Dragon Dreams (The Chronicles of Shadow and Light) Book 1 [NOOK Book]

Overview

A prophecy of murder.

An elf hunted by dragons.

One man who risks everything to save her.

Nachal is a human that should not be having prophetic Dragon Dreams. But he does. Every night he dreams of an elf running through flames, trying in vain to outrun the Rebel Dragon Obsidian. Every night he sees her fall. Sees her eyes close. Feels her heart as it slows, and then stops. ...

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Dragon Dreams (The Chronicles of Shadow and Light) Book 1

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Overview

A prophecy of murder.

An elf hunted by dragons.

One man who risks everything to save her.

Nachal is a human that should not be having prophetic Dragon Dreams. But he does. Every night he dreams of an elf running through flames, trying in vain to outrun the Rebel Dragon Obsidian. Every night he sees her fall. Sees her eyes close. Feels her heart as it slows, and then stops. Every night, through the connection of the dream, he dies with her. It's a spiral that he can't control, and it's slowly driving him insane.

Auri is an elf raised by a powerful human king not of her own blood. Left behind by the mother who perished far from the elven isle El'dell, she seeks to forge her life among the humans. Her journey takes her to the land of her heritage. To a place that holds both a haunting betrayal, and a miracle that just might save her life.

Together, they become embroiled in a conspiracy where destinies are intertwined, love is born in the fallout of ultimate sacrifice, and the only path to victory lies through the searing flames of dragon fire.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011514432
  • Publisher: Dusty Lynn Holloway
  • Publication date: 9/8/2011
  • Series: Chronicles of Shadow and Light, #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 22,690
  • File size: 378 KB

Meet the Author

Dusty lives in California with her two children who keep her very busy. She has superpowers, but doesn't like to talk about them, frequently bemoans the fact that she doesn't have See's Candy stock, thinks taking care of yourself is a way of life and not just a fad, and tries to live each day with the motto that you only get one life to live, so live it well, and live it to the fullest. As an avid watcher of movies and reader of books, she frequently considers herself a ninja (especially around spiders), wishes that the owners of the beach house she loves would just give her the keys already, and really wants the car KITT from Knight Rider to be tucked snugly in her garage. She doesn't think he'd mind being painted blue. She'd love to hear from you! You can find her on Twitter, Linkdin, Facebook and Goodreads.

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  • Posted November 26, 2011

    Good start, but needs polish.

    I'm more than 2/3 through this book. I've had some problems keeping the characters straight, and can't help but wonder what the "dragon" people look like. At times it's disjointed, moving through scenes quickly, yet focusing deeply on Nachal's feelings or Auri's lack of understanding. I haven't quite gotten a handle on the plot other than Nachal (human) needs to get Auri (elf) home to her father the king who knows nothing of her existance. Liran (Watcher elf) is her protector. There's a dwarf traveling with Nachal, but I'm not sure his purpose to the story other than as another special element. The author needs to brush up on English grammar or at least find a better proofreader. The story flows, but not smoothly. OK for a freebie.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Anna

    It was diffrent.... in a good way

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2014

    Dragon Dreams (The Chronicles of Shadow and Light #1) I receive

    Dragon Dreams (The Chronicles of Shadow and Light #1)

    I received a free copy, through LoP, in exchange for a review.

    Every night, Nachal has this reoccurring dream – flames, an elf running in chaos, trying to flee the great and terrible Obsidian. Every single night, for months, this dream replays and he watches this elf die and there is nothing he can do about it, except to venture out and find her. Being a human raised by dragons makes him unique, one of which is this dream, a prophetic Dragon Dream.

    Auri, the elf depicted in Nachal's dreams, is raised by a kind and loving human king. But, unlike Nachal's upbringing, Auri's has been difficult; treated cruelly by others, not understanding her elfness, something that she does not even understand. So many secrets are held just out of reach for both persons, secrets to how they are all going to survive to upcoming battle with Obsidian, who would like nothing more than to destroy all living things: humans, dragons and elfs alike.

    'He sat for a long time, looking at her face, reading her eyes and her expression. “You don't,” he finally said. “You have no guarantee, other than my word. And I realize that my word means little to you.” He shook his head, looking away from her. “As for the other? I can give no answer that would make sense to you right now.” His head came up, and his golden-amber eyes lit with a blazing intensity that was so bright it made her flinch. “I can only tell you, that now is the calm before the storm. And I feel – with every fiber of my being – that you are vital for our survival.”

    Interesting story line so far; characters are being developed and it follows the traditional hero's quest story line. I like the intertwining of the dragons and elfs and what they ultimately mean to the planet and nature. It'll be interesting to see where this story goes.

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  • Posted October 25, 2014

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    This is the classic tale of a brother gone bad and good vs. evil

    This is the classic tale of a brother gone bad and good vs. evil. However it has the Fantastical twist to it because it happens in a land where there are elves, humans, shape-shifting dragons and Watchers. Who knows what else!

    It all starts with the dream of a young human who is living under the care of his Foster Father, a shape-shifting dragon and leader of the Dragons of Light. He knows that he has to find an elf and that it is very important. As he learns more about his dreams and the importance and meaning behind them, we too learn more about the situation and the characters involved.

    A very good story, well-written, with pace and characters with depth. A good start to a series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    Great book! Very unique. I enjoyed reading Dragon Dreams and am

    Great book! Very unique. I enjoyed reading Dragon Dreams and am looking forward to finishing the trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Dragon Dreams, the first in the Chronicles of Shadow and light,

    Dragon Dreams, the first in the Chronicles of Shadow and light, starts with one of the best opening prologues I have ever read. "In my shadow you sleep, hungry for my soul. In my heart you live, nurtured and at peace. In my life you belong, always. The red dawn of war clashes with the tide ..." Throughout the book the prose is rich and lyrical, yet the pace never flags. The tone is overwhelmingly dark, a world at the edge of ruin due to an escalating war between two powerful dragons, yet there are moments of light-heartedness and beauty amidst the fires.




    Author Dusty Holloway has done a fine job of taking a fresh perspective on the Elves, Dwarves, Humans and Dragons of classic fantasy, and while there is a nod to old tropes, what is presented is fresh and well thought-out, each race characterised well, the Elves for example powerful and mysterious and very different to the Humans. The world-building is tightly woven into the story and never overwhelming or dry.




    The main characters are the Human Nachal and the half-Elf Auri. The story concentrates strongly on the two of them, with minor riffs played by the Dwarf Dhurmic (who breaks his friend Nachal's nose at one point) and the Elf Watcher Liran, who has a decidedly unhealthy interest in Auri and plays the third point of a love triangle between him, Auri and Nachal. I am not big on love triangles, I have to admit, but this one was very well written. If I had any gripes, it was that I felt Auri came across a little weak - I would have preferred a heroine less at the mercy/sway of events and personalities around her and more in charge of her own destiny. However that destiny is complex and confusing to her, and the plot pleasingly complex enough to make their characters intriguing. I disagree completely with some reviewers saying that Auri is 'undefined'. Partly, that's the point. She's only twenty-one in this first part of the series, she's discovering who she is, and mighty forces of inheritance and destiny are coming to bear on her life. She has two very different men vying for her attention and the fate of the world resting on her shoulders. All in a day's work, eh?




    All in all, this is a wonderful lead-in to series with great promise. A writer to watch!

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