Dragon Fate : War of the Blades

  • by J. D. Hallowell
  • Narrated by Brian J. Gill
  • Series: War of the Blades
  • 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dragon Fate, the first novel in J.D. Hallowell's popular War of the Blades series, is a heroic fantasy adventure in the classic tradition of the genre. Delno Okonan is a young former soldier eager to put the swords and strife of war behind him, when a chance encounter leaves him inextricably entwined in a tangled web of dragons, magic, and intrigue, as he struggles to find his place among dragons and men, and stave off a plot by renegade dragon riders that threatens all he now holds dear.


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Customer Reviews

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Great book - A little easy though

Hallowell writes a great book here. It's got everything you could possibly want in it: dragons, riders, combat, and even a little magic thrown in for luck.

The story can actually be broken up into several different themes. The first theme is that of a common solider with exceptional leadership skills. And how those skills alienate him from both his common brethren and the nobles who look down on him. A part of both but separated from all. This can be related to many a story or military tale. Another theme is the one of companionship and loyalty. We get this theme through Delno's relationship with the men he led (Which we get to meet though out the land and tale) as well as his relationship with his partnered Dragon. And then we have the political theme where Delno is again forced into a leadership role to stop other Riders from taking over the kingdom.

This is really my only fault with this book. Delno, with a newly hatched dragon and new to the saddle, is pretty much given the rule of the Riders. Even though there are several elder riders with century's of experience over him, all but the main villain seem ready to hand over the reigns to him. It just came off as too easy.

But other than that flaw, the story is fantastic and multi-layered. I'd highly recommend this book and look forward to others.

Gill does a great job as well.
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- Scott

definitely in my multi listen list.

a solid work of entertainment. I have seen better, but not by much! I buy about 4 books a week so I would know.... yes it is a little predictible, and the characters are a little flat, but it is still quite enjoyable.
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- anthony hall

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-06-2015
  • Publisher: Westhall Media