Dawn Before the Dark

Dawn Before the Dark


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An ancient curse keeps men in fear of dragons, so only women can ride them in Slan--while only men can perform magic. As a necromancer from beyond the edge of the known world threatens invasion, Briant appears--a young man who loves dragons. Wybren Tanwen must decide: Is Briant the dragonborn, the answer to prophecy? Will he save Slan?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646334032
Publisher: Bear Publications
Publication date: 08/15/2019
Series: Balphrahn Series , #1
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 1

Chapter 2 13

Chapter 3 16

Chapter 4 25

Chapter 5 35

Chapter 6 42

Chapter 7 47

Chapter 8 51

Chapter 9 55

Chapter 10 65

Chapter 11 78

Chapter 12 84

Chapter 13 92

Chapter 14 97

Chapter 15 99

Chapter 16 104

Chapter 17 109

Chapter 18 114

Chapter 19 119

Chapter 20 132

Chapter 21 140

Chapter 22 145

Chapter 23 152

Chapter 24 162

Chapter 25 175

Chapter 26 178

Chapter 27 187

Chapter 28 195

Chapter 29 197

Chapter 30 200

Chapter 31 203

Chapter 32 212

Chapter 33 218

Chapter 34 223

Chapter 35 231

Chapter 36 236

Chapter 37 241

Chapter 38 250

Chapter 39 265

Chapter 40 270

Epilogue 280

About the Author 283

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Dawn Before the Dark 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This exciting new entry in fantasy fiction is worth reading. In the country of Slan, women ride dragons and men cast spells. It's been that way since the Curse of Ailin was invoked centuries before by an abused woman who suffers at the hands of a power-madden king. But one day, Vask, an ancient dragon, discovers Briant, a young boy who isn't afraid of dragons and wants to ride one. Briant may be exactly what the prophesies say is needed because a terror is brewing on Slan's borders. How Briant and his friends chose to confront this new reality is both entertaining and thought-provoking. The only criticism I have of the book is that it ended too soon. I'm ready to read what happens next. (Disclosure: I read an advance copy of the book. I received no compensation for the review and will receive none from the book sales.)
Nolan Adams 4 months ago
The world of Dawn Before the Dark is well developed with a rich lore that brings the reader immediately into the story. The characters have strong motivations and push the plot along convincingly. Briant in particular is a likeable protagonist with empathetic traits. The ability restrictions based on gender are a clever backdrop to the story. The magic system has several interesting surprises in store, and the action builds to a riveting climax. The book is definitely a page turner and subverts genre expectations while bringing in many familiar and engaging fantasy tropes. It's certainly worth the read, and I look forward to the sequels based on the cliffhanger ending. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.