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Rise of the Dragon Queen (Legends of Ethota Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08RR56XHZ
- Publisher : DSquared Publishing; 1st edition (9 March 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 523 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 15836 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,115,661 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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However, here come the not so good parts. It was quite confusing trying to figure out where all the countries were and how they related - I was a quarter of the way through the book before I understood 'realm' meant 'world' and not 'kingdom'. A map somewhere would have helped. We are also introduced to new people and creatures with little warning and little explanation of them or their culture/customs. It is never explained whether Jennica/Sammaria are aware of these people/creatures but they never seem surprised by the encounters. This is confusing when we are told that dragons are extinct and then when J and S meet them they treat them as if they are as commonplace as horses - not even a comment about 'wow, it's a dragon I thought they were extinct'. We also have odd facial expressions cropping up - someone looks aghast (shock/horror) after something totally mundane and then proceeds to talk calmly and coolly. We also have someone scowling at their friend when they do something to help and then speaking without any irritation. Wrong use of words? There are a few occasions of this passed/past misuse, 'a garish roar' - garish refers to the tasteless use of colour/ornamentation. There are a few typos. The dialogue was a little jarring as on every occasion it occurred after the dialogue tag and never before. We also had some formatting issues here too. There were a few sentences that were structured incorrectly, my favourite being '..Sammaria walked across the floor covered in squalor'. Now I doubt Sammaria was covered in squalor, but technically that is what the sentence says.
All these structural and proofreading issues could have (and should have) been picked up by an editor. It is a shame they weren't as the plot and characters deserve the best.
Still, I did enjoy reading it and other people who have reviewed the book didn't mention these issues, maybe I am just really picky! I may still buy book 2 when it comes out out what happens next.
Two royal sisters discover evil within their palace, then ride out to meet a greater threat, gathering supporters — including dragons! — and more enemies on the way. Sammaria and Jennica’s magic won’t be enough on its own to ensure their victory; they’ll need courage and luck and lots of it.
I really felt I could identify with the sisters and I’m looking forward to Book 2!