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Dragon Warrior (Dragon Wars Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Shéa MacLeod
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description


A man without a past.
A woman without a future.
A world destroyed by monsters.
All that's left is hope.

In Rain Mauri's post-apocalyptic world there are no shades of gray when it comes to survival. Until she meets a Dragon Warrior and discovers nothing is as simple as it seems.

Together, Rain and the Dragon Warrior must uncover the truth behind the nightmare their world has become. Their quest will put them in the crosshairs of a ruthless enemy, but with her determination and his skill, they might just save their race from destruction. If they can save each other first.


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About the Author

Shéa MacLeod is the author of urban fantasy post-apocalyptic scifi paranormal romances with a twist of steampunk. She has dreamed of writing novels since before she could hold a crayon. She totally blames her mother. After living in Portland, Oregon, USA most of her life, she now makes her home in an Edwardian town house in London, England just a stone's throw from the local cemetery. Which explains a lot. Fortunately, the neighbors are quiet. The first three novels (KISSED BY DARKNESS, KISSED BY FIRE, and KISSED BY SMOKE)of her fast paced urban fantasy series the SUNWALKER SAGA are available now on Amazon. The first two novels (DRAGON WARRIOR and DRAGON LORD) of her new post-apocalyptic series DRAGON WARS are also available.

Product Details

  • File Size: 271 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sunwalker Press; This is the current edition of this book. edition (October 20, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005XRB8U6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,631 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars meh December 12, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for my kindle. I was encouraged by the great reviews and was expecting to discover a new favorite author. The word building was not especially thrilling and neither was the plot. The characters were as to be expected- no surprises here. All in all I was very disappointed and wish I had spent my 3 bucks elsewhere.

Update:SPOILERS BELOW!!!!

Since so many people thought this review was unhelpful I guess I need to elaborate. The evil scientist is a stereotype. The dragon warrior is able to deal with regaining the memories of a lifetime of horrific events one day and romance the girl the next. It's crazy unrealistic. The setting is a desert wasteland and not very interesting. The marines are a stereotype of the military macho man who are all evil and enjoy raping and kidnapping and stealing and generally causing misery at every turn. I have a problem when an entire group of people are viewed as evil. There are no shades of grey with any of those characters. Some of the plot doesn't make sense or is not explained well enough. Why the dragons exist is as far fetched an idea as any I have ever heard. How the dragons were actually made is not discussed, just that they were. Plus, the dragon warriors are super rare and yet one is left for dead. The marines scavenge everything off the trucks and don't make sure their best fighter is truly dead? In addition, the evil scientist can reanimate dead bodies, so why not take him back even if he is dead? You get slapped in the face with the foreshadowing and obvious clues throughout the book which is handy if you like knowing exactly how things are going to work out super super early. I don't mean for this review to hurt anyone's feelings, but I felt a more honest review was needed for this particular book. I wish the author all the best and hope she does well. I know it's harder than people think to write a fantasy story. This one just needs some work is all (my opinion).
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The right economy of scale and scope, plus Dragons. October 21, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is a lot of fun, what with the post-apocalyptic setting, dragons and marines (or rather the sorry remnants of what had been the Corps, they aren't nice guys), plus a bit of mystery and romance. The lead character Rain Mauri is tough, smart, and practical. Competent without being any kind of unreasonable super-heroine, which goes a long way to giving "reality" to her world.

I am confident a lot of reviewers will extol the virtues of MacLeod's clean writing and adept characterization, so I will just focus on one thing that for me made the book particularly enjoyable: It's sense of scale. With a lot of "fantastic" books, maybe even a majority, it seems that the fate of the whole world has to be constantly in the balance, or else the stakes don't seem high enough. That is not the case here. In this first volume of what promises to be a series, things are as simple as protecting the people of Point A from the people of Point B, and the narrative is still plenty engaging. There is room left for the stakes to get bigger and bigger as the series progresses, but that upping of the ante will be "earned," not a constant from the beginning. Honestly, I found it really refreshing, and it also brought a "reality" to a fictional world.

At about 45K words, Dragon Warrior is right on the edge of novella/novel length, and it is a fast and fun read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The author thought outside the box on this one February 5, 2014
By Kristin
Format:Kindle Edition
There are not many humans left after the Dragon Wars. Rain lives in a small community called Sanctuary. They not only have to hide underground from dragons but from the Marines as well. You see, the Marines are the bad guys in this dystopian novel. They roll into a town, steal their food, supplies, women and men and then head back to their base. They have this thing with taking the dead, and when they take one of Raine's friends, she decides to scope out the base and get her friend back. However, she gets more than she bargained for and pretty soon, the post apocalyptic world that she knew gets a whole lot worse.

The author definitely did a great job with thinking outside of the box with this one. She didn't just go with Dragons but she pulled in some crazy mad scientist junk and laid brought in a whole new layer to the story. There was always something taking place in this story and there was never a dull moment. However, I felt like the pacing was a bit choppy at times and would have liked the author to slow down a bit between events.

-Book Sniffers Anonymous
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Datasign warrior March 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Could not put this book down. Kept me guessing through out the book about what would happen next. Enjoyed how the future might workout. Had a good love story and I liked the fight scenes.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yay dragons! March 15, 2012
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Dragon Warrior is a fast paced intense ride. I didn't want to put it down and Shea had me emotionally on the journey with Rain from the start. And the ending -I wanted to cheer and curse her at the same time. This is the first of a series and while this adventure is over Shea lets us know it's all really just beginning. Rain is a great heroine- strong and sensitive at the same time, a real person for us to root for. And Micah- swoons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Warrior (Dragon Wars) April 24, 2014
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Very different. With the study, and use genetic research almost anything is possible. There are some who are so into the research that they lose sight of the ramifications that come out of the research. It is not hard to believe that in times of shortages the strong unite against the weak. It only takes two generations to have the past forgotten, and a very different life style come about. The author has captured this well in the writing of this book. I give this a five star rating.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop reading this story
Spellbinding drama - could not put it down. Typical of anything Shea MacLeod writes, the characters are believable and you can't help but be sympathetic to their story. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
This was a new author for me and I really enjoyed reading this series. I finished the book in just a few days.
Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Warrior
This book was different from the books I read, but I enjoyed it very much. The book is full of suspense that keeps you turning the page. Read more
Published 7 months ago by mmongiovi
3.0 out of 5 stars Its alright if you have time to kill...
Not the best start to a trilogy, but a tru beginning that had you intrigued. Just not enough for me to continue with this series. Just ok.
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting story
This was a really interesting book and a quick read. The world was definitely interesting the characters are great! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Different from the free sample
Read the free excerpt and then purchased the book, but I was disappointed. It seemed like a whole different book then how it started.
Published 14 months ago by Meviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable characters and story
The premise of this book has promise, but all of the characters are so unrealistic. Pretty much everybody is either a completely perfect good guy or a completely evil bad guy. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kat V.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good story
I like this writer and want to read more books of hers.
If you like action stories this one is for you.
Published 19 months ago by Ice. Tea
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong beginning good story line.
Was very good. Fast and action filled but you could connect with the characters It made you wonder just how many times did he die and get revamped.
Published 21 months ago by Deborah Blakley
1.0 out of 5 stars Bought it, but not going to finish it
I love dragon worlds and the promise of hot men, but the writing was jerky and distracting, bopping from one character's head to another within the same scene. Read more
Published 22 months ago by eiie
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Shéa MacLeod is the author of urban fantasy post-apocalyptic scifi paranormal romances with a twist of steampunk. She has dreamed of writing novels since before she could hold a crayon. She totally blames her mother.

After a six year sojourn in London, England, a dearth of good donuts has driven her back to her hometown. She now resides in the leafy green hills outside Portland, Oregon where she indulges in her fondness for strong coffee, Ancient Aliens reruns, lemon curd, and dragons.

Because everything's better with dragons.

Shéa is the author of the fast paced urban fantasy series the Sunwalker Saga (KISSED BY DARKNESS, KISSED BY FIRE, and KISSED BY SMOKE)which is available now on Amazon from Montlake Romance. She is also the author of the post-apocalyptic series Dragon Wars (DRAGON WARRIOR, DRAGON LORD, DRAGON GODDESS), the Cupcake Goddess novelettes, and the Sunwalker Saga Spinoff Series, Soulshifter (FEARLESS).

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