Monday, October 21, 2013

DARINEL DRAGONHUNTER REVIEW

Do you like dragons? Do you enjoy stories with a handsome prince and a beautiful princess? Is fantasy your favorite subject? Yes? Great, because I want to  tell you about DARINEL DRAGONHUNTER, a novel that contains all of the above and more. Get a cup of coffee or tea, relax in your most comfortable chair, and meet a cast of characters you'll long remember.

 
 
I love this cover.
 
From Good Reads:
 
Prince Darinel is traveling–for what feels like forever. Expelled from his father’s kingdom, he just wants to find a new home. When a shadow lures him to a wealthy kingdom, he stays to discover more about the darkness, but the citizens are tight-lipped.

Their king welcomes the foreign Prince hoping that he will solve his two problems: the dragon and his strong-willed daughter. Coming from a warrior kingdom, Darinel despises violence, but charmed by Princess Tuskja’s dare, he sets out to confront the beast. Instead of finding a fierce dragon, he finds a friend. The dragon’s malicious humor and his love of fairy tales entangle Darinel in a summer of adventures, while danger stirs in the East, the Dark Prince. Being refused by the Princess and humiliated by the dragon, this proud prince seeks revenge.

In compliance with the king’s decree, Darinel is torn between his friendship with the dragon and his love for Princess Tuskja, whom he can only marry if he kills his friend. Before he can make a decision, the kingdom is under attack. Now it is up to the dragon to either help his friend or respect his wish to not interfere.
 
My Review:
 
 
DARINEL DRAGONHUNTER
By Antje Hergt
Take an exiled prince and a princess whose father has promised her hand in marriage to any man that kills the dragon, add a good-hearted dragon that talks to people, stir, and you have a delightful fantasy story about good and bad and misunderstandings.
DARINEL DRAGONHUNTER, Author Antje Hergt’s debut novel for young readers, takes the reader on an adventure with Prince Darinel, who disagrees with his father's, King Odomere, way of ruling the kingdom and so leaves home to search for a new place to live. After wandering for a while, he discovers a kingdom that seems to be exactly what he’s looking for. All is not perfect, however. Soon Prince Darinel is torn between his friendship with the dragon, Idunal, and his love for the Princess Tuskja. To marry her, Darinel must kill the dragon. How does a young prince kill his best friend, even for the girl he loves?
The author keeps the action going with the conflict of an invading army, the people’s fear of the dragon, and Darinel’s desire to protect the dragon and also marry the princess. Antje Hergt describes the land, the snow, and the dragon so vividly the reader can visualize what’s going on in each scene. The characters’ personalities are well developed. You like some; others you hope get what they deserve. I have to admit that Idunal is my favorite character. He’s so … Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out.  DARINEL DRAGONHUNTER is a great read for the young and for older readers too. The book would make a nice addition to school libraries and classrooms that have e Readers. You’ll also want a copy for your personal reader. This is a nice beginning to a series. I’m looking forward to seeing what dangers and adventures await Darinel, Tuskja, and Idunal in the next edition.
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Find copies at the publisher, Amazon, and other places were eBooks are sold.
Have a great week.
 
Happy Reading
 


6 comments:

  1. I love that cover - and the book sounds great! I'm wishing Antje huge success for her and her dragonhunter! :-)

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  2. Thanks for the review. And that's a pretty cover.

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  3. The cover is lovely, Beth. Should attract young readers.

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  4. It's been a while since I read a dragon book. Might be time. :)

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  5. Yeah, Kelly. I like dragons, some of them. :)

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