Monday 31 August 2009

Iron Dragons

Official Blurb

Dragon pee really stinks.

With that bit of cautionary advice, master dragonslayer Davian begins his tale.

Davian is a Third Level Master of The Order, a group of men who alone have the power to battle the most fearsome creatures on all of Saramond. For thousands of years, the brothers of The Order have protected their world.

Now something has upset the balance of power between man and dragon, and Davian must face what appears to be a dragon that cannot be seen.

But Davian is losing his grip on reality — and the fate of the world rests with a stable hand, an underfed priest, and a gardener from beyond the stars.

My Review

A fantasy novel with dragons in it. A good premise. Actually it's a good book, not just a good idea.

The hero of the story is a dragon slayer, a man with magical powers who's been trained from youth to become a protector of the people. The people do need protecting, when a dragon moves into an area, it eats the sheep, the goats, the cows and of course the people!

They are big and nasty with only a few small weak spots that are nigh on impossible to exploit for the average man. Thus the wandering wizards of "the order", travel the land killing the dragons.

The story starts with a good dragon fight and really doesn't let up. This was an audio book I didn't want to put down. The characters are loveable the voice charactisation very good, and the story engaging and thrilling.

The read is very good, the pacing is quite fast but I found that part of the appeal, it didn't give you a chance to drift off, it hooked me like a fish!

The story is billed as part of a series but this is a stand-alone story that need not be part of anything else.

Reading 3/3
Production 2/3
Story 3/3

Total Score 8/9

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