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This series made a 20 year old guy cry...
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2016
As a 20 year old guy I found this series to be AMAZING! I rarely cry, but when I finally finished Darkstalker the latest (and best written) book in the series, I was shedding a waterfall of tears.
I was looking for a book series about a world of dragons, without humans, written for adults and this is the closest thing I could find. Even though it only fit one of my criteria, I almost immediately fell in love with it.
Never once has the author done something that made me think "That's impossible" as the author does a very good job of using science and logic to resolve conflicts in a way that never feels cheap. The worst I have thought is "that seems highly unlikely" only twice in the entire series. I wanted a series for adults so that there would be no Deus ex Machina's, but this series shows that even books for a younger audience can be just as well written as any books for adults.
Also, although there are humans in this book series, they are NOT the dominant species and they are treated by dragons exactly as you would expect. This was very satisfying for me, as I have had enough of "dragon riding" books. I don't read dragon books for the humans, I read them for the DRAGONS!
The only gripes I have with the series are entirely because of my age and the fact that I am not in the target demographic. First off, although the books can get quite violent, I would have enjoyed MORE violence. Especially from the main characters. However, I was satisfied by the fact that any violence in the series has a reason to be there, and is never meaningless.
My other gripe is that I feel that, if the author was able to write such an amazing book series with so many tight restrictions on themes in order to make it for a younger audience, it makes me wonder just how much more deep and powerful her writing could get if she didn't have those restrictions.
Overall, if you love dragons, buy this series. It has been an inspiration to me and I am sure it will be to you as well.