The Dread Wyrm (The Traitor Son Cycle, #3) by Miles Cameron

The Dread Wyrm (The Traitor Son Cycle, #3)

SOME ARE BORN TO POWERSOME SEIZE ITAND SOME HAVE THE WISDOM NEVER TO WIELD ITThe Red Knight has stood against soldiers, against armies and against the might of an empire without flinching. He's fought on real and on magical battlefields alike, and now he's facing one of the greatest challenges yet.A tournament.A joyous spring event, the flower of the nobility will present arms and ride against each other for royal favour and acclaim. It's a polit...

Details The Dread Wyrm (The Traitor Son Cycle, #3)

TitleThe Dread Wyrm (The Traitor Son Cycle, #3)
Release DateOct 15th, 2015
GenreFantasy, Epic Fantasy, Fiction, High Fantasy, Dragons, Epic

Reviews The Dread Wyrm (The Traitor Son Cycle, #3)

  • Jody
    "It was spring, and young men's fancy turned to war." If you read my review of the previous book, The Fell Sword, you know I had an issue with the pace of the story. Well, if that book was a sloth, then The Dread Wyrm is a cheetah jacked up on adrenaline. From beginning to end there is very little down time. Whether it be full blown action or a gradual build up to an intense scene, I was captivated. A lot of questions were answered and many char...
  • Lo9man88
    Well : one thing turned out well in this epic Military fantasy : the red knight stopped his whining about Amicia and hooked up with someone new , this book was well written, the Plot is very well layered: a lot of battles , duels : magical OR Physical, new allies and revelations and of course death of multiple characters , we now know the reason behind all of these battles and the Previous ones going to thirty thousand years ago : the earth is no...
  • Tosh
    Everything I love about great fantasy is between the pages of this book - layers of plots, awesome magic, mysterious weapons, a plethora of interesting and powerful characters, frightening creatures, and epic battles - and it only seems to get better with each new installment. This is quickly becoming one my favorite series. The reality men build is more fragile than they know. Where the first two books set up the world, introduced the character...
  • Kaitlin
    This is book number #3 in the series and I have to say it continues to be a lot of fun and a pretty fabulous series overall as I think all three of them have got 4*s or more so far. This is probably one of the only series which I would class as having good battle scenes in fantasy which do actually make sense to me and interest me. I think this is largely due to the fact that the author is originally a historical fiction writer and this ability t...
  • Twerking To Beethoven
    I don't really feel like writing a proper review as not only am I a lazy arse, I'm also shit at reviewing books, movies, you name it. Also, there are plenty of exhaustive reviews on GR anyway. For what it's worth, my opinion is... it's hard to get any better than this. "The Dread Wyrm" features two highly rewarding climaxes, peeps. TWO of them.
  • Terry
    This third book in the series expands the scope of the story and the world Cameron has created in a quite satisfactory way, while at the same time the author introduces the back story in a natural way, using it as a means of not only bringing the new reader up to speed on past events but also the nature of the relationships of some of the key players. From this quick introduction the author moves you through various frames of reference, bringing ...
  • J.P. Ashman
    I listened to this on Audible, as I did the first two. Recommended by a friend who clearly knows me, this series has rekindled my love for all things medieval (and brought back fond memories of my own reenactment days).A different narrator to the previous two books threw me off to start with. I really liked the last gent and it took me a while to get used to the new voices of characters I'd come to know. However, that being said, once I'd gotten ...
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  • Bogdan
    I finished this one some time ago. Very good writing, in the same tone with the other books.There isn`t a lot of humor or very entertaining dialogues like in Abercrombie`s work, but definitely there is something there that keeped me hooked on the story.Maybe repetitive in some actions, but with small steps, the epic feeling is growing from book to book.Good, good stuff.Until now I`m glad and I must admitt that I wasn`t dissapointed by his Red Kni...
  • Mike
    I've been trying to figure out a detailed review to write for the entire series, but I'm giving up on that. This series is just too hard to pin down.So I'm asking you to take my word for it when I say it's bloody fantastic. One of the best works of military fantasy I've ever read, with terrifically deep characters and a story that's kept me captivated right from the beginning. Throw in the fact that Cameron is a medieval reenactor and really, REA...
  • Anthony K
    I cannot stress enough, how well written these are... and Cameron's knowledge and research on medieval arms and battle tactics... (Much more than my knowledge of how to spell the word medieval, which I had to google) I have been pretty bad at writing full reviews lately, so I am going to take a weekend soon to flesh out some of these placeholder reviews. On to the Plague of Swords...
  • Nicholas Kotar
    What a pleasure it is to read a series that is invested in character for the long haul. In our age of constant self-distraction, finding someone willing to allow the slow and realistic development of character, theme, plot over the course of five books is rare. Finding someone who does it beautifully is enough to shout from the rooftops. Thank you, Miles Cameron. Oh, and did I mention that there are both American Indians and knights in armor in t...
  • Laura Tenfingers
    The best yet! Action packed and plenty of time spent with the Company. The Red Knight got lots of air time and was more developed than ever.There's something about these books that, while I love them, feels like work. This one was the least work so far, but still a very slow read for me. It felt good because it meant I'd get to enjoy the book longer with no fear of inhaling it in a day or two.I'm looking forward to the next one but might need som...
  • Nils | nilsreviewsit
    The Dread Wyrm by Miles Cameron is the third book in the Traitor’s Son Cycle, a series that I’ve been really enjoying. This third instalment was just amazing, goddamn this one just captivated me completely!🗡The Dread Wrym follows on from the aftermath of The Fell Sword (book two) and we see the Red Knight and his band of mercenaries travelling to a tournament in Harndon; a place that is now on the brink of civil war, a war which could dest...
  • Nimit
    Great Book. I gave up sleep and took a day off to finish this book and have absolutely no regrets. Am I saying the book is perfect?? No, but its flaws are too minute for me to give it anything less than a 5 star.SPOILER WARNING!!I loved the first book in the series but the second slightly disappointed me - Too many POVs/threads that didnt merge (unlike the first book where the different threads all merge at Lissen Carak) and some POVs were straig...
  • Scott Bell
    Internal argument about this book goes something like this...ADD Scott: The guy knows how to kill the pace of a narrative dead in its tracks. Builds up to a climactic event, then cuts away for X-hundred pages to tell another character's story--said story only slightly relevant to climactic event. Then goes back and builds the story for the other side of the event. In detail. With sprinkles.Fantasy Reader Scott: No, ADD Scott, you don't understand...
  • Carl Phillips
    Miles Cameron has exceeded my already very high expectations. This is the best book I have read this year, and its one of the best I have read in years. The characters, plots and world setting all advance a pace in this book, and as always are underpinned with a solid grounding in the simple practicalities of running an army and fighting a war. And given that time is taken to explain the logistics of medieval warfare the fact he can hold a reader...
  • Joseph S. Mudd
    This entire series is..sublime. Anybody who enjoys Dark Fantasy, Gritty Fantasy, Realistic Fantasy, Political Fantasy, etc. is doing themselves a disservice every day that goes by you haven't read this series. Amazing. Game of Thrones with a Sword Mage protagonist, who also happens to captain the nastiest band of mercaneries since the Black Company.
  • Mpauli
    It's always hard to review a book deep into a series, cause you can't talk about the previous books to avoid spoilers for possible new readers.If you already know the series, let me say that The Dread Wyrm is the most focused book of the three books we had so far. The Red Knight and his company make up about 2/3 of the narrative and that is a bit of a change to the split that Miles Cameron did before.But that doesn't take away from the epicness o...
  • Christopher
    The Dread Wyrm continue straight on from the previous book with the Company finding itself more enmeshed with the political and growing dispute with the wild! :D Things are taken to a whole new level as armies face of and strongholds collapse and everything is told on an epic scale with events having a visceral quality to every scene not to mention with the aetherial there is a certain dream like nature to many of the scenes which always have a b...
  • Mark
    I love this series, I can't think of many authors who write medieval combat quite like Miles Cameron (maybe just that guy who writes about Arimnestos - the Killer of Men).I'm glad I did a re-read of the other two books before this, as some things I had forgotten. I love how he can introduce new characters and give them their own personality in such a short time. Reading this, with so many different characters present, each with their own plans - ...
  • Mark Harrison
    Excellent addition to the Red Knight stories as the Company head to the grand tournament and then a cataclysmic showdown with the forces of the Wild. It is absolutely brutal but if you loves your fantasy with a medieval flavour then this is for you. I have loved the whole series and this is a great story but do not get too attached to anyone. Long may the Red Knight march on.
  • Lori
    Loving this series!
  • Nate
    More of a good thing by Cameron here. The charming-but-occasionally-frustrating scattershot plots and character bloat of the previous books have been focused and whittled down here and this shit is pretty much constant action. Whether it’s combat in tournaments, one-on-one duels to the death between main characters or one of the several giant battles in this book, there’s always a brutal scrap waiting around the corner. We also get to know qu...
  • Kareem
    The third instalment of The Traitor Son Cycle quickly takes you to the elevated bar and carries on even higher. Characters, whether they are with us for most of the story or just a couple of pages are incredibly polished and everyone is given a sense of worth. The plots are many and never fall into a lull that other books on this scale are sometimes prone to. Battle scenes are immersive and full of tension. The complexities of wielding both weapo...
  • Thomas Stacey
    Wow. Just wow. I find it incredible that the middle book of the series managed to tie everything together from the previous books into one epic climax, whilst simultaneously setting up the final 2 books. I haven't seen this done so well since 'A Storm of Swords'. Easily my favourite of the series so far, and the best book of 2015.
  • Chris
    No. 3 and still getting better. Annother great installment in a very entertaining fantasy series.
  • Stefan
    Another great installment in a very entertaining fantasy series.
  • Ryan St george
    Update!!! I must say, this book features the best single combat fight scene in the history of fantasy fiction!Easily one of the greatest fantasy series of all time. If you're a fan of medieval fantasy that feels real, with detailed swordplay, interesting magic, cool characters, with a bit of an Arthurian feel to it, look no further! This is a must read!