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Dragonbone Chest [Kindle Edition]

James Calbraith
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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We do not know where the Forgetting had come from, what causes it and how exactly does it work... all we know is that nobody is safe from its dark touch, nobody knows where and when it will strike. A prince, a pauper, a wizard, a child... it can happen to anybody and there is no way to prevent it.

Duke Ayaris is a dragon slayer. He's the only one left in the world, and he is hunting after the last of the dragons. He is about to fulfil his life's destiny.
A dying old man asks him to take care of his beautiful young daughter. But the girl has a secret - one that will cause him to set sail where no man has willingly sailed before: to the Dragon North, in search of the fabled city of Eden.

"Dragonbone Chest" is a stand-alone fantasy novella from the author of "The Shadow of Black Wings" (Top 50 Historical Fantasy and Top 10 Alternate History on Amazon)


This new edition also contains the short story "Crown of the Abyss", set in the same fantasy universe.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 850 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Flying Squid; 1 edition (4 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0096EFBEQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #433,726 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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James Calbraith is a 34 year old Poland-born writer, foodie and traveller, currently residing in South London.

Growing up in communist Poland on a diet of powdered milk, Lord of the Rings and soviet science-fiction, he had his first story published at the ripe age of eight. After years of bouncing around university faculties, he moved to London in 2007, found a decent IT job and started writing in English. His debut historical fantasy novel, "The Shadow of Black Wings", has reached ABNA semi-finals and was published in July 2012.

His volume of short stories, "Transmission", published on Amazon Kindle in June 2012, has reached the tops of Kindle bestseller lists in USA, UK, France, Germany and Italy.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plight of Dragons 14 Nov 2012
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I was keen to pick up this novella by James Calbraith, author of the thoroughly recommendable Year of the Dragon steampunk fantasy series. Though it's set in a different universe to that ongoing sequence of novels, Dragonbone Chest retains the attention to world-building, but with hints of a science-fiction framing to the adventure.

Dragonbone Chest tells the story of a dragonslayer, voyaging what often appears to be a very sparsely populated world in pursuit of the last dragons, vicious predators which had previously laid waste to whole populations. The atmosphere ranges from bleak to wistful melancholy as the truth about the world is gradually revealed. With the Forgetting, and mysterious tremors, and pointless conflicts in the land of the Taiga, the world of Dragonbone Chest is a world where each of the main characters, and many of the supporting cast, seem aware that there is something wrong with the universe, and strives to understand the truth about their existence. There are no easy answers in a novella which throws up new questions even in its closing pages.

A really fun and diverting read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dragonbone Chest 14 Feb 2013
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Dragon bone Chest i read this book but it did not grab me as other books on similar subjects did
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good Story 13 Dec 2012
By Nikki D Coash - Published on Amazon.com
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I was surprised by the depth of this book considering how short it was. I would think he could expand on this world many times over!
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting, exciting story of war and dragons. 9 Sep 2012
By Charles J. Kravetz - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the story of olden times, in a world where the Forgetting exists. The world where the last of the dragon slayers is out to slay the last of the dragons.

He is asked to take care of an old man's daughter. When he finds out her secret, he has to make a decision that will affect him greatly.

This book confused me when I started it. It was a mystery to me, and I confess that I was thinking too much about it. I think it is a very good story, and by the end, I was very involved in it. The story stands nicely by itself. Do not let the fact that it is a short story prevent you from reading it. What is a "dragonbone chest"? There is only one way to find out. You must read this story. All will be explained before the book ends.
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story 18 Nov 2013
By Amazon Customer Lynette - Published on Amazon.com
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Good story but not a page Turner, I was sorry that all the dragons came to the same end. It's ending was rather abrupt and could have been expanded.
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story, surprising ending 23 Nov 2012
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I am not much for analyzing what I read. I read to relax, but I do know what I like. This book held some surprises which kept me reading, and I was very surprised at the end although I did find it rather abrupt. Good book for a rainy day.
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