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Blast of the Dragon's Fury (Andy Smithson Book 1) Paperback – April 13, 2013

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Book 1 of 7 in the Andy Smithson Series

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About the Author

L. R. W. Lee is the author of the Andy Smithson juvenile fiction series of fantasy books for kids 9 12, set in medieval times with knight, magic and mythical adventures. She lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, her daughter who is a Longhorn at UT Austin. Her son serves in the US Air Force.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 740L (What's this?)
  • Series: Andy Smithson
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 13, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482312646
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482312645
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,209,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By John J. Hanrahan on April 17, 2013
Format: Paperback
From a 13-year-old's perspective, I really enjoyed "Blast of the Dragon's Fury." It was fun, exciting, and mysterious. I enjoyed everything from the ominous vulture men, to the foggy, cursed land of Oomaldee (maybe it's just me, but I love cool names for places and things, and this book is full of great names!). The characters were interesting, and the plot intriguing. The beginning was a bit slow, but after a little while, I felt like it really took off. I also loved the dragons, as these mythical creatures are a personal favorite of mine. The plot was thick, the characters great, and I really enjoyed reading this book!
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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!
***I own this book, but the author was also kind enough to send me a copy for my classroom to share with my students

The cover is awesome and reminds me of Sleeping Beauty where the prince is battling the dragon. Of course it is a completely different picture, but that’s what jumped into my mind :)

Okay when I started reading this book, I was confused as to what was going on which made it a little slow for me. Of course, the confusion quickly cleared up. I definitely found myself chuckling thinking my son would love this book. Ah, who knew a fart could be so useful….lol Totally my son’s sense of humor. While I know this book is a middle grade book, I think most boys would find amusement and adventure in this book.

As a parent, I love that it brings up issues of truth, honesty, integrity, and perseverance. These are all things that tend to be difficult to teach our children, and I think the book does a fabulous job illustrating them. I think I’m definitely going to have my son read this book or read it with him in the future.

Andy and Alden are great characters and are easily relatable to readers. Definitely plenty of adventure, and I can’t wait to start the next book. I think this series will only get better with each book.

I recommend this book to any boy who loves adventure, dragons, puzzles, and those who find humor in a fart (this alone will attract my son).
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Much goes on in this middle grade fantasy adventure novel and yet the tale is quite simple. L. R. W. Lee's uncomplicated prose and style make the story accessible for fifth and sixth graders. Yet there's enough action in the novel to interest older readers. Not only is there action and adventure, there's quite a bit of humor. A story about a ten-year-old boy has to have at least one fart joke.

In addition to being an entertaining story, Lee has worked in some principles to help guide readers to think of new ways to consider problems that surface in life. Not all of us will have to battle a red dragon, but there will be obstacles. She invites readers to "try on" uncommon ways to work through the problems you experience, and transform your life." Her series for children demonstrates ways to overcome impatience, fear, jealousy, prejudice, and frustrations. Many children will be able to relate to Andy and learn from his trials and tribulations. Lee's desire is for children to not only be entertained by the series but to learn ways to cope with life. Don't fret, readers won't feel like they are getting hit over the head with lessons. Her way of teaching adds to the story and doesn't detract.

At times it would behoove Lee to incorporate more advanced words to aid her descriptions. At this age, children should be exposed to a wide variety of words to enhance their vocabulary. Aside from this minor criticism, I give Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon's Fury 4 out of 5 stars.
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Andy is going to have the save the world he doesn't even knows exits. The best part is that his journey is teaching him values and courage. It is an adventure that any you g boy would like to find themselves on. Author Lee, hit it out of the park with enjoyable characters, compelling story telling and fun. I can't wait till book 2 comes out to see what happens to Andy next.
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This book was a very interesting one. Despite the rocky beginning, in my opinion once you fully enter into this fantastic story it is one that you will enjoy immensely.
Andy Smithson, or Andy Son of Smith has been transported into the whimsical land of oomaldee where he finds himself quickly enjoying his new surroundings. Finding the kind of support and love that was absent from his own family. That is until he has to go on a quest to find a red dragons scale to try and break the curse that the land suffers under.
Entrancing and intriguing this fantasy series is one that I am looking forward to reading.
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This was my first foray into the realm of independently published novels. And I only made that foray because the author, seeing that I have read and reviewed novels in the fantasy genre and middle grade age range, gave me a copy and asked that I review this book from the perspective of the intended audience.

While there is a fair amount of humor and imagination that would interest a young reader, if I had picked up this book when I was a youngster, I would have stopped reading it after the first three chapters or so. The writing is often clunky, and even my adult self didn't quite understand what was going on at times. There are some plot inconsistencies and frustrations, which a kid might ignore or not even be aware of, but had me screaming and shaking my head. I thought the prologue was the best part of the book, but it actually kind of ruined the book for me. The prologue basically lays out everything that is going on, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's generally the reason that a prologue is included. However, in this instance, it completely removes the mystery from the first several chapters and various other places throughout the book. The information learned in the prologue would have been bettered served towards the end of the novel in a sort of dramatic big reveal kind of way.

I might have given this book 3 stars, maybe even 3.5 stars, if the end of the book wasn't so frustrating and poorly thought out. I could forgive the clunky writing. I could forgive some of the way too obvious life lesson preaching in some of the dialogue and character thoughts. I could forgive some of the slips in the third person limited point of view. I could forgive a lot of things for an independently published novel that obviously needed the guidance of a real editor and not just someone correcting grammatical errors. But how many people read this novel before it was published and didn't point out the glaring problems in the final third of the book?
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