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Talon

Written by: Julie Kagawa
Narrated by: Caitlin Davies,MacLeod Andrews,Chris Patton
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In Julie Kagawa's groundbreaking modern fantasy series, dragons walk among us in human form.

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have becomestrong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey - and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence, and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the order has ingrained in him - and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

©2014 Julie Kagawa (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Desappointing!

Fail to meet the expectation. Don'like to stop a book before the end but i had to wuth this one.

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Fun story, even with gaps

This is a fun 5 book series. Lots of entertaining times for the younger crowd under 16. Just ignore the huge logic gaps, literary parachutes, & survival by plot line.

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Amazing

I loved how it came together and I found the characters very Interesting.
I recommend this book to anyone above the age of five.

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This book is amazing

It was interesting, entertaining and it took me to a new world the characters are lovable, and this is one of the best books I’ve ever read. I 100% recommend this to people who are just starting to read books and for just entertainment in general

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Loved it!

Really enjoyed this story! Can’t wait to read what follows! Would be a great tv series!

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Main Character is Pretty Annoying and Bland

Usually I really love Julie Kagawa's books like the Blood of Eden and the Iron Fey series but this one was quite disappointing. It had less to do with dragons than it has to do with a teenage girl wanting to go out with her friends, surf, and kiss boys. Ember, the main character, is really immature and annoying and a lot of her decisions just don't make logical sense. It also doesn't help that her voice is whiny and sounds really young. The boys in the book also fall for her really quickly, so much so that it just isn't believable.
Maybe there will be more character growth and development throughout the rest of the series but this is definitely a weak start. Not a bad listen if you are multitasking and half paying attention. Harder to get through if you are sitting down and just listening and doing nothing else.

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Good

This audio book was so good and it kept me up at night and it is so good

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Honestly... I can't remember, but I loved it!

I listened to this series awhile back now and honestly can't remember what I liked and what I didn't. I didn't even remember what series it was until I re-listened to the last bit of the epilogue. That said, regardless of having listened to MANY series' around the same time, I remembered the entire thing IMMEDIATELY and all of the excitement and all of my feelings toward the plot, characters, and insane situations they got themselves into came rushing back. I wish there was more of this series and I will go so far as to buy the next audiobook when it comes out with one of my precious free book tickets.

I may be forgetting some things that bothered me, but that only enhances my belief that this is a good series. Because I only remember the excitement and happiness the story brought me, I feel like that is what is important.

It was a fun new take on the "discovery" type of plot for coming of age novels, and I loved how the characters express themselves for the most part. I especially loved Dante.

♤♤ - Spoiler written cryptically as not to give away plot, but still could if you read too much into it, ahead- ♤♤

By the end I wanted to hate him so bad but I still felt that sliver of hope, that sliver of knowledge that where it all started was from good intentions. The juxtaposition between him and his sister are so stark, yet they are so incredibly similar, I love it. He is super frustrating though, you kinda want to punch him. A lot. You want to punch him a lot.

But that's why I love him so much. I love how well written he is because you are supposed to want to punch him by the end.

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twilight with dragons

I thought you couldn't go wrong with a book of dragons, sadly I was wrong. This is twilight with dragons. I left my review smack in the middle as that may a good review for to some

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could have been good

if you can listen to this non sense with out being annoyed with the unbearable female character....Ember is horrible... other then her predictable trouble causing stupidity, it's a good listen

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