The Confliction

The Confliction

by M. R. Mathias

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ISBN-13: 9781946187055
Publisher: M. R. Mathias
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Series: Dragoneer Saga , #3
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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The Confliction 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Martha-A-Cheves More than 1 year ago
The Confliction – The Dragoneers Saga Book III – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of A Book and A Dish, Think With Your Taste Buds and Stir, Laugh, Repeat Jenka started looking at a charcoal sketch of a Sarax, with marks and carefully written text detailing sensitive and dangerous parts of the thing’s strange body. Then he saw something else and pointed it out to Lemmy. He was showing Lem a drawing of a bee’s honeycomb full of little tiny Sarax. The queen was larger, ten times as large as the Sarax. It was bulkier, too, formed like a larva, or a giant grub, with several long snaking limbs on each side of an elongated torso. I wonder if they really follow that thing, said Lemmy, as he took the parchment to study it closer. Jenka’s mind had moved on. He was searching for anything else they could use to more effectively destroy the beasts. He found a small wooden chest and forced it open with a sealing blade. Inside were several hundred golden coins with a strange feline animal on one side and two lines with a slash through them on the other. He wondered, for a long time, from where they had come. Then he pondered where the Sarax had come from and a certain fear of the unknown began to creep into him like a chill. Jenka, Aikira, Zahrellion, Rikky and Marcherion, along with their dragon mounts, are all dragoneers. In books I and II, they have survived the Gravelbone and his magic as he waged war on their land. Through their own magic they have survived the threats of the Sarax that had escaped from their star ship. It was now their duty to guard the ship in hopes of preventing other Sarax from escaping. But the Sarax was just the first metamorphosis stage of these aliens. They fed upon human met which gave them the strength to cocoon and later change into foul ivory-horned vermin masters like Gravelbone. After becoming aware of this, the dragoneers found themselves being faced with the threat that there was something even more powerful than the Sarax. With this knowledge also came the knowledge that the other being would be many times more powerful than the Sarax and the Gravelbones combined. Then came their job to destroy this being before it destroyed them as well as the people they have vowed to protect. But can they succeed before it’s too late. And will they all survive? The chances look pretty slim. I’ve read all three of the Dragoneer books and as each came to an end I looked forward to the next. When I saw that this was the last book I felt a bit of disappointment. That is until I read the last line of the book telling me an new book and I hope series will be coming out in 2013. I have to say that Author Michael Robb Mathias has one strong imagination and knows how to put it into words. I look forward to reading any and all of his books.
Narayana More than 1 year ago
An apt conclusion to a fun series. I found it a bit hurried and telling in places, but Mathias' zest makes for a fun read. The first two books in this trilogy are a must read before tackling this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE the Dragoneers. I great iff you like fantasy like harry potter. If you like this, you might like the last dragon chronicles
MissRead13 More than 1 year ago
They always say that the third time's a charm, and The Confliction is living proof. Mathias has granted readers a free ticket to accompany our favorite characters one more time on the backs of dragons, so please be prepared to hold on tight. Each turn of the page guarantees a breathtaking step closer to an ending one couldn't possibly even guess. The author has such a way with words that we get reeled in slowly, yet there is no release in sight until the fanatical finish. This portion of the saga could possibly be the author's best work yet, and many will have a feeling that he's not done yet. Most readers will be overjoyed that there's a sci-fi undertone in this novel where aliens and spaceships enter this world that one can only visit in their wildest dreams. What could Mathias possibly think of next??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it a lot. But I want the new book now! Now! Now! Now!
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M_Cesar More than 1 year ago
This was the third instalment in the Young Adult Fantasy thriller series. The story picks up where it was previously left, with the new King circling his realm upon his Nightshade and the Dragoneers in their castle in the mountain taking turns in guarding the strange ship belonging to the Sarax. When circumstances change dramatically, something sinister, the course behind the Sarax stirs from its life inside the ship and calls out to somehow cease control over all the druids including Zah. Jenka, in shock discovers Zah as she breaks the Sarax free from their new prison, acting under the control of the monster inside. They escape to the castle, yet the source, is now free and heads towards populations to feed upon the innocent. Once again M.R. Mathias has written an exciting book, as the Dragoneers are thrown into many new challenges and discover even more powers they didn't realize they had. As the new monster feeds it grows ever stronger and changes shapes. Will the Dragoneers find a way to defeat this terrible monster? Can Jenka pull a rabbit out of a hat again and come up with some heroic act of valor? Can the new King come back from his corruption and lead his people and help the Dragoneers? I found this book just as nail bitingly good as the first book. It is filled with action from start to finish! I was gladly surprised at the end to discover that the story will continue beyond the three books, with the next installment due in 2013. I really enjoyed the character Marcherion as his somehow discovers strange new powers in this book with no explanation, and I wonder if this will play a part in later books? Also the romance between Jenka and Zah has deepened which was good to see. This book however was the shortest of the three, but does come with a related short story which I enjoyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My interest was kept all the way through. Great read.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
A satisfying conclusion, fast-moving and exciting Bringing the Dragoneers Saga to a satisfying close and leaving the door open to further adventure, M. R. Mathais’ The Confliction is an enjoyable novel, set in a complex and well-imagined world, with the sort of exciting battle scenes that just beg to be seen on a movie screen. Readers should probably start with the earlier books, but, as a reader who very quickly forgets what she’s read before, I can reasonably claim the story will still be interesting without reading them. As a well-planned saga, this series involves a lot of fascinating characters in a world filled with detail. Earlier books have built up the mystery of the dangerous prince, the magic of body-swapped king and adviser, wise witches, fallen druids and, of course, dragons. The dragons and their riders are the heroes of this tale, independent yet tied by allegiances to friends and humanity, powerful yet limited, and pleasingly loyal to each other. New enemies and allies are revealed in each book, and this one’s no exception, building new threats nicely on hints from previous tales, and even adding a hero whose background, though untold, feels perfectly right for the land. Extra details explaining past events are smoothly and satisfyingly woven into the tale. And the final battle is very expertly told. This third novel seems shorter, more precisely edited and faster-moving than its predecessors. For me at least, it reads like the best in the series. I’m looking forward to more, but it’s nice to see the completion of this part of the tale. Disclosure: I received a free ecopy of this novel from the author in exchange for my honest review.
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cherchar More than 1 year ago
I hated it was over. I wanted the story to go on and on. The storylines are simple, believeable, and engrossing; the characters are engaging and loveable. You want to know what they're into and where they're going with the rest of their lives. Anytime M.R. wants to continue this series, I hope you let me know, 'cause I will be purchasing it. Oh, by the way, I'm 64 and have read almost everything Mr. Mathias has written in this genre. Keep up the good work, Sir. I for one, love your writing.
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