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Product Details

  • Series: Bentwhistle the Dragon
  • Paperback: 476 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1503315282
  • ISBN-13: 978-1503315280
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #927,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book starts with a perfect introduction, which is actually a short story happening sometime in the past, when humans weren't so advanced and when dragons tried to help them and control their own. The not-so-short chapter is a perfect mix of magic, mystery, and action. I wish the whole book was like that.

When the actual story starts the author moves us to the present times, to the Earth we seem to know. The thing is, there's a whole world just under our feet. The world accessible only to dragons in their original form, as well as in their human bodies.

The blending of human and dragon worlds is perfect and extremely detailed. You can find out not only how it will all happen to exist, but also how the dragons can travel so fast and what's their favorite sport. Actually, the descriptions are so detailed that you'll find out not only the name of the sport, but also the game rules, the team members and how they happened to get their names. I think these are the details that kind of put me off. I do enjoy a good world building, but I think I got a bit overwhelmed here. Too many details, too little action

Each of the characters also gets their own story. Obviously, Bentwhistle, as the main hero, is especially well developed, but the author does not forget about the others. You will get insight into their lives, work, free time. You'll see exactly how they fit into the story and how they influence it.

This review was hard for me to write. For some strange reason, this book and I couldn't get along. It's a pity because both the story and the world building seem great! Oh gosh, that would make a fantastic movie!
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I was given a e-copy in exchange for my honest review.

I found the concept of the book to be amazing. The idea of dragons living among us and protecting mankind, how the dragons were "human" here, but had their own place to be themselves, how the "magic" happened, etc., was very imitative. Even though science-fiction is not at the top of my list as preferred genre, after reading the description of the book, I had to give it a try. The beginning started off great, however, throughout the book, there were areas that seemed to drag, and/or be repetitive. I found myself having to go on to something else and come back, hoping that it was just me getting into a readers funk. Unfortunately, that was not the case. When the action was going, it was amazing, and then it would hit areas that just seemed like fillers. Or areas that where there was just too much information given for that particular scene. I think that the book was missing an age range. Like the author couldn't decide which age group the book was intended for. That, of course, is just my own opinion. I do feel that this book has an audience, but it just wasn't me. I do feel that the ideas were amazing, it just didn't have the flow that I prefer.

I recommend that if you are a science-fiction fan and love dragons, please give this book a try. Don't let my review keep you from giving it a read. It is just my opinion, and wasn't my cup of tea, but I am sure there are many the will love it.

That being said, I will be looking for other work by this author in the future.
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Who knew that when St. George slew the dragon, George was actually another dragon in human form on a mission to incapacitate and capture a rogue dragon so this dragon could be imprisoned with his followers in a sub-Antarctic cavern, enabling the dragon culture to continue their purpose of protecting and guiding human culture to fulfilling its promise? This is the history that young dragon, Peter Bentwhistle, and his two close friends, Richie and Tank, heard while growing up in the dragon nursery ring. Now, Peter, in his human form role on the earth surface, works as an assistant security co-ordinator at Cropptech, a worldwide mineral mining company based in southwest England, along with Richie who works in the training division. Even though Tank works in a quaint mantra (magic spell) store in the hidden dragon community deep underground, the three friends often meet to enjoy various sports, human (hockey) and dragon (laminium ball). However, when the president of Cropptech suddenly brings in a mysterious security consultant who suddenly turns the positive work environment into a sullen atmosphere, Peter begins to suspect something sinister has arisen that could be dangerous to human and dragon culture alike. Generally, this story is an imaginative fantasy with a rich mythos of a secret dragon race that is very mentally, physically and technologically superior to the human race, but is dedicated to helping the human race reach its potential. However, the reader must be very patient with the tale as the author is very much into presenting the common day-to-day of Peter's life on the surface with humans as well as the underworld civilization of the dragons even as it strays from the main story of uncovering and facing the danger threatening them all.Read more ›
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