MY NOVEL THOUGHTS:
I don't know if it was the fact that I haven't read very many fantasy books lately and couldn't connect with this book or that I didn't like the writing style.
I like fantasy novels and I like dragons and I like dragon slayers but not every book is what it seems. I got seven chapters into this book and just couldn't continue this book. This hurts to say because I finish every book without fail. I just couldn't get into this one.
The Dragon Slayer is just so unrealistic even for a fantasy and extensive on things that need not be. A lot of things didn't make sense like in the opening of this book: Glaycol (the dragon slayer) is walking down the town street and everyone makes a path for him out of fear and recognition but then he goes to a bar/inn and the innkeeper doesn't know him until Glaycol gives a detailed description of himself to the man. Also I'm a sucker for a fight scene but if even a trained fighter did what was describe as a fight in this book it would not work out too well.
I received an E-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review after reaching out to the author. I requested this book because I was really intrigued by the description (which was more of a prologue to me but I digress). Too high of hopes? I honestly wouldn't recommend this book to people but that doesn't mean you wouldn't like it.
MY OVERALL RATING:
I feel like since I didn't read the book as a whole it wouldn't be fair to rate it as such... So I'm just going to mark it as DNF (Did Not Finish) for now. I don't know, I was super disappointed with this book but I'm really going to try my best to finish this book in the near future so I can give it a real proper review. For now though, this just was not my cup of tea.
The Dragon Slayer BLURB || source: Goodreads
Glaycol Masters comes from a family of Hunters in the continent of Istagar.
Glaycol knows everything there is to know about every mystical creature and how to kill them, except for the Dragons. No one has been ever been able to kill them.
Glaycol still has to take his final test to become a Hunter worthy of bearing the name Masters, His weapon of preference; a great sword.
For his final test Bonca, Glaycol’s father, sent him to hunt the Chimera of the Valley of the Blood and bring each of their heads back. Glaycol has now killed the Chimera and is returning the Forest of Darkness, where he lives with his family on top of a mountain that oversees the city.
When he arrives his family is waiting for him, even his older brothers, who are also hunters, are there to celebrate the graduation of their brother. Once he presents the heads of the Chimera to his father, each of his family members gives him his gift. As they start they all give him a piece of armor until he has a full set of black armor. It is called, The Berserker.
Their celebration is cut short when the leader of the Dragons, Hyglarur, attacks them by surprise; killing everyone except for Glaycol. His new armor absorbed the fire, but he didn’t came out unscratched. He lost his right eye.
Glaycol, now driven by revenge and his family’s creed: Kill them all, has to find clues to where Hyglarur’s brother, Rotwar, is hiding. When he finds him Glaycol attacks, leaving him wounded and with a message for Hyglarur; Hyglarur, I am coming for you and your Dragon Empire. I now know that Dragons can be killed.
Glaycol Masters was once known as the Berserker, but a new name has been given to him. The continent will forever know him as The Dragon Slayer.
This is his Story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: D.L. Colón
Hello Readers. My name isn't really D.L. Colon, but it is a play off of my real name. I have live in Puerto Rico my whole life. I started writing my first novel last year and I just recently published it. For me writing was a learning experience because my first language is Spanish and even though I speak English pretty fluently, grammar is not my strong suit. It may surprise you, but until four years ago I hated reading. I found my love for reading, and my inspiration to write, when I read The Summoner by Gail Z. Martin.
I have a Culinary Arts degree, which I'm planning on using when I move to the US early next year. On an interesting note, I got the idea for my first book, The Lost City: Drake's Revenge, from playing video games. I'm a gamer at heart, a writer by chance and a chef because it's something I love. I'm currently writing my second novel, which is the second book in The Lost City series. I hope you all enjoy my first novel and continue on with the series when the rest are released.
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