The Confliction Compendium is an omnibus edition of the Full Confliction Cycle of Dragoneers novels....
A half-zythian bard named Vanx is in chains for bedding the Duchess of Highlake....
When the Royal Wizard of Westland poisons the king so that his puppet prince can take the throne and start a continental war, a young squire is forced to run for his life....
Dive into a dragon filled adventure! When scruffy Seb and noble Thea are paired as dragon riders, they never imagined they'd be the Kingdom's last hope....
In a galaxy tied together by the magic of the elite Jump Magi, Damien Montgomery is a newly graduated member of their number....
Unaware she's been bound from using magic, Frey leads a small, miserable life in the village where she's sent after the death of her mother....
Markal, an apprentice wizard, is thrust unexpectedly to the head of his order when his master is decapitated by a gray-skinned assassin....
Among the scattered fringe cities bordering the Cienbal desert, the true name of the Monster of Karth is spoken only in whispers...RAZ I'SYUL ARRO....
Modern day wizard Felix Slade knows better than to meddle in the lives of witches. But when a chance encounter with a beautiful witch, Gabriella, sparks a vision of her demise....
Life is simple in Ben's small town until an attack brings the arrival of exciting strangers straight out of a story....
Beset by tragedy and betrayal, demons and an approaching army, the fate of the Kyferins hangs by the slenderest of threads....
Lorness Carol, coming of age in the kingdom of her warlord father, aspires to wield magic. But she's also unknowingly become the obsession of Kragan, an avenging wielder as old as evil itself....
Can one boy stand between two kingdoms at war? Jaevid Broadfeather has grown up as a wartime refugee, hiding from the world because of his mixed racial heritage....
Before World War II could reach its conclusion, the world suffered what could only be defined as a cataclysm....
A town burns and flames light the night sky. Hunted and alone, 17-year-old Eric flees through the wreckage. The mob grows closer, baying for the blood of their tormentor....
Imprisoned and subjected to brutal genetic experiments, space marine Adam has been changed into a perfect predator. A super soldier that is part man, part tiger, and all killing machine....
The first great war of Ovira is over, and the most hated king in centuries is dead, but his nephew still lives. However, Basen had nothing to do with the destructive war his uncle started....
Without a rune marking his role in society, Brock is doomed to a life below the lowest rung of the social ladder. Unwilling to accept his fate, the teen risks his life to obtain a fake rune….
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!
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
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to The Royal Dragoneers the most enjoyable?
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.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Royal Dragoneers?
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.
Have you listened to any of Christine Padovan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I heard her read Mathias' Crimson and Clover on youtube.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Absolutely. Each chapter ends in a way that compels you to keep going.
Any additional comments?
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.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Great what's next?......?????? just getting started. exciting and fun and I will be back. thanks.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, I enjoyed the story very much.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
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.
19 of 23 people found this review helpful
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.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I have no idea if the book is any good. The narrator is so bad that I stopped listening in less than 5 minutes. Her lack of emotion and slow speech made me think she had just learned to read or was trying to read while not showing she was on pot. Or perhaps she was just trying to sound like a make, which would explain the low slow voice, which doesn't sound real.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
the narrator made it hard to follow but story was good. her readin g was to herky jerky.
Christine Padovan did a masterful job of bringing all the characters to life. I strongly suggest anyone reading this book to get the Audible companion.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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.
10 of 23 people found this review helpful
Is there anything you would change about this book?
The narrator was completely horrible.
What didn’t you like about Christine Padovan’s performance?
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.
Did The Royal Dragoneers inspire you to do anything?
get my own dragon?
8 of 23 people found this review helpful