He’s a volatile, genetically-engineered slave, longing for peace. She’s a spoiled princess who wants to reclaim the throne and save the world. He must help her.
Princess Aurelia is left for dead on the frozen planet of Quisquiliae. There she meets a dragon warrior…the last of his kind. The Dragon Warrior, who had also been left for dead, thought war and servitude were behind him. But his short-lived peace is shattered when the fiery young woman revives and starts telling him what to do. He submits himself to her, as is his duty as a slave to the royal family but, deep down, he blames her for everything he is and all he has been forced to commit. After the Dragon Warrior saves Aurelia’s life, the princess is duty-bound to return the favor. Her course of action shocks the Dragon Warrior as he tries to come to terms with his true nature and identity.
The Dragon Warrior and the princess walk the path of honor together but it will take a confrontation with space pirates, a supply run for weapons, a star ship battle, a ground skirmish, a rescue mission and, ultimately, an encounter with evil itself before they find out where this journey will end.
An edge-of-your-seat science fiction adventure filled with innocent, romantic longing, The Dragon Warrior and the Princess breaks from the typical military space opera mold. Shaped by the theme of mercy verses justice, where shades of grey polarize and resolve into right and wrong, The Dragon Warrior and the Princess displays the power of good working through its heroes to give the world hope and a future.
This book is rated 13+
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About the Author
I live in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada with my husband and two young daughters. We're homeschoolers and entrepreneurs. My husband and I make iOS apps and I write stories. Being a writer is magical - spinning nothing into stories - stories that can light the way to a different world. You can connect with me on Faceboook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCelesta
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite The Dragon Warrior and the Princess is a romantic fantasy that takes place in a distant future full of wonder and danger. Aurelia is a princess in a very difficult situation. In fact, when The Dragon Warrior and the Princess opens, she has been left for dead in a garbage ship and been dumped on Quisquiliae, a frozen planet used as a garbage disposal site. So much for an ecologically sound future. There she meets Layaz Warrior. Now this guy is interesting. He has been created through genetic engineering to be a perfect warrior and serve the royal line, so of course he is above average in physical beauty and physical prowess. They can also change into dragons if their human perfection can’t overcome a problem. The dragon side can handle just about anything. With her father dead and his political rival Paiden in firm control of everything, Aurelia finds herself with one soldier, albeit a very good one, to help her defeat Paiden and win her rightful crown. The charm of The Dragon Warrior and the Princess is not the do or die struggle for power, but the relationship between the Dragon Warrior and the princess. They are alike in one crucial thing that unfortunately causes friction between them more than it brings them together. Having both been raised in isolated, controlled environments with limited types of social interaction, they have to work out every tiny aspect of their interaction. This is a very useful device for shining the spotlight on their inevitable romance. I enjoyed watching and wondering if anything substantial would happen, and I guess that is the essence of a romance novel. A good quick read if you like your sci-fi with a splash of romance.
Overall, I enjoyed the story. I would categorize it as a teen or young adult science fiction story. The characters were engaging, and the plot had good suspense. I think there were a number of occasions where the heroes could have faced more desperate challenges, or the enemy could have been more powerful or equally matched, but it was a good story.
I really enjoyed The Dragon Warrior and the Princess. This fantasy read, I would recommend to older teens and adults. It is a fun and interesting book. I think you, also, will enjoy this book if you enjoy fantasy novels. I want to give this book a 4.5 star rating but not sure how to do that so, its getting 5 stars cause 4 is not enough! I look forward to reading more books by this author as this is the first I had heard of Celesta Thiessen‏. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's more of a SF book with some romance thrown in without having to call it SF Romance. I enjoyed the characters. The book left me with a few questions (maybe I can get the author to explain those for me) and wanting to see what happens next. I finished the book and felt like "Okay, I liked the ending of this story; but, I'd like to see more." It's not that the story wasn't complete. You just wanted to see what came next for the main characters