Havemercy

Havemercy

Book - 2008
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This stunning epic fantasy debut introduces two exciting new authors--and a world brimming with natural and man-made wonders, extraordinary events, and a crisis that will test the mettle of men, the boundaries of magic, and the heart and soul of a kingdom. Thanks to its elite Dragon Corps, the capital city of Volstov has all but won the hundred years' war with its neighboring enemy, the Ke-Han. The renegade airmen who fly the corps's mechanical, magic-fueled dragons are Volstov's greatest weapon. But now one of its more unruly members is at the center of the city's rumor mill, causing a distraction that may turn the tide of victory. With Volstov immersed in a scandal that may have international repercussions, the Ke-Han devise an ingenious plan of attack. To counter the threat, four ill-assorted heroes must converge to save the kingdom they love: an exiled magician, a naive country boy, a young student--and the unpredictable ace airman who flies the city's fiercest dragon, Havemercy. But on the eve of battle, these courageous men will face something that could make the most formidable of warriors hesitate, the most powerful of magicians weak, and the most unlikely of men allies in their quest to rise against it.... Filled with adventure and discovery, treachery and betrayal,Havemercyis a thrill ride to the unexpected--and an unforgettable journey that will linger long after the fire of battle has cleared From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bantam Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9780553806960
Branch Call Number: JON
Characteristics: 388 pages : map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bennett, Danielle

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HiddenCloak Oct 24, 2014

Very good book. The characters were overall enjoyable, though there was one who I found downright cruel at times. They were certainly original!

Also, I thought that the plot/s were very good. There was some lovely foreshadowing.

I certainly recommend Havemercy to anyone interested in dragons, steampunk-style Victorian England (not really England, but it has that feel), and magic. Even if you're not into that stuff it should be a fun read anyway, though.

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Reiner
Jun 28, 2011

Recommended by a friend, so I gave this one a try. Absolutely hated the first chapter since there were *four* first-person p.o.v. and the details were mostly all garble.

But from the second chapter onward, the story becomes more fascinating and unfolds to reveal more of each of the complex characters. This is one of the few books I find very difficult to put down until I finish.

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Reiner thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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