Hey beautifuls, long time no speak! I am a antisocial mess at the minute, can’t even lie about it. I’m downright terrible, but since i’ve been too ill to film for booktube (flu and such) – I thought i would give you all some reviews of the recent reads. Today I’m reviewing Dragonslayer…a book I was really exciting about reading and can’t wait to share with you, and tomorrow…the sequel. Anyway lets do this.
- Title: Dragonslayer
- Author: Duncan M. Hamilton
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Tor
- Genre: Fantasy
- My Rating: 4*
Synopsis – From Amazon
With the dragons believed dead, the kingdom had no more need for dragonslayers.
Drunk, disgraced, and all but forgotten, Guillot has long since left his days of heroism behind him.
As forgotten places are disturbed in the quest for power, and things long dormant awaken, the kingdom finds itself in need of a dragonslayer once again, and Guillot is the only one left…
The synopsis doesn’t give much away; the bare bones and that’s it, but given that this is a fantasy of only 304 pages I think the synopsis does the job well.
I really enjoyed this book – yes it may have something to do with the dragons, but in all honesty I fell hard for the characters I was rooting for, the villians I wanted squashed and the world itself. The magic system is a simple one to understand, and is placed in a world where those with magic are burnt at the stake for witchcraft. We are drawn into a power struggle and political maneuverings virtually from the beginning, and that is something I always enjoy reading about. Guillot was a character I wanted to succeed – he gave me all my favourite ‘old man warrior’ vibes, and I am always a fan of these types of characters. The story was a little on the short side, but what was there was attention grabbing and hard to put down. I will say that if you plan to read this have the second book to hand because Duncan M. Hamilton likes his cliff hangers (luckily I had the second to go straight onto).
This story is a fun, action packed and an easy binge read. If you like dragons, and you like old warrior ‘call to action’ books then definitely give this one a go.
If you do read this, or if you have already please hit me up in the comments below with your thoughts. I’d love to know what you think!