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The Blackguard (The Blue Dragon's Geas Book 2) by [Matthynssens, Cheryl]
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Book 2 of 5 in The Blue Dragon's Geas (5 Book Series)

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  • Language: English
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Quite enjoyed the story actually. I think the only flaw I found was they built up the character training and did not give a proper chance to display his skills outside of very small windows.

The focus on his girlfriend I thought was okay and not too over done (in relation to another readers comment) but to each their own I guess. I am a bit torn on what I feel about his current 'sleeping' arrangements but I think the author captures the dilemma perfectly.
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Book 2 in this magnificent series deals with the first few months of Alador’s training in The Black Guard: an elite force of Lerdenian/Daezun half-breeds created by the evil High Minister Luthian (Alador’s uncle) to realize his mercilessly imperialist ambitions.

This is a story about the best and the worst of human (and dragon) behaviour. With wonderful skill and subtlety, Cheryl Matthynssens develops a cast of complex characters and weaves them into her gripping plot in a way I find fascinating and rewarding. From the coldly calculating High Minister to the vile, psychotic Trench Lord, Alador has to develop his special, dragon-enhanced powers in the midst of intrigue and constant subterfuge. It’s a steep learning curve, especially when you have been infused not only with the dragon’s extraordinary magic, but also its capacity for white-hot rage…

I was reluctant to put the book down at any stage, and the brilliant hook at the end left me eager for further adventures in Book 3. I think this series is a classic in its genre, and I recommend The Blackguard without reservation.
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I fell in love with Dragons after reading Eragon and would love to be a Dragon Rider, well perhaps in my dreams. This author was new to me and I purchased both books due to positive reviews. I read Outcast & The Blackguard within a week and am already having Alador withdrawal symptoms. The plot and characters are magical and you find yourself caring about what happens to them, although I did realise Flame was not all he seemed early on, but even that didn't spoil my enjoyment. I wish I hadn't read the beginning of The Bloodmine because I just wanted more. Roll on number 3!!
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a good well writen read with interesting magic system glossery would be great of dragon colour, magics and characters.
appreciat greatly giving name nxt book in series.

badly let down with his moaning and obsesion for messi girl hoping she goes some how as fustrating, and he's way with keelee was dissipinting.
only real conplait rest 4 most part all good.

If can add bit humar to would be good and hot girl always good, please less love intrest stuff.
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Having read a fair amount of fantasy books over the last few months, I can confidently say that BLACKGUARD ranks highly amongst its peers. My only regret is that I didn't read the preceding episodes in the THE BLUE DRAGON'S GEAS series. Of course, I can remedy this and will do so at the first opportunity, because this is storytelling of a high standard. Reading other reviews, I see that others have pointed to grammatical concerns, but these do not detract from the overall experience.

To me, world-building is always crucial in any speculative fiction. Author Ms Matthynssens has constructed an complex, beguiling universe, one which I plan to explore more closely. Our protagonist, Alador, finds himself in a heartless world where the strong prosper and the weak are destroyed. If he is to survive and prosper, he must learn new skills, and quickly. I'm a sucker for underdogs, so I loved Alador's personal story. Also, I'm a big fan of political intrigue, and this novel is replete with Machiavellian schemes and dastardly enemies. The plot is intricate, the characterisation astute; there are no real weaknesses. Pacing is perfect, and although this book is close to 500 pages, it read quickly; the pages turned themselves.

If you're into imaginative fantasy with fantastical creatures, dragons and intrigue, THE BLACKGUARD is the book for you. Judging by the plethora of positive reviews garnered by the other episodes in the series, Ms Matthynssens has created a world of Tolkien-esque proportions, with thousands of pages of fantasy excellence on offer. Based on this novel, I recommend you give THE BLUE DRAGON GEAS series a try.
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