(EBOOK READ) Wierms Egg
A very fun read ven if the story seems to flow
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Any audience that will have themI will not summarize the plot other than to state that Wiermig s talents as a bard and his wit "RATHER THAN HIS SKILL WITH A " than his skill with a nable him to survive the vicissitudes of plundering pirates sunken ships damsels in distress most of whom are shallow princesses vain kings and one demented vil Sauron of a dragon In short Wiermig does save the human inhabitants of this kingdom and restore the peace that once xists between humans and wierms This humanities
Person Appreciates The Factappreciates the fact Wiermig becomes a bard whose weapons his flute and his lute are larger than his silver dagger The dragons are mostly peace loving creatures Sure there are some bad ones in the bunch and of course the demented Erozur Generally they have no appetite for humans as Sylla discovers after her necessary devouring of a couple of rogues who have invaded her cave The result is the most combustible case of heartburn I have ver ncounteredJennifer s imaginary world is far denser than many fairy tales and fleshed out with a language Serpentine for the dragons and a geography that is comprised of far than simply a couple of kingdoms This world is detailed than that of most cinematic animated tales and worthy of an adaptation by a master such as Hayao Miyazaki Her prose possesses and unforced fluidity and she s also a pretty skillful writer of fantasy ballads Only once does it slip and thrust one out and she s also a pretty skillful writer of fantasy ballads Only once does it slip and thrust one out the reality of this world when she refers to the scent of dragonbane as rather pleasant like something one might add to a linen closet to keep the laundry fresh Do wierms have laundry to wash and if so do they need to put it in linen closetsAlthough stories of this world would be welcome this novel is not launched to initiate a multi volume saga such as George RR Martin might devise It is short and concise and xtremely well paced and plotted Full disclosure Jennifer Garlen is a friend of mine I knew she was a writer but had no idea she had written something so readable and imaginative This novel is available in Kindle format only but that fact should in no way detract from the fact that any publisher would be a fool not to pass up the opportunity to make this a print book for mass consumption Great job Jennifer It is a beautiful book Everyone should read it A marvelous tale of the families we create for ourselves Love and compassion are at the core of this tale of adventure and it s refreshing to see a protagonist work to survive in a complicated world by creating community rather than by wandering off alone Lifelong readers of fantasy will be pleased to see the choes of favorite authors in this text including Kipling Tolkien and for me at least Kenneth Grahame Delightful coming of age story Much like Peter S Beagle s The Last Unicorn Wierm s Egg cleverly plays with the conventions of the fantasy novel to create a compelling and original story. R the black dragon who devastated Weshura in an ancient war resumes his bloody campaign against wierms and men Wiermig now a young bard mbarks on a dangerous journey to defeat Erozur not with swords or strength but with the knowledge he possesses and a powerful relic left by a long dead champion from the pas. ,
Summary Wierms Egg,
Ble some strong issues are addressed in this novel I have classed it as a Young Adult work because not only is it a coming of age story but the contents are suitable for young adults However fantasy lovers of all ages will ЯED enjoy this re imagining of the dragon theme andach will take some different message from the striving of the characters for a better life I particularly liked a Plainswoman rider who appeals to me because she is practical and loves horses Other people may focus on another character including some of the finely described dragons The only thing remaining for me to say to author Jennifer Garlen is More Please Interspecies bondingIf Tarzan a human baby could be raised by an ape why could not Wiermig the foundling discovered among the remains
Of A Shipwreck Be Raised By Aa shipwreck be raised by a or wierm as the species is named in this remarkable fantasyFirst of all Jennifer is a friend of mine I knew she was a writer but had no idea she wrote something so imaginative sure footed and readable as Wierm s Egg The baby named Wiermig or dragon s gg by his adoptive mother Sylla is raised to be a sensitive and peaceful child Sylla does breathe fire and like all wierms she loves bright sparkly treasure I never have really understood the dragon lust for treasure theme A dragon hoards gold but how can it spend it In this novel that appetite is described as something innate within the wierm s nature almost a chemical attraction In this context the wierm is not avaricious or greedy but actually loves the treasure for its own beauty of an art for art s sake mindset than simply a desire to possess Likewise Sylla loves her own treasure little Ig as she nicknames him with the unconditional love of a mother for her offspringLike many fantasy novels this one involves an apprenticeship a coming of age for the young prince andor warrior The refreshing difference in this novel is that the boy is drawn toward music and learns to play harp and flute and sing and write ballads This is a portrait of the bard as a young man As Sylla raises and ducates her son and trains him in the ways and lore of the wierms she realizes that she son and trains him in the ways and lore of the wierms she realizes that she needs to The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs expose him to the world of his own kind Fortunately she possesses a magic ring thatnables her to assume a human shape and in the guise of a withered old woman she Moreno escorts her young son into a nearby village where she has befriended many of the residentsspecially a simple yet true hearted guard named BertAlso at some point she must introduce Wiermig to a council of dragons and obtain approval for him to go on his uest and learn the secret that will fulfill his destiny Sylla s brother Willais is appointed to accompany the lad Using the magic ring Willais will become a wandering troubadour He and young Wiermig will soak up the local color learn about the ways of men and Monsieur Pain earn their keep as strolling minstrels performing ballads for. Gon first traveling the land with his uncle in disguise and then setting out on his own to learn his destiny from the Seeker in the Deep Along the way hencounters demons witches and pirates as well as dragons ach with a part to play in changing Wiermig's life The past returns to shape the future when Erozu.