All That Glitters

Stavin DragonBlessed, Book 1
Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
Series: Stavin DragonBlessed, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
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This is the story of Stavin Kel'Aniston. A boy trained as a warrior, he serves his people as a caravan guard to obtain gold for their community. Stavin earned dragon-scale armor from the dragon on the mountain for his bravery, but the gift of the dragon comes at a price.

Thieves, brigands, and ne'er-do-wells of every kind are attracted to Stavin. As the summer passes, Stavin fights for his life and the honor of his name.

©2016 Loren K. Jones (P)2017 Tantor
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I've always loved this book.

This is one of those books where the underdog almost has superpowers. His superpowers don't necessarily come from being stronger faster better than everyone else. To a degree he is better because of his own personal struggles. I just find myself really liking the main character. His morals, integrity and overall character make this a fun book.

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it is what it is

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it is not a great piece of literature, but it is fun

i would recommend it

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Great story. Good narrator.

Many of the Male voices sound almost the same but it's rarely an issue. Overall the narrator is really good for sure.

This book is really good.
Main character is not necessarily OP, he's more of an under-dog but even then not really because his skill with his choice weapon is unrivaled. He's just short and skinny.

Also he has dragon armor that's really OP!
No weapons can penetrate the armor. And it's lightweight, so that's cool right.

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All That Glitters

The book and series are the best, I have ever read. The author's excellent story telling combined with her sense of humour turns out a delightful and intriguing tale. Not only are you breathlessly turning every page, you are already thinking about the next book in the series. You will be swept away by the magnificent warrior's courage, honor and sense of duty.

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If you like violence and a straight forward plot you will like this. No stupid MC just action and consequences.

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Great Book

This is a great book and a really good to listen to or read. Performance was above the norm.. well done

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not a great work of literature

But a worthwhile series to listen too. It's a fun story and a good performance.

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Great beginning but what happened to the climax?

I loved the first 1 1/2 hours. We were listening in the car with my teens, one 16 one 13. We were fine until the character got married and his hand reached between her legs. Off went the book and we were all disappointed. That part in the book is very mild but we felt it inappropriate to continue. I finished it to write this.

The book reads like a fairy tale. I have no idea regarding trees or how things looked. There is so much description left out. However, the character belongs to a war-like polite society? Talk about weird! Then the book turns into a travel log about how many men were killed, how many honors were awarded because of that, and what plunder and gold they got. There were several things mentioned that I thought might have given the character development, but no. I thought there might have been a climax at least, but no. They went home and bought presents for their wives. The only real description was about how they killed each man. One mention of that would be enough, but no..... they had to relive their kill in gory detail.

I did not like this book and will return it. I don't want my teens to hear it. So sad with such a great start.

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Amazing series

This series is a fun listen. I listen to the whole series at least once a month.

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Start of a great series

A coming of age epic fantasy book. I'm glad I stumbled on this. It's about a boy, Stavin, who conquered his fear by facing a real dragon. The dragon awarded his bravery with indestructible armour and weapon. Being bullied at an early age, Stavin went on to become a formidable fighter. He has dragon luck amassing a great fortune. If you like Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series, Kel Kade's King's Dark Tiding series, then your search is over for In this series you'll find much of the same type of Epic Fantasy. Even though these series are a shorter novella than the aforementioned It's a delight to listen to and you better have 6 credits left to enjoy these.

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  • 01-28-19

Great book

I love this first book and the way it was written it took a little bit to get used to yak sent of the Narrater but other than that it was awesome