The Dragon Delasangre

The Dragon Delasangre

by Alan F. Troop

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ISBN-13: 9781101212455
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Series: Dragon de la Sangre , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 312,098
File size: 325 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alan F. Troop’s poems, essays, short stories, and articles have appeared in Miami’s Tropic magazine, Fort Lauderdale’s Sunshine magazine, and a number of national publications. A lifelong resident of South Florida, Troop lives near Fort Lauderdale with his wife, Susan, and manages a hardware wholesale business in Miami. He often spends his leisure time sailing his catamaran around the islands off the coast of South Miami.

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Dragon Delasangre 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Coyotalia More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book at a thrift store, already amazed at the intriguing book cover and the originality of the plot displayed on the back. It looked like a good read, so I took it for a short road trip (about 6 hours of a ride- round trip). Although some parts of the book I expected to happen, as I could tell the story was leading up to it, The Dragon DelaSangre never ceased to amaze me with its originality! Although dragons have always piqued my interest, never has a dragon novel held my attention enough for me to finish the book, then re-read it once I finish it the first time! It was very different than any other book I've read, and because of its originality, I haven't been able to compare it to my favorite novels because it is so different and unique; but equally astounds me. I could hardly put the book down, and afterward, I caught myself connecting songs on my iPod to the story as well as thinking of possible sequels to it in my brain. I have to admit, some parts of the story saddened me or shocked me, but in the end, I was glad to have read the book and anxious to read it again. The author resolves everything in the end and leaves it on a good note. It is definitely a must-read and I would recommend it to anyone my age or older (I'm 16). It has good lessons, advice, and quotes that have been stuck in my head. Looking back at the book, I love it most for its originality. I have yet to find another book like it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's always disturbing when you actually relate to the villain but in the way a good horror novel is disturbing. In Alan F. Troop's inventive mix of horror and fantasy, The Dragon DelaSangre, that's exactly how I felt. I cringed whenever I thought any of the dragons would come to harm and just seeing Peter in my head, riding on a luxury boat, taking out his cell phone, and ordering around his human pawns is guiltily satisfying. Alan F. Troop describes something timeless and true, the lure of the powerful. These Dragons have everything humans long for. Money, status, and looks (while in their human form). I think it takes a truly talented author to tap into the logical side of evil, to actually make us want to be one of these people of the blood. When people find that morals just aren't as simple as they'd like to think. Peter does things we want to do, would love to do, but wouldn't do in our right minds. Yet for a Dragon his actions are perfectly sane, perfectly understandable and Troop takes you through them so you can be appalled at them, but you can't say you don't understand them. Even while Elizabeth seems spoiled, selfish, and controlling she still embodies our own desires and also our own failings. She wants a car despite it being impractical, and she wants to feel love as humans do despite it being almost impossible for someone like her. Personally I believe she did achieve love but I think that's all on how you interpret it. Which is another thing that makes it good. When you have alternate interpretations of a character that usually means (and in this case does mean) that they're multifaceted. I also appreciate the rift that is between the humans and the dragons. One that Peter struggles with bitterly. Dragons and people will never live in harmony in this world that Troop's created. The ultimate outcasts, like the vampires of Dracula, and our society adores a romantic outcasts. After all, we're constantly feeling like no other human could possibly understand our troubles. For Peter that's actually true. He doesn't even fit in with his own kind, and so must suffer his turmoil truly alone. So, why didn't I give this book five stars? I do think very highly of it. Yet I'm also extremely picky and I feel there was more that could have been said in the end. In the end Peter makes this major revelation in regards to dragons and humans and I think there's a whole other book possible there. So if he wrote a sequel I'd definitely read it!
Bonne on LibraryThing 3 months ago
I didn't like this. Didn't like the character, didn't like the story. But I like dragons...
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Readable but I didn't find that I had any sympathy for the main character who is a shapechanging Dragon.It's basically that the Dragons of myth are real and their prey is Humans.
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Absolutely original and gripping
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! I love dragons, so I went to look for dragon books in the library and I found this one. I started reading the first chapter and eagerly wanted to read on. I was hooked!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing I've never read such an exciting book it took me 3 days at most to read the whole book but that was because I read it everyday even during school. I first saw the book in the schools library and thought it would be good and now I know I was right. I have read it a total of 6 times and it still excites me. I definatly say a reading book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Even after I finished I kept reading my favorite parts over and over again. It kept me interested throughout the whole book, and moved in a pretty fast pace, which not many books do. It took me only 3-4 days to read it, but that's not because it was short, it's because I got so excited on every page and read it every chance I got! This is one of my favorite books and always will be! I definatly reccomend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once upon a time, long before man walked the Earth, dragons ruled the world, masters of all they surveyed. When mankind came into existence and geometrically multiplied, the dragons were hunted down and thought to have become extinct. Eventually, they were found in fairy tales and the remaining dragons that lived among humanity kept it that way. They shape change into human form and do business with humans, but know never to trust or befriend them.

Peter Dela Sangre, a dragon that spends much of his time in human form, is conflicted about human beings as he went to school with them and only kills them to eat. When he mates with a female dragon who feels nothing but contempt and disdain for humanity, he loves her enough to respect her wishes until the day comes that he refused to kill the brother of a woman he ate.

Alan F. Troop has done for dragons what Anne Rice has done for vampires and Laurell K. Hamilton has done for werewolves by making his creation so realistic and endearing even though they eat people. THE DRAGON DELASANGRE is an exciting fantasy set on modern day earth that hooks the audience whom reaches out to Peter for enduring so much pain in his young life. Fantasy and horror lovers will have a feast reading the first novel in what looks to be a great series

Harriet Klausner