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Dragon Warrior (Dragon Wars Book 1) Kindle Edition
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More 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 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 international best selling urban fantasy/paranormal romance series the Sunwalker Saga (and it's spin-off, Sunwalker Saga: Soulshifter Trilogy) as well as the post-apocalyptic series Dragon Wars, the Cupcake Goddess novelettes, and the action packed sci-fi romance series, Omicron ZX. She is also working on her first contemporary romance series, Notting Hill Diaries.
Visit Shéa at www.sheamacleod.com.
Top Customer Reviews
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).
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.
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
Dragon Warrior is book one in the Dragon Wars series by Shea MacLeod.
I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this post-apocalyptic adventure. The author thinks outside the box and brings together several unique elements.
I picked this one up; because of the title and the free status. I love dragon's and was expecting something along the lines of a dragon shifter in hiding or like the movie Dragonheart, but what I got was completely different in that the dragon's are true fire breathing dragon's.
I enjoyed the world building, plot, Rain and Micah together and separately. I was surprised by many events and plot twists and turns. The character and world jump off the pages. The author does a fabulous job getting the reader invested into the characters created and pulling you into this interesting world where dragon's are bad, humans fight for their lives not from just the dragon's, but from another source that once served to protect, and so much more.
The ending is wonderfully done. Even though we are left with a little cliffhanger and some questions, they just add to the story making me want to pick up the next book to see what happens next, what is reveled, and how will these people change the status quo.
The only thing I felt needed to happen is that things needed to slow down a little more. Without giving things away, some major events happen before the beginning of the book including a potential villain. The way this is shown to us left me hungry for more.
Dragon Warrior is a post-apocalyptic America with some gripping unique twists.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Reader
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 morePublished 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a new author for me and I really enjoyed reading this series. I finished the book in just a few days.Published on February 5, 2014 by Amazon Customer
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 morePublished on January 13, 2014 by mmongiovi
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 on November 7, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This was a really interesting book and a quick read. The world was definitely interesting the characters are great! Read morePublished on June 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer
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 on June 13, 2013 by Meviews
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 morePublished on April 4, 2013 by Kat V.