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Torbrek...and the Dragon Variation (The Torbrek Duology Book 1)

Torbrek...and the Dragon Variation (The Torbrek Duology Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lexi Revellian
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TORBREK...and the Dragon Variation: an adventure story with daring deeds, dragons, friends, foes and romance - and no darned elves.

When Tor saves the Princess from the terrifying, fire-breathing dragon and delivers her to the handsome knight she is destined to marry, nothing is quite as it seems; the dragon is overweight and hasn't breathed fire for years; the Princess and her supposed suitor don't hit it off; and Tor shouldn't be in the rebel cavalry at all because she's a woman disguised as a man. Which doesn't help when she is attracted to a fellow soldier...

Meanwhile, studying the records of the legendary Hundred Knights, cold-blooded agent Corfe unearths a secret about Tor that even she is unaware of, a secret that makes ruthless King Skardroft very interested in her, and will change the outcome of the battle for the kingdom.

Full length novel: 92,000 words, by the author of TRAV ZANDER (sequel to Torbrek), REMIX, REPLICA, ICE DIARIES and WOLF BY THE EARS.

Formatted for Kindle Format 8 - fonts/font sizes can be changed on newer Kindles such as the Paperwhite.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3085 KB
  • Print Length: 281 pages
  • Publisher: Hoxton Press (15 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005N8X3J4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #211,633 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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For years, I resisted writing because I knew I'd never be as good as Jane Austen. Finally I realized no one is as good as Jane Austen - I started writing and couldn't stop. I've sold over 69,000 ebooks.

My first two novels are fantasy. The third, REMIX, is contemporary fiction with elements of crime, investigation and romance, and tells what happens when Caz Tallis finds a strange man asleep on her roof terrace. He turns out to be - no, I'm not telling you, you'll have to read it to find out... My fourth, REPLICA, is a thriller. Beth Chandler is unknowingly replicated in a flawed experiment, and falls for the man who is hunting her double. ICE DIARIES is a post-apocalyptic story with romance and humour. My latest is WOLF BY THE EARS, a thriller set in London.

My day job is designing and making jewellery and silver under my real name, Lexi Dick. I've made pieces for Margaret Thatcher, 10 Downing Street and Her Majesty the Queen.

WEBSITE: Here you can read extracts, entire short stories and sign up to be notified when I release a new book.

EMAIL: you can email me at, and I'll let you know when my next book comes out.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another entertaining read 4 Oct 2011
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Remix was the first ebook to tempt me from my comfort zone of a lifetime of Fantasy & SF, so it is fitting that Lexi should have enticed me back to the SF fold with Replica and now to Fantasy with Torbrek.

With Torbrek Lexi shows she has the talent to be up there with Anne McAffrey and Sheri S. Tepper - especially for a first novel. I hope it is not giving too much away to mention that Lexi has pulled off yet another first in my eyes - I can't remember another story where two of the main characters are reduced to supporting roles in the finale! I wouldn't even have expected that to work - but it did.

If you like your heroes and villains black-and-white then look elsewhere. Lexi even makes us feel some sympathy for a homicidal dictator!

I'm now looking forward to reading Trav Zander, and the third whenever Lexi provides us with the privilege.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fresh, fun jaunt into fantasy 23 Sep 2011
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Having read and enjoyed Remix and Replica, I bought this immediately, as fantasy is my favourite genre.
It can be difficult to find a story of this type which isn't a big cliched and hasn't been done before, but Lexi is as original as always. It's very readable and accessible to older children as well as adults (there is some violence but not in graphic detail) and the only reason it's 4* rather than 5 is because despite the excellent edit there are a couple of moments that don't chime quite as genuinely with the characters as they would if Lexi was writing it today (though the third to be published, I'm led to believe this was her first novel). However, it's not anything that really intrudes, so don't be put off by that.

If you enjoyed her other books you should give this a go, even if fantasy is not necessarily your thing, as it's mostly a story of human relationships. If you do like fantasy, you'll enjoy this fresh, funny romp with dragons, battles - and human relationships!

In short: Torbrek is a fresh, fun adventure with sympathetic characters, rollicking action, a kick-ass heroine and a slightly grumpy and wilful dragon (as all the best ones are!) and frankly, if you don't go on from reading this to buying the sequel (as I did) I'll be pretty surprised.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun 17 Sep 2011
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I very much liked the main characters. Fantsy Fiction with a definite twist and lots of fun. I was sorry when it came to an end and I had to 'leave' them all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping and stunning read 16 Sep 2011
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This was an absolutely delightful story which I feel would appeal to all ages. Tor has been in training for all of her eighteen years to join the 100 knights who protect the kingdom. Now a vicious tyrant threatens, and the 100 have been overwhelmed and scattered. The King's army have a secret weapon, a fire breathing dragon. Tor is tasked with getting him ready for battle. But Tor has problems, the dragon is unfit and somewhat recalcitrant, the rebel leader is showing a worrying interest in her, and, most trying of all, she had to pretend to be a man to get into the army. Which is awkward when she starts to fall in love.
This unusual book is full of humour, daring deeds and fascinating characters. I loved Tor who is a superb creation, a mixture of integrity, confidence and humour. I would heartily recommend this to anyone who likes a good gripping story, even if dragons are not your normal reading, this is a thrilling book about interesting characters
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a Tor book! 30 Mar 2012
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Torbreka raised by one of the last 100 knights.

Starts off in the promising vein of many Piers Anthony novels. Maiden posing as knight rescues princess from overweight dragon and joins the resistance against a foul overlord. Turns out to be related to the overlord.

All promising material for humorous fantasy romantic comedy. It starts out well intentioned but never really gets breaks out of the wistful glances between characters. Most of the characters are very underused. The best character in the book is the evil overlord and he is mostly reduced to emotional longing for his lost family. Cute and mildly amusing alternative to traditional fantasy swords and sorcery.

Light fantasy romantic comedy suitiable for preteens. very Pc, possibly too tame for most readers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Not my usual kind of book at all, but having read two thrillers by the same author, I was looking for more of her work. This was written earlier in her writing career and lacked the level of skill she now displays, however, that said it is still a very good read and I enjoyed it enormously
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragons and Knights and much more! 8 Oct 2011
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Torbrek is one of the 100 Knights; trained in swordsmanship and hand to hand fighting since childhood. The only unusual thing about Torbrek is that she is a girl. This doesn't stop her from going to face a dragon to rescue a princess though.. but things really are really not quite as they seem. The dragon is old, overweight, and hasn't breathed fire in decades. He considers his job of guarding the princess as a sort of semi-retirement and he would rather sit and chat than fight!

Having read and enjoyed Lexi's other books, I didn't hesitate to download this one too as this falls much more into my normal reading genre. I subsequently found out that this was in fact the first book that Lexi wrote. It certainly did not disappoint and contains all the required elements of a good fantasy novel. There are castles, battles, dragons, intrigue, a love interest, an evil ruler, and many others. There is also a healthy dose of humour too!

This is a full length novel at over 5500 Kindle locations and as with Lexi's other books is immaculately presented with few if any errors of any sort.

Overall: 5 stars - Even though this story still has a few rough edges and is not quite as polished as her other books, it has become my favourite of Lexi's books that I have read so far. The story is gripping and the characters are great! Tor is brilliant and Pom the young boy desperate to become her squire is superb, even the evil villain is more complex than you first think. I am definitely looking forward to reading the rest in the series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars read this and its sequel non stop as I enjoyed them tremendously
Liked the twists, like the fat dragon etc. Easy read but good character development and I was soon drawn into the world
Published 10 months ago by bluebelle
4.0 out of 5 stars cute
I thought it was cute. I expected the humour to be a lot more ridiculous than it was. You know, a little Monty Python-like comedy. I would have been fine with that. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sadie Forsythe
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, light YA fantasy read
Tor, short for Torbrek, or more accurately, Torbraya, since the main protagonist is a girl (no spoilers here,) was raised by her grandfather, Attalor, to become a Knight, one of... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Oleg Medvedkov
1.0 out of 5 stars UNFINISHED!!!
It really doesn't matter how good, bad, or indifferent this book might be. It is, allegedly part of a "TRILOGY", and yet there are only two books. Read more
Published 13 months ago by CeNedra Red
5.0 out of 5 stars engaging fun
I loved this light hearted story as I have all Lexi Revelian's books. There is a warmth and sanity in her imaginative tales that brings a smile and a feeling that tne auther is a... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Sculptor
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun story with great characters
Having read and enjoyed Lexi's Remix, I was delighted to see she had writen a couple of fantasy stories. Read more
Published on 14 April 2012 by Gingerlily (SteamTink)
5.0 out of 5 stars fantasy for non-fantasy fans!
I don't usually like fantasy very much, but there is nothing fantastical about this book except for the fact that one of the heros is a dragon! I loved reading this. Read more
Published on 14 April 2012 by Kew
5.0 out of 5 stars All the right ingredients
This book has opened up a whole new genre for me; I'd never read fantasy before. So, first and foremost, a big thank you to Ms Revellian for enriching my life. Read more
Published on 20 Sep 2011 by Hullaballoo
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