Song In The Silence: The Tale of Lanen Kaelar

Song In The Silence The Tale of Lanen Kaelar American Library Association Best Books for Young AdultsVOYA Best Science Fiction Fantasy selectionLanen Kaelar has dreamed of dragons all her life But not just dreaming for Lanen believes in dragons

  • Title: Song In The Silence: The Tale of Lanen Kaelar
  • Author: Elizabeth Kerner
  • ISBN: 9780765342683
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Paperback
  • American Library Association Best Books for Young AdultsVOYA Best Science Fiction Fantasy selectionLanen Kaelar has dreamed of dragons all her life But not just dreaming, for Lanen believes in dragons Her family mocks her that dragons are just a silly myth A legend But Lanen knows better And she means to prove it One day she sets out on a dangerous voyage to thAmerican Library Association Best Books for Young AdultsVOYA Best Science Fiction Fantasy selectionLanen Kaelar has dreamed of dragons all her life But not just dreaming, for Lanen believes in dragons Her family mocks her that dragons are just a silly myth A legend But Lanen knows better And she means to prove it One day she sets out on a dangerous voyage to the remote West to find the land of the True Dragons.What she discovers is a land of real dragons beautiful and surprising than any dream she could have imagined.

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    1. This book is a total fluff book. And I love it to pieces. As a young teen, I scoured the library for every fantasy book involving dragons. I loved dragon fantasies like some other people like werewolves or vampires (I'm looking at you, Twilight fans!). And some of these books were very silly and fluffy. But they usually didn't have too much romance, because I thought romance was altogether too gooey and distracted too much from the much more important business of fighting monsters and having adv [...]

    2. All of you who love science fiction, a fantastic plot, a tear jerking love story, and beautiful imagery and writing all rolled into one look no further. This series has it all, and Elizabeth Kerner had me hooked within the first page. The tale of Lanen as she follows her dreams to the dragon isle is one that I revisit often. It never fails to invoke the same emotional reaction it always did, appealing to me both as a young adult(when I first read it), and an adult(When I read it the second third [...]

    3. So many books, so little time! I think I am done with this one, not so much because after 70 pages very little had happened as because the protagonist is just too stupid to live. She finds out that she might be the daughter of a guy who's promised to sacrifice the life of his firstborn child in exchange for power. Mere days after this revelation, she decides it would be a good idea to hang out with a strange older man who seems unduly interested in her (we've already established that she's not t [...]

    4. Song in the Silence is a straightforward pursuing-a-dream journey story that avoids the chest-thumping conventions of typical epic fantasy capital-Q Quests. Kerner's heroine has feminine goals and strengths, rather than succeeding like a male hero would. Perhaps when writing this story in the early 1990s, Kerner was sick of fantasy women warriors who, no matter how skilled, were still inevitably portrayed as busty sex goddesses in leather lingerie, and wanted to create a different kind of female [...]

    5. This book had kind of a slow start, but once it got going it was an absolute joy to read. It put me in mind of Mercedes Lackey's early Valdemar books or The Fairy Godmother, tending toward the tone of the latter; there's a mix of conversation, mundane "living life" moments, and fantastical action. Also, like the books I mentioned, a romance story features as central to the plot and a lot of time is spent on it, though it doesn't become the whole story like in Romeo and Juliet. The ending may com [...]

    6. One of my first favorite books recommded to me by a friend. After re-reading it several times, I'm able to pick out the good and the bad. 1.) The characters are absolutely lovable and cherishable. Their personalities shine radiantly through Kerner's writing. 2.) The story is compelling and romanticough perhaps a little too neatly wrapped up. But a happy ending will please most audiences. 3.) The writing, in and of itself, is not perfectBut this can be overlooked by the former 2 points. The portr [...]

    7. So I believe I bought this book over 2 years agoybe more. I got about 1/4 in.opped because the plot was going nowhere and the sugary, over the top language was giving me a headache. HOWEVER, I love dragons and dragon-related books so told myself I'd get back to itheheheForgot about it until I was browsing my Kindle and realized I never finished the book. I tried starting again from where I left offd again I was bored to tearsThis is like the dragon-version of Twilight but without the sparklesSer [...]

    8. Song in the Silence by Elizabeth Kerner is a bardic high fantasy about a young woman believing in legends and finding much more than she ever hoped possible, including adventure, demons, dragons and love of an unexpected varietyThis was a Guest Post over at Once Upon A Time and I’m reposting just in case you missed it :)When I was at the library a few months ago I saw a pamphlet celebrating Dragon Week and squeed with delight. OMG all I LOVE dragons :D. So I decided to look for one of the titl [...]

    9. I picked up this book second hand from a charity shop. I picked it up, examined it, put it down and walked away from it. But I kept thinking about about, so I went back and bought it. It's magic was already working on me. What magic? Something about the title, the cover, the map, the beginning of the story, the voice of Lanen. They all spoke to me from the beginning, and I was spellbound.On page 76 came my Great Criticism. I had soaked Lanen into me, and for 76 pages we had followed her, in her [...]

    10. i stopped reading this book after a few pages because, frankly, it bored me. i did not have the attention span to finish reading it. maybe if i wholeheartedly applied myself i would like it more, but for now i'll just leave it unrated.

    11. 3.5A big fluff piece The writing is that of the 1990s because you can tell from the speech pattern. Too many povsConfusing at time But enjoyable

    12. I have fond memory of this reading, soI bought a copy from this big posh book store on orchard road in singapore . It was called Kinokuniya or something japanese. The author is not very big. But I had been feeling like a good fantasy book to read. This turned out to be my first fantasy full scale novel that I read. I was majorly fascinated to find out that i was a dragon according to chinese mythology, some crap but hey it's the most revered sign of their zodiac and there is even a festival on i [...]

    13. I found this story to be somewhere between the usual type of dragon filled fantasy and a fantasy romance with dragons. There's the signs of a far reaching Quest to Save the World, but for the most part things seem to revolve around the budding and bizarre relationship between Lanan and Akhor. I say bizarre because she's a (fairly) regular woman, even if everyone around her seems to think that being tall and strong makes her freakish, (view spoiler)[seriously, this is a typical pseudo-medieval fa [...]

    14. There are a lot of dragon stories out there; tons of fantasy and sci-fi fiction about people and dragons, magic, sorcerers, demons, quests. It's pretty basic. But this novel stood out, maybe because I hadn't heard about it before or since I read it. And I really, really liked it.Lanen Kaelar is a helper on her family's farmuntil her father dies and she is set free. Off in search of adventure, accompanied by the roguish Jamie, who essentially raised her, Lanen heads for the coast. In her mind, sh [...]

    15. I first read this book back when I was 12 and I did not remember this book at all (okay so that's not such a shocker, but I feel kind of amazed that I imagined things completely different). I picked this book up again because like.DRAGONS!!!! Yes this book is full of dragons! And they do not disappoint! You get a small little glimpse into their culture (I really wish it was more, it could have been an amazing read!) and how they show emotion and how they speak. It was interesting. It's unfortuna [...]

    16. So, this book is. different. I wasn't a big fan of the writing, but it had a little bit of a Mary Sue for the main character. I saw the ending coming from a mile away, otherwise we would have been stuck with a book about bestiality. Which is another uncomfortable topic in this book as infallible and super-lucky Lanen of COURSE encounters dragons like she wanted and of COURSE she bonds with the king of the dragons and they fall in love and then angst about the fact that they aren't the same speci [...]

    17. I started out not knowing what this book even was, it was a freebie from my boyfriend's co-workers girlfriend. Or something. and then I really liked it! The main girl was interesting and she started out on a fairly normal girl quest. Then DRAGONS! then it turned into a romance?? True love between girl and dragon?? I thought it was weird. totally gonna read the sequel

    18. This is essentially Twilight with a dragon instead of a vampire. Yes, really. If that appeals to you, then you'll like this, but if not, you should probably avoid this novel. Lanen is a dull author's pet, her dragon love interest is equally bland, and the plot is full of cliches. Worldbuilding's okay, though.

    19. One of the worse and stupidest fantasy books I ever read. Both the protagonists go so sue and stu, I almost burned the library copy. Heroine was seriously irritating and Heroine's mother has got to be one of the stupidest woman I ever read about. Only character I liked was the dragon's unfortunate female admirer. What she sees in him, I will never understand though.

    20. Dragons, and a strong female protagonist, what more could I ask for?A female protagonist is important for me (sorry, I really do not mean to be offensive with that, it's just the way I enjoy the books I read), and friendship between dragons and humans is a winner with me too.

    21. Weird writing style. But more importantly, a human and a dragon falling in love at first sight? I just couldn't get past that one.

    22. This might be one of the worst books I've ever read! this is why you don't blindly take recommendations from friends of friends of coworkers.

    23. The idea for this book was quite interesting, but the writing was just boring - and then in the middle of the book the headlines on who the narrative belonged to - that was just tacky.

    24. I honestly really enjoyed this book. It's one of the few that has drawn me in, in a long time. Lanen is a woman who has spent her entire life living under someone else's thumb, and after his death, she decides to finally strike out on her own. She dreams of dragons, crazy as that may be, and something about it calls her. And so she goes and has an adventure, faced with insane odds and unreal dilemmas that strike at her along the way:1. Promised to a demon and nearly killed.2. Meets and befriends [...]

    25. This novel was cute.It wasn't something absolutely spectacular and it wasn't boring. It was cute. Normally I really dislike the cliche love stories as they make me cringe; however, Kerner just makes it work. I loved how Lanen actually gave the impression of someone genuinely good. She was completely sincere in all of her actions and this endeared me towards her. I'm only giving this novel three stars as even though its quite nice, it's most certainly not the best.I'd recommend this to anyone in [...]

    26. Revisiting an old friend :)Probably more 3 than 4 stars, however I gave it the 4 stars due to it being a book that has always remained with me. As a young reader I loved everything about it, and spent many hours dreaming of dragons. Years later, and I can still appreciate the escapism, and the happy feelings I felt upon first reading this novel are again revived.

    27. I honestly loved this book and would have to be a new favorite. It is slow in the beginning but once the dragons came in it stole my heart!

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