The Dragon Hunter and the Mage

  • by V. R. Cardoso
  • Narrated by Todd Menesses
  • 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Magic can make you invincible, if it doesn't get you killed first.
Aric and Fadan are half-brothers. Both sons of the Empress, but only one of them the son of the Emperor. A decade ago, Fadan's powerful father tore the Empire in two by outlawing the use and practice of magic. Forbidden from seeing each other, Aric and Fadan defy the Emperor and wander the vast Imperial Citadel until one night, they stumble upon an ancient Manual of Magic. They are faced with a choice: take the book straight to the Emperor or see if one of them has the forbidden magical talent. Their world is turned upside down and the half-brothers find themselves swept away as tragedy and conspiracy separate them, sending each to either end of the Empire. In a world of dark mages, massive creatures, and vengeful gods, one will train as a Dragon Hunter while the other taps into magical powers that could spell his execution.
Dark forces are moving in the shadows and no one in the Empire is ready for what's to come. Will Aric and Fadan survive to ever see each other again?


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Customer Reviews

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Good listen

Awesome new book along with great ( Audible ) narration done by Todd Menesses. I am not one to drone on with a review, but I will say that it's like a YA book, but less whiny, more action and start to a good world building along with a magic system.

I would normally toss a YA book out the window into a burning fire BUT there are a handful that I will let slide when the YA ( protagonist ) is not acting like a total self entitled know it all ass hat.

Oh, and if you like Dragons it has plenty of them.
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- John

A neat little story

Any additional comments?

This book didn't really offend or entrance, but it was a decent story. It flowed well. There are quite a few characters, so it can be a little much at times. I believe even the reader had issues creating the same voices for each of the characters...which was distracting at times.

I will say I am looking forward to the sequel, just to see where the story goes. ...and unlike many books, I don't feel cheated at the, good show.

On the positive side, the characters do show growth...which has been an issue lately with books I have been going through. On the negative side, the initial "teen" phase of the kids was annoying as hell. The queen also seemed a little too weak at times, while being too strong at other times...the consistency for the character was missing.

Spoiler: ...characters die. Whoot. Worth the credit.

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- Greg "littleluey"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2016
  • Publisher: Vasco Cardoso