The Lost Heir, the Dragonath Chronicles: Book One

The Lost Heir, the Dragonath Chronicles: Book One

by Andi O'Connor

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Always a meticulous planner, Darrak Hunter leads a typically straightforward and dull life until his dreams unexpectedly become plagued with visions of a peculiar and distant world. Waking up to a brilliant purple sun looming ominously in the sky, Darrak is met by a mysterious violet-eyed sorcerer who whisks him away from the struggling Earth.

Thrown into the clutches of a foreign world where magic is reality and not all is as it seems, Darrak embarks on a journey where he is forced to come to terms with his past and do what he can to shape the future. Accompanied by a talented swordswoman, a prince, and a beautiful young sorceress, he must overcome cunning plots of treachery and betrayal to discover the strength to stand against a destructive black magic and an enemy who is a master at deception.

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ISBN-13: 9781612961842
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 03/21/2013
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

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The Lost Heir, The Dragonath Chronicles: Book One 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Kolishki More than 1 year ago
Though I am a casual fantasy reader, this particular book had the unique ability to draw me in and make me wanting more as the pages went by. Though the book is longer in page count, it went by quite quickly, and I was able to finish in two days (which for me, is quite a feat as I tend to take shorter time frames for reading). The characters within The Lost Heir are readily relatable and can be empathized with easily. I feel like I'm right there with them as they move through their tribulations, insecurities, and triumphs. The story is told in a way that gives me a sense that I'm another member of the party, not just a casual observer the story is being told to. The protagonist starts out as a very normal and everyday person that grows on a deep and personal level in which I know what they are feeling and empathize with their emotions and predicaments. Between the internal evolution of all the characters and the development of interpersonal relationships between them, I was literally brought to tears during some intense moments of the plot. This is an exceptionally difficult emotion to arouse within myself, and was deeply touched by what the characters went through and how they dealt with the situations they were presented with by utilizing each other's strengths and guarding one another's weaknesses. There is also no lack of action and suspense within the story either. There were definite moments when the adrenaline was kicking in and I could hear my heartbeat in my ears while the fury of battle was all around me. Cheering for the victories, taking pleasure in the fall of an enemy, feeling the pain of a setback, and the loathsome fury of an enemy's deceit were all common experiences. Not only do I feel that I'm with the characters interpersonally, I feel as though I'm fighting right alongside them through epic battles. The Lost Heir is a uniquely engaging story that drives the reader through the story at a steady pace, but still takes the time to slow down and allow for the characters to internalize and develop. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in fantasy novels or are looking for something new to grip them at a personal level wherein a deep and entertaining story can be revealed to them in an exceptionally engaging manner. I cannot wait for book two!
Ariesgrl More than 1 year ago
Darrak Hunter is just your typical college student that strives for perfection in every aspect of his life, except for taking the time to clean his room. However life as he knows it, changes suddenly when he starts having dreams of a town with a purple sun. As the characters from his dreams become reality, he is whisked away to the planet of Dragonath, where he learns he is the true heir to the world. Darrak and his new friends must risk their lives in order to save their planets. The Lost Heir provides a thrilling and intriguing start to the Dragonath Chronicles. Readers will be quickly swept up in the race to save Earth and Dragonath. The author describes the planet and sky in vivid detail. The characters each face their own challenges, while growing individually and as a group.  The pace of the plot is slow at times, due to the explanations which set-up the premise for the whole series, while the characters appear to accept their circumstances a bit too quickly sometimes. Overall this novel is a must read for fans of the fantasy/sci-fi genre. This book is an easy, fun read. The flow leans towards a young adult book, but it is definitely enjoyable by readers of all ages. I am very excited and anxious to see what happens next with Darrak and his entourage.  Notes: The author of this book provided a copy for me to review. This review was originally posted on the Ariesgrl Book Reviews website.
ksprings More than 1 year ago
The Lost Heir by Andi O'Connor is the story of Darrak Hunter. A loner in college, he is plagued with visions of a distant, purple sunned world. When Earth's sun begins to glow purple in the sky, he is met by a mysterious sorcerer explains that his is the descendent of a ruler from another world. The sorcerer takes him to the world of Dragonath, where he begins to learn about his own powers. The story is intriguing and keeps the reader engaged. However, the dialog is a bit awkward since Ms O'Connor tends to have her characters use proper, academic english as opposed to more natural speech. However, this draw back is easily over looked, though it could prove a distraction to the reader. I will certainly be looking forward to reading the sequel.
Y311er More than 1 year ago
Darrak thought he led a normal life, but then the sun and clouds turned violet. Then a mysterious man shows up and tells him that he has magic and that the only way to save earth was to travel to a far away land and learn how to use his powers.  But when Darrak arrives in Mystandia he get's a lot more than he bargained for as the truth of his past is revealed and he is forced to come to terms with what it all means.  The Lost Heir is a mix of new school and old school, giving you the feeling of traveling back to a time of kings and queens, a time when things were more simple and less complicated by technology. As the story begins we are treated to both worlds and once earth is under attack we are delivered to a time when sorcerer's ruled the lands.  Once Darrak reaches Mystandia things unfold rather quickly. In fact there is so much going on in this story, that at times I found it hard to keep it all straight. Upon Darrak's arrival things in Mystandia quickly become dire as the kingdom is betrayed and put in mortal danger. Now both earth and Mystandia rest on Darrak's shoulders. And the only way to save the kingdom of Mystandia is with magic, magic that Darrak has only just begun to learn and grasp.  The Lost Heir is definitely a story full of magic and I love the way that Andi O'Connor portrays magic in this book. Magic rules the kingdom, it is not hidden, but treasured and respected. In Andi O'Connor's world magic is wielded with the use of a kraylock, a marble boulder that reacts to the magic within the person. But there are those few sorcerer's or sorceresses that can wield magic without the use of the kraylock and are deemed more powerful than all others. In The Lost Heir there are many different layers of magic, limits and capabilities.  I thoroughly enjoyed the world that Andi O'Connor created in this story, it truly made me feel like I had traveled to another land. I for one would love to see a violet sky! The only real problem I had with the story was the fact that I found it hard to believe that the one who betrayed Mystandia could have a change of heart so easily. The betrayal of Mystandia is something that obviously took years of planning and is the work of someone truly evil I don't see how one simple act could make them change their mind and regret everything they had done. Although I do think that this person is getting what they deserved. (You have to read it to really understand what I am talking about, I would tell you, but then that would ruin it!) The Lost Heir is full of magic, creative worlds, action, adventure and will leave you on the edge of your seat as Andi O'Connor definitely left us with an ending that makes you thirst for more! I know I kept touching the screen on my kindle in hopes that more pages would appear! One thing is for certain, I will definitely be tuning in to future stories of Dragonath! *Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review