The Stone of the Stars: The Dragon Throne, Book I by Alison BairdThe Stone of the Stars: The Dragon Throne, Book I by Alison Baird

The Stone of the Stars: The Dragon Throne, Book I

byAlison Baird

Paperback | February 1, 2004

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A fresh, new Canadian author, who is comparable to Marion Zimmer Bradley, debuts a brand new fantasy trilogy for all ages. The quest is on to find the coveted Stone of the Stars on the mystical isle of Trynisia, once a place where humans dwelt side by side with dragons. Four have set off on their journey to reach it-Ailia, a daydreaming bookworm; Damion, a devoted missionary; Jomar, a half-breed soldier-slave; and Lorelyn, quite possibly a prophesied savior, who will one day guide her people ina battle against the Dark God. But can they reach the isle and the Stone of the Stars before the tyrannical God-King Khalazar finds it and uses it to rule the world?
I have loved books ever since I was given my first library card at the age of four. And from the very beginning most of my favorite authors were writers of fantasy: C.S. Lewis, Kenneth Graham, J.M. Barrie, Charles Kingsley, E. Nesbit, Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Madeleine L'Engle, Alan Garner, Susan Cooper, T.H....
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Title:The Stone of the Stars: The Dragon Throne, Book IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6.12 × 1.25 inPublished:February 1, 2004Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0446690988

ISBN - 13:9780446690980

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Good A story with good suspense and dramatic influence. Ultimately, the premise of the story is rather predictable, but it's assumed that Baird really doesn't seek to confuse or surprise her audience. Like many starting books to a Trilogy, Stone of the Stars is rich in detail, annoyingly so. It's a great read, but you feel irritated at times that people in such distress are stopping to take in the sights sometimes. However, the setting is constantly (for the most part) changing and it's kind of a tedium that Baird needs to do and is in no way her fault. Again, she'd lose her audience to confusion otherwise. Believe me, get past the tedious nature of detail in this book and you will be happy come book two as Baird realizes that most of the detail was already put into book one. The plot is well organized and it's a book you can easily follow. The suspense also helps get you through the annoying hole stated several times already. All of my harping on detail, yet I have an admission. Though descriptive in all sense, Stone of the Stars is a far cry from "descriptive overkill". Baird has mastered the ability to describe something ideally in a paragraph or less without you feeling she missed something. You seldom feel there is something hidden from your immediate sight. Anything intended to be revealed later is hinted that it's left out for a reason at the time of the event. At times, the reader is even more fortunate than the characters to have a sneaky insight of the true nature in the story. End of the day, it's a good book. It's not exactly unique to it's genre, but it still reads well. I ultimately recommend this as an introduction to the Fantasy genre or for someone who doesn't often compare works to "greater pieces of literature". Those well versed in Fantasy may find this book too predictable and may quickly lose interest, not giving the Trilogy a fair trial. I'm on book two currently, and my review of it would be vastly different (so far). So on that note, the trilogy as a whole may entice ALL audiences interested. However, how one reacts to a book is entirely up to the individual.
Date published: 2011-02-12

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"Baird has created a stunning fantasy world using Celtic myths and legends, but with her own unique twist."