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Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon's Fury, Book 1 [Kindle Edition]

L. R. W. Lee
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Book Description


"I LOVED it! Totally hooked and want to hear more!"

 -- M. Tate, Book Reviewer

Ten-year-old Andy Smithson believes he is merely a kid too often in trouble with his overambitious parents--until his destiny as the Chosen One to break a 500-year-old curse is revealed. Swept away to the land of Oomaldee of medieval times era, he discovers he must collect several ingredients for a magic potion to defeat the oppressive curse that plagues the land, the first of which is the scale of a red dragon, the fiercest of all dragon species. There's just one tiny problem, he's never battled dragons, except in video games. Armed with only his wits, an ancient sword and a magic key, he must overcome grave peril at every turn before he can even attempt the feat. No pressure, but it's his skill alone that will save - or condemn - the kingdom forever.


"This mythical story has plenty of exciting moments and a great deal of humor... Delightful characters including stone statues of knight that come to life, exciting moments, and plenty of cool extras." -- SP Reviews

"The humor is visible with many clever touches. The characters are believable... in this multi-layered, mythical story." -- Editor, A Woman's Write

"What a wonderful read, it grabbed me from the first lines, and lively writing and dialogue kept me there!" -- Author, The Sword of Demelza


The Andy Smithson allegorical juvenile fiction series of fantasy books for kids 9-12 includes:


Blast of the Dragon's Fury, Book One
Venom of the Serpent's Cunning, Book Two
Disgrace of the Unicorn's Honor, Book Three - Coming Fall 2014
Yet unnamed books four to seven

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"A very exciting book... Refreshingly different from what is out there already!" - Erik Weibel (age 12), This Kid Reviews Books Blog

"I was hooked. This is a mythical fantasy series with dragons that goes in a unique direction. The characters were fun and the story kept me guessing... Imaginative and worth checking out." - Brooke Bumgardner for Brooke Blogs

"5 Stars! The magical characters and whimsical names will enthrall any reader and the twists and turns, plot, and subplots are all woven together beautifully.  The underlying message of overcoming boredom, fear, and jealousy is conveyed very well."
- Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

About the Author

L. R. W. Lee is the author of the Andy Smithson juvenile fiction series of fantasy books for kids 9 12, set in medieval times with dragon, knight, magic and mythical adventures. She lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, her daughter who is a Longhorn at UT Austin and her son who is in high school.

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  • File Size: 1297 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: LRW Lee Publishing (January 9, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CMUMCTS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,159 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing book April 17, 2013
Format:Paperback
From a 13-year-old's perspective, I really enjoyed "Blast of the Dragon's Fury." It was fun, exciting, and mysterious. I enjoyed everything from the ominous vulture men, to the foggy, cursed land of Oomaldee (maybe it's just me, but I love cool names for places and things, and this book is full of great names!). The characters were interesting, and the plot intriguing. The beginning was a bit slow, but after a little while, I felt like it really took off. I also loved the dragons, as these mythical creatures are a personal favorite of mine. The plot was thick, the characters great, and I really enjoyed reading this book!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun! May 11, 2013
Format:Paperback
Andy is going to have the save the world he doesn't even knows exits. The best part is that his journey is teaching him values and courage. It is an adventure that any you g boy would like to find themselves on. Author Lee, hit it out of the park with enjoyable characters, compelling story telling and fun. I can't wait till book 2 comes out to see what happens to Andy next.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Action, Adventure and Humor April 30, 2013
Format:Paperback
Much goes on in this middle grade fantasy adventure novel and yet the tale is quite simple. L. R. W. Lee's uncomplicated prose and style make the story accessible for fifth and sixth graders. Yet there's enough action in the novel to interest older readers. Not only is there action and adventure, there's quite a bit of humor. A story about a ten-year-old boy has to have at least one fart joke.

In addition to being an entertaining story, Lee has worked in some principles to help guide readers to think of new ways to consider problems that surface in life. Not all of us will have to battle a red dragon, but there will be obstacles. She invites readers to "try on" uncommon ways to work through the problems you experience, and transform your life." Her series for children demonstrates ways to overcome impatience, fear, jealousy, prejudice, and frustrations. Many children will be able to relate to Andy and learn from his trials and tribulations. Lee's desire is for children to not only be entertained by the series but to learn ways to cope with life. Don't fret, readers won't feel like they are getting hit over the head with lessons. Her way of teaching adds to the story and doesn't detract.

At times it would behoove Lee to incorporate more advanced words to aid her descriptions. At this age, children should be exposed to a wide variety of words to enhance their vocabulary. Aside from this minor criticism, I give Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon's Fury 4 out of 5 stars.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Clunky writing, frustrating ending September 9, 2013
By Big B
Format:Paperback
This was my first foray into the realm of independently published novels. And I only made that foray because the author, seeing that I have read and reviewed novels in the fantasy genre and middle grade age range, gave me a copy and asked that I review this book from the perspective of the intended audience.

While there is a fair amount of humor and imagination that would interest a young reader, if I had picked up this book when I was a youngster, I would have stopped reading it after the first three chapters or so. The writing is often clunky, and even my adult self didn't quite understand what was going on at times. There are some plot inconsistencies and frustrations, which a kid might ignore or not even be aware of, but had me screaming and shaking my head. I thought the prologue was the best part of the book, but it actually kind of ruined the book for me. The prologue basically lays out everything that is going on, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's generally the reason that a prologue is included. However, in this instance, it completely removes the mystery from the first several chapters and various other places throughout the book. The information learned in the prologue would have been bettered served towards the end of the novel in a sort of dramatic big reveal kind of way.

I might have given this book 3 stars, maybe even 3.5 stars, if the end of the book wasn't so frustrating and poorly thought out. I could forgive the clunky writing. I could forgive some of the way too obvious life lesson preaching in some of the dialogue and character thoughts. I could forgive some of the slips in the third person limited point of view. I could forgive a lot of things for an independently published novel that obviously needed the guidance of a real editor and not just someone correcting grammatical errors. But how many people read this novel before it was published and didn't point out the glaring problems in the final third of the book?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a fun story! May 13, 2013
Format:Paperback
I enjoyed this adventure from the very first chapter and as I kept reading - the story kept getting better.

I so admire the author for having the tenacity to actually include good old-fashioned morals in her story. Our young readers need to learn that it is ok to not be the same old "cookie cutter" kid. It is good to have values, honor your family, be truthful, obey your parents, and know that there is so much more inside each and every one of us.

I love how Andy comes to terms with becoming a hero. I also realize the value in allowing Andy to make mistakes along the way as that is how we all learn.

I look forward to reading the next book in the series and I would like to thank Ms. Lee for giving me the opportunity to read her book and review it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an exciting and humorous plot May 10, 2013
Format:Paperback
Do you like to play dragon-slaying video games? Ten-year-old Andrew Farrin Smithson does. Andy, a fifth-grader, lives in the United States with his parents Fred and Emily Smithson, who are both CEOs of large companies, and his older sister Madison. What Andy doesn't know is that 500 years before, in the land of Oomaldee, one of his ancestors, Prince Kaysan, killed his older sister Princess Imogenia who joined her already dead mother in the afterlife. Shortly after that her father, King Heraclon IV, also died, and Kaysan became King Heraclon V. However, to punish her brother Imogenia has placed a curse upon Oomaldee which involves a perpetual heavy fog. Part of the curse also makes the new King immortal so that he can continue to see the desolation of his land.

However, the dead King and Queen eventually decide that the curse should no longer continue. One evening, while washing dishes, Andy is magically pulled into Oomaldee, which is very similar to early medieval England of King Arthur's time, to break the curse. With the help of the lisping wizard Mermin, who is a brother to Merlin and a cousin twice removed of mermen; Alden, a boy his own age who is the son of a castle servant; Merodach, a crusty old dragon trainer; and a sword named Methuseleh, Andy is sent on his mission by Heraclon to the Dragon's Lair to find the scale of an elusive red dragon which is needed to break the curse, and also hopefully to protect Oomaldee from invasion by the evil King Abbadon of the neighboring land of Hadession, who is himself a fierce dragon. Will Andy and Alden be successful in their search? Will the curse ever be lifted? Or will Abbadon be victorious?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book. Unique story
This is a great story. Very unique at times. Lags a bit at certain points, but definitely worth a read.
Published 3 days ago by Kendall Chapman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I enjoyed this book very much. it is so very well done. can't wait to read the others in this series
Published 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Adventure, moral lessons, and humor.
This is a story about a regular kid who gets magically transported to the Land of Oomaldee, where he is tasked with ending a 500 year old curse that cloaks that land in perpetual... Read more
Published 9 days ago by P. Hamill
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story,but needing a little more depth
Blast of the Dragon's Fury, Book 1 had a decent story line. Interesting. I hadn't read anything quite like it. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Travis Fisher
4.0 out of 5 stars Who doesn't like ghosts out for revenge
The back story caught my interest. Who doesn't like ghosts out for revenge? There are all kinds of magical creatures. This is a fun little adventure that has plenty of action. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Miranda McLaughlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!
I truly enjoyed this manuscript. Young adult readers will love the plot, the action and drama, as well as the charatcers. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Cynthia E. Sherman
5.0 out of 5 stars a good first book
This book is a great fantasy book for juveniles. No swearing or sexual content. Some words parallel commonly uses words, A little tongue in cheek humor. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Cathy Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon's Fury, Book 1
Finished into a great read. I am certainly looking forward to the next book in the series. At the beginning, it was a little hard to maintain my focus,trying to visualize the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Richard McElhaney
4.0 out of 5 stars My grandson s reviews
It was a good book. The book has inspired me because they hunted for the Dragon scale. The journey was adventurous. Thanks
Published 1 month ago by Jeanette
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast of the Dragon's Fury
Overall a good read. It was very slow in getting started, but by the middle of the book I was hooked. I will be reading the rest of the series.
Published 1 month ago by Randa Garrett
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L. R. W. Lee is the author of the Andy Smithson juvenile fiction series of fantasy books for kids 9 to 12, set in medieval times with knight, magic and mythical adventures. She lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband and her daughter who is a Longhorn at UT Austin. Her son is in the US Air Force.

Today, over 30,000 copies of her books are in circulation.



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