Sunrunner's Fire

Andry, the new Sunrunner Lord of Goddess Keep, must master potentially deadly magical knowledge before he can confront the ancietn foe who nearly destroyed the Sunrunners ages ago But the enemy is mobilizing to strike again, drawing on forbidden lore to play an ever shifting game of treachery and betrayal.
Sunrunner s Fire Andry the new Sunrunner Lord of Goddess Keep must master potentially deadly magical knowledge before he can confront the ancietn foe who nearly destroyed the Sunrunners ages ago But the enemy is mob

  • Title: Sunrunner's Fire
  • Author: Melanie Rawn
  • ISBN: 9780756403058
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Sunrunner's Fire”

    1. Review from the PFS Book ClubWhat I Liked: This book is a well-crafted (plot-wise, at least) ending to the Dragon Princetrilogy, nicely tying up the Rohan versus Roelstra and his family vein that started in the first book. There are revelations a plenty, but in what might be Rawn's greatest move, most of them are character-driven, not plot-based or world-building based. The strongest moments in this book come from the characters, especially a heated series of moments towards the end of the book. [...]

    2. Andry, YOU SUCK. Using the first ring night to get teenagers pregnant and killing people just because of their heritage? I know you have your reasons but you still suck. Pol, I have my eye on you. You were actually sort of okay in this book but you are about to turn into an insufferable, arrogant jerk and I will want to knock your block off. If the two of you could both knock off this stupid power struggle, things would work out much better for everyone. But then we would lose a lot of plot and [...]

    3. By far the strongest of the series. The opening was inspired, with about 9 chapters taking place over 9 years, so we got snapshots in time and the point of view of many different characters, as well as their thoughts. When the last year was complete I was dreading that the bulk of the action was going to be taking place in a Rialla year. After the last book, where all the action took place at the Rialla, I am done with that event forever. It thankfully never came to that.The dragons are pretty u [...]

    4. Wanted to see how the series turned out. Can't say that I was captivated by the whole thing. My biggest complaint is calling this series the Dragon Prince. It would've been much more fitting to name it the Desert Prince as the "dragon" part is more than a little misleading. Learning about the diarmadhi and the differences between them and the faradhi was interesting. Didn't realize it until I closed my Nook but I found I was relieved when I finished the series.

    5. This book is the third in the Dragon Prince Saga again it starts out to be a very politically oriented story line but turns into a great saga. The story keep your attention and takes you into a world of High Princes and Sunrunner Magick. It is a good read for any dragon and fantacy lover.

    6. Ah, so good. I forgot that this ends on sort of a cliffhanger though. Guess I will have to reread the others as well. :)

    7. At 3 stars only because there's not an option for 2.5 stars. :/ It's taken me awhile because I was pissed at the actions of some of the characters, and MILD SPOILERS for events of the first book.Some of it due to how crappy Andry became in this book. I get it, he's taking measures to prevent the bad future he saw-or at least be able to springboard into action once it arrives, which is made harder because his family and friends' reaction range from disbelief to laughing in his face. (view spoiler [...]

    8. Third in the trilogy of complex fantasy thrillers with many interwoven plot lines. Intrigue, betrayal, treachery. This was Game of Thrones before G. R. R. Martin ever started writing.

    9. I will admit this is a biased review, having loved these books for going on 15 years now. The complexity of the world, the magic, the politics and the people that Mel built in this series have always been its strength and remain so through any foibles.Things that jumped out at me in this re-read more than I remembered from the past:*The fat-hating. DUDE, author issues or what? As I commented in a previous status update, the completed OOC incident of Tallain ordering Sionell to stop eating so muc [...]

    10. And the conclusion to my re-reading of this trilogy; it was fantastic, I enjoyed it and I'm sure I'll do it again. The saga continues with more battles, intrigue, and character driven plot. A negative point was that the major plot was similar to some of the events in Book 2 The Star Scroll although this is explicitly stated in the narrative and the (reasonable) reasons why something similar was occurring again were explored. Much like GRRMGeorge R R Martin, Melanie Rawn is not afraid to kill off [...]

    11. A good end to a good trilogy, but not quite the resolution one would hope for. First, Andry can get fucked. His character in this book versus what we saw of him in the first half of the second book is so vastly different, you may find yourself wondering how he turned out so effed up. The answer lies in the fact that this book doesn't really wrap up much of anything. I get the distinct impression that the 3rd book was always meant to kick start the next trilogy. I have 3 major issues with this bo [...]

    12. I wrapped up my reread of this trilogy earlier this week, and enjoyed it almost as much as the first time around. I remembered some of the story, including the slow-motion trainwreck that is Pol and Meiglan, but not all of the details so it was nice to read the story again. The writing in this book is still very good, with additional detail as needed but resting on the world already built in the previous two books without unnecessary repetition. The characters who were teenagers in the second bo [...]

    13. Whilst "Sunrunners Fire" is the last of the Dragon Prince novels it doesn't really conclude the series (except for tying up the plot line contained within the novel itself), instead reading like book 3 of 6 with the series then progressing to the Dragon Star novels/trilogy. This is probably my least favourite of the three (mainly because I felt the characterisation to be a bit lacking, especially when compared to the first two novels), but still an enjoyable read (hence the 4 star rating), and l [...]

    14. I'm going to keep this short and sweet. Pol has a lot of growing up to do, even at the end of the book. I mean come on! I believe that Sionell and Pol should have gotten together before Tallain came into the picture. They didn't and I have to admit that Sionell and Tallain work well together. So Audry had a few children. Sowing his wild oats and all that. Oh no, wait. He was gifting the women with his children NO! Audry thinks he is all powerful and spectacular. Well, you. are. not. I'm starting [...]

    15. It's difficult to review these books objectively, as I am biased by 10 years of undying love for them. Ultimately Melanie's main strengths are in creating complex, involving characters and political machinations that are believable, compelling and equally complex. The combination is unbeatable: with literally dozens of characters in each book thoroughly developed, the conflicts and intrigues become that much more enjoyable. I would contrast this directly with writers such as Jacqueline Carey, wi [...]

    16. 75-percent of this book concerns people painstakingly discussing what they just did, what they're going to do, and what they might do. I'm not sure why. It's not like any of these people are brilliant Machiavellian statesmen. Their motivations/actions should be easily discernible. Also, there's dragons.It's possible that this naval-gazing is a brilliant structural reflection of the main theme: protagonist Pol struggles with Hamlet's dilemma between satisfying barbaric violence and agonizing civi [...]

    17. The story of the High Prince Rohan, who endeavors to transform the continent on which he rules into a land ruled by law, and his wife Sioned, a powerful and fiery Sunrunner, continues in this volume of Melanie Rawn series. With the political infighting and internal family conflicts typical of this series, this novel brings the tension between Sunrunners and those of the Old Blood to a critical level in the form of a battle between Rohan's heir Pol and one of the few surviving grandsons of the ol [...]

    18. It's been far too long since I read these to remember the exact details, so I'm adding these to my list to re-read - but what I do recall is once I started them, I couldn't put 'em down. I did feel that there were some parts that moved slowly, but it was one of my first exposures to what I'll call large-scale political-economic-magic world building that was different from the Tolkein/Heinlein styles. I guess I shouldn't complain about pace since Robert Jordan has not only taken that style to the [...]

    19. a book full of magic, dragons and the wonder of communication between humans and dragons is tremendous but also a book full of cruelty towards the dragons from the evil boys from roelstra's side!! andry and pol cannot work together it seems which is a grave pity as looks like they will be needing each others strength in the near future!! hope they can put their differences, jealousies and their power struggles behind them when trouble hits them all as its seems it is bound to do!!

    20. Yet another gripping continuation of this series. While this was the last book in the Dragon Prince series, I'm glad there is the followup series, that I'll be starting next. Melanie Rawn knows how to draw the reader in, and keep them in her world. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who enjoys this type of Fantasy genre. Dragons, magic, sword & sorcery, and great political intrigue.

    21. Melanie Rawn has only Disappointed me ONE time. It was NOT writing the 3d Book in the Exiles of Ambrai series. ALL of her Books and the ENTIRE SERIES is the BEST I have read; Other than Elizabeth Haydon's Rhapsody Series . Am Crossing my Fingers to find OUT if Ms. Rawn WILL write the 3d in the Exiles series ALL of her books take you THERE!! ALL Three Series. LOVE Her! S. Johns Finished reading for the 7th time :)

    22. Again, a nice romp. Never any doubt that the good guys will succeed. Most of the drama in the first trilogy is psychological and has to do with the extremely fraught circumstances surrounding a certain conception and birth. It's been too long for me to sort out all the plot details, as these two trilogies are generational books spanning the time from the young adulthood of the Dragon Prince and his wife until their old age.

    23. I just love this series, this one is not as good as the first two, mostly I feel this way because this second generation is fairly whinny as they come into the story, they get better in the next 3 which is good. I like the power struggle and the addition of the new threat and how it doesn't automatically make everyone like each other and work together.

    24. This book is really amazing as of now. It use's very complex words and is hard to understand at times. So you might have to re-read most of it. It doesn't say who the time traveler is tho! It just say's the "time travler" came back from his time travel. So its very weird book, its as if its set in the 1900s.

    25. I didn't like the way this one ended. I thought Pol was both arrogant and dull, Rohan was whiney, and everyone else was just boring. The only exception to that was Sionell--she, at least, had a spine. All in all, the only thing that can be said is that this book had a lot of words but said very little.

    26. I remember now why I stopped reading the series. It's not that the story became any less epic, but I stopped liking the main character. And his foil has become mindlessly evil, which is just stupid.So yes, it wraps up a bunch of things and then also sets the stage for the next trilogy, but I admit I don't like the main protagonists well enough to want to continue. Ah well.

    27. A great conclusion to the trilogy. Melanie Rawn continues to dazzle with her skill at character development and bringing them all to life at their interactions with each other. The surprising yet tragic plot twists at the end will surely resonate well with the readers, and I think it meant to set things up for the next trilogy.

    28. The last book of the trilogy, though I must say that Andry did not become a favorite character. In fact, he becomes less likable. However, neither would I like a pat, trite outcome for this cast of characters. Andry's left turn away from the ideals of his family is actually more true to life than any make believe.

    29. I actually enjoyed this book the most of the trilogy. I love that it carries the themes and dilemmas from the first story forward, completing those arcs.I understand the criticisms but I don't really care. Sure Pol is a little flat, but Sionell is terrific. I loved the story, and especially in the second half just couldn't put it down.

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