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- File Size: 624 KB
- Print Length: 313 pages
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- Publisher: Rainbow Dragon Press (7 Aug. 2014)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B004MYFND4
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- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
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The Dragon Who Didn't Fly (A Dragon's Guide to Destiny Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The agenda of the story is clear: it makes some salient points about the destructiveness of human societies and the need to change our way of thinking. Some books could become leaden with such a heavy core message, and this one does come a little close to belabouring this point. However, it is written with a light, entertaining style and leavened with sufficient humour to avoid this.
The characters are engaging and largely loveable, and I liked the resolution to the story. I'd have liked to hear more about the final fate of characters such as Phileas - is he allowed to marry and have a normal life now? - and Serazina & Berto. However, perhaps this is coming up in a sequel!
This book also stands out from the crowd in the quality of the writing, editing and proofreading. I will recommend it to others & hope a sequel emerges fairly soon.
The author succeeds in interweaving several threads of plot; her deft handling of these different plots allows the story to conclude with a terrific climax. The combination of an important moral message with a swashbuckling sense of adventure reminds me of Avatar.
One of the book's greatest strengths is that it constantly grounds its humour and adventure with an important overriding message - which is one heck of a feat for any author to pull off. This allows the book to pull off its key emotional moments with dexterity and depth.
Read this book - you won't regret doing so.
There is a serious undertone to the moralistic message. But, this message is delivered in such a way that it just becomes the fundamental principle on which the story is based.
The characterization and personifications were well done and the characters come alive with intensity.
If you like to have your thoughts provoked then this is a great read for you.
This is a strong 4 star book and the author has delivered a work worthy of reading.
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There are three major characters: Druid the dragon who must overcome his feelings of abandonment and find his destiny; Tara the kitten who is on a quest to save the world, and a young woman who must accept her psychic abilities so she can help Tara and Druid.
Full of positive themes, the book is uplifting. But, the story is not all rosy and reflects mankind's destructive nature towards the environment. At least in this book, it is not too late to change the growing destruction.
This is the first book in the "Dragon's Guide to Destiny" series. To date, there are four more books in the series. I hope they are all as entertaining, well-written, and intriguing as the first book,
There is plenty of adventure and mystery to keep the reader thoroughly entertained, but the highlight for me was the core message. I applaud how the author has interwoven valuable lessons told from the perspective of animals and humans about understanding and interacting with the natural world.
Light-hearted, well-written, fast-paced, and rich in emotion and insight. Will the characters join together to save the world? I highly recommend you read the book to find out.
that we are superior to every other living thing.
The story presents a moral, which the author deftly conveys without moralizing.
Instead, we readers are taken into a world of delightful fantasy and beautiful imagery. And the book is not without considerable humor.
Using a cast of charismatic characters, including humans, a charming water dragon (not to be confused with a fire dragon), named Druid, his parents, his swamp companions, and an array of wonderful and savvy cats, the book is about the unfortunate human limitation of viewing, understanding and interacting with the natural world and it's non human inhabitants. As we read on it becomes clear that these animal characters have something to teach those humans who are willing to listen and learn.
Clearly the author has an affinity with cats. If you love cats, this is the book for you. The antics of Orion, Emerald and Tara, to name but three, are perfectly described. It includes the delightful (and sometimes not so delightful), behavior of cats and the infinite possibilities of feline personalities.
It is also obvious the author speaks "cat." The language translation is impeccable.
I recommend this book for the young of mind and heart; for those who respect nature and animals, and for those who would enjoy a romp with a water dragon and an intelligent conversation with a cat.
This book begs for a sequel. This reader, for one, wants to meet these characters again.
The characters, whether human or animal, have grown into well known friends of mine. They are well developed, each with special attributes and personalities that truly set them apart. The heroes are regular people (or animals), each with their own set of inner conflicts which need resolution. All this takes place in a fantasy world, threatened to be torn apart by mistaken assumptions and prejudices. The characters learn valuable lessons about their world, and one another, as they go on a first rate adventure, sorting out mysteries, seeking the correct answers to an assortment of problems, and finding the villain (a man anyone would love to hate).
I especially love the cats in this story. They talk like humans, but retain their cat-like characteristics and perspective. Try approaching a situation from a cat's viewpoint--it's fun and entertaining! The humor surrounding those cats brought me many chuckles.
Druid, the depressed water dragon, also holds a warm spot in my heart. He's so misunderstood, but very friendly, and a true hero. He will rise to the occasion in this delightful story, gaining the trust of the other characters, as they join together to save the wonderful world in which they live.
Be ready for a satisfying read. The beautiful surprise in the story is this: to learn moral truth and wisdom--as well as being wonderfully entertained. I highly recommend this book.
This ebook is the first of a series of 5 (plus prequel) by C.M. Barrett. These are adult fantasy books with insightful messages regarding many issues our own world is facing at this time. The writing is engaging; the plot is intricate; the characters, human and other, are well developed; and, the books are fun to read. I highly recommend the entire series!