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Thunderlight

Dragonian Series, Book 2
Narrated by: A. T. Chandler, Erin Moon
Series: Dragonian Series, Book 2
Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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For 17-year-old Elena Watkins, the world of Paegeia is not finished revealing all its secrets. During a summer break intended for relaxation, she discovers that her harrowing adventure to retrieve the King of Lion sword wasn't the destiny foretold by the cryptic Viden, a dragon with the ability to see a person's true fate. The words inked onto the page of the mysterious Book of Shadows remains black, and Elena must return to Dragonia Academy to discover their true meaning.

Upon her return to the magnificent castle, she has to face a challenge of a different kind - keeping her boyfriend, Lucian McKenzie, the Prince of Tith and love of her life, away from the dangerous new student, Paul Sutton. As a Wyvern, Paul has made it his mission to claim Elena as his rider, but he is proving to be more perilous than at first glance. Everyone knew that Wyverns were bad news and just as evil as the darkness lurking inside Blake Leaf, the Rubicon, who is forced to fight against his inner nature every day. But Elena can see a small light in the darkness, a destiny still unfulfilled, to prove that Wyverns can be claimed.

©2014 Adrienne Woods (P)2017 Tantor
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Quite twisty

well, first things first. If like me, you read the first part and thought "yeah, it's not bad, Harry Potter with dragons....but predictable!" think again.
I spent the entire book knowing how it was going to end, knowing good will triumph, this will happen, that will happen and just enjoying the ride. Then the last chapters arrived! I now have no idea where it's going.
I thought it was all planned out, now I'm getting all of a fluster wondering if I should call a sickie and find out now, or just be patient and wait!

very well written, very good performance (although some of the accents are a bit suspect). very enjoyable

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god wh6 Lucian ! the main girl is so winey and naive to the point i want to strangle her .

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  • Brennan Stidham
  • 16-01-18

There’s a novella at the start

Sort of important to know, because 6 chapters in there’s a complete recap and it gets super redundant. HOWEVER this book is so worth it. I always see twists coming, like always, and this book pulled one over on me three times at the end.

There is a marked improvement over the writing style in the first book, it’s clear that the author has hit her stride.

The first chapter has a weird pitch-shift downward at the very start and it was almost enough for me to call off the series if it had continued into chapter 2. It didn’t.

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  • Susi
  • 02-12-17

It has potential, I'm blaming the editor

I see talent in the writing but there are newbie issues (no I have no idea how many the author has written, just an opinion). For one, it needs to decide on an audience. The story line and easy read suggests preteen-early teens yet throws in cursing and sex like trying for a 20+ audience. Then they will be talking in one place then turn around and be in another making it hard to picture or follow. I'll think, 'wait what?' and go back to see if I missed them walking somewhere else but nope. And then in the middle it like, re-explained characters & the story like it was a new book and we had to be reminded? I'm guessing it's an audible thing, like the book was actually released in peices maybe?

Not an Author, just an Avid reader

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  • Colton
  • 31-10-18

love it

This is one of my favorite Series of all time.

This is my third read through/listening and I've finally started to pay attention to things I hadn't before. The biggest thing I want to mention is that the main character is very whiny, she consistently voices her doubts concerning Goran (never actually read it so idk if that's spelled right) being locked away behind the vines of Etan. despite repeatedly being told that they would all definitely be dead if he ever found a way through she still insists at one point that he must be free now. I actually find it to be rather irritating.

Occasionally it is very difficult to discern the difference between her thoughts and what is actually spoken aloud, this could very well be due to the narrator but I think it's more of a writing issue.

My own personal opinion of the narrator is that she does surprisingly well considering how many different voices/accents she tries to use, I can almost always tell whom she is speaking as before she says so and I like that quite a lot. She absolutely nails the teen prettyboy voice.

Despite the small things I dislike about the main characters personality I am still giving this series a 5-star rating, after all it must be something special if this is my third "read-through" of it in less than 2 years.

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  • Jennifer
  • 03-10-18

Excellent!

I enjoyed this so much that I couldn't wait to listen to the next book in the series right away! I would definitely recommend!

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  • Erin
  • 21-04-18

Just keeps getting better

What made the experience of listening to Thunderlight the most enjoyable?

The voices are great and the book is a could not put it down good

What other book might you compare Thunderlight to and why?

Warrior Keeps you wondering

Which scene was your favorite?

Blake walking in and seeing a huge dragon

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

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  • Amy
  • 23-01-18

very great book

good narration with distinct voices and accents! Love the male narrator's voice!
Story foreshadows much, but you need a good detective mind to catch some clues. Tear-jerker and jaw-dropping after that.

The only parts I disliked was the complete lack of follow up on Flynn's death, then the extreme attention to the final student's death, and the fact that the healer could not smell cigarette smoke on her assistant despite many explanations on how sensitive dragon senses are.

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  • Katherine Rodriguez
  • 03-08-17

The Plot Thickens

Would you consider the audio edition of Thunderlight to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version. However I learned later that this book incorporates a shorter book and a longer book. I couldn't understand why the author spent so much time rehashing important moments that were just a few chapters before until I looked up the series. A lot of the review was simply unnecessary and created distraction from the story. That's not necessarily a narration issue but if it was in print, I would have read the two books seperately and it would have been a little less annoying. But seriously, I skipped the entirety of chapter 6 when I learned it was just review of the first book. Way too much reviewing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sammy Leaf because she's got this undying love of her brother even as he becomes even more of a jerk. And she keeps standing by her friends showing a great deal of compassion in everything she does. Humble and helpful but not a pushover.

Which character – as performed by A. T. Chandler and Erin Moon – was your favorite?

I think Becky had the most unique voice and character. She's read as a blunt, no nonsense sort of flippant but also deeper-than-you'd-think kind of character.

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  • Rebecca
  • 18-07-17

Pretty Good. Could be better

I keep waiting on something to develop between Elaina and Blake. There are plenty of hints that something is coming between then but after awhile its like, Come on already!

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  • Issy
  • 22-06-17

Excellent Story

Erin and A.T. Chandler did an amazing job with Thunder light. Cannot wait for Frostbite

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  • tiffany
  • 11-06-19

Mixed feelings

The beginning was slow, kept repeating the same things. The ending had me crying and I didn’t see it coming.