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The Royal Dragoneers (Book One of the Dragoneers Saga) [Kindle Edition]

M. R. Mathias
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Book Description

The Royal Dragoneers was deemed one of the top indie fantasy releases of 2010 by Fantasy Book Critic, and was listed in the first ever Publishers Weekly Indie Select issue in Dec. 2010. It was also nominated for The Locus Poll 2011. This 115k word dragon-fantasy is the first full length installment of The Dragoneers Saga. The novella-length primer, The First Dragoneer, also by M. R. Mathias, is available FREE in the Amazon Kindle Store, for a limited time.

M. R. Mathias has several other titles available from Amazon as well.

The Royal Dragoneers

After struggling for more than two centuries to tame the inhospitable islands where they washed up, the descendants of the survivors of a lost passenger ship are now striving to tame a more substantial "Mainland" they have found.

For as long as mankind has been stranded, dragons have been their sworn enemies.

But no longer...

Sixteen year-old Jenka De Swasso wants nothing more than to follow in his father's footsteps and become a King's Ranger. But when he one day finds himself surrounded by vicious trolls, a young pure-blood dragon comes to his rescue and they become bond-mates.

Meanwhile, the goblins have a new king, Gravelbone, and have allied themselves with the tainted "mudged" dragons to drive mankind out of its lands. Setting his sights on a vast manmade wall, Gravelbone and his wicked hell-born Nightshade, seek to poison the entire human kingdom and enslave any survivors.

Jenka and his companion, a druida warrior named Zah, soon realize that they and their bonded dragons are mankind's only hope for survival. Forced to defy their arrogant king's wishes, the pair set out on a desperate quest to stop Gravelbone's forces and save mankind from its terrifying fate.

With action so intense you'll forget to breathe and intrigue around every corner, The Royal Dragoneers is one adventure you cannot miss.

Hold on to your dragon... your journey is about to begin!

M. R. Mathias has several other titles available from Amazon, including:

The Saga of the Dragoneers:


The First Dragoneer - Free

The Royal Dragoneers - Now Available

Cold Hearted Son of a Witch - Now Available

The Confliction - Now Available


Also by M.R. Mathias

The Legend of Vanx Malic Book One - Through the Wildwood
The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Two - Dragon Isle
The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Three - Saint Elm's Deep


Crimzon & Clover I - Orphaned Dragon, Lucky Girl
Crimzon & Clover II - The Tricky Wizard
Crimzon & Clover III - The Grog
Crimzon & Clover II - The Wrath of Crimzon


And don't miss the huge International Bestselling epic:

The Wardstone Trilogy
Book One - The Sword and the Dragon
Book Two - Kings, Queens, Heroes, & Fools
Book Three - The Wizard & the Warlord


Editorial Reviews

Review

The action is fast and furious, and the novel has the author's trademark twists on the traditional storyline and keeps one guessing where it will go. The Royal Dragoneers starts a YA-ish series of adventure, discovery and magic, written in the exuberant style of the author which is familiar from The Sword and the Dragon. It is a fun book that I heartily recommend if you want such and on par with anything from that space

-- Fantasy Book Critic

Mathias has created a great cast of characters... My favorite was Zah. She is a strong female, and she can kick some major butt. The other characters I loved were the dragons...seriously kept me on the edge of the seat.

--Michelle Goodreads Review

An exciting step into a mythic world of awe-inspiring escapade, wild battles, exciting characters. Action is fast paced, satisfying in quantity and moves the reader at a brisk pace from page to page at a breathless tempo

 --MJ Hollingshead Book Review  

Mathias is a master at characterization. The dragons are magnificent in the story. I also enjoyed the characters of Zah and Jenka. The plot is intricately woven with twists and turns that will keep the reader guessing. The story has a mythical quality. Fans of fantasy will not want to miss this one.

 -- Readers Favorite Awards

About the Author

M.R. Mathias rose from unknown to award-winning, best-selling author at a pace most authors can only dream about. He is a prolific writer of epic fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories. Despite his busy writing, publishing, and promotional schedule Mathias continues to aid his fellow indie authors by posting about their books at Twitter and Facebook etc.
He shared his considerable knowledge of self-promotion in publishing The First Ten Steps. The book has become an important indie guide for navigating the often murky waters of using social media sites to get your eBook in front of avid readers.
Mathias has taken cross promotion to a new level in his "Indie Kindy" giveaways where he gives away a FREE Kindle Touch and or Kindle Fire loaded with independently published books. These events create a great deal of interest for the authors involved and to independently published books as a whole.
It is a pleasure working with M.R. Mathias and watching his amazing run at the top of the Amazon best seller lists.
William R. Potter
Indie author
Founder of the Independent Author Network

Product Details

  • File Size: 513 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453887024
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0046H9GBW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,227 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read June 17, 2012
By michael
Format:Kindle Edition
A Fantasy thriller from start to finish, this book has so many twists, turns and dilemas that one should not be allowed to read it unless you're on the edge of your seat! It starts out with Jenka, a teenage boy who is out hunting for deer. Hitting the deer with an accurate arrow, it runs before dying, giving chase he ends up staying in the hills to gaurd his kill from trolls or anything else which may be around. Then, something very unexpected happens, a dragon saves him from a gang of trolls! As time moves on he comes to the understanding that he has bonded with the dragon, not only that, but there are other dragoneers out there.

In this very well descripted world of magic, orcs, trolls, goblins and dragons comes a new peril; a flying demon mounted by the Goblin King, intent on destroying the world of men is massing together all the trolls and goblins for war. Meanwhile, Jenka is taken on a journey to meet the King to tell his story of surviving the trolls and dragon. Along the way he meets and makes friends with charachters who may or may not be fellow dragoneers (no spoilers here). But war hits the land behind him as he makes his journey to the King with the sole intent of requesting the bounty on the life of dragons to be lifted.

This book is a great start into this Fantasy Series called The Dragoneers Saga, and the book was left with a question mark about what might happen in the next installment. The charachters are realistic, yet by far my favourite charachter was Zah, because of her very likeable personality but also because she wields the power of magic! If you like dragons, then surely this is the book for you, I promise you that you won't put it down until the last page has been read !!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the book. Fast paced from start to finish. May 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A very fast moving book - I highly recommend it.
This is a mythic world fantasy, with great battle scenes and strong characters.
I'm planning on reading more by this author.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic adventure in a bold world. April 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is a great, action packed adventure. It starts off fast with Jenka and his first dragon encounter and then flies right into the main plot. The world is believable and fascinating. The creatures are the usual suspects, but with a unique twist on their behavior and personalities. The main bad-dude is a serious menace and does not act in a predictable manner, which kept the story interesting.

The magic system is interesting and very different from the usual "D&D" trope.

I love the dragons and the distinction between the intelligent and the "mudged."

Definitely a value for its length and deserving of 5 stars.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Dragons..and This Book. April 6, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I don't even know where to begin. All you need to know is that it was awesome. Everything I have read(two books so far), by M.R. Mathias I have loved. I could not recommend this author to you more. If you are a fan of fantasy or stories about magic, or you loved Harry Potter, pick this one up. I feel like this book is right up there with J.K Rowling's writing. And we all know how great those books were. This author needs more recognition. I know he already has a lot of readers and fans. But I wish he was more well known. I wish I knew how to get him there. I suppose I could continue to sing his praises from the rooftops, but there is only so much little old me can do.

I tend to get attached to his characters. Then he has a way of pulling the rug out from underneath you and ripping them away and leaving you devastated. I didn't cry during this novel, not like the last one( I was bawling). But that doesn't mean I liked it any less. It was absolutely fantastic. I got quite attached to the dragons, not as much to the people, but I liked them as well. My two favorite characters were Jade and Herald. Kind of odd choices, and you would understand if you read it(go read it).

The book is very character driven, but that doesn't mean there isn't a plot either. Because the whole story is amazing. It goes by very quickly. And I definitely didn't want to put it down. He writes his characters so well. It's like he really knows the ins and outs of what a true fantasy character should be. Now I will admit, I am not a huge fantasy reader, and I probably won't be after this, but whenever he asks me to read one of his books, I just can't turn him down because I know I will get an amazing story out of it. The descriptions are perfect.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genuine, original, stunning fantasy saga October 21, 2010
By TraceyA
Format:Kindle Edition
I finally finished this mammoth novel and was not at all disappointed. Not only did it live up to the promise shown in the prequel but far surpassed it. M.R. Mathias is a fabulous new talent that I'll be watching closely in the future. His writing is tight, his characters unique and believable. I would compare his writing to Tolkien in that the storyline is so original and unique and the characters are strong, fully three dimensional characters but Mathias delivers all this without Tolkien's habit of over-description and overly wordy passages. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to sink into a good fantasy saga.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars! September 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The Royal Dragoneers is the first book in The Dragoneers Saga. I am not normally the kind of person who enjoys books about dragons and orcs but in this case the author makes it work. This book totally blew me away!

The concept & story is brilliant, I loved the characters & the conversation between them. It was refreshing & interesting. This was full with action and only after a few lines, I was completely absorbed into this book and it was hard for me to put it down! The author has obviously done such a great job with character development and scene setting. It started small, but intriguing, and quickly expanded out. His world was complex, well-thought, but at the same time believable.

It is very fast paced and is a very good way to spend your spare time. With so much happening, it was totally unpredictable. Throughout the book, I kept guessing where things are headed.

The writing is both energetic and tense and the world building is exquisite. I didn't stop reading until it was over. I must say that M.R. Mathias has the most incredible ability to draw his readers into his books! This has to be one of the best fantasies I've read in a long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing beginning for a great journey to come
This book just draws you into the setting of renaissance like time with that mystical spin. The style and the way it was written evokes visual imagery that you forget its a novel. Read more
Published 3 days ago by CM
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent
M.R Mathias really brings 'fantasy' to this book. It had all the elements of a good fantasy and more. Read more
Published 4 days ago by April
5.0 out of 5 stars Could NOT put it down!
If you like fantasy genre, read this book! Writer creates a world that engaging and interesting complete with dragons, trolls and magic. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Zmac
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't put it down
I love this book! I can't wait to read the second book. The beginning was totally amazing and it hooked me right away.
Published 7 days ago by Alizabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!
This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I have never read a book with so many twists, but it was incredible​​​​. The cover pulled me in and from there I was hooked. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Hugh Kinnett
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal piece of literature!
M. R. Mathias created characters that I connected to almost instantly. The way he builds up to their personalities and the history that they have make the characters so dynamic and... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Renee Spicuzza
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting characters and story
I love fantasy stories and this book caught my attention. I love how the story twist unexpectedly and it is well written from start to finish. I cant wait for more books to release
Published 10 days ago by Thalia24
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I have got to read the series to find out how each of the dragoneers play out!
Published 11 days ago by Cynthia Petrie
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome fantasy book
It was a fast pace book, and it kept my attention the whole time. I was intrigued by how the plot went, but I can't give any spoilers lol. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Shannon Minter
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fantasy book
This fast paced book is an awesome fantasy come to life that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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More About the Author

M. R. Mathias is the author of the huge, International best selling epic:
The Wardstone Trilogy
Book One - The Sword and the Dragon
Book Two - Kings, Queens, Heroes, & Fools
Book Three - The Wizard & the Warlord

As well as:
#1 Best selling, The Dragoneer Saga:
Free Dragoneer intro novella - The First Dragoneer
Dragoneer Saga Book One - The Royal Dragoneers
Dragoneer Saga Book Two - Cold Hearted Son of a Witch
Dragoneer Saga Book Three - The Confliction
Dragoneer Saga Book Four - The Emerald Rider
Dragoneer Saga Book Five - Rise of the Dragon King
Dragoneer Saga Book Six - Blood and Royalty

#1 Bestselling The Legend of Vanx Malic, a fantasy adventure series.
The Legend of Vanx Malic Book One - Through the Wildwood
The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Two - Dragon Isle
The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Three - Saint Elm's Deep
The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Four - That Frigid Fargin' Witch
The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Five - Trigon Daze (Due Summer 2015)

#1 Best selling, The Crimzon & Clover Short Short Series
Crimzon & Clover I - Orphaned Dragon, Lucky Girl
Crimzon & Clover II - The Tricky Wizard
Crimzon & Clover III - The Grog
Crimzon & Clover IV - The Wrath of Crimzon
Crimzon & Clover V - Killer of Giants
Crimzon & Clover VI - One Bad Bitch
Crimzon & Clover VII - The Fortune's Fortune

M.R. Mathias rose from unknown to award-winning, best-selling author at a pace most authors can only dream about. He is a prolific writer of epic fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories. Despite his busy writing, publishing, and promotional schedule Mathias continues to aid his fellow indie authors by posting about their books at Twitter and Facebook etc.

He shared his considerable knowledge of self-promotion in publishing The First Ten Steps. The book has become an important indie guide for navigating the often murky waters of using social media sites to get your eBook in front of avid readers.

Mathias has taken cross promotion to a new level in his "Indie Kindy" giveaways where he gives away a FREE Kindle Touch and or Kindle Fire loaded with independently published books. These events create a great deal of interest for the authors involved and to independently published books as a whole.

It is a pleasure working with M.R. Mathias and watching his amazing run at the top of the Amazon best seller lists.
William R. Potter
Indie author
Founder of the Independent Author Network

From the Author
The jewel you see glowing in the ring in my old authors photo isn't really a jewel at all. It is the crystallized tear of a real dragon. In my novel "The Royal Dragoneers" you might find the moment where this wonderfully magical tear drop fell from a green dragons eye. It hardened on its way down to land in a mess of troll corpses that the dragon was laying on.

My grandfather died before I was born, but the ring was given to me by my mother, after my grandmother recently died. My grandfather had apparently won it in a poker game near the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma sometime in the early 1900's.

It has been a boon, the magic of the teardrop, for it brought you here to me didn't it? Now treat yourself to something fantastic and try out the free sample of one of my novels. I hope you enjoy the journey. It will be spectacular. Thanks M.R. Mathias

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