- File Size: 1552 KB
- Print Length: 39 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Wing and Fang Press; 1 edition (December 12, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 12, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007O4MZEY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,361,365 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Dragon Scorned (Dragons Reborn) Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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The Draphony the conflict centers around could be described as human/dragon hybrids. They have a bond with a small dragons. They are able to obtain greater powers by physically bonding with the dragon partner.
I've read Harker's work on Wattpad and am a big fan of her writing style. Her language is precise, the characters are unique personalities, and the descriptions are beautiful. There are some concepts I've seen before in fantasy, like a special power behind someone's name. And others that I personally have not seen before, such as Azure- the place of dreams and overlapping realities- existing side by side with the natural world but causing dangerous side effects.
What I disliked was the perspective switching. While the mercenaries were cool in some ways, I couldn't really root for them as they are about to commit genocide on a seemingly peaceful race. There's not a Draphony character who sticks out as a main character until late in the story. Although, by then, I find myself willing to root for anyone who was against the mercenaries. This does not mean they were dislikable! By all means, they were great character who would have been admirable anti-heroes in another situation.
I don't want to give away too much about the ending. I will say that the story was resolved in a way I like.
Overall, this is a story I would recommend to any fantasy fan. Harker's writing and concepts make her stand out as a future big name in the genre.
And given the price, it'd be difficult to find a better buy in terms of writing quality.
Dragons, humans, dwarves and more populate this world and are deftly woven throughout the story. The author even supplies a map to help with a visualization of the places mentioned.
One thing I would like is a guide to the pronunciations of both the names and places. Some of the unusual spellings are intriguing I would like to know how the author thinks they should be pronounced.
I am looking forward to reading this series as each episode becomes available.
I loved it and read it quickly. This is obviously the start of a series as we were introduced to species,some we know from other fantasy novels and some with interesting twists to give us new species. We were also introduced to a timeline which had started many years before and had led to the current situation. The characters were believable as they were not 1D, some I wanted to find out more about, whist others I didn't like.
Whilst the story can be read as a stand alone, there are enough strands left hanging to so that you want the author to write the next installment. I look forward to the next in the series.
As a true lover of Dragon's, I have read a lot of rubbish books bout dragons, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Very well written, and just a perfect length to whet the appetite. I hope this is a long series...
What I found was an incredibly engaging story that kept me turning page after page until I unexpectedly came to the end ... and wanted more.
J C Harker has a way with words that perfectly suits this style of story and I was comfortable reading every word of it.
Well written and knowledgeable about dragons, sailing vessels, dwarfs and warriors, we meet a mother dragon who possesses the overpowering instinct to protect her offspring at all costs - and how that power prevailed.
I feel that JC Harker is a natural story teller and to my delight, found she has written another story call 'A Dragon's Path to Ascension' and I am off to sample its delights as I feel sure it is a follow up to 'A Dragon Scorned'.
If you want to visit a different world, filled with fantasy centerd around dwarfs, warriors and dragons, I highly recommend 'A Dragon Scorned'.
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dwarfs and humans, who could want for more? This is an exciting tale and I hope it is a series.