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Curse of the Golden Dragon (Aetherium, Book 6) (English Edition)
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Curse of the Golden Dragon (Aetherium, Book 6) (English Edition) [Formato Kindle]

Joseph Robert Lewis

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As a child, Asha was poisoned by a dragon and found she could hear the souls of all living things. Decades later, she uses her strange gift and her training as an herbalist to care for people possessed by ghosts, poisoned by legendary beasts, and tortured by the cruel doctors from the east.

But when she journeys into the west, Asha discovers that there are fates worse than death and there are human monsters that can only be defeated by a woman with the strength of a dragon.

Welcome to a fantastical world where strange machines sail the seas and the skies, enormous prehistoric beasts roam the earth, and the restless dead whisper to the living.

Publisher's Note: This book was originally released under the title Chimera 1: The Dragon and the Lotus. No content has been changed.

Dettagli prodotto

  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 488 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 201
  • Utilizzo simultaneo di dispositivi: illimitato
  • Editore: Copper Crow Books (21 novembre 2013)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Da testo a voce: Abilitato
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Amazon.com: 4.4 su 5 stelle  14 recensioni
2 di 2 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle One of my favorites! 13 dicembre 2011
Di Amazon Customer - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
I do love this book. It's different from the other books I've read by this author. The pacing is a bit slower, but I really enjoy that. If gives the reader time in this exotic world that is brought to life through wonderful descriptions and interesting characters.

The world presented is one that feels familiar and yet at the same time not. It's more than just being set on the other side of the Earth. Smoothly planted details emerge that tie it into the author's Other Earth Series.

Honestly a very interesting story. It's easy to read it too quickly, but it's also easy to read again.
2 di 2 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle An immersive read in a fascinating world 22 ottobre 2011
Di Aubra - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
The Dragon and the Lotus is a tasty mix of historical fiction and fantasy, with just a touch of steampunk for flavor. I started reading it sort of idly on my lunch break, thinking it would be a pleasant way to pass the time. In reality, I spent the rest of the afternoon counting the minutes until I could go home and finish it. Each adventure the main characters get tangled up in is unexpected and well-balanced, set in a world so rich that I was continuously and pleasantly surprised by each new turn of events.

A fast, entrancing read that definitely left me hoping for more.
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4.0 su 5 stelle Treat Yourself To This Unusual Delight 24 agosto 2012
Di Heather Bannon - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
Throw your history book out the window, because Joseph Robert Lewis has rewritten it with fantastical magic and superb prose!

Asha, the kick ass heroine!
In this book we meet the most awesome character, Asha, sort of like Cain from the TV show Kung Fu but only if he were tougher, still in the Orient and a chick! We meet Asha as she wanders through the land, helping those she can, but seemingly directionless in her wanderings. She comes upon a sort of Buddhist nun, asleep in and literally enmeshed with the secluded forest around her. When she frees the nun, Asha gains a traveling companion and an interesting counter point to her dark and brooding nature.

As we learn more about Asha and her past, we realize she's traveling with a purpose, to avenge herself on the evil man who calls himself a healer but is little more than a mad scientist spreading destruction and death in his wake.

The World As We Know It
I adored the world building in this book! Starting off with the premise of Earth and then taking a sort of alternate reality view of it, Joseph Robert Lewis crafts a world unlike one I've ever read. Part mythology, part fantasy, with even a hint of Steampunk, the Other Earth saga is set in a richly conceived and lushly described landscape. I loved the allusions, in both name and story, that Lewis weaves into Asha's story and those of the people she meets. With hints of Homer's Odyssey and the Bhagavad Gita juxtaposed against early technology and elements of fantasy, Lewis makes this unusual mix work. It's ornate and absolutely fascinating.

First Things Last
My only complaint is that I picked this series up near the end. While this book does stand on it's own, I'm the sort of reader who enjoys knowing all the back history and to do that, I really would have needed to the previous six books. It's a great introduction to the world, but for those, like me, who enjoy following the linear arc of a storyline, you may prefer to do yourself the favor of starting with The Burning Sky, Book One of the Halcyon Series, the first of three series in the Other Earth saga.

Bottom Line
Amazing fantasy and historical fiction rolled up into one, The Dragon and the Lotus is a treat not to be missed!
5.0 su 5 stelle Steampunk fantasy in a unique world 21 maggio 2014
Di Kristen S. Walker - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato
Wow, this was one of the most original fantasy novels I've read in a long time. I loved the way that the author blended Hindu, Buddhist, Persian, and other myths with original ideas to create a world full of magic on an epic scale. The steam punk elements were surprising when they showed up later in the book, but they also fit into the whole world created here. Alternate history is also woven into the core of the story for a rich, complex tapestry that's still beautifully done. Makes it look easy!

And I have a new favorite character: Asha, the herbalist with a unique ability. She struggles with rage, sorrow, and even love, while showing compassion for others. She has a wonderful friendship with the nun, Priya, who tries to balance Asha's rash anger with calm patience. I loved following their adventures through different lands and predicaments.

But after many smaller episodes, the book holds a deeper plot that slowly emerges, until Asha has to face more deadly enemies and larger scale problems than helping one family or village. What starts small and slow becomes a very epic story by the end. I definitely look forward to reading more of this series and finding out what happens to Asha in Alexandria. ( I hope she goes to the Library!)

I highly recommend this book for all lovers of fantasy who want something new with diverse characters and cultures. No generic Western European castles and dragons here!
4.0 su 5 stelle Good Old Fashion Fable 20 novembre 2013
Di Demonite - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
I haven't ever read anything else from this author before but I will probably will now. I really enjoyed how the author took our world from back when and changed just enough to essentially create a whole new world. I really enjoyed the characters and thought this book read as more of a classic fable then a novel. As someone who loves mythologies and fables I really enjoyed this read and am looking forward to the next book I read from him.

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