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Subject: Need help with this book....
Date Posted: 1/18/2011 4:42 PM ET
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I read this book once, and I really liked it but for some reason didn't read any more.   What I remember from the book is this:

 

  A man who is taken from his home, who I think was a blacksmith, but he finds out when he picks this sword, that it talk to him and teaches him to fight well... and I am not to sure but I think that dragons ruled areas as the emperors or the local deity's or something.... I think that is all I remember for now, Hopefully that is enough.

 

Thanks

Date Posted: 1/19/2011 12:23 PM ET
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Sorry, it doesn't ring a bell.

Can you think of any more details? 

The dragons as rulers bit helps, but there's lots of books about blacksmiths finding magic swords.

Date Posted: 1/19/2011 9:07 PM ET
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hmm... I think there was a crazy old man, and his daughter. Well, I think the dragons take these people and use them to battle each other. He got caught up in that somehow.... man, I am sorry. That is why I am having such a tough time... I tried searching for different things on google, but couldn't find anything. Thanks though

Date Posted: 1/19/2011 10:31 PM ET
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Well, someone around here still might chime in with the right answer.

But... if they don't, the people in the BookSleuth forums over at Abe Books are usually pretty good at finding books.

http://forums.abebooks.com/abesleuthcom

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 10:09 AM ET
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Great! thanl you very much..

Date Posted: 1/20/2011 12:37 PM ET
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Well, from the description in the first post I'd say it's Saberhagen's Book of Sword series  (1st Book of Swords, 2nd Book of Swords and so on) but the dragons make me think it's Tracy Hickman's Bronze Canticles trilogy, which I happen to have posted --heh heh!  You may have the 2 series mixed up 'cos there is no talking sword in Bronze Canticles, but no dragons in Book of Swords.  Look them up on Amazon for good descriptions and see what you think.

Cheers, Margaret

Subject: Maybe Nora Roberts
Date Posted: 1/21/2011 3:59 PM ET
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Could be the Nora Roberts Trilogy.

 

Morrigans Cross
Dance of the Gods
Valley of Silence

There were swords and dragons and  blacksmiths and such.  Good series.

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Date Posted: 1/24/2011 9:35 AM ET
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My first thought, and I agree with Margaret H., was Saberhagen's Book of Sword series.  I went back and reread the original post and the way I interpreted it was that it was 'dragons or local diety's or something'.  Books of Swords series was very enjoyable although I have to admit it has been a very long time since I read them.  If you find it is another series, I would love to hear about it.  Might be something I'd like to pick up!

 

Good Luck!

Date Posted: 1/27/2011 2:11 PM ET
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On second (or third) thoughts I'm going to backtrack and say it's more surely the Bronze Canticle Trilogy - the hero is a blacksmith, taken from his home and it's not that there is a talking sword - it's that all items talk to him!  I'd forgotten that part!  And yes the sword does "train" him to fight.  There are 5 dragons,  God-Kings who use people to fight endless wars, then eat the dead ones.  There are 2 other alternate worlds with fairies in one and goblins (very funny) in the other. Sometimes I forget stuff as soon as I've read it and it was just an OK series, not great.  Saberhagen's saga is much better :)

 

Margaret

Subject: keep thinking about it
Date Posted: 1/30/2011 7:45 PM ET
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When a book you love is lost it always comes back to you. Wish I could be of more help.