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The Dragoneers (The Chronicles of Susah Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

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"This novel defies conventional classification: is it science fiction? biblical fiction? thriller? The story describes a world where flying two-headed dragons and ogres exist, characters with telepathic gifts communicate with both animals and people, a man named Noah builds an Ark in his backyard, and a six-fingered giant named Lilith wants to take over the world. While this collage may have been implausible in lesser hands, the author makes it work, artfully drawing readers into Sethopolis (the "center of the last human-dominated nation on Earth") and constructing an adventure with attention-grabbing plot twists. at the center of it all is 18-year old Susah, a feisty heroine with the ability to communicate telepathically. Sheltered by her father, Noah, from the evils of the world, Susah's life takes an unexpected turn when her aunt and uncle are killed by a violent street gang. Mesmerized by the soldier who rescues her and the flying dragon under his control, she decides to join the Dragoneer Corps, defenders of the Eden zone, and become a dragoneer. Lilith, aware of Susah's gifts, wants to have her killed. As Susah trains to become a skilled dragoneer, she embarks on a collision course with Lilith's army of giants and ogres as they march toward the Eden zone for the ultimate battle between good and evil..."


THE DRAGONEERS is an amazing adventure about Susah, a talented young woman, who refuses to join her three brothers in helping her father advance the family business. She wants to do something exciting with her life. While this story could have been set in any time, the fantastical world she lives in amplifies each step nearly beyond the bounds of imagination.

Against her parents' wishes, Susah leaves home on a quest to become one of the dragoneers, an elite fraternity of warriors sworn to defend the ancient garden of Eden against all trespassers.

Meanwhile, deep in a lair inside of Sethopolis' roughest neighborhood, an evil giantess dreams of seizing the secrets of immortality and other powers, which she believes are hidden within the walls of the forbidden garden. Realizing she can't achieve her dream with her own resources, she joins forces with a fallen angel, nearly as old as time itself.

Seemingly unaware of the dangers awaiting her, Susah faces the greatest of all challenges. With the fate of the human race depending on their performance, will the dragoneers succeed in defending the garden of Eden against the forces of evil? And even if they succeed, will Susah survive the pivotal battle of good verses evil?

This adventure builds on the little we know about the antediluvian world and overlays it with a blend of technology, supernatural powers, fire-and-ice-breathing, flying dragons, giants, and martial arts to begin Susah's adventure to discover herself. Climb aboard and hang on for the ride of your life.

This is the first book of exciting new series called The Chronicles of Susah, which has introduced a new genre to literature. Antediluvian steampunk is a retro-futurfantasic genre that synthesizes Literary/Biblical Fiction with traditional Science Fiction/Steampunk.

The author is an American warrior who believes luck favors the prepared, but also there are forces far greater than luck that rule over our lives.

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  • File Size: 814 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Narrow Way Press LLC; 3 edition (November 29, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006GDWQZ2
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,246 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dragoneers by Charles Sutherland January 8, 2012
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The Dragoneers, what an awesome book, blended with fact, fiction, imagination, and wonderful dragons. If I had to compare this book with any other....I would say "along the lines of Narnia".

The ultimate battle of good and evil. The young woman Susah has strengths and powers she doesn't realize as of yet, she has a hint in that she can hear the thoughts and feelings of others. Others are pulled into the lairs of Lilith, evil at its worse, but Susah has the discernment to sense evil. After seeing part of her family destroyed and as she tried to save her cousins, she meets her destiny by being saved by a special force. It's when Susah's destiny combines with the dragoneers, that she learns to fight the good fight in a world of dragons and epic forces of good and evil.

This book by Charles Sutherland leaves you wanting more....and more is yet to come...
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Like the MASTER, feeding the 5000 with a few pita breads and some sardines, Sutherland has taken a few scraps of information [what the Bible gives about the world before the Flood of Noah] and has multiplied those tidbits into a miraculous world, filled with dragons, giants, physical demons, and a host of other dangers. And it is a world populated by a very few who brave souls who are willing to stand against the too prevalent evil.

WARNING: This fast-paced story is one of those actioners that is impossible to put down once you are swept into and captured by its fantastic world. The characters are so believable, that you feel you are right there with them in their joys and struggles; urging them on to overcome their flaws, wanting to help them in the conflicts thrust upon them; rejoicing in the triumphs of the good and cringing at the plotting and heartlessness of the wicked.

I am SO going to read the next volume in this series! Author: PLEASE HURRY!

Reviewed by Robert Dennis Wilson
Author of "THE DRAGON'S BACK" Fantasy Trilogy
and the "EARTH - THE ARENA" Sci-Fi series
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Novel April 4, 2012
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I love how the author starts off the novel and continues to drag the reader in with the mental picture he conjures up for us. It is my belief that only an amazing author can do this for readers.
I also love how the author calls on God for help in his novel.
The descriptive nature and ability of the C.D. Sutherland is astounding. Don't be fooled by the name of the novel- it is not about dragons or witchcraft- but it is a great story.
The dialogue is inpeccable and the writing is flawless!
I thoroughly enjoyed the amazing story and compliment the author on his fine ability at creating a world for the reader to enter and enjoy.
I recommend it to everyone who enjoys reading excellent work.

Jeannie Walker- Award-Winning Author of "Fighting the Devil" - A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! December 29, 2011
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What a soul-shaking book; I couldn't put it down at times, and other times I HAD to put it down to catch my breath. I think we all know evil, but this evil requires an equally great hero, or in this case, heroine. Sutherland takes a Sunday school lesson and makes it into an action-packed science fantasy. It starts with Susah's trip through the woods, revealing a peak of the youngster's potential. The story continues to develop rapidly when Susah's uncle and aunt are murdered, but a hero steps in to save her and her cousins. With this hero, Susah finds a purpose and calling that many young people seek but unfortunately many never find. The military descriptions are accurate and detailed, but not distracting from the story. As with any epic, a great battle must be fought, but this is only the stepping stone to even more action to come in Sutherland's future books. I can't wait!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Dragoneers" - a great "Science Fantasy" novel July 18, 2012
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Congratulations Mr C D Sutherland. What a great read. I've bought this book and couldn't "put it down". CD is an excellent story teller and has a good writing style. Additionally, his book is well edited and well published. The grammar is outstanding. He earns a five star grading due to the countless hours he spent caring for his book, combining his arts and science talents.

He takes you into a fantasy world we all need to go to from time to time, in order to escape from reality for a while. He grips you with his excellent plot leading to very surprising events. CD, being a former B52 pilot, knows what he's talking about and draws heavily from his 32 years experience in the Air Force, from air force procedures and training to actual warfare.

What I also like from his book is that it's something to read for the whole family, any age group. It seems that he classifies it as Religious Fantasy. I would rather classify it as "Science Fantasy", although it has a spiritual side, thereby maybe broadening his market. Fact is, it's a great read for anyone.

Well done CD, all in all a good work of fiction, whatever the classification.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Antidiluvian adventures April 7, 2012
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Even the beginning of this book has surprises. I knew before I began it, that it was loosely based on Genesis and set in Antediluvian times. I did not know that Sutherland has created a world of wonder and great accomplishments in technology so that the long ago world is quite similar to ours. Yes, I was surprised to find innovative ways of transportation, shopping similar to ours today and even the same sins we see in today's world. Though that last shouldn't have surprised me I suppose. After all, Satan is an ancient creature and his servants are ever present.

Sutherland's conception of the days of Noah boggle the mind and the monsters found within it are loathesome. The Creator God shines above all else especially in the bravery of a young woman, Susah, the daughter of ... no, I will not spoil that for you because I recommend that you read this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great new series!
I am excited to have found a new author with a series that captures the imagination. I thoroughly enjoyed reading book one and immediately purchased book two. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting plot
I have to give this one points for plot. I never read one quite like it. It was surprisingly well written. Not the best, but very engaging. The characterization is pretty good. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Patti
2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but just barely
I wanted to give this book the benefit of the doubt. The writing though - it's just so juvenile. I don't mean that the vocabulary is youthful, because in a YA book it really should... Read more
Published 13 months ago by cmd405
5.0 out of 5 stars Already started Book 2!
The first book of the The Dragoneers (The Chronicles of Susah) does just what a fantasy story is supposed to do - leave the reader asking "What if? Read more
Published 13 months ago by William C. Applewhite
5.0 out of 5 stars The most creative novel I've read all year
The backdrop of The Dragoneers is genius. Pure genius. Sutherland is a brilliant pioneer of Biblical fiction, the likes of which I have never heard of before. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Josh
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dragoneers
Exciting and well written. So interesting _ I couldn't put it down until I finished. Can't wait for volume 2.
Published 14 months ago by Natalie Henry
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting!
I found THE DRAGONEERS to be a surprisingly creative work of biblical fantasy fiction woven around Noah and his family. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Padrina
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fictional Story for All Ages
Published 15 months ago by Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing
What an amazing blend of biblical stories and fantasy. I am a huge fantasy fan, and love the way this author incorporates that genre into a biblical setting. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Christopher Blake
4.0 out of 5 stars A good start to a series
While it took me a bit of time to get into this book, in the end I found it to be a good read. There were some editing errors, but not enough to be too troubled over. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
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C. D. Sutherland is a B-52 pilot turned novelist with his THE CHRONICLES OF SUSAH series. These novels defy conventional classification as they blend action and emotional tension with technology and spiritual intrigue in a coming of age story wrapped in an epic adventure set in the antediluvian age.

Born in Virginia, to the son of a coal-miner, who escaped a life in the dark Appalachian mines by joining the U.S. military, C. D. Sutherland also joined the military. After high school, he served in the Air Force for thirty-two years, seeing much of the world and doing things most men have only dreamed about doing.


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