integrated within the plot. The narrator does a fine job of voicing the different individuals so that you can discern each by the voice and inflections she gives them.

I started the series by downloading the omnibus of the first 3 books for free as an Audible member, but became hooked and am now buying them on my own as I've got to find out 'what happens next'!

I happily recommend this book, like the whole genre, it's a firm favourite forming a guilty pleasure for me! Easy to listen to, good plots and sub-plots, great story telling and all in all, a fun listen.

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Fantastic

was absolutely gripped with the story. and I want to listen to all of the series
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a must buy 👌

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Great story, crap narrator

It sounds like it is being narrated by a text to voice robot. Intonation and pronunciations are dreadful. I found it irritating. I felt like shout that it was a corridor not a Cawdor.

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Great escapism

I came across these books by accident after listening to and enjoying another series read by the same narrator.

So far I love them. Great stories and characters, with romance, humour and action without being too intense. Really enjoyable. The narration has been a a tiny bit hit and miss in places, but I think overall the voices are good and it’s not really detracted from the story. (If you don’t let it!)

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Loved it!

I honestly enjoyed the storyline and the narrating. Couldn't stop listening. Between dense jungles, warring natives and a mysterious disease, it's certainly entertaining!

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Great adventure terrible narrator

the adventure alone as me continuing but the narration is robotic and awful. I just wanna slap her just to see if she feels. I but good book to recommend to read never to listen.

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Cer’ainly

I car’ainly climbed a moun’ain after i drew the cur’ains.
The lack of T’s drove me crazy. I’ kep’ed breaking my concen’ra’ion.
Apart from that I am enjoying the series so far.

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didn't let me down after the free trilogy offered

if you loved the trilogy offered by audible as part of the subscription then this definitely won't let you down as the first paid for installment.

the story was captivating throughout and moments of all is lost or uh-oh had me thrilled.

book 5 downloaded now 👊

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gripping and entertaining

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  • 23-07-17

Here comes the Dragon

Book 3 in this series left in a large cliffhanger, a plan and coarse of action to travel in order to save one of the main character's sister. I took a break on the series for a bit to catch up on some other series, but when I came back, I was instantly hooked once again. I love learning more about each character and their distinct personalities. The story was tense and full of action, with each character on the journey offering their own qualities to help further their quest. Great story, great tension, and great ending. I'm looking forward to the rest in the series.

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  • 09-02-16

Another great episode from Lindsay Buroker

I've enjoyed listening to another book in the Dragon Blood series. I own the rest of them on kindle but wish they were all available to listen to as well. The narrator, Caitlin Davies, does a fine job with differing the voices of the characters.

The series is a fantasy story arc with magic, dragons, airships and adventure. I'm looking forward to more of the character development as I move into the 5th book.

Happy listening!

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  • 08-03-16

Great series

Fun. Original. And funny. A lot of books I have listened to recently seem to run together in my memory. This one won't. I'm anxiously waiting for another installment.

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  • Leila Tracey
  • 15-06-16

Another fantastic book Buroker! <br />

this story is a continuation of the first three books. It continues on so we find out what happens with the main characters from the previous three stories. It could also sets up the continuong storyline for the series. Great reading.

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  • Mark W.
  • 28-02-16

great adventure! !!

another great adventure in the chain of this series of book. the narrator brings the book to life, all of the authors thoughts flow together so flawlessly.

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  • L J Rusin
  • 07-03-17

Wonderful!

I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend Patterns in the Dark. The performance by Caitlin Dàvies is excellent, and the story is packed full of adventure, with great characters. If you want some first rate escapeism, I think you will really enjoy the entire Dragon blood series!

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  • Amanda
  • 15-07-16

Fantastic

Love this series. Can't wait for book 5.
5 stars for the author and the narrator.

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  • Tanker132
  • 15-02-16

loved it

i loved it. it was great. i cant wait for the next one in the series.

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  • bert
  • 03-02-16

Great listen I recomend it a must listen

all around good book. An amazing series i hope the outher books become avalible
soon.The narator made the story come alive.

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  • inna testolini
  • 10-04-21

Awesome

wow what a great find. very happy to have found this series. all the books are fantastic. The performance was excellent!

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