Summon Your Dragons

Summon Your Dragons

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by Roger Parkinson
     
 

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Is Azkun an ancient hero returned to save them all or just a madman with absurd ideas about dragons? The King of Anthor has no time for ancient heroes and even less time for dragons. Old crimes are coming back to haunt him and old enemies are stirring on his borders. His last hopes may lie with Azkun, whoever he is.
This is a gritty fantasy with no elves anywhere.

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Is Azkun an ancient hero returned to save them all or just a madman with absurd ideas about dragons? The King of Anthor has no time for ancient heroes and even less time for dragons. Old crimes are coming back to haunt him and old enemies are stirring on his borders. His last hopes may lie with Azkun, whoever he is.
This is a gritty fantasy with no elves anywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781491021330
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/23/2013
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Summon Your Dragons 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 211 reviews.
RogerParkinson More than 1 year ago
Thanks for the feedback, guys, it is truly appreciated. It's prompted me to do a rigorous edit pass for the typos and also sorted a couple of small inconsistencies in the plot. Hopefully the current version is more tidy. This is the power of new technologies in action. Nice. (Since I have to rate my own book to get this comment in I'm putting the current average in, seems the fairest approach).
Revie1 More than 1 year ago
I was so pleasantly surprised to dig into this story and find myself unable to put it down. You never know what you will get with a self-published book. The author manages to avoid the tired fantasy cliches and come up with something fresh and entertaining. I enjoyed the subtle sense of humor evident in some of the writing - it made the characters approachable and real to me. Yet there is also is also plenty of action and scary stuff to round out the tale. First in a series of three, I believe. I'm devouring the next book "The White Fox" right now.
AlexPero More than 1 year ago
its very hard to find a fantasy book thats either not childish or not realy realy boring like george rr martin. i read alot and i dont know why the average is a three....i havent read a book with the same plotline or anything, and its better then alot of famous authers (as i said before, alot of famous authers being boring). One of my favorite books (it was my style) along with Black Sun Rising.
That_Guy91 More than 1 year ago
Overall this is a pretty good book. The plot and storyline is infallible, really one of the best that I've read in a while. Character/story development is pretty good, although it felt a bit rushed. Still good though. The one thing that really got to me was the geography, with a book that has this much travelling in it I try to create a sort of mental map so I can "see" what's going on but I found it kind of hard with this book. It may help if the author could create a map for us as a reference tool. Overall very good, especially for a self published book.
lorilillian More than 1 year ago
I am so glad I came across this book, it really is a treasure. It is a little confusing at first, but stick with it, you'll be glad you did. It is a fantasy book for men and women. Plus, no elves!
Arrat More than 1 year ago
It was a good read. It was a little slow in spots, I think that it could have been a lot shorter. The characters were good, plot solid, but sloooowwwww. The ending was really good, & sooo much was explained & it tightened the story.
Matthew Griffith More than 1 year ago
Perfect plot, interesting charachters, and well paced. This is a really good book. I especialy loved Althak. He is my favorite charachter.
kelson More than 1 year ago
A great plot. Was a little annoyed with the ending, it just stopped. Of course it was so that you go to the next book. I get that. But I did enjoy the plot and building the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good read up until the end where it just stopped. You were left not knowing what happened in the final battle. Lots of detail up until the end then it just fell apart. overall it was a bit wordy with long detailed descriptions of everything until the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Summon your dragons was a book that could've been written better. The plot was ok, and the characters were fairly well made themselves, but the ending was somewhat disappointing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a book that caught your interest from the start with all the different people and the plot. I was disappointed at the ending it just stopped and left you feeliing kind of cheated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With over a thousand pages you get a multifaceted story with lots of interestng twists and turns. You keep reading then realize only a few pages are left and its over. Such an original idea; a king on a crusade, a man returning from hell, dragons and magic just around the corner, new races of people and new kingdoms. It just failed to deliver a closing. Seemed like the author ran out of steam.
FantasyPhanatic2 More than 1 year ago
PLOT SPOILER! Don't continue to read this review unless you want to know what happens at the end. I warned you. I though this book was going to be your traditional fantasy, and I am sorry that I even wasted my time in reading the 1000+ pages that had been written. I found the plot difficult, and some of the characters had similar names, which made it even more confusing for me. Don't get me wrong, I admire any author that tries to add a book to the Fantasy genre. But this sadly is one of the worst books that I have ever read. Now for the spoiler. So if you don't want to know what happens at the end, then stop here. I was hoping that we would eventually get to meet the dragons, as they are one of my favorite Fantasy creatures. But unfortunately, the dragons are not what Azkum thinks they are. At the end, he returned to the Chasm and throws himself off the ledge, and the woman that follows him throughout the novel does the same thing as well. Frankly, I found this to be one of the worst endings that I have ever read in a series, and I do not think that I will be reading the sequel.
Jasryel More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, one of the first I downloaded to my Nook. It was difficult for me to turn the thing off and go bed some nights, as I wanted to keep reading! However, the ending felt hurried, and didn't flow as smoothly as the majority of the story. Since I'd gotten rather attached to some of the characters, my overall pleasure in the book lessened a bit. That said, it was a very interesting storyline.
John Campanella More than 1 year ago
Nog a bad read for anyone who likes an epic story ! This book reads alot like a C J Cherryh novel and although it is rather slow paced it still manages to keep you interested
Matt Howard More than 1 year ago
The story was truly enjoyable in the storyline. True, there are tidbits here and there that need fixing, but this book is fantastic. I am 12 and this book was one of the best i have ever read.
Alexandra Lang More than 1 year ago
i thought it was very good. thoough tnere be typoxs thats the way of life and no one is perfect and it does end suddenly but that is what makes a series successful.
GreatExpectationsKD More than 1 year ago
The story was good enough. A nice fantasy with dragons and mystery. However, the text had a typo on almost every page and I found it so distracting I had to stop before the end.
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This book started slow but I stuck with it and was rewarded with a very enjoyable and well written storyline UNTIL the end which ended so abruptly I truly felt as if the author hit a deadline, or just got tired of writing, or decided that his ADD was kicking in and he needed to end the story quickly. Imagine writing The Lord of the Rings but suddenly using just three pages to end it? Very strange and very sad because until then, the writing was on the same par.
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Great read
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