Official Review: Dragon Scroll of Nepthali by B.L. Madole

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Official Review: Dragon Scroll of Nepthali by B.L. Madole

Post by LV2R » 02 Sep 2018, 01:57

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Dragon Scroll of Nepthali" by B.L. Madole.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Dragon Scroll of Nepthali by B. L. Madole is a young adult, fantasy, and action-packed novel. It reminds me of a very long fairy tale, which includes kings, queens, castles, and dragons, of long ago. It is a story of good and evil; of prosperity and poverty; and of hope and despair.

The story began with the background of two brother dragons, Orpheus and Natas, who protected humans and gave them wonderful resources. After the Great Goblin War, Natas became jealous of Orpheus and was filled with resentment, envy, and pride. He forced Orpheus to write a scroll filled with his evil demands, but Orpheus sealed it with some magic of his own. Natas was put into a long, deep sleep and would awaken whenever within the castle, twins would be born. Orpheus made a magic sword from one of his scales and gave it to the king of Nepthali. The Dragon Scroll and the sword together would one day protect the kingdom. The people turned against Orpheus, so he kissed the king good-bye and left a heart-shaped imprint, which would mark the true royal bloodline.

The Chief Royal Scribe shared the message of the Dragon Scroll to give hope that one day Orpheus would return. Later, the Dragon Scroll was stored away and forgotten by most of the people and many thought it was a fairy tale. However, the story was passed down through the years to Amalek, who told the story of Orpheus and Natas to his daughter Mitzy. Mitzy loved the story and often quoted Orpheus,
“A hope which is pure and true shall not disappoint.“
Treacherous and conniving bands of humans and half-human/half-goblins, called the Bara, attacked the innocent and good people of Nepthali for many years. The evil Narok and Mezrah both wanted the throne and the power of the Dragon Scroll. Most of the story told of their evil and murderous deeds, which paralleled alongside and intertwined in the life of Mitzy and the castle occupants. Mitzy’s mother became a servant to the queen and Mitzy grew up in the castle. Mitzy got to know Prince Roffius and some of the Royal Guards of the castle. Twins were born in the castle and Natas awakens! The story really unfolded after this with a lot of action and suspense. There was just enough romance in the book that it didn’t take away from anything, rather it added to the feel of chivalry in ancient times. One really needs to read the book to enjoy this story in depth.

There were many characters good and bad, intertwining with each other and within the story. The characters were well developed and I felt like I knew many of them personally. I received such satisfaction from reading this book. There seemed to be no lag times, as the happenings pushed forward and there was always plenty of action. I would recommend it to young adults, as well as to older adults. Anyone who likes the old fairy tale style of stories that include dragons or just a good story will enjoy this book. I found that it should be placed on the top of a list of such books to read. Due to the murderous actions and killings, this book would least appeal to small children.

I best liked that the book was extremely well written, not only grammatically, but also from the descriptive language used and in the plot. I liked that if one wanted to find some parallels in the story to some truths about hope in life, one could let their imagination soar. I rate Dragon Scroll of Nepthali a strong 4 out of 4 stars. It is difficult to believe that this is B. L. Madole’s first novel. I cannot think of anything that I did not like about the book unless I count for the fact that a lot of good people died innocently by the hands of murderous and ruthless men. The book deserves a perfect score for the detailed, meaningful, and highly entertaining story.

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Post by Espie » 03 Sep 2018, 00:29

A hope which is pure and true shall not disappoint.
I especially like that quote you've cited. Further, a well-written, perfectly-rated fairy tale piece like this book is worth a second look. Thank you for your insightful review.
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Post by daydreaming reader » 03 Sep 2018, 20:06

This book sounds like an exciting read. I need to understand what exactly happened between the dragon brothers, so will definitely take a look at this. Thank you for your great review!
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Post by Emi_Review » 04 Sep 2018, 04:07

I love fantasy and fairytales and this sounds like it would be such a lovely read. Your review makes it seem like it has a lot to offer with the beautifully descriptive writing and classic fairytale elements such as dragons, goblins, rivalry and kings and queens. I'll add this to my reading list, thank you for the review!

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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 04 Sep 2018, 11:16

This rate is well deserving for this read. I really like the way you have summoned up this read. The premise is really great and I found your review resourceful to make a decision. I may not be a great fan of fantasy but I do love a good read that can create a new world. Thank you for your review!
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Post by kandscreeley » 04 Sep 2018, 14:58

It doesn't sound like there's anything about this story to dislike. It combines some of my favorite things - young adults, dragons, royalty. :) I'll put it on my list. Thanks for a great review.
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Post by topdan30 » 07 Sep 2018, 09:27

A well written book is a joy to the heart of readers. Thanks for the review

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Post by LV2R » 07 Sep 2018, 21:15

topdan30 wrote:
07 Sep 2018, 09:27
A well written book is a joy to the heart of readers. Thanks for the review
Yes indeed!

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 08 Sep 2018, 15:47

I love it when dragons are real characters and not a hurdle for the protagonist. I want to dive into this world. It feels very Dragon heart.

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Post by Amy+++ » 07 Oct 2018, 13:01

This book sounds like a hit to me! I can't wait to read it. Great review!

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Post by M Zee » 28 Oct 2018, 11:37

I'm a sucker for a good dragon novel. This sounds like a lot of fun!

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Post by melissy370 » 08 Nov 2018, 20:49

Love the storyline. The lack of downtime also appeals to me. Thanks for your review.

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Post by fernsmom » 08 Nov 2018, 23:19

Great review! Sounds like it was a really good book. Seeing as I like the fantasy, dragon, action packed type books I should like this one as well. First novel and the characters were that developed as well, impressive. Enjoyed reading your review.

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Post by Shrabastee » 09 Nov 2018, 02:42

Sounds like an amazing book, the storyline is quite refreshing. I would like to read this one. Thanks for the exquisite review!

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Post by Lunastella » 09 Nov 2018, 21:11

LV2R wrote:
02 Sep 2018, 01:57
There were many characters good and bad, intertwining with each other and within the story. The characters were well developed and I felt like I knew many of them personally. I received such satisfaction from reading this book. There seemed to be no lag times, as the happenings pushed forward and there was always plenty of action. I would recommend it to young adults, as well as to older adults. Anyone who likes the old fairy tale style of stories that include dragons or just a good story will enjoy this book. I found that it should be placed on the top of a list of such books to read. Due to the murderous actions and killings, this book would least appeal to small children.
Character development is one of the things I enjoy more in a book, so I think this is great. I love fairy tales and I think they have a deeper meaning than just stories for children. There's an awesome book about the psychological meaning of fairy tales by Bruno Bettelheim, if you're interested.

Great review, thanks!

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