Rupert didn't especially want to be a prince. And he certainly never asked to be the second son of a royal line that really didn't need a spare. So he was sent out to slay a dragon and prove himself - a quest straight out of legend. But he also discovered the kinds of things legends tend to leave out, as well as the usual demons, goblins, the dreaded Night Witch - and even worse terrors hidden in the shadows of Darkwood. Rupert did find a fiery dragon - and a beautiful princess to rescue. But the dragon turned out to be a better friend than anyone back at the castle, and with the evil of Darkwood spreading, Rupert was going to need all the friends he could get.
©1989 Simon R. Green (P)2014 Recorded Books
sometimes when my back hurts so bad I lie down and it takes me 2 hours just to try to find one book there are so many to choose Iluv audible
I would rather listen to the audible version the narrator is excellent he puts you right there
It has humor action and court intrigue
Although I don't have one favorite scene I would say Rupert and his unicorn have some pretty cool banter they're pretty funny
I like the way Ruppert cares about the towns people and people in general's nice to see a person in a royal position actually care about the little people
Don't miss out on this book I guarantee you will like it and Audible is very cool if you don't like it they will give you your credit back but you won't want it back on this book it's great
I almost stopped listening to this book when within the first hour or so I was introduced to a knight, vampire, talking unicorn, witch, troll, demon, and a talking dragon.-I love the fantasy genre, but it needs to be a little believable. Nonetheless I stuck in there (I was on the road and could not download another book), once half of those characters were dropped the story was not that bad.
I made it to the final four hours of this very long book with the hope that the glowing reviews would turn out to be right. Then I just couldn't stand it anymore. It's a simple-minded, Disney-like story involving a prince, princess, demons, and a dark forest. Oh, and a unicorn, a dragon, a mage, and goblins. They are all silly and the story plods. After the first couple hours, the characters do become slightly more complex, but that's only because they started out as one-dimensional cartoon figures. It might be a bit gory for 5-6 year olds, but otherwise it's at their level.
I have read a few of his other series and thoroughly enjoyed them . This is a side of him I haven't seen. It is amusing while being dark. I laughed the entire way. An awesome story and I would recommend it to anyone.
this is just a lot of dribble
boring pointless story that makes you feel like its going nowhere fast and you just wish it would shut up and end
waste of a credit
which is disappointing because of i have read good books from mr green before
this is not one of them
dont waste your credit
Chracters best, violence least
Didn't flesh out areas where I wanted, instead bulked up on the gory fighting descriptions.Lots of politcial intrigues also, which is not why I read fantasy; I love the magic and there really wasn't much in this.
Read up on reviews of the Hawk and Fisher series to see what they were.
Thought this might be a good match for me. Loved the beginning chapters, with ironic statements and humorous comments, then it suddenly turned into violent fights, complete with gory descriptions, so I kept pausing and wondering whether I should return it. I really liked a few of the main characters and their interactions, so continued to give it many chances to get better. As it got further in, it seemed like whole chapters were only fighting, and more fighting, blood spraying the air kind of stuff. Too much for me, but I worked my way through it and am glad I did, because there are some really fun characters in here that I’m glad I got to meet. I think this author is way too violent for my tastes, but you may like it.There are some really humorous parts, but not enough was interesting to me to want to, or be paid to, read anything else by this author.
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