The Book of Air: Volume Four of the Dragon Quartet

by Marjorie B. Kellogg | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0756400805 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AlterEgoZoe of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on 6/13/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by AlterEgoZoe from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Got at the library book sale.

The summons had come down through the years, waking the dragons, Earth and water and luring them and their dragon guides-Erde and N'Doch-on a perilous journey to a future beyond both Erde's and N'Doch's times. Arriving in a devastated America where the dragon Fire reigned in all his terrifying magnificence, and his dragon guide Paia had been transformed into his high priestess, the four found unexpected allies, rebels against Fire's tyrannical rule. With the aid of these rebels, the dragons and their guides not only survived Fire's devastating attack but won Paia's aid. And though they did not find the dragon Air, they did finally meet her guide.

Much to her surprise, Erde discovered Air's guide was someone she had met in her own time, the being known as Gerrasch. Yet Gerrasch had been changed by the centuries through which he had lived, evolving from a strange and wild creature into a man who was a master of computer technology.

Though Gerrasch didn't know where Air was, he was certain that they must find and free her as soon as possible. Yet Fire had threatened to strike at the loved ones Erde and N'Doch had left behind. Could they solve the riddle of the missing Air, save their friends and families, and halt Fire's mad rampage before they and the World it was their destiny to guard were consumed by his fiery wrath?

Journal Entry 2 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Thursday, October 05, 2017
This book rode to the end of the Otherworldly Book box.

Journal Entry 3 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, March 09, 2018
This final book in the series takes a little bit of a different tone, moving strongly into a tech-fantasy/sci-fi vein, largely abandoning the classic fantasy feel. It is mainly set in a far future world entirely comprised of nanites that create the illusion of whatever the beings nearby need. Honestly, I found the focus on that particular tech aspect a bit distracting from our heroes' main quest. Much more of this book is seen from Gerrasch's POV, and with his love of a new tech puzzle, it makes sense, but it slowed things down in a book with uneven pacing already.

I was also not a fan of some of the changes to the dragon/guide communication. It felt kind of sudden, after not really getting any hints about those types of influence and connection from the first couple books. I was wondering if it was caused by Air's awakening, but the timeline doesn't really match up. It felt like the author had written herself into a corner and had to change the rules to make her planned ending work.

Journal Entry 4 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, March 09, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (3/9/2018 UTC) at Trumansburg, New York USA

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One of the starting volumes in the Otherworldly (Shrinking) Bookbox

Journal Entry 5 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Removed from "Otherworldly" bookbox.

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