mobi ☆ The Summer Dragon 496 pages Download Ä randarenewables

mobi The Summer Dragon

mobi ☆ The Summer Dragon 496 pages Download Ä randarenewables Ç The debut novel from the acclaimed illustrator—a high fantasy adventure featuring dragons and deadly politicsMaia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine As she comes of age she anticipates a dragon of her own to add to thThe debut novel from the acclaimed illustrator a high fantasy adventure featuring dragons and deadly politicsMaia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine As she comes of age she anticipates a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon one of the rare an The Summer Dragon Really You need than the title subtracts 1 point from your fantasy street credDragons are auto reads Pfft Everyone knows thatI do find it hard to believe that you did not see that cover illustrationTough crowdFineMaia wants a dragon it badly She has wanted one ever since she could remember She has high hopes for one as well seeing as her family are of the few who own an aerie where dragons are raised for a living They don’t really own the aerie though It’s of a concession by the government who takes most of the successfully raised dragons to be trained fighters for the Emperor’s army Still the aeries do sometimes get to keep its as is needed for the breeding of the dragons and the latest litter of its is larger than usual Added to that both Maia and her brother are of the right age to receive dragons and thus their high hopes are not unfounded But when the aerie nearest to Maia and her family and also the most productive aerie is suddenly attacked and all but wiped out the situation is thrown into precarious turmoil The enemy is terrible and unforgiving and they ride on dark monsters dragons that have somehow been turned into something that should not be unspeakable abominations that are simple yet perfectly named Horrors Read and find out OO Then a chance and rare yet magical encounter takes place and Maia and her brother see the Summer Dragon a legendary dragon of great importance but also one that heralds great change While Maia and her family believe this to be an omen of very good luck for them not everyone feels the same Some herald it as a dark and ominous sign of portentous disaster Some will turn this sighting into a reason to prevent Maia from getting her dragonSome will find Maia does not let anyone or anything stop her And so the adventure unfoldsThe book is very well written for a debut and I am thoroughly impressed with Mr Lockwood’s storytelling ability Apart from now being an author he is also an illustrator The reading was easy and entertaining and the mythology and history of this created world was fascinating and has left me wanting If I was nitpicking I would say that the ending was good and clearly leads into the next book but it felt like something was missing Perhaps I just wanted Otherwise I can find no fault at all and this one should definitely be on your TBR mountainOh Did I mention that the book has uite a few illustrations throughout done by the author himself

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D mythical High Dragons makes an appearance in her uiet valley Political factions vie for control of the implied message threatening her aspirations her aerie her entire way of lifeThe bond between dragons and their riders is deep and life long and Maia’s desire for a dragon of her own to train ride fly and love drives her to take a risk Maia is the young daughter of a dragon breeding family in an aerie far from the capitol of the Empire that her family provides dragons to The Empire uses the dragons that this and other aeries produce in their war effort against a powerful supernatural invading force that uses undead Horrors as shock troopsMaia's future falls under a shadow when she and her brother witness a powerful omen in the form of an appearance of Getig the Summer Dragon This once in a generation sighting puts her at the center of political religious military and family conflict as different factions try to use or cover up her experiencesThis is a very standard coming of age story in a fantasy setting The use of a female main character for such a story is becoming common and is largely taken without comment in this book other than the contrast with Maia's brother Darian who has a lot of problems being the Unchosen One in Maia's shadow His selfish childish behavior throughout the book rings very solidly true in these days of entitled internet man childrenDespite it being pretty normal fair in terms of a hero's journey narrative there's a lot to recommend this It's very aware of what people expect of a modern fantasy setting There's religion and sectarian conflict There's economics with a changing economy and conseuences because of that The aerie and its role is important to the military and economic interests of the Empire so the story gets political as well but it's very much a provincial setting so not so political that the politics are overwhelming It's also well aware of the strengths of the fantasy genre so you have deep history including that this is actually a far future version of our world and implacably evil bad guys But even there we have nuance with the main force of the bad guys the Harodhim looking like pawns of much greater supernatural forces The stars of the book the dragons are also given plenty of world building and description to flesh out resulting in some very real feeling sentient dragons with a good rationale for dragon ridersAlso the book is a big win in terms of structure because it's a complete book No cliff hanger It tells a story which is part of a larger epic but crucially it tells a story with all the three act play structure that you'd expect of a solid workmanlike effortIt loses a little for me because of the limitations of the first person narrative Some of the things that are happening around Maia are a bit sketched in because that's not her focus of attention at the time For instance her sister in law is having a crisis of confidence in herself and her marriage which is interesting and does gets resolved but largely off camera because Maia is really busy with her own problems But even the commitment to focusing on the first person narrative choice is a sign of a good writerOverall I think 45 stars which I think is worth going to 5 not least because of the loving detail of the illustrations throughout the book as well as the excellent cover which he also did I am so jealous of this guy's talent in both artistic forms

mobi ✓ The Summer Dragon ´ Todd Lockwood

The Summer DragonThat puts her life at stake She is swept into an adventure that pits her against the deathless Horrors thralls of the enemy and a faceless creature drawn from her fear In her fight to preserve everything she knows and loves she exposes a conspiracy unearths an ancient civilization and challenges her understanding of her world and of herself You can find my review on my blog by clicking hereIllustrator Todd Lockwood has decided to jump into the story telling business with this debut novel featuring the one thing he’ll never fail to draw magnificently dragons Known for his artistic talent and his artwork in The Memoirs of Lady Trent series The Summer Dragon is his first venture in the fantasy world This novel is marketed as a a high fantasy novel with dragons and deadly politics but I’d rectify that and say it felt a lot like a young adult fantasy novel with dragons and a discourse on the foundation of religion There’s nothing wrong with that as even adults can find this debut novel engrossing but a warning beforehand would definitely have been highly welcome Todd Lockwood delivers a very fluid straight forward and easy to picture story that puts Maia a young women who will do anything for what she believes is right for her aerie in the center stage The plot develops very smoothly and never falters diving here and then in uestions of belief and faith with a uniue dragon loremythology to envelop Todd Lockwood’s worldThe story is centered around Maia and her unuenchable thirst to receive her very own dragon The day that she can finally keep a dragon and secure a magical bond with it grows closer but things don’t go as smoothly as she would have wished Maia and her family live in an aerie where they raise dragons and every year they deliver their flock of baby dragons to the Dragonry in hopes of contributing to the peace through a an increase in potential dragons for wars This year the war has reached a dangerous status and a need for dragons has become so extravagant that the hopes of Maia in keeping a dragon seem slim Things however become a lot complicated when Maia and her brother suddenly run into a rare mysterious and mythical High Dragon known as the Summer Dragon The encounter of this majestic creature propels everyone into rumors of its meaning for Maia her brother and everyone in the community; similar to crossing paths with a God This event immediately integrates a political and religious facet to the story and plunges the world into a battle of interpretations Todd Lockwood hence makes readers ponder the ability of individuals to control the future through individual actions instead of leaving it to superstitions and uncontrollable forces The idea is sleekly introduced and never felt overwhelming making it hard to complain aboutThe writing is beyond reproach Todd Lockwood does a magnificent job at bringing life to his story and at delivering a vivid and tangible experience His grasp on dragons is flawless and detailed He goes deep into the purring the rumbling and the growling of these creatures you just can’t help but believe that dragons are real He gives them a lifelike description and doesn’t ever flounder with giving them a strong and powerful presence It’s the interaction with humans that makes them even hypnotizing and convincing The authors ability to play with emotions and to develop bonds between dragons and riders is impeccable You uickly realize this when the first scenes that tackle the ability of dragons to fly is presented This sends you feel chills and forces you to embrace with joy the experience that the characters go through While the story unfolds at its own steady pace a huge chunk of The Summer Dragon is focused on taking care of dragons and building the relationship between Maia and dragons as well as Maia and her family But you should note one thing You will be learning a lot details about grooming and feeding dragonsWhile Maia turns out to be the center of attention in this story and gets all the development you’d want in your hero the same could not be said about the supporting cast Unfortunately there’s a strong chosen one trope that hovers over this tale It’s not a bad thing since Todd Lockwood does a wonderful job in making Maia’s adventures and discoveries entertaining but it does deprive us from being able to thoroughly enjoy the experience The problem that arose is that every character around Maia ended up feeling like their existence only had one purpose and that it was inevitably related to Maia Most of the characters rarely ever had the opportunity to show of themselves and to construct dimensions to their personalities and motivations Maia’s brother does fight to prove that he isn’t a cardboard cutout character but his struggle to succeed at that colossal task was apparent and ended up reinforcing this idea that Maia is the one that causes everything and everyone else to gravitate around her It would have been nice if the first person narration didn’t take control and that the author took time in building the rest of the charactersThe Summer Dragon is an excellent full fledged and dragon filled debut novel It is a surprise that Todd Lockwood has only just released his first story I suppose that it was only a uestion of time when you realize that each of his drawings conveyed a story of their own Speaking of which even if he decided to endeavor in story telling he does also integrate pictures at the beginning of chapters to help visualize his story; not to say that this was even needed though It was always refreshing to see the artwork here and then Anyhow even if the tale that he unleashed upon us was forthright it never wavered in uncharted and incomprehensible territories Withal the best part of this book is definitely the relationship between humans and dragons It is genuine natural and charming You can’t help but connect with your own emotions and feel joyous or pained for these over sized puppies with wings Todd Lockwood definitely masters his understanding of pet companions and the immutable bond between riders and dragons The Summer Dragon is a wonderful debut for Todd Lockwood first outing into the writing world But fans of fantasy novels should be warned that there’s a slightly strong hint of young adult in this dish The adventures the characters and the protagonist centered story heavily contribute to that vibe and I wish they’d have marketed it with that opticThank you to Penguin Random House for sending me an Advance Copy for reviewYours trulyLashaan | Blogger and Book ReviewerOfficial blog Todd Lockwood has decided to jump into the story telling business with this debut novel featuring the one thing he'll never fail to draw magnificently dragons This is marketed as a a high fantasy novel with dragons and deadly politics I'd rectify that and say it felt a lot like a young adult fantasy novel with dragons and religion There's nothing wrong with that as even adults can find this entertaining if they are warned beforehand Todd Lockwood writes brilliantly and delivers a very fluid straight forward and easy to picture story that puts Maia a young women who will do anything for what she believes is right for her aerie The plot develops very smoothly and never falters diving here and then in uestions of belief and faith with a uniue dragon loremythology to embrace in Todd Lockwood's world The best part of this book is definitely the relationship between humans and dragons It's genuine and you can't help but feel emotions you never thought existed for these over sized puppies with wings A nice debut for Todd Lockwood first outing into the writing world I just wish they marketed it differentlyPS Full review to comeYours trulyLashaan | Blogger and Book ReviewerOfficial blog