During the nineteenth century, Andre Lafabre flees from disgrace in France to Vietnam and becomes caught up in deadly intrigues and the struggle for power....
|Title||:||The Immortal Dragon|
|Number of Pages||:||527 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Immortal Dragon Reviews
This was a good story, presenting lots of historical information about a period and place I knew very little about. While some of the driving characters were unfortunately flat, I was genuinely surprised by some of the other players in this epic. Lady Deng and Catherine both proved to be more dynamic than I expected. Michael Peterson proved to have a deeper understanding of human motives and desires. Good job on that. There were only three things about this story that I would have addressed if I was en editor:1) Simply said is simply better. The places where Michael's elaborate, flowery descriptions worked was great, but in the many places where all those extra syllables failed to enhance the image or idea, they only got in the way. Just like the preceding sentence, some passages felt like they held too much information.2) The book started to feel tired at the end. The strong narrative presence kind of weakened in the last 100 pages. There were parts that felt almost aimless. The story did close full circle, but because of the dwindling rhythm and energy toward the end, it felt like as much of a stopping spot as it did a conclusion.3) This is just me, but really, there was too much sex. I have never found a sex scene to enhance a story. When the characters get it on every 40 pages, I find the language repetitive. I probably glossed over 20 pages in this book because I didn't care who was on top.In all, it was a good book and I'm glad I read it.
I loved reading this! So much adventure, so many great story details, action, sex, personal growth, death and adventure. I really wasn't expecting much, so it was nice getting a good read out of it. And I also loved the way it was written. Totally recommend it :)
Enjoyed the story and it certainly peaked my interest in Vietnam history.