The Dragon King and I

The Dragon King and I

by Adrianne Brooks

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ISBN-13: 9781497447141
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/12/2013
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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The Dragon King and I 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The premise of this story was good. I liked the different take on fairytale characters, and the larger storyline that was touched on. However, this book needs some more polish to be really good. It was enjoyable, but in some places confusing as obscure references were made, and the attempt at mystery was just confusing in many cases. Most things were eventually explained, but many of them were not pivotal to the storyline, so a little more care with concepts would not have hurt anything. I will probably read the next one eventually, but I don't feel compelled to, like a great book would do.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Decent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable and an interesting take on some fairytale ideas. Approximately 175 pages which I normally would find too short of a book to read, but this one was worth the time. Thank you Author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful take on fairytales. Engaging and enjoyable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will keep you guessing thru out Already started the second one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the worst books I've read.
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Enjoyed the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quaint twist to a faerie tale that at times was confusing at best. However to give credit where credit is due , the story is flamboyant, original and intriguing . L.M.A.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first volume in Brooks' new series has everything: a determined heroine, a strong hero, a nasty villain, and an epic quest. But, as much as Brooks plays up fairy tale tropes, she also plays with and undermines those very tropes; e.g., the villain is not who you think it is, the damsel saves herself, and so on. The only reason that I am not giving "The Dragon King and I" four stars is because it is so poorly edited. There are missing commas, missing quotation marks, missing periods, and wholly incorrect terms are used in a few places (e.g., "discourse" instead of "discord"). It was distracting enough to knock me right out of the story more than once. Still, the book is a heck of a lot of fun, and I love Brooks' take on dragons and the Goblin Market. Highly recommended to fans of Lisa Shearin, Kate Danley, Annie Bellet, and Thea Harrison. -- lyradora
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tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
~ 2.5 The Dragon King and I Stars ~  The Dragon King and I is book one in the Fairest of Them All series by Adrianne Brooks. This is my first time reading Ms. Brooks and I’m not sure what to make of this one. I’m a little confused and conflicted. A little surprised I finished it, since it had so much weirdness too it. The Dragon King and I gives us a different spin on fairy tails. I think the whole series is a bunch of fairy tails, but it is all completely befuddling. It felt like the author was not sure where to go with this, which fairy tails to entertain, and what supernatural creatures to have. It was a hodgepodge of weirdness. It got to be a little to weird at times. I also noticed that the transformation from one scene to another is fast and things where introduced, but not really. If you understand what I mean. Also at one point the character said she had a lunch and then on the next page she is saying she hasn’t had anything since cake the night before. Uh, I think someone forgot to edit this. So it just adds more to the confusing atmosphere.  As for the characters I’m a little confounded. Alexandria Greyson, Alex, is cursed or is it blessed? She has became a hermit. When her friend offers her a way to get help, she does not take her up on it until it’s to late, which leads her to a fairy godmother of sorts and a quest. Uh, this girl has so many panic attacks and I just wanted to throttler her at times, she acted more like a little child then a grown women. Sam, our dragon was a likable character. I would have liked more character development and background on him. As for the growing relationship between Alex and Sam I did not feel the attraction between them and this story falls into the ‘instalove’.  I was mildly entertained enough to finish The Dragon King and I. I’m conflicted in whither I want to read more or not. This one left me going, what the ……
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This book was really good, and alittle different from your run of the mill fairytale. Bit it kept you on your toes and was very good throughout. I would read more of the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved all 3 books. Amazing writing, hopefully there will be more to this series. Thanks Kelly Smillie
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Interesting story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I could rate this a zero I would. Not even a romance
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was time wasted that i will never get back!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow fairy tales can be for adults. A very interesting take on all my favorites!