I'm a fan of the author's by way of his YouTube channel, and was interested in seeing how his work on long form game critique compares to his written works. I found The Wizard and the Dragon to be pretty enjoyable overall. There's quite a few creative choices that I haven't seen much in the other fantasy I've read, the biggest one being that there are only two characters for the majority of the book.
Compared to something like Game of Thrones, which features an index towards the end of the book f I'm a fan of the author's by way of his YouTube channel, and was interested in seeing how his work on long form game critique compares to his written works. Compared to something like Game of Thrones, which features an index towards the end of the book for looking up characters just to keep track of everybody, I found this quite refreshing.
Bryce and Tower both are engaging characters, and I was propelled by desire to learn more about them and how the story ends. There are certainly some pacing issues which hurt my impression of the story as a whole. I wouldn't say I was bored, but, especially due to the fact that there are only the two characters, I found myself wishing they would 'get on with it' at certain points. I also found, without giving anything away, the ending sequence to be interesting if a bit rushed, especially by comparison to the earlier chapters of the book.
Overall, I'd recommend The Wizard and the Dragon, settling on a low 4-star. It's a fun and creative fantasy work that is pretty good about not wasting a ton of time. May 31, log ins rated it really liked it. The author's often matter-of-fact writing style may not appeal to some and the more fast-paced action sequences feel lacklustre at times, but I say this only due to the contrast between these and the masterful character writing, ""world-building"", and narrative prowess. As someone that mostly prefers pragmatic fiction to the overly fantastic, this felt as an excellent mix of both.
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Feb 17, Y0ooo0 rated it really liked it. I'm surprisngly curious about many things like the underground and how the time loop first started. Kate kind of came out of nowhere, besides trying to set up the trilogy. I could say the only moments that dragged was when the author meticulously spend pages describing how the gems work.
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It would be better if all that information wasn't dumped onto the reader. Sep 07, Max rated it did not like it Shelves: fantasy , kindle , unfinished. This was just not good. There was some potential, since the magic system was at least vaguely interesting - spells are largely powered by energy drawn from gems. However, the fact that there are barely any characters, and those that are present aren't very interesting hurt this a lot. Further, the writing is fairly clunky and dragged things down a lot.
Still, I was starting to get into this, and then halfway through a rather ridiculous plot twist happened. The worst part of this is it means there is a grand total of one significant character in the entire book. I really don't understand why there are so many positive reviews here and on Amazon. I had high hopes for this based on the first chapter, which was actually fairly good, but sadly, this managed to be one of the most disappointing books I've read recently.
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Jul 13, Bluecobras09 rated it it was amazing. Great story. Young Bryce runs from his town after it was attacked and destroyed by a Dragon. While running through the forest during a thunderstorm, he finds a tower.
He enters the tower and is met by a wizard who has no name according to him and tells Bryce to call him Tower. Tower teaches young Bryce magic and after a year, Tower disappears. For 16 years Bryce lives in the Tower learning to be a wizard, until one day all becomes clear and he realizes why he found the tower, who Tower was and w Great story. For 16 years Bryce lives in the Tower learning to be a wizard, until one day all becomes clear and he realizes why he found the tower, who Tower was and what he is destined to do.
Highly recommended read. Aug 22, Non Pantalones rated it really liked it. So this book was a very interesting read - not what I expected at all! The writing will definitely improve in the subsequent books I don't regret reading it.
It's a quick read May 20, Laura Garcia rated it it was ok. It was entertaining. I don't think I'll read the next one in the series but this one was a fun read. Alex rated it it was amazing Aug 08, Mary M rated it really liked it May 27, Helen rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Tim rated it really liked it Mar 24, Amanda Tyler rated it liked it May 26, Larry rated it liked it May 12, John rated it it was ok Oct 17, Ac rated it it was ok Aug 09, Ilos rated it really liked it Oct 14, You'll be amazed what wizardry wonders you can find in your pantry.
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Note: This is to make a potion not intended fro consumption. Another way to create a potion or to extend the length of the game above is to have a potion treasure hunt. Divide the guests into two teams and give each a recipe to make a specific potion. Each recipe is to include of list of 'hidden' or 'secret ingredients' to make their potion. Each team has to find and mix their potion and the team that complete this first is the winner.
Have the party guests take turns navigating an obstacle course with a broomstick held between their legs. The first over the finish line wins.
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It's best to keep the course relatively simple as too complicated is frustrating ie go around a garden chair, over the sandpit, past the pot plant and back. Tip: for younger players the course can be a straight line race. Egg and spoon race. If playing with young children, you can substitute eggs with ping pong or other small balls.
In this case the ball must not be dropped from the spoon. This cake was such fun to make. Inside it was a marble cake to match the icing a wizard's marble work bench. The wizard had his spell book open and was trying to turn the birthday boy - the frog on the cake - back into a human. The wizard also had his crystal ball which was covered in holographic, edible glitter. With his potion bottles, staff and spell books around, I'm sure the wizard was successful and the birthday boy was turned back to human.
Try these items to add to your party bags:. Members Area. Sign In or Register. Recent Photos. Wizard's and dragon's. Old bottles and jards filled with coloured liquids and plastic spiders, rats, snakes are all perfect for a wizards workshop. Add a few silver and purple stars hanging around the room too. Add a hat rack with a wizard hat, cloak and wand A black light from the hardware or party store adds a great atmosphere with everything white taking on an ultra violet colour. If you a using a black light then add white stars as they will take on the ultra violet too when they catch the light.
Note: you need to black out the windows or hold the party at night for the black light to have the best effect.