29 thoughts on “Dragonslayer by Duncan M. Hamilton

  1. Flying puppies hé? What did you drink Lashaan?? Lol Great review as usual and yes I bet having the dragons POV made it interesting!

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    1. Hahahah they are flying puppies! Imagine how fun it must be to have it by your side! 😂 But it was indeed interesting to see what went on in the head of this dragon throughout the story. I don’t think I’ve read books where that perspective has been included before!

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  2. I like that cover, a lot. However, that little quote you showcased pissed me off. Much like vampires, I feel that dragons have been turned into this “oh poor me, I’m just a misunderstood being who wants to lurve everyone” kind of thing. I just don’t like the idea behind the quote, what with the deliberate use of the word murder.

    Man, I just realized I think I’ve done nothing but complain on your posts for like the last month. I am really sorry. I’m not even in a bad mood or anything! I’ll try to be a ray of sunshine on whatever you post next, I promise….

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    1. Hahahahah I love the cover too! I’d love to own a full poster of the full dragon in that style. And no worries hahahah I prefer all your honesty and pure emotions more than forced joy! 😜 But the quote and the whole dragon PoV was intended to make us understand why it was doing what it was doing. The whole “poor me” angle was intentional here but not to the point of siding with the dragon throughout the story. There’s a little bit of “character development” with it.

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  3. I loved your review! I’ve been super interested in reading this, but I think I’ll read the other trilogies first since it seems they set this story up.

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    1. Thank you so much, Justine! I think it would be wise to check out his other books to familiarize with his writing style and world first but I assure you that it reads like a stand-alone too if you ever feel like getting straight into this one. 😁

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  4. I admit that the dragon POV did make this very seductive to me. I was also dying to know if he was the last dragon left. I’m kinda kicking myself now. Though it sounds like he relied on his previous world building which you shouldn’t do in my humble opinion. Still I’m glad this wasn’t the dud I was frightened it would be. 😉

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    1. Hahah I didn’t know there was one until I started reading! 😂 It was definitely interesting to see what went through its mind though but yes, it’s a bit unfortunate that it couldn’t give us more in terms of worldbuilding but it’s not the worse thing ever either!

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  5. Another helpful review that allows me to peek in at books I wouldn’t typically look at to read. Here’s an idea. Have a spoiler section, which summarizes the whole book. So if the reader thinks he or she is unlikely to read the book, but still curious about what happens, then they go to the spoiler section.

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  6. Hi Lashaan, great to read your review on ‘Dragon Slayer’! I really enjoyed this book myself. I haven’t read Duncan M. Hamilton’s other books so I don’t know how much world building occurs in those books.
    Would you recommend checking them out? I agree with you that there’s definitely scope for the world to grow in the next Dragon Slayer books… the difficulty of ARC reading is we’ve got a bit of a wait before the sequels come out haha!

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    1. I haven’t read them either but I’m assuming that there’s way more world-building in them and in this one. Otherwise, if the sequel focuses on world-building, I’d be a bit surprised. It would be an odd but original strategy.
      After that epilogue chapter, I think the next books will definitely have a lot of things to explore. But hey, the wait isn’t that long for this series actually. The whole trilogy is planned to be released within 12 months. 😀
      Thank you so much for reading, Steph! I appreciate it a lot. 😛

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