49370A dark ending for a dark saga.

Death of the Dragon is the third and final installment of the Cormyr trilogy.  A saga that began in the mists of time when dragons gave way to elves, the Cormyr saga spans centuries of history and focuses on the Orbaskyr family who had been chosen long ago by the elves to be the rulers and protectors of the forest kingdom.

But great histories hide greater secrets, and a prophecy long foretold is finally coming to pass.

Tempting enough yet?

Aside from the previous Beyond the High Road, I quite enjoyed this trilogy.  The first book Cormyr was fascinating as it dealt with the creation of the realms, the battles between dragons and elves, elves and humans.  Beyond the High Road was a bit dull as it mostly dealt with character development for Death of the Dragon.  And Death of the Dragon was pretty much epic from start to finish.  Devil Dragons, golbin armies, magic devouris traitors from ancient times, a princess in love and a heart broken royal scout.

But it does not have a happy ending.  Pretty much everyone you ahve come to know and love over the three books dies, so it’s very bittersweet but a completely worthwhile read.  Little disturbing, little sad, little slow in the middle, but hey.  No book is perfect.

So, finally after 2 yesr I have met my Ja No Read Mo goal.  Doesn’t mean I’m going to stop here!  Next we’re going to visit Evermeet: Island of the Elves by Elaine Cunningham.  Honestly doubt I’ll be able to crack it our before month’s end, but lets give it a shot shall we?

19857Although Evermeet seems to be a monument to the strength and solidarity of the elven people, its history is one of conflict. At the heart of its story is Amlaruil, Queen of All Elves. When Evermeet comes under attack, her sacrifice holds the last hope of saving the elven homeland. A classic fantasy centered around the clash between good and evil in a beautiful, magical, and romantic land.