Dragon Coast Dragon Coast the sequel to Greg Van Eekhout s California Bones and Pacific Fire in which Daniel Blackland must pull off the most improbable theft of all Daniel s adopted son Sam made from the magica

  • Title: Dragon Coast
  • Author: Greg Van Eekhout
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  • Page: 450
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  • Dragon Coast the sequel to Greg Van Eekhout s California Bones and Pacific Fire, in which Daniel Blackland must pull off the most improbable theft of all.Daniel s adopted son Sam, made from the magical essence of the tyrannical Hierarch of Southern California whom Daniel overthrew and killed, is lost consumed by the great Pacific firedrake secretly assembled by Daniel s hDragon Coast the sequel to Greg Van Eekhout s California Bones and Pacific Fire, in which Daniel Blackland must pull off the most improbable theft of all.Daniel s adopted son Sam, made from the magical essence of the tyrannical Hierarch of Southern California whom Daniel overthrew and killed, is lost consumed by the great Pacific firedrake secretly assembled by Daniel s half brother, Paul.But Sam is still alive and aware, in magical form, trapped inside the dragon as it rampages around Los Angeles, periodically torching a neighborhood or two.Daniel has a plan to rescue Sam It will involve the rarest of substances, axis mundi, pieces of the bones of the great dragon at the center of the Earth Daniel will have to go to the kingdom of Northern California, boldly posing as his half brother, come to claim his place in the competition to be appointed Lord High Osteomancer of the Northern Kingdom Only when the Northern Hierarch, in her throne room at Golden Gate Park, raises her scepter to confirm Daniel in his position will he have an opportunity to steal the axis mundi under the gaze of the Hierarch herself.And that s just the first obstacle.

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    About "Greg Van Eekhout"

    1. Greg Van Eekhout

      Greg van Eekhout writes books for kids and adults He enjoys eating little tacos, walking along the beach, and practicing kung fu About the kung fu He s let himself get a bit slovenly, quite frankly, so please do not challenge him to a fight He cries easily He s a weeper He lives in San Diego.

    884 thoughts on “Dragon Coast”

    1. There’s so much here I could have loved… water magic, firedrakes, a L.A. that resembles Venice, San Francisco, a kick-ass woman. So perhaps you can understand my sadness when I say it failed to gestalt into something remarkable for me.Dragon Coast is the continuation of the story began in California Bones (my review)and continued in Pacific Fire. It most directly connects to events in Fire, so much so that I’d consider the two a duology. One can see how the success of the first book likely [...]


    2. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2015/09/22/bIt’s really interesting to me how the Daniel Blackland trilogy has evolved over the three books, and reading Dragon Coast made me want to cheer because we were going back to the series’ heist story beginnings. I am a total sucker for caper stories, so not surprisingly I loved the first book California Bones. On the other hand, the second book Pacific Fire took a different direction, and was more like a coming-of-age tale that explor [...]


    3. Small spoilers for book two were unavoidable. (Really only one spoiler and more is revealed in the official summary than I tell.)Warning: People eat people to gain powers.When starting this novel I immediately remembered how much I enjoy the author's writing. He has a great voice, especially in the way he describes things.The Good:I wasn't sure how he would do the whole Sam is a Dragon thing, but he impressed me. Rather than being the dragon, it's more like Sam's trapped inside it. As much as he [...]


    4. While I enjoyed the entire Daniel Blackland series, this seemed to me to be the weakest of the books. There are two main story threads. In one, Daniel is trying to procure a magical MacGuffin that will allow him to get his adopted son, Sam out of a dragon's body. In the other thread, Sam is exploring the body of the dragon in which he's trapped himself in an effort to control the thing.In the last book, Sam cast himself into the vat where the dragon was being grown, becoming part of it. In this [...]


    5. Good stuff, crazy and quite a roller coaster. Read these in order as things go off the rails often, and this worlds magic is wild.


    6. With Dragon Coast, Greg van Eekhout brings the Daniel Blackland trilogy in for a smooth landing. California Bones was a great book in its own right, but in a way it feels like it was there to set the stage for the next two books. Pacific Fire introduced the titular dragon, but no one's coasting in this book: they're going to have to fight for victory, and prices will be paid.The dragon is loose—uh, spoilers, there is a dragon on the cover and the word dragon is in the title, this book is about [...]


    7. Dragon Coast was the third installation in the Daniel Blackland series, and it brought the trilogy to a satisfying conclusion. The story the second and third books focused on was wrapped up, but the book was left open ended enough that I wouldn't mind returning to this world and these characters again in the future. High points remain setting, voice, and character - all consistently engaging throughout the series. I also enjoyed the continued themes of fatherhood, which have run through all thre [...]


    8. The conclusion-for-now of the adventures of Daniel Blackland, the man who walked away from the job of Hierarch of the Southern Realm of California, Daniel's adopted son Sam, and their friends and allies. Daniel has just a little problem: Sam has been absorbed into a Pacific Fire Drake and Daniel needs to save him. What follows is a heist caper of the grandest dimensions occurring in a wildly imaginative and brutal world of magic. A very fun read, and hopefully there will be more to come in this [...]


    9. Note: Obtained an ARC through first-reads on . My first time winning. Yay! Thank you !I tried reaaaaally hard to read this slowly. I loved book 1 and 2 and I wanted to savor the world and the characters in it, but alas, curse Van Eekhout for making such an addicting, final read.Here there be possible spoilers, so the rest is on my blog.But the verdict? Read and savor.


    10. It's been a while since I read the previous book in the Daniel Blackland series, and although it ended with an amazing cliffhanger that simply begged to be brought to a conclusion, I kept procrastinating the reading of Dragon Coast for no other reason that I did not want to close the door on this series, whose peculiar brand of Urban Fantasy was one of my best discoveries in recent times.But since all good things come to an end, here I am with the third and final (?) novel in the series. A spoil [...]


    11. A satisfying end to the trilogy, although I thought the storyline in the northern hierarch's court was rushed and probably should have been a book in its own right. This may be because I wanted a whole trilogy about Paul's daughter being sad and terrifying and awesome.Another trilogy I wish we could read: Gabriel and Max snarking at each other. There doesn't have to be a plot. It could be an extended argument about what to watch on Netflix. I'm not picky. They were just my favorite part of the s [...]


    12. Despite the disgusting nature of magic in this series, the author tells a riveting tale. This book of the series has a bit more humor than I saw in the first two books. Amazingly, the author doesn't tie up all the loose ends, but I'm still satisfied with the story. Even though this is in the fantasy genre, not every character gets a happily ever after. To paraphrase one of the characters, "it's a pretty effed-up world, isn't it?"




    13. [Review originally appeared on SFRevu at: sfrevu/php/Review-id.p][Dragon Coast is the third book in Greg Van Eekhout's California Bones series, spoilers ahead.]In California Bones readers were introduced to Daniel Blackland, thief, orphan, and osteomancer, a sorcerer who gains powers through the consumption of magical creatures. Daniel is himself the son of a powerful osteomancer whom the Southern Hierarch killed for his magic. Pacific Fire continued Daniel's story, but also focused largely on S [...]


    14. Fantastic finish to the trilogy, if in fact that's all it ends up being. I liked this one better than Pacific Fire and equally as much as California Bones. They say that every story has been told before, but I can't say I've read the one about the guy who wants to save the golem of his adopted son from a bizarre existence inside a magically constructed dragon, and to do so he impersonates the brother he killed and who happens to be a candidate for a high office in the magical royal court of the [...]


    15. In the third book of the Daniel Blackland book, Daniel needs to save his adopted son Sam and to do so, he'll need to impersonate his brother Paul amongst Paul's nearest and dearest friends, all the while hoping none of them ever find out that he was Paul's killer. This was less good than the rest of the Daniel Blackland books. The biggest problem, I think, was the pacing. It feels incredibly rushed, as though Van Eekhout was eager to bring the story to a conclusion. After making the Northern Kin [...]


    16. A Southern California run by magic but otherwise recognizable. People driving boats on canals instead of cars on freeways. Traffic jams, farmers markets, the beach. I do enjoy a good parallel universe/alternate history story, and this trilogy is full of the little details that make it easy to immerse yourself (especially if you know the area. However, if you don't, it's all described so well you'll feel like you do anyway). We all could be our hero, because we can tell so clearly how he is feeli [...]


    17. Full disclosure: I picked up the first book of this trilogy since the publisher offered the e-book for $1.99. Thank you, publisher! I read the entire trilogy in about a week, losing sleep and ignoring house chores whenever possible.What a great book! What a great world! Van Eekhout has created a unique system of magic and an absolutely believable alternate history for California. The story is chock full of sharp, tasty details that pay homage to the unique cultures of Los Angeles and San Francis [...]


    18. Disclosure: I received a free ARC from the publisher via a drawing.The first book in the series was a caper novel; the second investigated and revealed relationships; and the third brings the two full circle. Daniel has to impersonate his dead brother/golem Paul while stealing a priceless treasure - to restore Sam, who he realizes is now family to him. This while dealing with revelations about Paul's own family interactions. Sam has to wade through his own internal minefield of what it means to [...]


    19. Greg Van Eekhout concludes his tale of a magical California where bone magic users rule a separate both the North and South of the state. On this Dragon Coast (trade from Tor) Daniel’s clone had built a dragon out of old bones. The clone of the Hierarch of the South, Sam, somehow got mixed into the dragon when it was activated and Daniel’s clone killed. Now Daniel has to impersonate his clone, raised in the North, and steal a special bone from the Heirarch of the North to somehow liberate Sa [...]


    20. 3.5 stars. Overall, Dragon Coast was definitely the best of the Daniel Blackland books. The story was more coherent and more tightly plotted than the first two, and the characters were explored in greater detail. I still think that these books had a lot of wasted potential - there were a lot of cool ideas that went unexplored and a lot of plot twists that got glossed over rather than explored appropriately. But the pacing of Dragon Coast was very good, and of the three books it kept my attention [...]



    21. Dragons!I've been eagerly awaiting this next book in the series, and really enjoyed it. The viewpoint was unique, with Sam being inside the dragon, part of it, yet also separate. It was well presented, and made for an interesting read.It was fun to revisit a lot of characters from past books in the series. There were new exploits, but all the characters stayed true to what I expected from them, which is both satisfying, and also sometimes annoying since they don't all behave the way I wish they [...]


    22. The plot is fantastic along with the setting. By this point, if you're reading the third book you already love the characters and this was really the book to make them all shine. Super refreshing to read a book with such a strong narrative (even Sam's chapters/sections, while slower, were page-turningly good as we really got in to his mind) and strong characters. 'A novel of magic, loyalty and the strange creatures we become', I couldn't agree more. I will miss Daniel, Sam, Moth and Cassandra so [...]


    23. Fun and rewarding. I breezed through these so quickly I forgot to even post them. A little hard to review because they are light, fun, and very readable. Not a whole lot of literary depth and the characters are types but who cares? Also has what I think of as the Scalzi Syndrome: all the characters kind of sound the same, i.e. like the author, but it doesn't bother me because in both cases the author is funny and charming and I'm happy to hang out with five iterations of him for a few books.


    24. Remarkably satisfying conclusion to this trilogy. Van Eekhout ties together long lingering hanging subplots, completes excellent character arcs, and somehow manages to make compelling characters even more interesting.Stakes are raised continually, the tension rachets up appropriately and the pace is truly perfect. Enjoyable, over-the-top action and completely plausible reveals and plot twists. Simply an enjoyable read. I hope we get to visit the Kingdoms again soon.


    25. The characters from the earlier books go to a new kingdom. I love the characters and the plot was fast paced. But the story wasn't fully developed nor was the new location. We got glimpses of the other culture, but not much more. And the ending had some unexplained additions. The relationships were good. The plot and world building were meh.


    26. This is the final Daniel Blackland book, and has more of a 'con' plot than a traditional heist plot. It's also deeply character driven and we see a lot of growth both from Daniel and his adopted son. They both deal with their family and past in very different but effective ways. Great end to the series. Go read them all.


    27. I really enjoyed the other books, and this one carries the series to a grand conclusion. Great balance of plotting with character development. Lots of crazy weird magic and sarcastic banter. I love how it comes down to relationships -- family or friendship -- and the characters lay it all down for each other.


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