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A war fought long ago. An ancient race believed to be extinct. A looming battle for the right to rule. A century ago, The War of Black Ash saw the end of dragons and the rise of the Kingdom of Ryk. Now an impending invasion and internal conflict threatens the kingdom. While their father chooses to lock himself in his study, twin brothers Keaton and Kael are left alone to dec A war fought long ago. An ancient race believed to be extinct. A looming battle for the right to rule. A century ago, The War of Black Ash saw the end of dragons and the rise of the Kingdom of Ryk. Now an impending invasion and internal conflict threatens the kingdom. While their father chooses to lock himself in his study, twin brothers Keaton and Kael are left alone to decide fact from fiction and what to believe for themselves. Reality as they know it comes crashing down in the blink of an eye. When Kael disappears from their home one night, Keaton is left to answer many questions on his own. How could his brother, deathly ill, have simply vanished? Were dragons truly eradicated from Ryk? What then were the unexplained noises frightening the countryside? Once the answers are found, Keaton and Kael must rush to right the wrongs, terrified to do the unthinkable. The last thing they want is to be the cause of a new war. Dragonsown - Surface is the first book of the Dragonsown series. Buy your copy of this epic adventure today! Available on Kindle e-book and Paperback.


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A war fought long ago. An ancient race believed to be extinct. A looming battle for the right to rule. A century ago, The War of Black Ash saw the end of dragons and the rise of the Kingdom of Ryk. Now an impending invasion and internal conflict threatens the kingdom. While their father chooses to lock himself in his study, twin brothers Keaton and Kael are left alone to dec A war fought long ago. An ancient race believed to be extinct. A looming battle for the right to rule. A century ago, The War of Black Ash saw the end of dragons and the rise of the Kingdom of Ryk. Now an impending invasion and internal conflict threatens the kingdom. While their father chooses to lock himself in his study, twin brothers Keaton and Kael are left alone to decide fact from fiction and what to believe for themselves. Reality as they know it comes crashing down in the blink of an eye. When Kael disappears from their home one night, Keaton is left to answer many questions on his own. How could his brother, deathly ill, have simply vanished? Were dragons truly eradicated from Ryk? What then were the unexplained noises frightening the countryside? Once the answers are found, Keaton and Kael must rush to right the wrongs, terrified to do the unthinkable. The last thing they want is to be the cause of a new war. Dragonsown - Surface is the first book of the Dragonsown series. Buy your copy of this epic adventure today! Available on Kindle e-book and Paperback.

49 review for Dragonsown: Surface- Young Adult Adventure Fantasy

  1. 4 out of 5

    ♥Milica♥

    Do you like dragons? The only right answer is yes. What about tales of a mystical land where dragons were long thought extinct, but were actually in hiding, waiting, calculating their next move? Throw in some (occasionally) silly kids into the mix and you've got yourself a tale (or should I make a pun and say tail?)! Dragonsown may be short, but the story is phenomenal. I think it's hard to find a unique way to use dragons nowadays, because it feels like it's all been done before, but here it's Do you like dragons? The only right answer is yes. What about tales of a mystical land where dragons were long thought extinct, but were actually in hiding, waiting, calculating their next move? Throw in some (occasionally) silly kids into the mix and you've got yourself a tale (or should I make a pun and say tail?)! Dragonsown may be short, but the story is phenomenal. I think it's hard to find a unique way to use dragons nowadays, because it feels like it's all been done before, but here it's a nice fresh perspective. AND SO CREATIVE TOO. You definitely do get clues as the book goes along and if you're older it's not that hard to piece them together. That doesn't take away from the excitement though. The plot isn't slow, but it does take several chapters to figure out what's going on and from then on it's so gripping you won't want to put it down. I love the characters, all of them (okay, Letana wasn't my favourite, I'll admit). Maybe I have a new appreciation for just the right amount of detail after the last book I finished (which had excessive detail) but I really really dig this. I didn't feel one character was unneeded and there weren't too many thrown at the reader at once so it was easy to tell them apart. My favourite character is Seraii (who else?), she's the cutest. Kael, whose name I was pronouncing closer to Kal-El (just without the l in the middle) than "kale" in my head, is pretty cool. I feel bad for him too, poor boy kept losing his clothes all over the place. I feel bad for Keaton as well, he missed so much action. I don't read that many books with main characters who are male so it's even more special. Another thing I really love is the poetry. My favourite kind is when it rhymes and oh, it rhymes all right. There were some twists I didn't see coming and then there's the ending... Ten pages before the book's end I started to get nervous that everything wouldn't be resolved and then around six pages before, I started to cry. I WAS NOT EXPECTING TO CRY. It was an emotional moment ok? The ending itself is satisfying but I NEED A SEQUEL. NOW. PRONTO. There's so much to explore still. Dragonsown is a gem, I'm so glad I read this.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cody Clouser

    The writing is done well, lots of character development. I was drawn in to the story with the boys empathizing with them and their struggle and progression, and feeling anger and disgust against their father for his actions. With how the author describes the dragons, particularly Seraii, I wish there were pictures because they sound gorgeous! There is definitely more room for another story in a sequel, and I sincerely hope there is more. I really enjoyed this book. I highly suggest giving this b The writing is done well, lots of character development. I was drawn in to the story with the boys empathizing with them and their struggle and progression, and feeling anger and disgust against their father for his actions. With how the author describes the dragons, particularly Seraii, I wish there were pictures because they sound gorgeous! There is definitely more room for another story in a sequel, and I sincerely hope there is more. I really enjoyed this book. I highly suggest giving this book a read, you won't be disappointed!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sven

    Erika Leigh Agnew is een Canadese jongedame die houd van reizen en zich inzet voor natuur en dierenbescherming. Ze heeft een obsessie voor draken, paarden en haaien. Die obsessie van draken heeft ze gebruikt om het boek Dragonsown te schrijven. Dit verhaal werd initieel geschreven voor de Amazon Storyteller UK wedstrijd. Een oorlog die al lang geleden gestreden werd en die het einde van de draken betekende. Nu moeten de broers Keaton en Kael waarheid en fictie van elkaar scheiden en bekijken waa Erika Leigh Agnew is een Canadese jongedame die houd van reizen en zich inzet voor natuur en dierenbescherming. Ze heeft een obsessie voor draken, paarden en haaien. Die obsessie van draken heeft ze gebruikt om het boek Dragonsown te schrijven. Dit verhaal werd initieel geschreven voor de Amazon Storyteller UK wedstrijd. Een oorlog die al lang geleden gestreden werd en die het einde van de draken betekende. Nu moeten de broers Keaton en Kael waarheid en fictie van elkaar scheiden en bekijken waar ze zelf in geloven. Alles wat ze dachten te weten verandert in één seconde. Wanneer Kael na een ziekte plots verdwijnt staat Keaton er alleen voor om zijn vragen opgelost te zien. Waarom vallen de Nyaris Ryk aan? Waarom verdween zijn broer? Zijn de draken echt volledig verdwenen? Eens de tweeling hun antwoorden hebben moeten ze samen sommige zaken recht zien te trekken, maar kunnen ze het onmogelijke bereiken of niet? Of is dit de start van een nieuwe oorlog? Het boek is niet te dik en dit is wel een beetje jammer. Ik vond het spijtig dat ik zo vlug aan het einde kwam. Soms heb je van die boeken waarvan je wilt dat het verhaal nog niet stopt. Het verhaal zit zeer mooi in elkaar en was geschreven in een Engels die ik niet gewoon ben. Het kwam op mij over als oud Engels als je begrijpt wat ik bedoel. Dat gevoel kwam door het woordgebruik en manier van hoe de dialogen opgesteld waren. Maar dat het oud aanvoelt past perfect bij het verhaal. Ik moet wel zeggen dat ik bij de dialogen soms Sean Connery in de rol van Ramirez, uit de films van Highlander, hoorde praten in mijn hoofd. Toch gek hoe je soms een stem aan een boek of personage kunt linken. De manier waarop ze de draken vorm geeft vind ik zeer goed. Eens op een manier dat ik nog niet zoveel gelezen heb. Ook de andere wezens die ze in het verhaal vermeldt worden mooi omschreven zodat je je wel een beeld ervan kunt vormen. Haar personages zijn zeer verstaanbaar en maken doorheen het boekje een mooie evolutie door. Ze groeien in hun rol en hun karakters worden volwassen. Zo kon ik mij soms kwaad maken op Kael en een paar pagina’s later had ik er medelijden mee. Het slot van het verhaal komt, zoals al vermeld, veel te vlug. Ik wou niet dat het stopte. Wel wordt vlug duidelijk dat dit een deel van een reeks zal vormen en daar ben ik niet rouwig om. Conclusie Voor een debuut is dit een zeer goed verhaal. Goeie groeiende personages, prachtige wezens. Draken die je op een andere manier dan normaal voorgeschoteld krijgt. Een verhaal waarvan ik blij ben dat ik het gelezen heb. Engels Erika Leigh Agnew is a Young Canadian lady who loves to travel and is committed to nature and animal conservation. She has an obsession with dragons, horses and sharks. She used that obsession with dragons to write the book Dragonsown. This story was initially written for the Amazon Storyteller UK contest. A war that was fought long ago and that meant the end of the dragons. Now the brothers Keaton and Kael must separate truth from fiction and see what they believe themselves. Everything they thought they knew changes in one second. When Kael suddenly disappears after an illness, Keaton is left alone to see his questions solved. Why are the Nyaris attacking Ryk? Why did his brother disappear? Are the dragons really completely gone? Once the twins have their answers, they have to put some things right, but can they achieve the impossible or not? Or is this the start of a new war? The book is not too thick and this is a bit of a shame. I was sorry I came to the end so quickly. Sometimes you have those books that you don't want the story to end. The story is very nicely put together and was written in an English that I am not used to. It struck me as old English if you know what I mean. That feeling came from the use of words and the way the dialogues were set up. But the fact that it feels old fits perfectly with the story. I must say that during the dialogues I sometimes heard Sean Connery in the role of Ramirez, from the Highlander films, talking in my head. It's crazy how you can sometimes link a voice to a book or character. I really like the way she shapes the dragons. In a way that I haven't read much before. The other creatures she mentions in the story are also nicely described so that you can form a picture of them. Her characters are very intelligible and evolve nicely throughout the book. They grow into their roles and their characters mature. For example, I could sometimes get angry at Kael and a few pages later I felt sorry for him. The ending of the story, as already mentioned, comes way too soon. I didn't want it to stop. It soon becomes clear that this will form part of a series and I'm happy about that. Conclusion For a debut this is a very good story. Good growing characters, beautiful creatures. Dragons that are presented to you in a different way than usual. A story I'm glad I read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Bobbi Jo

    I was very impressed by this short novelette, I just wish it had been much longer. Erika Leigh Agnew has made me very hungry for more of the Twins Kael and Keaton and all of their Dragon fellowship! I am so hoping this is just the beginning of their story.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ila Quinn

    Dragonsown is both gripping and fun to read. If you like dragons, then this might just be the book for you. Checkout the link below for my review. https://ilaquinnauthor.com/2021/09/26... Dragonsown is both gripping and fun to read. If you like dragons, then this might just be the book for you. Checkout the link below for my review. https://ilaquinnauthor.com/2021/09/26...

  6. 4 out of 5

    Stef

    Great Dragons Won on Goodreads giveaway. Nicely written story with great characters and plot. Great take on Dragon lore. Anyone who like dragons should read this.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    Wonderful story! I can't wait to read the next book! Wonderful story! I can't wait to read the next book!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sheri Spencer

    This was a highly enjoyable read! It was a fun, light-hearted adventure with some good humour sprinkled in, and likeable characters. The first few chapters sort of get you introduced, and then you're off and swept up on the ride. This was a highly enjoyable read! It was a fun, light-hearted adventure with some good humour sprinkled in, and likeable characters. The first few chapters sort of get you introduced, and then you're off and swept up on the ride.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jeffrey A. Dewey

    Interesting Interesting storyline and read with a different take on dragon shifting as well as the dragons themselves struggle with past histories.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Lake

    I really enjoyed this book from start to finish.. When I was reading this book it was like I was there travelling with Kael on his journey. Hopefully there is a second book because I will gladly read that as well.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    This was a great escape from reality. If you are a dragon lover this is a must read. Betrayal, twists, turns, politics, mind-reading dragons - what else could you want?

  12. 5 out of 5

    Team Golfwell

    I enjoyed reading “Dragonsown: Surface” by Erika Leigh Agnew who in my opinion is an exceptionally talented and gifted writer. She writes in a highly professional manner and describes the scenes extremely well making me feel I was actually in each scene with all of the mysteries, discoveries, drama, and much more. I felt the storyline and the language used were excellent for the young adult reader and in my view, I felt it also helps expand the vocabulary of a young reader as this author has an I enjoyed reading “Dragonsown: Surface” by Erika Leigh Agnew who in my opinion is an exceptionally talented and gifted writer. She writes in a highly professional manner and describes the scenes extremely well making me feel I was actually in each scene with all of the mysteries, discoveries, drama, and much more. I felt the storyline and the language used were excellent for the young adult reader and in my view, I felt it also helps expand the vocabulary of a young reader as this author has an excellent command of the language. Also, I enjoyed the characters learning and developing throughout the story - just as the young adult reader develops during the teen years. I found myself becoming fascinated with the characters, the plot, and the fast-moving action and high drama. To show you what I mean, here is a brief excerpt, “In the farthest corner under stacks of old hay and mice feces was the hidden trapdoor. He had to climb up the wall beams first as the key was hidden in the stable rafters… “The key wasn’t easy to find because it was cleverly made to not look like a key. It was disguised as a bolt in one of the wooden ceiling arches and had to be wound out… Lit torches were kept in the passageway giving Kael enough dim light so he could run through the tunnels.” I also like this writer’s use of similes throughout the story, and her style of writing all of which I felt made the story an exciting and entertaining read. For example, “He was content to rest within the safe abyss of his mind— forever if need be. In sleep, he could pretend the horrors of their past were just nightmares. Yes, it was best they stay asleep, but Siah persisted, and soon other voices joined hers, some in agreement, some only angry at being awakened. ”Stubbornly, Severn blocked them all, determined to return to his slumber, but Siah refused to be ignored. Her thoughts stabbed his mind like human spears, bringing back painful memories.” Finally, I felt the story and the way it was crafted shows discretion, bravery, self-control, and expands the thoughts of the young reader, or for that matter, any reader who enjoys an amazing adventuresome, and courageous story. I think young readers will enjoy talking about this book in their own circles - it's just that good in my opinion. All in all, very creatively done and highly recommended! It was my pleasure to receive a free copy of this book but that does not in any way affect my opinions in this review of this exceptional book.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cami Senior

    Good story, clunky writing Has a good overall story, but the plot is jumpy and some of the writing a little clunky. At time the story is difficult to follow due to changes in narrator with no other indication then the beginning of a new paragraph. So again, sorry befall story was interesting, but execution of it is lacking

  14. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Williams

    Dull going. There's nothing not to like about dragons awakening, ghosts and witches. The best part of the story was the cohesion of plot. I never didn't know what was going on. But the world-building, narration style came across to me as eclectic and poorly formed. The quality was further reduced by somewhat baroque and occasionally plain wrong, use of language. The characters felt wishy-washy and seemed to develop conveniently to the plot rather than driving it. A number of elements didn't reall Dull going. There's nothing not to like about dragons awakening, ghosts and witches. The best part of the story was the cohesion of plot. I never didn't know what was going on. But the world-building, narration style came across to me as eclectic and poorly formed. The quality was further reduced by somewhat baroque and occasionally plain wrong, use of language. The characters felt wishy-washy and seemed to develop conveniently to the plot rather than driving it. A number of elements didn't really seem to add much to the story; black wyverns, mer-people etc; they seemed there just 'so we can have them'. While there was potential for a lot of heart-ache for Kael and Keaton, they took the various revelations and tribulations with a little more maturity, good cheer and fortitude than seemed plausible for a couple of young teens emerging from a brutal childhood. The final scene seemed somewhat contrived to hammer a round plot into a square ending. I get that it's aimed at younger readers (or seems to be), but so have a lot of books I've read and enjoyed been. Overall, inoffensively dull.

  15. 4 out of 5

    moh ♡

    i enjoyed the characters, plot, and writing style. however the pacing of the story itself was all too rushed. the story is better suited as a larger novel rather than the novella that it is.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Wendy Agnew-Flowers

    Quick and easy read, loved the plot and the characters are so funny. Can’t wait to read the rest of the story

  17. 4 out of 5

    Christina Stockard

  18. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Cheresnick

  19. 4 out of 5

    Devyn

  20. 4 out of 5

    Erika Agnew

  21. 4 out of 5

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  22. 4 out of 5

    Erin Hughes

  23. 5 out of 5

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  24. 5 out of 5

    Via Won

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nagwa Malik

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lynn

  27. 5 out of 5

    Becks

  28. 4 out of 5

    Micielle

  29. 5 out of 5

    Frederick Rotzien

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    Jen Schlott

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    Ann Ellis

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    Lydia Wallace

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    Kye Cantey

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    Lauren Peterson

  40. 5 out of 5

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  42. 5 out of 5

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    Kim Ellis

  44. 4 out of 5

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  45. 4 out of 5

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  46. 4 out of 5

    Bettye Short

  47. 5 out of 5

    Ron

  48. 4 out of 5

    Teri

  49. 5 out of 5

    James Cozzarelli

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