This is a very exciting new series! Dragon Slayer: Beginnings was enjoyable to read from start to finish. The author has created a realistic society, set in a time long ago. It is clear from the beginning of the book that at least one dragon does indeed exist and has brought destruction to at least one village.
As we follow the lives of the various characters in the book, we discover treachery and plots from evil men bent on destruction. We also watch as those that the evil has touched work to balance the idea of an almighty God allowing bad things to happen. The author has done an excellent job of creating characters that are real. Their questions are valid and they must work to understand their place not only in the world but also their heart attitude toward God and others. They must learn to see how God’s plan is woven throughout their lives, even amidst the suffering they endure.
I am really looking forward to reading the next installment in this series. I was pleased that this first book ties up loose ends in the story, yet clearly points us in the direction the next book will be taking. (4 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
CONNECT WITH CAREY GREEN:
Hi, I’m just a small-town Texas kid who’s been really, really blessed. From the time I was 4 I was reading almost anything I could get my hands on and eventually turned to fantasy/sci-fi fiction (Poul Anderson, Piers Anthony, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis ). That, along with a short stint of playing “Dungeons & Dragons” got me hooked on the genre.
My Dragon Slayer series is written as fantasy fiction, but with a bit of a twist. I don’t create talking dragons, magical beings, and wizards. Instead, I’m trying to write what life in that era would have been like if dragons really did exist (and I think it’s a very possible “if”). So… in that sense it may not be true fantasy, but there’s really no place else to put it!
I am married – very happily – to my best friend and partner and together we have the blessing of 5 children and at least one grandchild (Who knows when you’re going to read this?).
I’m a retired Pastor, marriage and family coach and counselor, and Christian life coach, as well as an internet entrepreneur. Yep, I’m pretty busy.
You can connect with the author and learn more about Dragon Slayer: Beginnings at http://www.dragonslayerbook.com/.