After struggling for more than two centuries to tame the inhospitable islands where they washed up, the descendants of the survivors of a lost passenger ship are now striving to tame a more substantial "Mainland" they have found.
For as long as mankind has been stranded, dragons have been their sworn enemies.
But no longer...
Sixteen year-old Jenka De Swasso wants nothing more than to follow in his father's footsteps and become a King's Ranger. But when he one day finds himself surrounded by vicious trolls, a young pure-blood dragon comes to his rescue and they become bond-mates.
Meanwhile, the goblins have a new king, Gravelbone, and have allied themselves with the tainted "mudged" dragons to drive mankind out of its lands. Setting his sights on a vast manmade wall, Gravelbone and his wicked hell-born Nightshade, seek to poison the entire human kingdom and enslave any survivors.
Jenka and his companion, a druida warrior named Zah, soon realize that they and their bonded dragons are mankind's only hope for survival. Forced to defy their arrogant king's wishes, the pair set out on a desperate quest to stop Gravelbone's forces and save mankind from its terrifying fate.
With action so intense you'll forget to breathe and intrigue around every corner, The Royal Dragoneers is one adventure you cannot miss.
Hold on to your dragon... your journey is about to begin!
©2010 Michael Robb Mathias Jr. (P)2013 Michael Robb mathias Jr.
The story was an outstanding read. The narrator has a good voice but used pauses and inflections that were irritating. We managed to ignore the voice inflections and pauses and just listened to the words
The story was great. A village boy and some others turn into dragon riders to save a land from a troll who is trying to poison them.
When the young dragon Jade gets chastised and then takes off on his own. I was scared for that juvenile wyrm, more than I'd like to admit.
I heard her read Mathias' Crimson and Clover on youtube.
Absolutely. Each chapter ends in a way that compels you to keep going.
This is the second M. R. Mathias audio book I have listened to. In both the narrators use voices for the characters. This is okay but distracting at times. It also lends to the drama and anticipation at times too. Mathias' stories are somehow traditional fantasy yet told in a very refreshing way. I hope all four of his fantasy series make it to audio format.
Yes, I enjoyed the story very much.
I found the narrator's reading style annoying to listen to. She read in strange surge-like phrases that were distracting. I was almost like a computer was reading to me.
The story, though feeling a bit generic at times, was very entertaining, and I enjoyed the adventure. But the narrator, I don't know what she was thinking. Having Siri read the book would be a better choice.
The story is great. I have really come to enjoy this author. But I will not listen to another book read by this narrator. She narrates as if reading to preschoolers. She pauses in all the wrong places and doesn't provide a good range of voices. She slurs words a lot. Other than that I would recommend this book and author to any fantasy lover. I will be finishing the series but I'll be reading it instead of listening.
The narrator was completely horrible.
She would randomly pause at words without any apparent rhythm. The only time she was less horrible was when she got tired. An example would be as follows, note the periods and read the sentences as such "The grey. scaled dragon was tired and was barely able to raise. Its wings to defend itself." Note this is not a quote from the book.
get my own dragon?
another book with different narrator
at the end of each sentence her voice rises regardless of the story
I'm trying to enjoy the story itself, I believe it may be a good story but the narrator makes it difficult to stay into the story. I may need to stop listening to it and download the written version in order to get through it.
The narrator places emphases and inflextion in all the wrong places in the sentances. Althogh the narrator is capable of creating different characters, her sub-par reading makes it difficult staying in the story.
The characters were very likable.
I liked the relationship between the variety of characters. Everyone from the lowly village boys to the portly king.
I started reading on my kindle then switched to the audio version. I wish i hadnt . The narrator detracted from the book so badly that if I had started with the audio version I would not have continued with novel.
No. Its a good book but the narration is just to annoying.
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