The Blue Mage Raised by Dragons

By: Virlyce
Narrated by: Mare Trevathan
Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,690 ratings)

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Blue mages learn skills from beasts. This is the story of one fortunate enough to be taken in by dragons.

©2016 Jason Liu (P)2017 Jason Liu
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Hilarious

I have to say that this is one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time.
I’d say that if you like The Princess Bride, then this book is for you.

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hilarious

a little simple at times, but great story with hilarious characters. can't wait for the sequel

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stupid title, great book

funny and witty, once you ignore the unfortunate title the story is fantastic and the characters engaging

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Could be more original

I feel like this book tried too hard. Used too many ideas from other sources.

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Kid's Book

Adolescent humor and kindergarden mentality. Finished it, but wished I had not. I kept expecting there to be some development towards less kiddy interactions but the end of the book was just as bad as the beginning. Warning to those who enjoy engaging reads, don't waste a credit on this book.

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Fun story

It is fun from the go. I stays fun all the way through the humor and the 'serious' parts.

The characters are a blast even if a little over the top hence 4 not 5 stars.

If you're looking for a D&D land fun story, then you should enjoy this.

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A delightful addition to the genre.

Fun read, sophomoric but entertaining. The humor is well placed and the dialogue is what you would expect from a good game of dnd.

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Bizarre but fun.

This is one of the strangest stories I’ve ever read, basically if someone decided to write a crack fanfic of a fantasy story and turn it into a novel. That said I was laughing often enough that it doesn’t feel right to give this anything but a high rating.

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Loved this book!!

this book wasn't your average science fantasy book. it had lots of different twists and turns and was very fun to read. I hope the second book follows quickly. I recommend this book if you read a lot of science fantasy as it kind of turns a corner on the genre.

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Uneven storytelling

Given the high ratings, I almost feel guilty writing this review. Almost..... It took awhile for the narrator to start having fun with the story (or maybe it was the just the writing overall), but it took at least 2 hours before I started to like either. I almost stopped but for the high ratings. Then the story got better and there were some rip roaring laughs -- the skeletons were my favorites. Killing and dismemberment were kept to a minimum, and the story flowed until the last three or five hours. There seemed to be time travel? I kept going back and relistening; it didn't help. By the end I didn't care.

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  • sam
  • 05-28-19

A 5 yr old is the strongest Man- err DRAGON alive.

In a world where might makes right, a boy is adopted into a family of dragons.
The boy is raised as a dragon and firmly believes he is a dragon. Because he is one, never contradict a dragon.

The world is structured similar to a progression fantasy world. Where the strongest warriors train to become SSS ranked adventurers.
Vur, the main character, has nor ever will care about that. He is the strongest by default, no human, elf or demon can ever hope to fight a dragon.
He is simply a child who enjoys what a child enjoys. With a family of dragons that treats him like their own child, with their own morality and will give him anything within their power. Which is everything.

Virlyce has a knack for writing funny stories with over powered characters. If you like One Punch Man the anime. This story shares many of the same positive qualities.

The supporting characters share the spotlight, everyone has flaws and qualities that make them feel alive and unique. My favorite character was Priscilla.
A dragon who is desperate for a mate, has a love for romance novels and willing to do borderline blasphemous things simply because she's bored. (grimmy is a close second).

Mare trevathane is a talented voice actor, she is great at giving each person a personality. Which has gotten me addicted to this world. Thank you for such a great performance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-30-20

No real story. Spoilers

Nothing really happens in the book. The MC i really OP and just does what he wants, there is no villan to stop, quest to do or anything else. An IF he needs to do something he just does it. Wants to be king? Does it - no resistance, it takes him like 1 second of just displaying his magic.

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  • Izaya
  • 02-16-19

Loved it!!!

It's definitely a strange on but in a good way its a lot of fun and different.

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  • luke jenkins
  • 07-06-20

highly recommended

a friend recommended this to me and iv finished it in 4 days...I will now look to get the second book and later the 3rd one, really looking forward to seeing how the story goes.

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  • Stik
  • 11-26-18

Some fun moments, overall a bit mediocre

I only got halfway through this, unfortunately. I struggled to feel engaged by the storyline, to me it feels like a series of fairly unconnected events that just happen one after another, all at quite a slow, ponderous pace. Perhaps some momentous event occurs at the end of the story that miraculously ties everything together? Sadly i couldn't remain interested long enough to find out. The passage of time doesn't feel "right", and the main characters' ages don't make a lot of sense to me.

I didn't find a lot of comedy in the writing, and what there was is generally on the level of toilet-humour. There's also quite a few "modern" colloquialisms that felt out of place to me.

Some of the characters are well written, in particular the demon girl and the guardian of the fountain, but many others feel very incidental and under-developed. The dragons are entertaining, although they feel to me like the story wouldn't really change a lot if they weren't there at all.

I suspect this style of book just isn't my thing. It reads a bit like a group of people playing a DnD campaign. "Levels", "Classes", etc, are a Thing in this world, characters are aware of their own numerical stats. To me that makes it feel as though the characters themselves are playing a game, and not really taking their own actions seriously.

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  • mcrackar
  • 09-15-18

this book is like the best trashy fan fiction.

despite knowing it's terrible but you enjoy it far more than you should. can't recommend this enough

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-18

Bad Parenting 101

Five Star really?

This must get really good after the first few hours because this book made me take up drinking and meth, although It was focus around the Blue Mage character who is a star of cringy slap stick comedy so maybe It was a reading a soap-opera that caused it?

Make no mistake it is a COMEDY - Fantasy story, comedy first and not smart, intelligent but one that is aims low. The Fantasy is just the setting and environment just a room has blue walls (exciting and full of pink batts installation (hopefully)).

Anyway the Main character who I think was the blue mage as most of time was centred around him was un-bearable and I ready did stop listening to book after few hours because of him.

So, it may get better half way through, but I think taking up meth was a better use of my time.