The Dragon's Egg : Dragonfall

  • by David A. Wells
  • Narrated by Derek Perkins
  • Series: Dragonfall
  • 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Seventy-five years ago, the dragons fell from the sky. We thought they were just meteorites - six terrifying explosions rang the world like a bell. When the dust settled, we went on with our lives as though nothing had happened.
More than a decade later, five of the eggs hatched. The dragons that emerged were small and weak. They kept to the shadows, working in secret to persuade people to do their bidding, offering magic as payment and reward. Years passed...and still we didn't notice the evil growing in our midst.
The war began suddenly. Survivors called it the "apocalypse" - nine billion people killed in an afternoon. Then the dragons revealed themselves, burning huge swaths of what remained, taunting and mocking and murdering the survivors.
Four leaders arose: the Wizard, the Dragon Rider, the Monk, and the Dragon Slayer. Allied with the rebel dragon, they waged war for years until they, too, were defeated, scattered, or killed.
When the war ended, only one dragon remained...but that single dragon was enough to plunge the world into tyranny.


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Customer Reviews

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I tried so hard to enjoy this book

I wanted to like this book. I really did. The world building was awesome and I was really interested in the lore behind the world he was creating. Yet, I couldn't finish the book.

The audio performance was good, but there was a serious lack of imagery and if there were some descriptions, they were pretty vague. This led me to be taken out of the story many times, as I had to try and figure out what each character looked like by the voice the narrator had given them, on top of their vague descriptions.

Not only was the imagery not really there, but his over use of "[name] said" made the book feel lazily written and not as expanded upon as it could have been.

Honestly, if the imagery and better descriptions were there, I probably would have finished and enjoyed this book, as the world is a very interesting one. That being said, when you can barely visualize the characters nor the environments, it leads to a very confused reader and a rather lackluster book, no matter how good the story is.
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- Donald

I really enjoyed this book. It's very faced paced.

Sometimes too fast paced. I had to listen at 0.9x, and I found my self having to go back a chapter to two at times, because I would miss something important and I knew it was an essential to the story. I liked the characters and felt like I was in the world as a silent observer following the protagonist and his comrades. Theirs a lot of action in the book and I didn't find the book to be formulaic. The book was filled with twists and turnes. I'm not a big fan of post-apocalyptic books, but this author pulled it off is such a way that it I found it believable, with a couple of exceptions. This is a coming of age story and by the way it ended you know there will be other books to follow. It has an interesting magic system. Derrick Perkins discuss an exceptional job narrating the novel, as always. He really is a great narrator. I highly recommend this to anyone that liked the Godling Chronicles, or the Seven Isles, because the Sovereign of the Seven Isles was written by the same author, and anyone into Epic Fantasy, and interesting Magic Systems. There isnt a lot of world building, because it happens to be in the near distant future on Earth, so it wasn't that necessary. I'll probably listen to this again before the next book comes out, or at least the last few hours.
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- Bob-o

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-26-2016
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing