×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Dragon Soul (Dragons in the Mist)
     

Dragon Soul (Dragons in the Mist)

5.0 5
by B.J. Whittington
 

See All Formats & Editions

This is the first book of the fantasy series Dragons in the Mist. The Second book will be released in early 2012.
Dragon Soul begins in a small village of the Palmir people. They are a quiet, productive and peaceful clan with an almost forgotten violent history. The Plague from the North—an attack of powerful, evil creatures—virtually annihilated

Overview

This is the first book of the fantasy series Dragons in the Mist. The Second book will be released in early 2012.
Dragon Soul begins in a small village of the Palmir people. They are a quiet, productive and peaceful clan with an almost forgotten violent history. The Plague from the North—an attack of powerful, evil creatures—virtually annihilated them generations ago. They defeated the Plague, with the help of mystics and dragons - but at great cost. Dragons no longer survive as separate entities; their Souls must reside in the flesh of human hosts.
To be a Dragon Host is at once a tremendous honor, and a life sentence. A sentence of many lifetimes, as the Dragon Host’s life span becomes longer than normal humans; they usually outlive their human families by many years. Dragon Hosts have magnified senses and abilities. To Host a dragon is to the see the world in entirely different ways - forever.
Hosting of Dragon Souls is not the only special calling of the Palmir people. Some are called to be Healers, a blending of practical and mystical powers. A rare few are Prophets. One Prophet has a vision that takes shape in a physical form and warns the Palmir people of an ominous event. Was it a just a reminder of the hellish past, or a harbinger of things to come?
What if the Plague returns? There are so few Dragon Souls. Could they defeat the monsters again? And what of real dragons? Will they ever again exist in their own form?
From a peaceful and uncomplicated world, with only the little frustrations that human characters inflict on one another, events thrust the reader into epic battles between dragons and the creatures seeking to destroy human and dragon alike. Proceedings propel humans into the middle of dragon-sized events. The world of the people is so rich, yet simple and comfortable, it's heart-breaking to leave it for the battlefront. Nevertheless, the Palmir people, like the dragons, go willingly in defense of their families. And in these stories, the families of humans and dragons, are one.
Dragon Soul, can be read on two levels, on one we take it deeper into human experience and the human/dragon bond. They fight for survival together and each must make sacrifices. The dragon isn't just a big, flying lizard -- it's a metaphor for larger-than-life desires we all have, and larger-than-life fears that go with them. In Dragon Soul, we see how these can meld to work together for the benefit of everyone.
The other level is an epic about Thol, a goat herder at Vedicville. Thol never imagined he would start his day as a human and end up as a dragon. Who would? Granted, he lived in a village where Dragon Hosts are mentored , but there are usually indications that a person is Host to a Dragon Soul. The first indication for Thol, was when his hands began to elongate and turn into talons.
At Thol's Scholla they taught that Dragon Souls are intelligent and giving. Not so, with his Dragon Soul—Rasdor—he is almost simple in his thoughts. Food, play and sleep are all that cross his mind, avaricious to please only himself... Unless he is dwelling on his wrath at his perceived ill treatment when he first Transformed, then he is full of a destructive rage verging on madness.
Rasdor is prone to what Thol's dama called a temper tantrum. However, the temper tantrum thrown by a child is laughable in comparison to those thrown by a dragon. Thol finds Rasdor completely unpredictable. He can see Rasdor's access to skills of his kind coming forth much faster than his maturity level. Soon an all-powerful dragon would be loose on the countryside with the behavior of a spoiled child...
Vedicville serves as a place to mentor Dragon Souls and Hosts, humans who transform into dragons. When Rasdor emerges unexpectedly and fly's off in a panic, the villagers commence a journey to find him.
The search uncovers more than the lost dragon, the key to saving their entire civilization. If they realize it in time.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013257221
Publisher:
Storymill Publishing
Publication date:
10/07/2011
Series:
Dragons in the Mist , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
584,219
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Beverly J. Whittington is a well-known author of articles and books on training and riding gaited horses. She is known for her numerous contributions to many popular horse magazines as well as the informational site online gaitedhorses.net. She is currently doing a column in the Western Horse UK.

Beverly was born to a career Army family and moved often throughout her childhood and teens. She has lived most of her life in the southern half of the USA. Beverly is an avid reader of Fantasy and SF for almost four decades. Her début novel Dragon Soul is the opening book of the series Dragons in the Mist.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Dragon Soul (Dragons in the Mist) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 1100 page (Nook scanning skips on page count) FREE book and several hundred years after free prequel Dragon Nemasis. A structured village has risen where everyone is supported and cared for and adopted into their society. The healers, the mystics, the orphans. And the dragon hosts - the ones who share their body with a soul that can change into a dragon. A lot of information has been lost on the great battle with the terror of the north that saw a total loss of dragonkind and mystics. But when a dragon is changed by accident and not by nurture, and in the confusion of his belief that all wish him harm finds that the terror may once again be on the loose....... Can these people once again unite with dragonkind and save their world?......... Some adult language and a physical moments between lovers. A glossary of characters and definitions is provided. An excerpt from the next book is also provided.
Starfire32210 More than 1 year ago
Well, I was JAZZED at the length of the book. Thank you, thank you. I love long books IF they keep me interest and this one did! Couldn't wait to start number three.
AutumnjoyKD More than 1 year ago
I was very pleased with this book, I love it when  a book has characters that are well filled out and with plenty of content .I love a nice long book and with over a thousand pages this was a dream come true for me I feel I got my moneys worth.I am getting ready to read the next book and am looking foward to it. Keep writing these books  and thank you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Each character was well developed and a joy to get to know. It took some time and several chapters to really understand what was going on. Well worth waiting for. This is great for all ages. I loved that it was a long book. It kept me in the story for more then 1 day.
Tami_Y More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Dragon Soul book one of Dragons in the Mist and enjoyed every word and detail of the story. Dragons are wonderful reading characters and B.J. Whittington has done a amazing job in bringing these fantasy creatures to life in her writing. Being an avid dragon lover of many many books and different authors, I put B.J. Whittington at the top with my favorites and look forward to the next book.......and the next book......and the next book.........etc...