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The Dragon Lords: Fool's Gold
     

The Dragon Lords: Fool's Gold

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by Jon Hollins
 

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Guardians of the Galaxy meets The Hobbit in this rollicking fantasy adventure.

It's not easy to live in a world ruled by dragons. The taxes are high and their control is complete. But for one group of bold misfits, it's time to band together and steal back some of that wealth.

No one said they were smart.

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Guardians of the Galaxy meets The Hobbit in this rollicking fantasy adventure.

It's not easy to live in a world ruled by dragons. The taxes are high and their control is complete. But for one group of bold misfits, it's time to band together and steal back some of that wealth.

No one said they were smart.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 07/25/2016
Hollins's seat-of-the-pants fantasy comedy snowballs wildly into a glorious disaster of fire, magic, multiple threats to people's intestines, and fun—for the reader, if not the characters. Will Fallows's only ambition is to hold on to the farm he inherited from his parents, an unlikely goal considering the high taxes demanded by Mattrax the dragon. Mattrax's soldiers kick Will out and he ends up in the company of mercenary Lette; her partner, the eight-foot-tall barbarian lizard man Balur; the dragon-specializing scholar Quirk, who is trying to leave behind her magic heritage; and Will's former farmhand, the delusional Firkin. Among them they hatch a plan to get rich and take revenge by robbing dragon gold. Their mishap-ridden accidental successes, advertised by Firkin's ranting about a dragon-killing "prophet," spark religious fervor and a war with the surviving dragons. Will and his motley companions might have a slim chance of living another day through if they throw themselves into the fray headfirst—and don't kill one another. Their constant stumbles and suffering will be a dragon's hoard for any fan of comic fantasy. Agent: Howard Morhaim, Howard Morhaim Literary. (July)
From the Publisher
"Ideal for fans of humorous capers and heist stories - such as Ocean's 11, Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastard Sequence series, and Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga."—Booklist

"Hollins ladles on the humor while hardly skimping on the action, the unexpected plot swerves, or the glorious feels."—B&N

"Hollins's seat-of-the-pants fantasy comedy snowballs wildly into a glorious disaster of fire, magic, multiple threats to people's intestines, and fun — for the reader, if not the characters."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316308236
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
07/19/2016
Series:
Dragon Lords Series , #1
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
116,496
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.50(d)

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Jon Hollins is a pseudonym.

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The Dragon Lords: Fool's Gold 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know which is better the suspense or the comedy. The action and plot will definitely keep you interested. The humor is continuous so be prepared to either read this in private or have an amazing bearing in public. The best part is that the humor does not take away from the main characters so much as add more realism to them. The bit characters, just like in Monty Python the Holy Grail, often bring up complex and interesting points in society (goblins wondering how to get a loan, guards debating their jobs and how to prevent racism) or are simply a good moment of laughter. Think 'pigeon and coconut' and 'only a flesh wound' scenes of Monty Python's Holy Grail movie. If you are looking for a serious Epic fantasy where the where's moral compass is firmly fixed don't read this. If you want to enjoy a good story and have a good laugh while wondering if some of the heroes even have a moral compass definitely read this