The Cranky Old Reader

I'm a Goodreads refugee, looking for a new home. Old books for children, science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, and humor are my main areas of interest. I've little interest in books that were written after 1975 or so, and prefer books that are older still. There are, however, a few still-living authors that I respect.

Dragon Venom (Obsidian Chronicles)

Dragon Venom (Obsidian Chronicles) - Lawrence Watt-Evans I liked it.I did see the rebirth of the gods coming - to be honest, it was hard to see any OTHER way to work out that part of the plot - but that wasn't a disappointment. In fact, the more I thought about it, the more elegant it seemed. All in all, the book was a very satisfying ending to the trilogy.Two quick points: 1. Although the series is wrapped up acceptably, and the main plotlines have been resolved nicely, I'd like to see more. The ramifications of the rebirth of the gods are simply too intriguing. What happens next? How will the gods interact with other magical beings, the humans in their lands, the main characters, etc? Not to mention the cat-creatures - definitely a loose end there.2. This may sound weird, but there was one thing that I was expecting that DIDN'T happen, and that was the regrowth of Brook's feet. I realize that wasn't possible since she hadn't had the dragonheart taint removed yet at the close of the book, but I was expecting her to have that done and be fully healed by her son.Perhaps LWE felt there wasn't enough space to do the cleansing and healing justice? They ARE both pretty dramatic events, and covering them both on the final page might shortchange the story.Or perhaps they're being held out for a possible additional book, along with the other issues I mentioned? I hope so!

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