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Book 3 of The Jelindel Chronicles
The long-awaited sequel to Dragonfang
Poison coursing through their veins
And only six weeks to find a stolen dragon relic ...
"The action never stops in Dragonsight. Countess Jelindel dek Mediesar, Daretor and Zimak are sent on a desperate quest to recover a stolen jade talisman called the dragonsight. With a slow-acting poison ticking through their veins, they have only six weeks to find the talisman and take the antidote. There's magic and mayhem aplenty as they're hunted through the paraworlds, before the final violent confrontation at the Tower Inviolate. And them in sight of their goal, the ultimate treachery. A terrific page-turner, crammed full of action, intrigue and lashings of magic." IAN IRVINE
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||Countess Jelindel dek Mediesar and Daretor are enjoying their life together. OK, so he is trapped inside the body of Zimak but this just goes to show that if you love a person then the outside appearance is not important.
When Jelindel and Daretor are offered a large amount of money to rescue Yuledan, a town under attack by some kind of winged monsters, they accept the commission and join a caravan to travel there. However, during the journey they are attacked and taken prisoner. When they wake the find themselves held captive by King Amida who accuses them of having stolen an ancient jewel, the Dragonsight. So when Zimak turns up they begin to think that things cannot possibly get any worse - Wrong!
It soon becomes apparent that their old nemesis Fa'red is behind the disappearance of the Dragonsight so when King Amida infects them with a deadly poison, stating that he will only give them the antidote when they return the missing jewel the trio are forced to work together in order to survive.
Soon they are racing across paraworlds following the trail of the missing Dragonsight with the time limits of their quest becoming more and more apparent as they effects of the poison increase. Will they manage to recover the gem before time runs out or will Fa'red finally defeat them? Read and find out.
Dragonsight is the third book of The Jelindel Chronicles and follows the escapades of Jelindel, Daretor and Zimak as they seek to recover the lost Dragonsight jewel, the left eye of the Sacred One (an ancient dragon). To focus their attentions on the quest, all three have been infected with a deadly poison, the only antidote to which is held by King Amida.
As with the other books in this series Dragonsight is incredibly readable and keeps you entertained from the first word to the very last. I have read a number of works by Paul Collins and I feel that this series is about the best he has written.
The characters are so vivid and enchanting. I particularly enjoy the interplay between Jelindel and Daretor as their relationship develops and Jeli comes to terms with the fact that the man she loves no longer resembles the man she fell in love with.
The story takes an interesting turn when Jelindel is forced to confront the loss of her magical abilities. She has previously relied on her talents to help her escape most situations but when her magic is restricted she has to find new ways to regain her freedom and continue the quest.
This is some of the finest new fantasy available at the moment and I would recommend it to any fan of the genre. The next book in the series is Wardragon and I cannot wait to read it!
Lesley Page, Eternal Night.
Paul Collins has written over 130 books and 140 short stories. He is best known for The Quentaris Chronicles (The Spell of Undoing is Book #1 in the most recent series), which he co-edits with Michael Pryor, The Jelindel Chronicles, The Earthborn Wars and The World of Grrym trilogy in collaboration with Danny Willis.
Paul's latest picture book is The Glasshouse, illustrated by Jo Thompson. Espionage space thriller, The Only Game in the Galaxy, the final exhilarating instalment of his YA series, The Maximus Black Files, was released in September 2013.
Paul has been short-listed for many awards and won the Aurealis, William Atheling and the inaugural Peter McNamara awards. He has had two Notable Books in the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards.
He has black belts in both ju jitsu and taekwondo - this experience can be seen in The Jelindel Chronicles.