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Book Review: The Sword and the Dragon

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The Sword and the Dragon by M.R. Mathias
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hyden is annoyed that he doesn’t get to make the climb this year, but all the Elders are counting on him to win the archery tournament. When his brother comes back with more than enough for him, he doesn’t think twice about letting his brother keep the bauble he found, even though technically his brother was on his climb. When they visit the fortune teller’s tent, neither Hyden nor Gerard can believe her prediction, even when it starts to come true. Hyden thus sets out on a journey to become Hyden Hawk, bearer of the legacy of Dahg Mahn, friend to elf, king, Seawardsman, and all creatures, not the least of which his faithful hatchling, Talon. Can he take on the mantle of Dahg Mahn and fight the growing evil, as those in the ancient stories? He isn’t sure he can bear such a burden, but he may not have any choice.

In the Sword and the Dragon M.R. Mathias sets up the Wardstone Trilogy, and it reads like an epic fantasy. Ki…

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Book Review: Halith

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Halith by Kirsten Kelly
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Halith has always had a love/hate relationship with her destiny. On the one hand, she has always known she was meant to be a warrior, despite the obvious gender stereotype issue. On the other hand, people in her life keep pointing her toward her true destiny, and she doesn’t like following directions. In keeping with her defiance of the norm, she gathers her friends and makes plans to thwart the war of the inevitable. At the heart of it though, is her desire to meet her famous father and find out if he is the missing piece she always assumed he was.

Fans of RPGs will see a lot of familiar elements, the fantasy world, the races, the series of increasingly more difficult quests, random objects picked up that play a part in the story later, a team of differently abled people that form a cohesive unit because each has a skill necessary for the group. This one is chock full of girl power, although honestly that isn’t as rare in the fantasy w…

Book Review: The Royal Dragoneers

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The Royal Dragoneers by M.R. Mathias
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The trolls are invading, and have been sited even near Jenka’s remote town of Crag. While out hunting, he encounters something he never thought he would see, a dragon, and what’s more, a dragon who defends him. Thus begins Jenka’s journey to Jade, his bonded dragon, and together they find others who likewise have kept a deep secret of actual communication with dragons. When they discover the real reason behind the increased troll activity, they must bond together as Dragoneers to fight the coming horde. But will they be able to protect the Kingdom and fight the great conflict to come?



Tolkein once said, “It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.” M.R. Mathias has taken that to heart and showcases dragons at both their best and worst in this beginning of the Dragoneer saga. He sets the stage by introducing Jenka and a quick back story, but the story then is off and running at a pretty hectic pace…