Dragonslayer (The Dragonslayer)
Dragonslayer by Duncan M Hamilton was an engaging and thought-provoking read from straight to finish. An expedition deep in the mountains, searching for a mysterious artifact, finds this world’s last living dragon. To deal with the ‘threat’, once renowned master swordsman Guillot dal Villerauvais is sent after it. But Gill has had more practice lifting a wine bottle than a sword these past five years.
Guillot is an excellent antihero. The kind I always fall for. He’s not a bad man. He’s broken and still hurting over the loss of his family, and deep betrayal. I just want to hug him, to stick the broken pieces back together. Alpheratz is my favorite character after Gill. He, too, is suffering from intense pain, and loss of family. For centuries on end he slept, after being wounded in battle, only to wake, last of his kind.
Alpheratz’ story made me loathe the humans in this book. They invaded the dragons’ territories, slaughtering those defending their lands. It sickened my heart that these humans just took what they wanted, butchering the indigenous beings who objected to the theft. They committed genocide, pure and simple.
I adored the French influences in the story. From people and place names to even some of the dragon mythology. I can’t wait for the next book! If you love stories of dragons, be sure to check out this awesome read!
|Author||Duncan M. Hamilton|
|Page Count||304 pages|
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|Category||Science Fiction & Fantasy|