Prepare yourself for a fantasy romp of epic proportions.
When the days stretch and the land bakes, dragons will again scour the sky.
A city of bones and a city of gold plot against each other while the rebellion gathers strength. Ayoung man is caught in a tempest of intrigue that will forge a new era of freedom, or forever scar the land. He must discover the secret of the Dragon Choir to save his father and end the stranglehold of an unforgiven nation.
Fast paced action sautéed in a deliciously immersive narrative style.
Intelligent storytelling will teleport you into a rich and expansive world of magic where two powerful cultures collide in a deadly dance of politics and espionage. Both must contend with the seasonal migration of dragons lusting for gold and a rebellion gnawing for an end to slavery. Sword and sorcery explode from the pages on an epic scale following the exploits of a young man with a bounty on his head, a beautiful assassin who keeps her secrets close and a feisty rebel general with a plan to topple his oppressors. Only one thing can bring them together. The Dragon Choir.
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About the Author
Ben tried growing up and walked life's path in many different shoes. Along the way, he discovered the spice of politics, a kaleidoscope of culture and most of all the wonders of language. Burning in his heart are hundreds of fantasy tales, powerful stories of struggle and sacrifice, honour and treachery, love and loss. Every day, Ben works the forge, bringing magic to the world of Oranica, unveiling imperfect heroes and heroines in a clash against evil and injustice. Monsters and mythic beasts abound, so sharpen your sword and open your spell book!
Ben's an author who's passionate about the environment and social justice and holds a degree in Political Science. Born in Australia and well travelled through Europe and Asia, he's been spoilt with inspiration for his fiction. While the dramatic landscapes, political intrigue and epic battles will captivate your imagination; the dragons and magic will take your breath away.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This fantasy story revolves around Elrin, a young man with a strong desire to learn and to better himself, but – without the appropriate family background – little chance of being able to do so. Elrin believes that both his parents once had high status – his mother as an accomplished bard, and his father as a hero of great reputation. But his father is missing, his mother paralysed by grief, and his family destitute. He receives instruction from the Herder Kleith (and much needed money) in return for running messages. During one such message run, Elrin over hears something he shouldn’t, knocks over a display case, and before he knows it, he is on the run for his life, catapulting headfirst into a religious war and rebellion, and finds himself at the centre of a prophecy. He just wants to find his missing father, but fate – and Minni – have other ideas. The world of this book contains a large number of different sentient species: human (from Calimska and Janda); Drakkin; Ogre; and Shankakin providing the main characters. There are Dragons, of course, (but not until near the end), but also mentions of Dwarves, Elves, Undanae, Orcs, Akiri and Muden. Darwin would not know where to start. The different species co-exist – but generally not peaceably. There is institutionalised racism and speciesism, with a preponderance of derogatory names. The denigrating of other species enables the Jandans to justify slavery and subjugation of other societies. The rebels (a loose confederation of Shankakin, Drakkin and Humans) seek to break their empire and destroy the slave trade. There is also a lot of zealotry. It is to be expected from the ultra-religious Jandans, believing in their innate superiority, but is also present in the rebel mindset. Although Elrin sides with the rebels, he is able to dispassionately view their actions and intent, and is brave enough to speak out about their proposed ‘collateral damage’, and annihilation of the ‘enemy’. Elrin is also capable of seeing ALL slavery as evil, and it is he who insists on freeing the Ogre, Hurn. Elrin, Delik and Pelegrin all idolise their fathers, and spend their lives trying to make their fathers proud. But as the story continues, each has to consider whether the images they have of their fathers are indeed true, and more importantly, if they are worthy of unquestioning reverence and obedience. The characters in this book are all three dimensional, with positive and negative attributes, convincing motivations and doubts. My favourites were Elrin, Minni and Hurn. Minni is a very strong (physically and mentally) woman. Hurn is eager to help, and steadfast in his loyalty to those he loves. He is also very aware, that there is much more than chains to slavery: “Free is not free”. The writing is excellent and the imagery compelling. The approach of the author to combatting injustice and the ambivalence of victory also appealed to me. This is an excellent, thought-provoking fantasy book, and I really look forward to the next in the series. I received copy of this book at no cost from the author in exchange for an honest review
Fantasy Adventure story lines are very popular. Dragon Choir fits into this genre with its adventurous, fast paced, mysterious story. Full of action, this is a book that my husband would enjoy much more than I did. The writing is very descriptive and keeps the reader entertained. I found nothing wrong with the story-telling of the author. What I did not enjoy was the actual adventure. Reading and opinions are such a subjective nature, so what one person likes another does not. While, I did enjoy the fantasy elements of the story, the pace and adventure lost me. The book did not hold my attention well, even though it was a good story, overall. There was a prophecy mentioned and I wish more was revealed about it. Maybe it will be in another story, but I felt like I was cheated out of information as a reader. Elrin was an interesting character – adapting to different situations. This book is a fast paced, intense, fantasy that is full of adventure. The blurb is interesting and pulls the reader in. But, that’s where the wow factor ended for me. Unfortunately, it was just an ok read for me. I received a complimentary copy of this book for review