The Princes and the DragonBy: Emi V.
Status: In Progress
Created: October 15, 2014 | Updated: September 27, 2015
Genre : Fantasy
Language : English
Reviews: 4 | Rating:
|1:||Princes in a Cavern||2275|
|3:||The Very First||1825|
|4:||Damsel in Distress||2082|
|7:||Lament of the Berura||3367|
|8:||Curse of Mortality||2396|
|9:||Pain of Another||2610|
|10:||Fires in the Woodland||4728|
This was incredible! Honestly, this was one of the few stories that I actually wanted to read again and again! Your narrater is a character all on her own, something I really miss seeing in stories, and the plot twists inside your story - I'm not going to give things away, but the girl is easily the most interesting character here! I hope you keep updating this!
November 10, 2014 Flag
This story is full of mystery, leaving me to ask question after question, but it's constantly feeding you answers as you continue reading.. The way you approached the narrative is simply genius, the old woman who's telling the tale of The Princes and the Dragon is an absolute mystery on her own, and I can't help but wonder just who she is? Same with how you make the story so immersive for the reader, we're made a character in our own right. We've traveled from a distant land, just to hear the unknown old woman's story. Apparently we're also searching for someone dear to us. I just love the whole vibe you give this tale. It is not just a fantasy, it is adventure and mystery- and I know I've used that word a lot already, but it is. The description makes for amazing images, the characters are simple but have many dimensions, and each chapter is long enough to satisfy me, but short enough to keep me interested. Sure there a few spelling mistakes, but I'm ignoring those because of the great story being told. I want to know what happens next for both Princes, the dragon-girl, and little Thea. Merek is hands down my favourite so far. I wish you'd update this one regularly, but I'm now aware you have other projects in the works. Looking forward for your next update.
November 8, 2014 Flag
This...this work is easily one of the most engaging fantasy novels that I had come across in a while. So engaging and immersive! There are virtually no negative aspects to it that I could think of, but there are certainly a whole lot of positives that spring to mind. 1. There's so much more emotion in this story compared to your last one, it's such an enormous leap forward! The very first chapter, the Dragon's attack on the Kingdom, the sense of fear from both mother and child, Queen and Prince, was something that took me by surprise. Discovering what was inside the cave, the feast, they were all memorable in their own right. 2. Your characters are MUCH more detailed compared to your previous work (which was hardly lacking in the first place) they all have their own personalities, their strengths and weaknesses, especially Thea, in my eyes. She seems more mature yet more juvenile than both Princes, because even though she wails at the earliest opportunity, she knows more about the realities of life than they do considering they are royalty and never need to clean up after their merriment, and why would they once servants like herself were around to clean it up? 3. The girl at the cave...this threw away my expectations. You see, I had originally thought that once the blood had been absorbed into the stone, a Dragon would hatch, compared to works such as 'Eragon' but I was pleasantly surprised by the supernatural woman, and her instant appearance drawing fear among her onlookers. The twist at the end of the third chapter was really unexpected and I applaud such a clever plot twist! 4. My only qualm with 'Skies' was the lack of description with the surroundings such as Merryvale. Here, however, that is not the case, and you painted the scenes very well, I could immediately grasp just how large, narrow, tight, or vast each new environment was, especially when the Princes visit the cave for the second time, so a very well done there. 5. The Narrator. This is a very clever way of telling a story, and she becomes a character in her own right. She had witnessed all the events, her identity is a mystery to me, and I have immediately tried in vain to deduce who she could be. I'm very glad she has her own personality and traits, because even other authors who include them assign them virtually no personalities whatsoever, simply assigning them to their role. The level of work here, the absolute lack of any grammar or spelling mistakes, the vast improvement over 'skies' and this is something I want to share with people, and I fully plan on doing just that, because this work deserves it, Well done.
October 18, 2014 Flag