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 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.
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