- File Size: 819 KB
- Print Length: 273 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing (June 19, 2013)
- Publication Date: June 19, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DI8FDT4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,879,586 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Darinel Dragonhunter (The Reluctant Dragonhunter Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The story starts off with Darinel, a prince who is in line for the throne but doesn't agree with the harsh ruling policies of his father. Refusing to take the throne and become a cruel king like his father, Darinel sets out to find a new home, surrendering his kingdom to his younger brother and risking banishment for life.
This story has its roots in the classic medieval style dragon-slayer tale--Darinel finds a kingdom he'd love to make his home, and a princess he can marry to gain a foothold in the ruling class of that kingdom. But he has to slay a dragon to gain her hand in marriage. Much better than those stories where the dragon is a heartless evil creature that you want to watch die, this dragon is a misunderstood storyteller that I fell in love with from the first chapter where it was introduced.
A great read, I give this book five stars.
I thought this was incredibly sweet story about the power of friendship no matter the cost. I thought Darinel choosing to leave was a very brave act on his part inspite of his father's demands. I applaud his courage to stick to his plan and accept the consequences as well. The dragon's part in the story was so skillfully woven together that left little doubt to it's importance. The Princess is a very good role model. She's unafraid and willing to stand up for what she believes in. Each of the characters were interesting, thoughtful, generous, and kind at times. I will definitely continue reading more of this author's work.
I think my favorite thing about it is their way of speaking is more modernized, for example the prince refers to his fathers way of ruling as "old school". I think because of this younger people will enjoy it as it makes it easier to read.
The prince leaves/is exiled from his kingdom and after travelling finds another one to settle in. The king has made a decree that whoever kills the dragon will marry his daughter. Darinel has no desire to this this but the princess dares him and he can't refuse. His first trip up the mountain he meets the dragon and they become best friends. He of course has to keep this hidden, even from the princess who he is falling in love with. When the kingdom he's in has war declared on it Darinel is recruited to help.
This is the first book in a series but I think it could be read as a stand alone since this adventure seems to come to a close at the end.
I was given this copy by the author in exchange for a honest review. Thank you.
This is an incredibly well told story with believable characters and a loveable villain. But then again, do dragons has to be villains? I love the big, feared dragon, Idunal.
The hero, Darinel is a gutsy prince that I admired from the first chapter on. He isn't afraid of the unknown or pushing the limits
Tuskja is no ordinary princess, possessing healing powers which the prince seems to need, regularly.
I loved this book from start to finish. Highly recommend.