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The Blue Dragon's Geas: Outcast, Volume 1 | [Cheryl Matthynssens]

The Blue Dragon's Geas: Outcast, Volume 1

It was a bright, warm spring day when Alador sat upon the hilltop looking down at the valley below him. He knew he did not fit into the world around him. His presence was tolerated and accepted but not welcomed. Little did he know how much his life would change that day. How could one large stone make such a difference in one's world? Renamaum, was a large blue dragon with one desire. He wanted the pact between man and dragon re-established. He wanted the hunting of the eggs and fledglings to stop.
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It was a bright, warm spring day when Alador sat upon the hilltop looking down at the valley below him. He knew he did not fit into the world around him. His presence was tolerated and accepted but not welcomed. Little did he know how much his life would change that day. How could one large stone make such a difference in one's world? Renamaum, was a large blue dragon with one desire. He wanted the pact between man and dragon re-established. He wanted the hunting of the eggs and fledglings to stop. He had stood before the council and demanded they help him find a dragonsworn to protect the fledglings of both races rather then go to war. Little did he know how abruptly his plans would stop. He did not foresee the one small outcast that would pick up his banner, a geas so strong that neither could abandon it, even in death.

©2013 Cheryl Matthynssens (P)2014 Cheryl Matthynssens

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    Michael Shelton 07-20-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Outstanding book."
    If you could sum up The Blue Dragon's Geas in three words, what would they be?

    Riveting, Can't Stop listening


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twist and turns. About the time you think you know what is going to happen next. The author throws a twist or turn into the mix and does something totally different then what I am expecting. I love this time of book keep me engage. Nothing worth then thinking you know what is going to happen and you are right. With This book you won't have that problem.


    What does Paul Woodson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He bring a great deal of care to the characters. His different voices and reflections you would almost think they are different readers and he does each character. He does so well that you will fill the different emotions as you are taken through a roller coaster of emotions. From happy to anger to bewilderment.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a long haul truck driver. If you are a truck driver or just some one who drives a long Distance or are just on the road several times a day. This is a good book to help pass the time away. You will get caught up in the story and if you haven't finished it by the time you Finnish your drive you won't want to stop it.

    This would also be a good book to relax at home and just lay back and enjoy. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did and find this review help full.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Las Vegas, NV, United States 10-13-14
    Daniel Las Vegas, NV, United States 10-13-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Much more complex than you would think"

    By looking at the blurb of this book, and the length you think YA / Coming of Age Story filled with tried and true tropes.

    You would be wrong. I was wrong.

    This is a coming of age story. However it is so much more realistic, in that often as teenagers we do not realise how good we have things till they are taken away or our circumstances change.

    Yes a boy does develop magical powers, and yes there are dragons, but not in the way you assume.

    The narration was excellent, the narrator does not do multiple voices like some of the greats, but they are more than distinct enough to understand who is talking.

    I highly recommend this book, it has some very adult themes in it but they are all looked at very tastefully. There is sex in this book, but again it is done tastefully. This is not a romance book pretending to be fantasy, this is not an erotic book pretending to be fantasy, this is not a 'typical' fantasy story at all.

    Don't let the blurb fool you - and enjoy the book. I'm just starting the second one now after just finishing the first!

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    Robert 07-16-14
    Robert 07-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Very Slow and then NOTHING"
    What would have made The Blue Dragon's Geas better?

    A better Moving plot I understand the need for "setting the stage " but that was the whole book and it never picked up at all.


    What could Cheryl Matthynssens have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It was never clear on the dragon and boy relationship. The family was murky and misunderstood and never developed. The rape of a Minor in the book was at best disturbing and in my opinion in poor taste. But most of all I could care less about the Aldar or what ever his name is. The best person in this book is the bad guy and he only has 2 chapters.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He was ok but there was not enough to work with and his voice could be a lot more varied.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    it felt like it was a rough draft and there was no climax or reason to care or wait for book 2? I think the story has huge potential but lack action and clarity.


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry this one was a Dud I couldn't even listen to the whole thing I kept fast forwarding to see if it would get better.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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