The Dragon Ring: Epic Fantasy: Coming of Age amid Dragons, Wizards and Witches

The Dragon Ring: Epic Fantasy: Coming of Age amid Dragons, Wizards and Witches

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ISBN-13: 9781500559205
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/09/2014
Series: Neuyokkasinian Arc of Empire , #1
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Dragon Ring: Epic Fantasy: Coming of Age amid Dragons, Wizards and Witches 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ksprings More than 1 year ago
This review was first published by Kurt's Frontier under Invincible Love of Reading. Synopsis:  Prince Saxthor is a thirteen-year old boy in the midst of court intrigue and a coming war with dark powers. His aunt, the former queen, is a ruthless witch who realizes the young prince is her greatest threat to reclaiming the throne. A ruthless warlock is assembling an army of orcs, ogres, trolls, and dragons to conquer the surrounding lands. For his own safety, the young prince is sent on a dangerous quest with his best friend and the court wizard’s apprentice that will remove him from the former queens sights. Dogged by evil every step of the way, Prince Saxthor must also battle his self doubts and lost confidence. Review: The Dragon Ring is a coming of age novel in the classic sense, mixed with a strong dose of Epic High Fantasy. The character of Prince Saxthor is easily sympathetic. The dialogue is reminiscent of Tolkien. There are no problems with the books pacing. C. Craig Coleman doesn’t waste much of time on set up before the young prince finds himself in danger. Lovers of swords and sorcery will find this a very entertaining read.
RichardSutton More than 1 year ago
It takes a very special kind of writer to be equally comfortable creating an absorbing new world while populating it with honest, flesh and blood characters engaged in mythic struggles. C Craig Coleman has done that and more in his debut novel, The Dragon Ring. I was completely carried along as a young prince, full of self-doubt and fresh ideas, is exiled into safety. He's carefully nurtured into a confident manhood with a sense of his own purpose while dodging every imagined kind of fiendish adversary. His allies range from tiny, flitting wrens to full-fledged wizards, owls and even, strange as it seems, a huge dragon. If you are a fan of satisfying, epic fantasy slightly reminiscent of Tolkien, you will enjoy immersing yourself in the looming battle for Powteros. The next book can't come too soon!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Eduardo Aduna for Readers' Favorite Saxthor, second son of the current Queen, is in danger from his very own aunt, the Witch Earwig - who also happens to be the previous queen. With the help of two well-meaning mages and a host of magical creatures, Saxthor must find a way to tap the power inside him and survive the political machinations of his immediate family. There are several things that makes a fantasy epic work. World building is an essential part of any fantasy novel, as is populating this imaginary world. C. Craig Coleman has taken genre tropes like dragons and faeries and imposed his own style and flair on them. He then placed these magical creatures in a world that is different enough to be exotic, but familiar enough for readers to have solid points for reference. Saxthor, as a protagonist in what is the first book of the series, fits the archetypal hero mold. Youngish readers would have no trouble identifying with his desire for independence, his capacity for self-reliance and his intuitive cleverness. He is a character whose story readers would want to follow. I for one would love to see his development from a capable young man to someone who can truly impact the fantasy world that he lives in. Of course, no protagonist would be interesting without a capable antagonist to bring out the best in him. As far as crafting villains and nefarious characters go, C. Craig Coleman manages to combine evil and weird while adding a slight pinch of humanity to the mix. The Dragon Ring, Neuyokkasinian Arc of Empire Book 1, is a charming and solidly written book with surprising depth that can gain C. Craig Coleman a legion of new fans.