Monday, July 18, 2016

Review: Deathsworn Arc : The Last Dragon Slayer by Martyn Stanley

~Book Synopsis~

Saul Karza, wizard of the Empire, has been given a quest by the Empress herself: To find and slay a mythical 'noble dragon' - said to be near invulnerable.

Instead of leading a large band of soldiers, archers and spell-casters; he sets out with two immigrant dock-workers and a homeless dwarf.

What Saul needs is the legendary 'Last Dragon Slayer' on his side, because on this deadly quest, it's not only Saul's favour with the Empress that's at stake - but also his life.

The Deathsworn Arc Series of Dark, Epic Fantasy Adventure Novels:-
Deathsworn Arc : The Last Dragon Slayer
Deathsworn Arc 2 : The Verkreath Horror
Deathsworn Arc 3 : The Blood Queen

The Deathsworn Arc is a fantasy series with themes of atheism and pragmatism, it contains graphic violence and mature themes.

~Book Links~

Facebook Page | Goodreads Book 1 | Amazon UK | Amazon US | Smashwords

~My Review~

Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy from the author in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

I have to say that I have enjoyed reading The Last Dragon Slayer, it was something a bit different to my usual books. But as much as I enjoyed it I can't help feeling a little bit unsure about it too.

I found the plot to be well paced and well thought out. The battle scenes are well written and enjoyable to read. Everything that happens seems to fit in and add to the journey on which as a reader you're taken on.

The characters, I think this is what has caused me to feel unsure about the book, I personally don't feel as though I've connected with the characters, I found some them to be lacking in personality, which made them feel flat. I'm wondering if this is maybe just because it's the first book or maybe because we join the main characters in their present lives and are given very little back story to them, we learn about them as the story continues.

Overall I did enjoy reading Deathsworn Arc: The Last Dragon Slayer. I would recommend giving this a go if you like fantasy books, it's well worth a read.

~About The Author~

Martyn Stanley is the author of 'The Deathsworn Arc' a epic fantasy adventures series dragons. He lives near the Staffordshire/Cheshire border in England, with his long suffering wife and two small children.

Martyn has always enjoyed epic fantasy novels and began reading them at a young age, starting with 'The Hobbit', ending with 'The Inheritance Cycle' and including everything in between.

His 'Deathsworn Arc' is more than a hack and slash, swords and sorcery series. It examines, faith, companionship, morality, pragmatism and more. If the characters of 'The Deathsworn Arc' come across as strange, it's partly because they're intended to. It isn't a series which will be dragged out indefinitely, it has a beginning, a middle and a definite end.

He already has the plot for his second series forming in his head.

To write is to create characters and to have freedom for them to succeed or fail and to travel wherever you want them to, and meet who ever you want them to meet.

He sincerely hopes you enjoy reading his epic fantasy adventure series 'The Deathsworn Arc' as much as he enjoyed writing it.

~Places To Find The Author~

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon UK Author Page | Amazon US Author PageGoodreads Author Page

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