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The First Dragoneer (Introductory Novella) (Dragoneers Saga Book 0)

The First Dragoneer (Introductory Novella) (Dragoneers Saga Book 0) [Kindle Edition]

M.R. Mathias
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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The First Dragoneer is an intro to the Dragoneer Saga. I wrote it in 2009, before I could consider myself a writer. The characters are young, but the story wasn't written to be YA. Many reviewers believe it, and the rest of the Dragoneer Saga, is. In fantasy, I don't really think it matters all that much. The Royal Dragoneers, the first full length novel in the series, is just 2.99 for a limited time.
If you like dragons, action, and adventure, you may enjoy these books. I definately enjoyed bringing them to fruition.
Hold on to your dragon! - M. R. Mathias

The First Dragoneer

When two young men go on a hunt that they know will probably be the last hunt of their youth, they decide they want it to be an unforgettable outting.

When they cross a ridge and leave the unprotected, unpatrolled boundary of their kingdom, they find a cavern that looks like it needs to be explored.

Inside the cavern they find exactly what they were looking for. For residing in the darkened depths of this stoney hole is something that they will never forget......

That is, if they live long enough to remember it!

Snippet: His words abruptly stopped as a new sound carried toward them. It was a snort, a loud one. It was accompanied by the sound of rattling branches. Brendly instantly went back into firing position; alert, prone and ready.

March gave his nose a last second scratch as put his arrow to the string. The soft sound of Bren's excited breathing was the last sound he heard before tuning the world out so that he could focus on the tree line.

First it was a small doe, a yearling, March thought. Two fawns, and another larger doe appeared. With nervous darting eyes, the biggest of the four deer lowered its head and began to drink. Slowly the others followed. March was thrilled. He hoped that Bren would be patient. A buck was sure to present itself eventually.

Bren almost loosed his arrow on the larger doe, but at the last second thought better of it. He wanted a buck to show off to his dad, but his restraint was mostly due to the two awkward moving young fawns frolicking near their mother.

Suddenly, all four of the deer rose from the pool and froze in alarm. In a flash of movement, a big cracking sound erupted from behind them. They were off in a series of leaping bounds that carried them instantly out of sight and back into the forest.

Here he comes, March thought. He expected a wide heavy rack of antlers to emerge from the trees, announcing the leader of the herd. Instead, the creature that showed itself nearly stopped his heart.

As silently as he could, Brendly took in a deep breath as the magnificent beast stepped out of the tree line. Cautiously, yet with an air of arrogance, it moved into the clearing and looked around.

It was the white stag...

The Saga of the Dragoneers:

The First Dragoneer - Free

The Royal Dragoneers - Now Available

Cold Hearted Son of a Witch - Now Available

The Confliction - Now Available

Dragoneer Short Story Series:
Crimzon & Clover I - Orphaned Dragon, Lucky Girl

Crimzon & Clover II - The Tricky Wizard

Crimzon & Clover III - The Grog
Crimzon & Clover IV - The Wrath of Crimzon

Oathbreaker - A Faery Tale Short
The Legend of Vanx Malic
The Legend of Vanx Malic - Through the Wildwood - Now Available

The Legend of Vanx Malic - Dragon Isle (Nov. 2012)

And don't miss the huge International Bestselling epic: The Wardstone Trilogy

Book One - The Sword and the Dragon
Book Two - Kings, Queens, Heroes, & Fools
Book Three - The Wizard & the Warlord

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 886 KB
  • Print Length: 77 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,583 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coming of age tale with a twist 16 Aug 2010
By TraceyA
Format:Kindle Edition
It starts as a classic, yet very well written, coming of age story in a fantasy setting but the twist is incredible.... The friendship between Brendy and March is well described, the author shows you the action rather than telling you and has set up a fantastic tale that leaves you wanting much, much more. M.R. Mathias is definitely an author to watch.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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This book claims to be free wherever you look, on the authors website, amazon and even within the pages of the book. So why are Amazon charging for it?? I bought it as I figured it was a short beginning to a series as sometimes books are free as an introduction then they charge later, but what you actually get is a forward that's not really that long and NOT even long enough for a a novella by any means. Then you get the first 5 chapters of book 2, your best bet is just to start at book two.

I have started with book 2 as I bought them together and I am enjoying the story and expect to really enjoy this series of which I will comment on in future reviews.

Amazon quit charging for the author's introduction to a series, as I feel it negatively impacts the author who is very talented and I look forward to more of his stories.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My opinion. 12 Jun 2014
By Keith
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A bit of a mish- mash to begin with. Then gets better & better. Looking forward to reading the next book. Thankyou.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 29 Mar 2014
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gripped me from the start, waiting for the next in the series having read all that have been published so far, keep up the great works please
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3.0 out of 5 stars See 18 Nov 2013
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my review of the first proper instalment of this series,
Briefly a very dissapointing read and will not be reading the remainder
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction 21 Oct 2013
By Mrs Tys
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This is a good book to 'wet your appitite'. I enjoyed this introduction book and purchased the 1st in the series and intend to get the rest.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good prologue 6 Oct 2013
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I bought this as it was free and I was looking to try out another new author. Overall, I was pretty impressed. The writing style flowed and the book was an easy read. The characters were engaging and you found that as the tale progressed, you began to actually care what happened to them. The scene setting was sufficient in that it painted a picture for the reader without boring them with unnecessary detail. The book was also very well edited. I didn't spot a single mistake. The only reason I didn't give this book a 5 star review was the ending. It just felt a little bit rushed, and not quite in keeping with the rest of the excellent storytelling. Also, I felt as though I had just finished reading a prologue rather than a novella (albeit a very good one). So, a solid 4.5 from me, and a new series of books to enjoy.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for free 30 Aug 2013
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The novella itself is badly written but keeps you reading.
Mainly it's to set you up to read the actual series which it does by giving you a big chunk of the first book. Luckily the book itself is reasonably written and quite engaging.
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