- File Size: 3080 KB
- Print Length: 192 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 7, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HV6RYHI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,534,180 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Dragon's Prize (Ana & Sandra & Mira Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
To be fair, I read the entire book. I wanted to know what happened next for the most part. And if another comes out, I will probably grab a copy. The book may just not have been my style.
I’ve been Miss Review Girl over here, jumping not just on one soapbox but a whole stack of them, about how so many books–especially epic fantasy–have Pointless Female Syndrome, with women characters thrown in to say HEY WE HAS A GIRL. And then proceed to make her an idiot, or just completely pointless, or with the entire purpose of sacrificing everything she has and is for the male hero.
Honestly? I would rather a book with only male characters.
When the author of The Dragon’s Prize approached me for a review, I already had a sizeable To Be Read pile, but a lead character in an epic fantasy that’s a female warrior? Then I saw other themes in the sequel that drew my eye, though I won’t say what since I haven’t read it yet, but I knew I had to try it.
I’m so glad that I did.
First off, the writer drops you right into the story, writes action very well, and is funny. The story and book moved along at a great pace, and I was giggling through much of it. (The writer and character have my sense of humor.)
This is what I liked even better: our main character is a female warrior, member of the royal guard and everyone hates her. But not because she’s a woman, because she’s a commoner. And when they turn on her (which happens early so I feel okay noting it), they beat her up but sexual assault doesn’t happen or is even an idea. (Too many authors use this for shock value, I think, without working with it realistically or really thinking it through.)
Even if I didn’t like the rest of the book, this would have thrilled me. Not only a strong female lead but actual gender equality in the story, because it wasn’t A Thing. She was just another warrior. But I did like the rest of the book, a lot: our hero, a kicka** woman. Our sidekick? Also a pretty kicka** woman. And the one they have to go save? The prince!
Seriously. This was great. 5 Fireballs of Awesomeness and I can’t wait to read the sequel.
I haven't read "The Dragon's Puzzle," but the teaser for "Ash and Magic" left me impressed with the author's voice and original details. She's still developing, but I really sense the potential for literary greatness in her.
I am a fan
They were sent off on a quest/rescue and the journey and Troll encounter were well done. Then the fight with the
Dragon, which lasted longer than I hoped and seemed more gruesome than necessary. It felt like a couple of
paragraphs were used to try and tie it all together but I was really surprised when I turned the page and instead
of another chapter, it was the end. I even went back to see if I'd hit something to make it jump to the end.
If I had to criticize it would be that some of the secondary characters were very two dimensional which sapped the story if some rich opportunities and the ending was abrupt. In fact, I wondered if my digital copy were incomplete.