The Dragonslayer's Sword

The Dragonslayer's Sword

by Resa Nelson

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BN ID: 2940154262115
Publisher: Resa Nelson
Publication date: 01/04/2016
Series: Dragonslayer , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 4,311
File size: 224 KB

About the Author

Resa Nelson is a long-time member of SFWA (Science Fiction Writers of America) and a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop. Resa writes fantasy and mystery/thriller novels about women who are strong, smart, and courageous. Her characters are everyday people faced by overwhelming problems that threaten to destroy the existence they know.

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The Dragonslayer's Sword 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unusual premise and the story jumps around sometimes from present to past and then back to present which is jarring. But, I liked the overall concept of the book and it had elements which could have made it into a great book if organized differently. I just felt it had potential to be even better. Dragons, spirits, shapeshifting, your own belief creating your reality, a strong female lead, child torture: this book had it all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a free book, it's good enough. The writing isn't atrocious, but not as svelt as I would normally choose with a book I purchased. Some of the story feels forced rather than just flowing from place to place (idea to idea). Characters were alright, but some were lacking. The characters who seemed to have the most depth were fleeting in longevity. I want to read the second book, so there is that. However, I would be hard pressed to spend an exorbitant amount of money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Better than most. Unexpected. Not a lot of distraction from main story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable with wonderful shifts. So many of the other free books are smothered with sexual romance, this writer relies on the story to grab your imagination and taste your appetite.
Sherre More than 1 year ago
The Dragonslayer's Sword was a book unlike any other I had ever read. I had no idea what to expect when I began reading this book, and it was a good thing. There was no way for me to even guess at the things that would be discussed. This book was nothing, if not unique. The beginning of this book dropped us right in the midst of the feelings swirling inside a young, abused girl, Astrid. It was somewhat depressing, and confusing. The reader had no idea why she was like she was or what happened to her family. However, we learned that Astrid is very intuitive and learns things about her surroundings easily. She doesn't forget and uses everything she learns to make her a better person. Initially, I did not like this book. I thought it was too confusing and convoluted. Nothing made sense. I didn't understand why the people could change the way they appeared, or anything. As the book went on, I was very tempted to quit and never read it again. I didn't like how easily things came for Astrid. Often, she said "I understood now why..." or "That explained why...". It got me a little annoyed because, well, it explained nothing to me, and I didn't understand why. There were way too many links and loopholes between people and events. There was just way too much to this book, too many different people with too many backstories and not enough pages to explain them all. It felt rushed and oftentimes, I found myself wondering how on earth I made it to where I made it in my book. Despite these many issues, there was much I liked about the book. I loved the fact that the main character was unattractive and was able to grow into her true potential. I liked that they showed the power of belief on people. In addition, once things were explained at the end, I felt much better about the book. It was the end that improved the rating I had about the book. I would suggest that only those who are thoroughly interested in Fantasy read this book. If you are interested more in paranormal romance and expect this book to be heavy on the romance and otherworldly explanations about the reasons life is the way it is, don't read this book. You much throw out all your preconceived notions and come to the table with an empty slate. I give this book 2.5 stars. It wasn't really my type of book, although I liked much about it. I will probably read the next book (not just because I promised the author, but because I want to).
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Anonymous 5 months ago
Reminds you to look inside of yourself.
Anonymous 8 months ago
My daughter absolutely loves this book. Ever since she finished she has been begging for the next book.
Anonymous 8 months ago
This book is like a totally new genre to me. A great mixture of ideas and lifestyles and so many different things and people interacting with each other in such unique ways. I’m looking forward to seeing the future writings in this series. Thanks for sharing your hard work and great imagination.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Good read 10/10 would read again.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Very interesting, especially regarding the blacksmithing parts. The story line itself could get a bit confusing but not confusing enough to stop reading.
Anonymous 9 months ago
It was great
Anonymous 9 months ago
Though the beginning was not as well written or developed as it could have been, the story line was great! Very original, not so predictable. The writing became stronger through the book making it enjoyable to read.
Tavaresden on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book was well-written in terms of keeping the reader interested. The characters were interesting, DiStephan and Lenore especially. I found the setting to be very unique; the concept of what it means to shapeshift as well as the role of the dragons. I also approve of the very concise writing style. Nelson leaves a strong impact when she writes a one sentence paragraph.It's written like this.I would like to point out that she does do it often. Personally, I had no problem with it but some people might not like this style so here's a heads up. I would love to give this book more stars but there were some things that detracted from my reading experience. I felt that the plot was very lacking in some ways. It felt too forced and hesitant, which made it hard for me to really commit. Too much detail was given about things that didn't matter and too little about things that do. For example, when the secret that Astrid was hiding is revealed, the effect was ruined because there was little to no foreshadowing. I couldn't bring myself to care mainly because I didn't even know what being a (SPOILER) even meant! In general, I felt very little sympathy for the characters. Aside from a few of them, I couldn't understand why the characters did what they did. One character pledged to go wherever Astrid goes but it doesn't make sense since she (or he) never showed any sign of loyalty to her. I especially can't understand what's going through Astrid's head half the time. Even the final battle was such a confusing mess because of the inconsistencies.Overall, this book is great for a rainy day when you just want to read a quick action-packed story. There is a bit of dismemberment going on so it might not be the best pick for children. Anyway, the book is not perfect and might not become one of your top favorites but it's certainly a fun read. Won in a giveaway in return for an honest review
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Anonymous 12 months ago
This leaves a lot to be desired in a book. It's like reading grade school writing. Even the story doesn't quite gel together. Not worth reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was surprisingly engaging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good storyline. Good characters. Reads fast. Minimal redundancy. A good read. I will purchase the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line was very good. Parts of the book jumped around a bit and it was hard to place the reasoning for mentioning certion specific things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first e-read. Pulled me in because it was free. Interesting because it had dragons. Plan to finish the series because the characters are interesting, the story is interesting and flows well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In joyed the story and the finding out who she was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy and quick read. I really enjoyed this book