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Dragon of Ash & Stars: A Novel

Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

“People say that a Dragon breathes Fire. That is a myth. A Dragon IS Fire and his Whole Life is the Story of his Burning – Page by Blistering Page.” “Brilliant, Insightful and Spiritual.” – West Coast Book Reviews Stormfall is a dragon born with a coat the colour of a starry night. When a violent storm strikes his island aerie, he is carried on hurricane winds into the complicated and sometimes cruel world of men. There, his journey takes him from fisher dragon to farmer, pit-fighting dragon to warrior, each step leading him closer to a remarkable destiny. But war is coming to Remus and with it, a crossroads for the Night Dragon and the young soul-boy he allows on his back. To succeed, he must become a slayer of dragons. But to fail, many more will die. How far is Stormfall willing to go in a war that is not his own?

Quarter Finalist

Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 8.00 out of 10

Assessment:

In Dickson’s highly imaginative fantasy novel, readers are treated to the memoir of the dragon Stormfall, who describes his life from beginning to near the end. From the start, reading Stormfall’s story is like listening to a dear friend describe his fascinating life story. At times quiet and thoughtful, and at other times a gripping page turner, this novel is always well-crafted.

 

Date Submitted: August 09, 2016

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