Monday, August 24, 2015

DRAGON OF THE STARS REVIEW AND GIVEAWAYS

Quote for the WeekJoy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift. Albert Einstein

Today, I'd like to share my thoughts on the latest book I've read, DRAGON OF THE STARS by Alex J. Cavanaugh.




DRAGON OF THE STARS Review

By Alex J. Cavanaugh

 

Do you like space ships and dragons? How about war and danger and an ambitious lieutenant commander who wants a ship of his own? If you enjoy stories with all of these, then take a look at Author Alex J. Cavanaugh’s latest novel, DRAGON OF THE STARS. I think you’ll be happy you did.

 

Now, space stories are not what I normally read, but this one intrigued me. First of all, it has dragons. Yes, Lieutenant Commander Aden Pendar’s mother raises pet dragons. I would have liked to see more of the lady and her pets. Before reading this novel, I’d heard a lot about the Kargrandes, but hadn’t a clue what they were. Now I know. Nope, I’m not telling. That’s part of the enjoyment of the book, making these fascinating discoveries.

 

The author also adds a tiny bit of romance, Aden has a thing for Arabella, the queen’s daughter, though he realizes nothing is about to happen between them unless he can get a ship of his own. There’s also Ensign Pavott, who I really like and think that she’s a better match for Aden than Arrabella. Nope, not telling what happens there either.

 

DRAGON OF THE STARS is never dull. Something’s always happening. There’s fighting, but no gory details. There’s suspense. Will Aden’s dreams of having his own ship and the lovely princess come true? When it comes time to make a crucial decision, will Aden make the right one?  You may be surprised. A very good read. Enjoy.

 
Also, I'd like to remind you of my Back to School Giveaway. Just click on the link.  Winners will be announced Monday, August 31, so enter soon. Just leave a comment and tell me which book you'd like to win.
 
Don't forget Kai Strand's giveaway.
 
 
 
 
There's also this one on Amazon, free as of Sunday. I'm not sure how long it lasts.

From twelve USA Today, Amazon and award-winning authors comes Future Tense, an electrifying YA sci-fi boxed set.

 
Happy Reading.
 
 









16 comments:

  1. Thank you, Beverly! I'm glad you could enjoy it even if science fiction isn't your thing.

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    1. I did enjoy your story, Alex. I like to read different types of books and often discover what I've been missing, as in yours. :) Good luck.

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  2. So glad to hear you read Alex's book and that you enjoyed it so much. That says a lot- especially if sci-fi isn't your typical genre. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Jess

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    1. I've discovered that reading different types of books is fun and I learn from them too, Jess.

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  3. Awesome that it was enjoyed, still got it on my tbr pile on kindle. Will get to it soon I think.

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    1. Life is strange sometimes, Pat. It is a good story.

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  4. I love reading outside my normal genre. This sounds great - 'cause, well, dragons! Congrats Alex.

    Thanks for the mention on the giveaway!

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    1. I didn't used to, Kai, but there are so many books out there that I want to read, so I do. You're welcome.

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  5. Who doesn't love dragons??? I know I do! :D Excellent review!

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    1. I know, Chrys. Just not enough about the live dragons. Maybe the next book. :)

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  6. And book by Alex! I can't keep up. Kudos! :)

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    1. I know, Kelly. New books almost every day. One reason my carpet needs vacuuming, the floors need mopping and so forth.

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  7. Now I want to read this! I was always worried that the spacey parts of it would lose me. I tend to get lost fairly easily when things get too sci-fi-ish!

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    1. I get lost too, Stephanie, trying to remember the names of the ships and where the characters live and who's the hero and which are the bad guys. I think it's good for my brain to have the challenge of reading different kinds of stories. :)

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