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Official Review: The Royal Dragoneers by M. R. Mathias

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Official Review: The Royal Dragoneers by M. R. Mathias

Post Number:#1 by kimmyschemy06
» 24 Oct 2016, 09:21

[Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Royal Dragoneers" by M. R. Mathias.]

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4 out of 4 stars
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Royal Dragoneers is Book One of the Dragoneers Saga written by M. R. Mathias.

Aspiring King’s Ranger Jenka de Swasso knows he is in trouble after disobeying his mother and his master by following his prey all the way deep in the hills teeming with trolls, goblins and ogres. Things take a new turn when a lime colored dragon saved him from a band of three attacking trolls. Jenka, then, realizes that not all dragons are enemies.

However, Master Kember, a former King’s Ranger and Jenka’s mentor, feels there is a need to seek an audience with the king about the recent event. Together with Jenka and two more of his trainees, Solman and Rikky, they set out for the treacherous journey to King’s Island. They are joined by a King’s Ranger, two of his Foresters and a pair of druids practicing High Magic from the Order of Dou, whose mission is to inform the king of an imminent war to be initiated by the trolls led by Gravelbone, the avenging Goblin King riding a nightshade.

This is a fast-paced, exciting, action-filled and suspenseful fantasy book told in the third person omniscient point of view. The action and suspense begin as early as the first chapter and never seem to stop until the end. Moreover, the plot is very unpredictable with twists and turns at almost every chapter and several surprises along the way that the possibility of guessing what would happen next is non-existent.

The writing is casual making the book easy to read and understand. The author described every fictitious creature very vividly that the reader can almost imagine not only the sparkling and vibrant colors of the dragon scales but also the gruesome and ugly form of the gigantic trolls and orcs with even the minute details effectively depicted.

In addition to the great plot is the set of well-developed and admirable characters. The Dragoneers are smart, brave, honorable and selfless. They have their own share of pains and losses making it easy to relate with them and root for them. Even the minor characters are memorable. Herald is the fatherly King’s Ranger, Linux is the well-meaning and powerful druid, Mysterian is the intimidating witch and Blanchard is the arrogant king.

In the end, the reader is rewarded with an exciting and justifiable climax followed by a denouement that offers hope and anticipation for the next book in the series.

However, other readers may find this book too intense for their taste. The killings may be too graphic while the deaths may be too painful. Scenes of torture and slaughter are not for the faint of heart. Moreover, I noticed some missing words and typo errors (like Ricky instead of Rikky and Solmon instead of Solman) which are thankfully very few.

I, therefore, give this book the rate of 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to fans of fantasy novels and to those who enjoy stories about goblins, orcs, trolls, ogres, witches and dragons. Some scenes, however, are not suitable for young readers.

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Re: Official Review: The Royal Dragoneers by M. R. Mathias

Post Number:#2 by lane_vespertine
» 31 Oct 2016, 02:43

Wow, there seemed to be almost nothing wrong with it!
Good job to the author, and as per usual great job reviewing to you!
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Re: Official Review: The Royal Dragoneers by M. R. Mathias

Post Number:#3 by kimmyschemy06
» 31 Oct 2016, 04:40

lane_vespertine wrote:Wow, there seemed to be almost nothing wrong with it!
Good job to the author, and as per usual great job reviewing to you!

Thank you very much. It's one great book :)
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Re: Official Review: The Royal Dragoneers by M. R. Mathias

Post Number:#4 by hsimone
» 01 Nov 2016, 06:23

Great review, kimmyschemy06! This sounds like a perfect read for me - action-packed, unpredictable fantasy. I'm glad you enjoyed the read! Congratulations to the author for receiving such a positive review. :tiphat:
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Re: Official Review: The Royal Dragoneers by M. R. Mathias

Post Number:#5 by kimmyschemy06
» 01 Nov 2016, 06:42

hsimone wrote:Great review, kimmyschemy06! This sounds like a perfect read for me - action-packed, unpredictable fantasy. I'm glad you enjoyed the read! Congratulations to the author for receiving such a positive review. :tiphat:

Thank you very much. I enjoyed the book a lot :)
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Post Number:#6 by ebeth
» 06 Nov 2016, 12:06

Thank you for the review!
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Re: Official Review: The Royal Dragoneers by M. R. Mathias

Post Number:#7 by kimmyschemy06
» 06 Nov 2016, 20:46

ebeth wrote:Thank you for the review!

You're welcome. Thank you for the comment :)
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Re: Official Review: The Royal Dragoneers by M. R. Mathias

Post Number:#8 by gali
» 08 Nov 2016, 10:03

Sounds good! I love fantasy and I love dragons! I like unpredictable plot and well-developed characters.

Good job on the review!
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Post Number:#9 by bookowlie
» 08 Nov 2016, 10:14

Great review! I normally don't read this genre too often, but you made the story sound so interesting. Memorable characters, action-packed scenes, exciting twists and turns....your comments have made me want to take a second look at this book.
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Post Number:#10 by AA1495
» 08 Nov 2016, 10:19

Sounds good, with an interesting plot and well described characters. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. Thank you for the great review.
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Post Number:#11 by Rachel1019
» 08 Nov 2016, 10:35

Sold! I would definitely like to read this book! Your review makes it sound so amazing and these are my favorite kind of books. Great job on getting me so incredibly interested in the book without me ever having heard about it before.
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Post Number:#12 by anneloretrujillo
» 08 Nov 2016, 11:29

I'm glad you enjoyed this book! You did a great job on the review! I'm not really into fantasy, so I don't think that this is the book for me.
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Re: Official Review: The Royal Dragoneers by M. R. Mathias

Post Number:#13 by chrisann2780
» 08 Nov 2016, 11:34

Excellent review. Very thorough. Not my usual read. But, know what.....I am going to download it and give it a chance based on the enthusiastic review. Thanks to the author for the free book.
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Post Number:#14 by mindyg123
» 08 Nov 2016, 11:40

Congratulations to the author for being BOTD. Great review. I will definitely be reading this, what's not to love about dragons, trolls, ogres, goblins and lots of action.
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Re: Official Review: The Royal Dragoneers by M. R. Mathias

Post Number:#15 by Strangerthanfiction
» 08 Nov 2016, 12:06

Wow great review! Sounds like an amazing read that I can really get into. "This is a fast-paced, exciting, action-filled and suspenseful fantasy book told in the third person omniscient point of view. The action and suspense begin as early as the first chapter and never seem to stop until the end. Moreover, the plot is very unpredictable with twists and turns at almost every chapter and several surprises along the way that the possibility of guessing what would happen next is non-existent." You had me at hello. Lol. Seriously though. Thank you for sharing. I'm reading this baby next. Don't worry. I'm not bothered by graphic scenes.
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