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Talon and the Dragons of Crinnelia (The Prophecy of the Dragons Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 276 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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Diana spent her childhood in the lush green Willamette Valley of Oregon. She knew there had to be dragons hidden in the forest. Diana studied History at Oregon State University with the intention of writing historical romance novels. In 1992 the Metz family moved to Rock Springs, Wyoming, where there are very few trees and only small dragons. Diana started writing stories for her three children in 1997.

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  • File Size: 531 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Publication Date: July 22, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008O7JK7U
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #364,915 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 3, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
11 year old reviewer: I really loved this book. It was really entertaining and quite immersive. You could almost feel like you were in the actual book. I really liked the main character a lot, because I could relate to him. I can't wait to get the second one. It was as good as Artemis Fowl which was my very favourite book before this one.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Duo Maxwell on February 25, 2004
Format: Paperback
"I don't know who I am anymore" Talon sighed heavily. "A year ago I knew who I was, a young mercenary with a knack for battle tactics. I trained hard, fought where I was told and planned the deaths of hundreds of young men just like me. That's who I was. Now I'm what you, an old man, and now a dragon queen, say I am. I don't know if I like what you've made me." (pg 154)
When I first read this book (I've read it three times now) I found that I could not put it down. The story is amazing. A young boy named Talon once a warrior, now a wizard, forever the Krrig Daa. He goes through many ups and downs, physically and mentally, and through the incredible writings of Diana Metz you go with him. Her portrayal of Dragons as not only intelligent but incredibly social beast full of magic is one of the reasons I couldn't put this book down.
Thank you Diana for such a great book.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Thrailkill on August 11, 2003
Format: Paperback
Imagine a world full of dragons living with humans. Seems impossible right? Diana Metz brings together realism and fantasty with flawless grace. This book may seem to be only about magic, but at it's core are lessons of tolerance and sacrifice, lessons to be learned by people of all ages. Talon is not a book for children to read alone, there is a lot to be understood, and is best read with a parent to help guide the question the book will present. Talon is an adventurous story full of love, and wisdom. It is easy to relate to the unique characters and care for them, cheer for them and be proud of them, even weep for them in their failures and triumphs. Diana has the makings and skill to compete with the adoration of Tolkein. A cherised read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pop Bop TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 18, 2015
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This book touches all of the bases, zips along, is loaded with humor and heart, and guides a younger reader through most of the conventions of good magical fantasy adventure.

Talon is our fifteen year old hero. He is smart, observant, modest, and common-sensical. While on a simple errand to retrieve a package for a wizard he meets and befriends a funny, sarcastic dragon. He also becomes involved with magical rings that mark him as a special human with wizardy potential. All sorts of mayhem, escapes, adventures, and eye-opening experiences ensue.

This book is not an exercise in complex world building or multi-realm political intrigue. It is not heavily based on swordplay. It relies on a few well described major figures, not a vast array of characters. The magic system is simple, understandable and easily grasped. It is spiced up with some dry and witty humorous conversations and observations, some farce, and a general good humor. It is distinguished by the particular care with which the dragon characters, and dragon society in general, are presented, and it invests the dragons with a dignity, wit and gravity that is often overlooked in more battle and conflict oriented books.

The upshot is that no new ground is broken, but everything that is done is done well. This just struck me as a perfectly engaging and entertaining introduction to the genre and a well-intended and well-crafted volume for a younger new reader. This has "Hey. See if you like this." written all over it, which makes it a nice find.

Please note that I found this book while browsing kindleunlimited freebies. I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 10, 2003
Format: Paperback
My eight year old son is a huge fantasy literature fan and Talon and the Dragons of Crinnelia is his favorite book. It's full of adventure, magical creatures, and spellbinding characters and scenes that capture the imagination. I would recommend this book to anyone, old or young!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 26, 2003
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Talon and the Dragons of Crinnelia is one of the best books I have ever read. It is about a boy named Talon who ends up as the only person who can bring peace between dragons and humans. I highly recomed this book to any one who enjoys the Harry Potter series and those who like books with adventure and magic. My mother knows Diana from work, so I found out that there will be a second book in the seiries! I can't wait for it to come out. I just love her writing. :-)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Clay Shineberg on April 16, 2003
Format: Paperback
The is one of the best fantesy books that I have read. The book is not overly written with monotonous details and long character backgrounds. The author gets to point and sticks with it with out writing it to dry.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 5, 2003
Format: Paperback
Talon and the Dragons of Crinellia is a really great book. I really like dragons and wizards and that sort of thing, so this book was right up my alley. I kept reading because I was excited to know what was going to happen next.
I think Talon and the Dragons of Crinnellia is different from other books of this type because it tells the story from both the dragons'and the wizards' points of view - back and forth. I have never read another book with a style like this, and I really liked it.
The characters in this book were easy to visualize. The personalities of the characters make the things they said and did seem believable.
I recommend this book to anyone over the age of 7.
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