Dragons of Wendal

Dragons of Wendal

by Maria Schneider

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BN ID: 2940014613460
Publisher: Bear Mountain Books
Publication date: 06/24/2012
Series: Dragons of Wendal , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 163
Sales rank: 1,152,548
File size: 919 KB

About the Author

Maria Schneider is the author of the Moon Shadow series (urban fantasy) and the Sedona O'Hala mystery series. She has been published in Darwin's Evolutions, The Town Drunk and Coyote Wild Magazine.

You can find her at her blog: www.BearMountainBooks.com

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Dragons of Wendal 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
wazi More than 1 year ago
Dragons of Wendal by Maria E. Schneider In this enchanting story, Zoe desires to learn more magic than her mother has been able to teach her so far. Her bumbling cousin Lonnie has managed a mage position at the castle in Birk. In one of Lonnie’s magic spells gone wrong, Zoe meets an irate female whose dragon essence has been bound by an enchanted ring. Zoe is familiar with Lonnie’s magic and is able to send her back to Wendal from which she came. Magic and sorcery had been outlawed in Wendal for thousands of years, it is the home for dragons and shifters. One year later Zoe is in Mage School at the Gorgon University far away from her cousin Lonnie. But Zoe gets caught up in a conspiracy while trying to save a friend who was being kidnapped one evening. Zoe recognizes the dragon lady, Lindis, being forced to marry the friend who had been kidnapped. Zoe is again able to free her but is unable to escape the wolf warriors who showed up to save Lindis as well. Lindis implores Zoe to unbind the magic in the ring. Zoe warns her messing with another wizard’s magic is a highly specific magic that can go terribly wrong. Zoe is wary and sure that she is not trained enough to attempt such a feat. Derrick, the wolf who captured Zoe, is ordered to guard and protect her at his house with the help of his pack. The story is unique and delightful as Zoe attempts to teach herself, Lindis, and Derrick the intricacies of drawing glyphs and casting spells with the help of power crystals. The story is told from Zoe’s point-of-view, she is very naïve about the ways of the world and very verbose. It was fun getting caught up in her head as she reasoned things out. She was highly ethical and always determined to do what was right. The plot takes some unexpected turns as the conspiracy of gryphon origin and the ring are brought to light. There are dragons, eagles, and wolf shifters all vying for Zoe’s attention. I can’t wait to read the next book. Format/Typo Issues: I found no issues with proofing or formatting in this story. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy.** February 17, 2015
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Veins of lava run down the lava rock walls. A huge bon fire inside a obsidian fireplace. In the center is a large obsidian table with a moonstone sphere ilaid in the center. The floor is silver with gems inlaid. The door is a thick mat of vines covered with gold and silver spirals and gems. One wall has five glowing stone shelves covered in relics runes metals gems and scrolls and parchment and maps. A line of chalk stone is inlaid in the wall for scratching important points in. Outside is a large balcony with a talon sharpener. You can see for miles on the balcony.~Dawn~
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mscott9985 More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a fantastic fantasy read this summer, look no further. Dragons of Wendal, a newly- released novella by Maria Schneider, offers readers all of the elements of a really terrific story: a strong heroine, a sweet romance, and plenty of action. Oh, and did I mention shifters? You've gotta love shifters! When Zoe realizes that no one in her home kingdom takes her seriously, and that she will forever be in the shadow of less competent wizards, she runs away to school to study and learn the craft of magic. Once there, she stumbles upon a mystery that brings her face-to-face with the mysterious dragons of Wendal. I became acquainted with Schneider's writing after reading her collection of fantasy short stories, Sage: Tales from a Magician Kingdom, and I've been following her work ever since. Schneider is an excellent story teller, and her plots are always vibrant and full of interesting characters. This enchanting read definitely belongs on your summer reading list!