The Royal Dragoneers – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
‘He saw that his bow was lying back where he had dropped it. His knife wasn’t at his hip either. Beyond the flames, he saw the shredded remains of the stag’s carcass. The dragon had torn half the meat away in only a few seconds. The trolls would have the rest of it, he figured. After they had him. A fist-sized rock slammed into his chest, knocking all of the wind from his lungs. Other stones followed and the primitive troll beasts soon went into a frenzied ritual of howling and savage fighting over feeding position. Luckily for Jenka, a well-thrown chunk of stone bashed into the side of his head and spared him from having to see himself being torn to pieces. All he could think of as he slipped into unconsciousness was that he would finally get to see his father, and he hoped his mother would never have to gaze upon what the trolls left of his body. After that was nothing but blackness.’
Sixteen year old Jenka De Swasso is out on a hunt in hopes of bringing fresh meat back to his mother. When he spotted the aging stag he knew he would have no problem bringing it down but the sun was setting which meant he would have to track the stag after hitting it with his arrow and spend the night trying to protect it, as well as himself, from the trolls that lived in the woods around his home of Crag. Jenka’s mother was Crag’s village kettle-witch, which meant she could cast spells and at times even heal. Jenka’s father, whom he was very proud of, had died while saving the king’s son Richard. With his father being one of the King’s Rangers, Jenka’s dream was to become one too. And if he could get his stag back to town, it might just give him an up on his training to serve the king. But, fate had it that the trolls would spot his fire and come in for the kill and the meal awaiting them. What the trolls didn’t expect was an emerald green dragon named Jade to come to Jenka’s rescue. The bond that formed between Jade and Jenka was eternal. Jenka would find that there were others who were bonded to the pure dragons and along with them they will sacrifice all to save mankind.
The Royal Dragoneers is a book of mystery, magic and love. It stresses the strength of love between man and his devoted friends and in this case his dragon. I must warn you though, The Royal Dragoneers is a very graphically visual book which should not be read by nor to young children. I see this as an adult version of Harry Potter. And since the story has come to no end, I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
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