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Dragonmaste (Dragonmaster Trilogy #1)
     

Dragonmaste (Dragonmaster Trilogy #1)

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by Chris Bunch
 

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“The action in this series opener is nonstop and violent . . . a good bet for military sf and fantasy fans.”—Booklist

Hal Kailas is a runaway and a pauper, living hand to mouth in a kingdom where peace is by no means certain. But Hal has a dream. In his younger days, he had the breathtaking experience of bonding with a young dragon,

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“The action in this series opener is nonstop and violent . . . a good bet for military sf and fantasy fans.”—Booklist

Hal Kailas is a runaway and a pauper, living hand to mouth in a kingdom where peace is by no means certain. But Hal has a dream. In his younger days, he had the breathtaking experience of bonding with a young dragon, and the memory of the beast’s great strength and power consumes his every thought.

When war does come to the kingdom, the most daring and ruthless of men soar into battle on the backs of such fearsome creatures—monstrous weapons of war that rule the sky. Few men are strong enough to bend a dragon’s will to their own, but Hal has reason to think he may be one—and in time, he will prove that he is the greatest dragonmaster of them all.  

“Fans of military fantasy and dragon lore should enjoy this fantasy adventure.”—Library Journal

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Library Journal
As a youth, Hal Kailas harbored one goal: to become a dragonrider. When war breaks out among the neighboring kingdoms of Sagene, Roche, and Deraine, Hal gets his wish as he is "recruited" to fly in the dragon fleet of Deraine. As Hal's expertise grows, his heroic actions soon earn him the title of "Dragonmaster," which brings greater challenges and responsibilities. The author of The Seer King and the "Sten" series begins a new fantasy series that features fast-paced action and aerial battles as well as a smattering of romance and intrigue. Fans of military fantasy and dragon lore should enjoy this fantasy adventure. For large collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101099797
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/05/2006
Series:
Dragonmaster Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
397,242
File size:
375 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Chris Bunch is now a full-time writer following a twenty-year career as a television writer. A military veteran, he is the bestselling author of such popular works as the Sten series, The Seer King, and The Demon King. He lives in Washington State, on the Columbia River.

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Dragonmaste (Dragonmaster Trilogy #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The trilogy is great! I love the story and the charactors and you will too!
djinndragon More than 1 year ago
Diffenert from what I thought it was going to be but still a great book. Hopefully a good start to a great series
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Krunch-T More than 1 year ago
This is pretty good series overall. Sort of off the beaten path. His Last Legion novels were above and beyond, but this is not bad. He certainly had a wonderful imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stevie14 More than 1 year ago
Its not about the dragons, its about the war and the tactics used in that war. There is no individuality in the dragons but its enjoyable nonetheless as long as you accept the character study of it. The main character has flaws like a normal person, love, confusion, anger, hope. Some of the other characters are lacking in deeper substance but I have not delved into the next book in the series. Hopefully I learn more of who was introduced in book one, and enjoy the next book at least as much as this one.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up one day from Bearnes and Nobles and I loved it. The story just drags you in! There is no way that you could start reading this book and not be interested! It is about a poor boy named Hal that lives in an old mining town. He loves dragons, wants to be a dragonmaster, but he could never ride one because he can't catch one and sure as hell couldn't buy one. So he runs away. After a few years on his own, war breaks out and he gets drafted into the Army. Later on he finally gets a chance to ride Dragons! It is a great story that will just yank you in! You wont be dissapointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hal Kailas was born a nobody in a small mining village that was nowhere. He was run out of his home and made an outcast, but as he travelled he began to dream. On the wings of a dragon he could soar above the world and be free, but when he manages to begin realizing his dream a most inconvenient war breaks out and Hal is one of the first to be drafted. After distinguishing himself on the field of battle he seizes the chance to make his dream come true when a flier is sent out proclaiming the recruiting and training of dragon fliers for the war. Struggling through the trials of training, jealosy, romance, and his past Hal Kailas becomes what he had always desired to be: a Dragonmaster! An excellent book with realistic struggles and ambitions along with vivid characters and powerful emotions.