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Redheart (Leland Dragon Series) [Kindle Edition]

Jackie Gamber , Matthew Perry
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Book Description

Enter the lands of Leland Province, where dragon and human societies
have long dwelled side by side. Superstitions rise sharply, as a severe
drought strips the land of its bounty, providing fertile ground for the
darker ambitions of Fordon Blackclaw, Dragon Council Leader, who
seeks to subdue humans or wipe them off the face of the land.

As the shadow of danger creeps across Leland Province, a young dragon
named Kallon Redheart, who has turned his back on dragons and
humans alike, comes into an unexpected friendship. Riza Diantus is a
young woman whose dreams can no longer be contained by the narrow
confines of her village, and when she finds herself in peril, Kallon is the
only one with the power to save her. Yet to do so means he must confront
his past, and embrace a future he stopped believing in.

A tale of friendship, courage, and ultimate destiny, Redheart invites
readers to a wondrous journey through the Leland Dragon Series.


Product Details

  • File Size: 809 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Seventh Star Press; 2nd edition (April 5, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004VFNJIA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #510,756 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will appeal to all ages September 12, 2011
Format:Paperback
From Jackie Gamber comes this new fantasy novel, the first in a planned series of Leland Dragon series. Gamber transports the reader to the lands of Leland Province where dragon and human societies have lived uneasily together for a long time. Fordon Blackclaw is the brutal and despotic Dragon Council Leader who seeks to either subdue or eradicate humans off the face of the land.

Enter young dragon Kallon Redheart. He has turned his back on both humans and his own kind. This adventure finds him meeting and befriending a young human woman, the feisty and independent Riza Diantus. She too has turned her back on the narrow confines of her village, seeking enlightenment and adventure elsewhere.

Together the two of them must face danger together and the suspicions and hatred of both humans and dragons. Kallon must also decide whether he continues to live in exile or fight for his rightful place as Dragon Council Leader. This is a story about friendship and courage between two unlikely kindred spirits.

The plot also concerns the search for the powerful Circlet of Aspira and there is a race to prevent all out war between the dragons and the humans. Other engaging characters include the wizard Orman, Jastin Armitage a dragon hunter as well as several colourful dragons!

Not only has Gamber created a vivid and exciting world she has written a novel that includes dragon politics! I loved reading about the `Dragon - Human Relations Pact.' This is an original take on a familiar formula, although villages, castles, mountains and streams feature this is more than just a formulaic walk through old ideas.

This is in more ways than one a new take on a popular genre.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Book Review June 6, 2011
Format:Paperback
When i started reading Redheart i thought it was something similar to Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn. But as the chapter passed, i saw it was going differently at each chapter. Maybe the concept of the dragons vs humans are the same but there are more.

You see a full world of dragons with their mythology,history,ideas. Violent and evil dragons, coward dragons, good dragons. I loved how well was the world created, without leaving you questions. I liked how the dragons were fearsome but they were times their reactions and feelings remind you of humans. You could come closer to them and understand them better. I liked how a dragon fall in love with a human.

Kallon is one of the best characters created in the book. His character had more depth than any other. His history and ideas were better seen and he actually learned a lot and matured. Next, was Jastin the slayer with his weird actions at times but somewhat honorable. And lastly, Riza the girl who wanted to be free.

With a surprise ending, Redheart made me want to read more. The book starts slowly, but moves faster and with more excitement after each chapter.Definitely, worth a read from the dragon lovers and an introduction book in fantasy for younger readers.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good June 25, 2011
By Lulu
Format:Paperback
Interest: Dragons!
Title Thoughts: It totally fits.
Cover Thoughts: I like the heart in the background with the dragon in front sort of guarding it. Then there's the girl who's holding the necklace. While the cover doesn't overall appeal to me, I do like it and how it goes with the book.
WARNINGS: None.

This book was slow moving for me. Not that I had to force myself to read it, but I really had to concentrate and stay focused. I did like the story and its characters. They each have something specific that happened in the past that led them to the place they are at now.

Kallon has been sulking in his cave since he was but a baby dragon and he lost his parents. Thanks to a human girl and chance, he is sent on an adventure of love, secrets, and good versus evil. He has to overcome his past for the greater good or sulk and cause a dominio effect of evil.

Gamber's writing was descriptive and did its job well. This story has good writing, a good story with great, mildly complex characters, and an adventure of good vs evil.

Addict's Last Words: Redheart is a story about dragons but with an inner story of overcoming the hardships of your past.

To Buy or To Borrow: This is a toss up for me. I liked it but it wasn't with my favorites.

Disclosure: A copy of this book was provided for me by the publisher. No payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was not any obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist, or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Dragon Fantasy August 18, 2012
Format:Paperback
What I like best about Redheart are its misfit characters. There's Kallon the dragon, who turned his back years ago on his own kind as well as humans, after his father was killed by a human. Kallon mopes around his cave, waiting to die, except when foraging for food. Then there's the maiden Riza, who's turned her back on her family and town because she doesn't think like everyone else. After her fiancee cautions she'll get "a burnin' platform to stand on" if she keeps asking dangerous questions like whether the sky is just the beginning of the world instead of the end, she packs her bags and leaves. Finally, there's Jastin, who hasn't turned his back on anyone but tries to use both humans and dragons for his own revenge. One day they all meet and so begins Redheart, a great fantasy adventure by Jackie Gamber.

The relationships between these characters is another aspect that works well. At the forefront is the one between Kallon and Riza, whom Kallon rescues. A couple of years ago I tried to write a fantasy about the first encounter that a teenage girl had with a fairy in her backyard. Capturing the wonder and surprise of it all proved my biggest challenge. Next to that, I struggled most with showing how a friendship could even develop between two different species--especially two which were enemies. Gamber faces and quite successfully overcomes these obstacles. Riza's relief at being rescued soon turns to shock upon realizing her savior was a dragon. Kallon himself wavers between regretting his choice to get involved and hoping Riza keep him company. For several chapters, their visits are similar to that feeling one has when picking at a scab to see if the skin below has healed, in being sporadic and cautious. Eventually though, their true feelings emerge and solidify.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute.
Want a romance novel where the "princess" falls in love with the dragon instead of the jerk-off knight? This is it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Book and a Dragon...Seriously What More Do You Need?
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Published 20 months ago by Page Bites
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!
I love finding stories I can't put down. Redheart sucked me in right from the beginning and kept the pages turning one right after the other.
Published 22 months ago by Michael Fletcher
4.0 out of 5 stars It has my heart!
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I had contacted Seventh Star Press after a friend (WTF Are You Reading?) told me that the book was great! So I knew I needed to read it! Read more
Published on September 4, 2012 by Crossroad Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Redheart solid YA Fantasy
REDHEART by Jackie Gamber was this summer's novel I read to my children most evenings. At 50 chapters, not being able to read every night, the engaging kid-friendly fantasy made... Read more
Published on September 4, 2012 by R. J. Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!
In Redheart (Leland Dragon Series) Jackie Gamber has a true winner. I loved the characters. I loved the story line. Read more
Published on July 21, 2012 by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I really loved this book. I read this in one day. Couldnt put it down.
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Published on June 21, 2012 by Jennifer S McCambridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragons
This books was very engaging, am reading Sela right now and am enjoying it just as much - hoping the pair of writers continue with this series.
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More About the Author

Jackie Gamber is an award­-winning writer and editor of genre ­bending science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal short stories, novels, and screenplays. Jackie is a member of the professional organizations Science Fiction Writers of America and Horror Writers Association. She was named honorable mention in L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Award, received a Darrell Award for best short story by a Mid­South author, and is winner of the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction.

During Jackie's tenure as Executive Editor of Meadowhawk Press, the indie publisher captured Science Fiction's Philip K. Dick Award. At the time, only the fourth small press to win the coveted award. Jackie also edited the award-­winning benefit anthology Touched by Wonder, and has been guest editor of the acclaimed dark fiction magazine Shroud. Jackie is also co­founder and writer/director of Big Imagine, a creative studio established to explore breakout visual fiction. Because she believes there's more than one way to tell a good story.

For more information about Jackie, visit: www.jackiegamber.com

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