Darinel Dragonhunter (The Reluctant Dragonhunter Series, #1)

Darinel Dragonhunter (The Reluctant Dragonhunter Series, #1)

by Antje Hergt

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Prince Darinel is traveling–for what feels like forever. Expelled from his father’s kingdom, he just wants to find a new home. When a shadow lures him to a wealthy kingdom, he stays to discover more about the darkness, but the citizens are tight-lipped.

Their king welcomes the foreign Prince hoping that he will solve his two problems: the dragon and his strong-willed daughter. Coming from a warrior kingdom, Darinel despises violence, but charmed by Princess Tuskja’s dare, he sets out to confront the beast. Instead of finding a fierce dragon, he finds a friend. The dragon’s malicious humor and his love of fairy tales entangle Darinel in a summer of adventures, while danger stirs in the East, the Dark Prince. Being refused by the Princess and humiliated by the dragon, this proud prince seeks revenge.

In compliance with the king’s decree, Darinel is torn between his friendship with the dragon and his love for Princess Tuskja, whom he can only marry if he kills his friend. Before he can make a decision, the kingdom is under attack. Now it is up to the dragon to either help his friend or respect his wish to not interfere.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016769721
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Publication date: 06/21/2013
Series: Reluctant Dragonhunter Series , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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Darinel Dragonhunter (The Reluctant Dragonhunter Series, #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
pixdw More than 1 year ago
Try it, you'll like it. Anxious to see a second book.
Beverly_Stowe More than 1 year ago
Take an exiled prince and a good-hearted dragon, add a princess whose father has promised her hand in marriage to any man that kills the dragon, stir, and you have a delightful fantasy story about good and bad and misunderstandings. DARINEL DRAGONHUNTER, Author Antje Hergt’s debut novel for young readers, takes the reader on an adventure with Prince Darinel, who disagrees with his father, King Odomere, in the way he rules the kingdom and so leaves home to search for a new place to live. After wandering for a while, he discovers a kingdom that seems to be exactly what he’s looking for. All is not perfect, however. Soon Prince Darinel is torn between his friendship with the dragon, Idunal, and his love for the Princess Tuskja. To marry her, Darinel must kill the dragon. How does a young prince kill his best friend, even for the girl he loves? The author keeps the action going with the conflict of an invading army, the people’s fear of the dragon, and Darinel’s desire to protect the dragon and also marry the princess. Antje Hergt describes the land, the snow, and the dragon so vividly the reader can visualize what’s going on in each scene. The characters’ personalities are well developed. You like some; others you hope get what they deserve. I have to admit that Idunal is my favorite character. He’s so … Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out. DARINEL DRAGONHUNTER is a great read for the young and for older readers too. The book would make a nice addition to school libraries and classrooms that have e Readers. You’ll also want a copy for your personal reader. This is a nice beginning to a series. I’m looking forward to seeing what dangers and adventures await Darinel, Tuskja, and Idunal in the next edition. ###
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Prince Darinel is unhappy with his life at court. He would rather go out on adventures and explore new ways of ruling instead of his father's teaching. He would also like his brother to take his place as heir to the throne. Prince Darinel speaks his thoughts to his father which ends in the two fighting one another. Prince Darinel announces he's leaving first thing in the morning. Much to Queen's dismay, Darinel is leaving yet she wants him to stay understands his desire to go. Darinel travels far from his home kingdom to a kingdom that has unusual secret. Princess Tuskja wants to learn more about healing because it's her passion. Yet the ladies of court look down their noses at Princess Tuskja's efforts as pointless. She eludes her guards in search for valuable herbs to use in her healing work. The King doean't know what to do with his daughter but he knows one thing the dragon must go. The King decrees that any man who kills the dragon will gain his daughter's hand in marriage. Suitor's from all over try for Princess' Hand only to fail miserably. The Dark Prince is a spurned suitor that wants to take his revenge on The Princess for turning him down. The dragon finds an unlikely friend. Who is the dragon's friend? Will will take up The King's decree? Will Princess Tuskja learn more about healing? What are Darinel's plans? What will The Dark Prince plan now? Your answers await you in Darinel Dragonhunter. I thought this was incredibly sweet story about the power of friendship no matter the cost. I thought Darinel choosing to leave was a very brave act on his part inspite of his father's demands. I applaud his courage to stick to his plan and accept the consequences as well. The dragon's part in the story was so skillfully woven together that left little doubt to it's importance. The Princess is a very good role model. She's unafraid and willing to stand up for what she believes in. Each of the characters were interesting, thoughtful, generous, and kind at times. I will definitely continue reading more of this author's work.