Life started at Stonefountain. Near the bubbling fountain of power, the humans and dragons grew up together. Bound by blood, the two races became great and powerful. But with power came division. For not all were bound, and those with the power brought on by the bonding abused that power, subjecting all powerless ones to servitude. In time the servants rebelled against theLife started at Stonefountain. Near the bubbling fountain of power, the humans and dragons grew up together. Bound by blood, the two races became great and powerful. But with power came division. For not all were bound, and those with the power brought on by the bonding abused that power, subjecting all powerless ones to servitude. In time the servants rebelled against their masters. Their violent uprising left almost all the bonded dragons and humans dead. From that day on the races separated, fleeing from Stonefountain and claiming their own lands. Distrust and war grew up between humans and dragons. The humans, fearing the power of the dragon bond, killed all those born to bond with the dragons. But some survived. When Kanvar's brother comes down with the dragon sickness, his mother learns that her husband and both her sons are Nagas, human traitors that bond with the Great Gold dragons. All three must die. Kanvar's father is shot in the back and falls from a high window with his brother, leaving Kanvar to escape execution, survive on his own, and face the wrath of a Great Blue dragon whose family has been killed by the humans....
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Blue Dragon Reviews
I was already listening to another audiobook on my iPod and thought I would listen to this online at work. I got so sucked into the story, I had to stop listening to that other book so I could finish this one. I hope the narrator Sparks is going to do the other books in the series. I loved the way Sparks did the internal (mental) dialogue. He did a great job with letting me differentiate who was speaking by his characterization. I would so listen to other books narrated by him.I'm a huge fan of the Dragonriders of Pern series, and the link between the dragons in Blue Dragon was a little reminiscent of it. The Blue Dragons have more flaws though, and there's a lot of internal conflict between the races. And the humans.The storyline was interesting and the characters were fun. I loved that the main character, Kanvar, wasn't a perfect physical specimen, but rather a boy with a fairly severe birth defect. But it couldn't keep him down. The Blue Dragon, Dharanidhar, really grew on me.
Awesome storylineHaving disabilities never slowed hi! Down and he continued to push through and survive. His survival helped close the gap between the warring Dragon prides.
A truly great action book. Full of mystery, magic, fighting, and bravery. Kanvar was born with a deformed arm and leg. When a young boy, his whole world is turned upside down. He finds out his life is not what he thought, and has been lied to his entire life. His mother tries killing him, his brother, and father. His father escapes with his older brother, leaving Kanvar at the mercy of his craxed mother. Miraculously he escapes and spends the next five years as an indentured servant. He dreams for his freedom, and being able to be a dragon hunter. When his chance comes to escape, he takes it, but must battle numerous dragons, the harsh jungle, and even the father he is reunited with. Once again he seeks the truth if his ancestors, and makes decisions that will either bring about peace between the dragon factions, or destroy them. I fell in love with this book and this series, and will be reading the rest of the books. Despite his handicaps, Kanvar lives his life on his terms, fending for himself, fearlessly fighting when he must, and determined to do what is right. He is a hero in a young man's body, and I can't wait to read about his next adventures.
This was a light, easy read (with the exception of a couple of names...some were quite the mouthful). Read it fairly quickly and was enjoyable for the most part. Kids would probably enjoy it ages 12+ (although the names may prove to be a bit hard for some) but some adults might find it missing something (at least, that's what it felt like for me. What that something is, I couldn't say but I do feel like it was missing something. More depth perhaps? I'm not sure). But still a good one to pass the time. I could see one of my boys enjoying it more than I. While I don't feel like rushing out and buying the next, I will keep this series in mind for when I'm in the mood for a light read.I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Rebecca Shelley always has unusual, original, twisty premises and plots that stand out. I'm not the target audience for Middle Grade, but this was still a pleasure to read. I usually raise my eyebrow at dragon-rider stories, because there's such a power imbalance (dragons are so much more powerful than humans), I need a reason to believe they have mutual respect for each other. This story gave a good reason. Their friendship rang true. The world-building was great, there was lots of action and adventure, and this was just a fun story.
Dragonbound Blue Dragon was an interesting introduction to the series, involving Psionic Humans and Psionic Dragons creating a bond forged with blood. It follows the adventures of a crippled "Naga" called Kanvar and deals with the struggles in a world of hate, up to his bonding with one of the great blue dragons.Overall, I enjoyed the book as a whole despite it being such a short read. It managed to flesh out the world fairly well in a short time, though I wish they were longer.
In Dragonbound: Blue Dragon, Kanvar, a young dragonhunter becomes enmeshed in the destinies of his own blood line, and various warring human and dragon factions on a fascinating fantasy world. This is a complex and compelling story with a fast pace. The plot is both thrilling and surprising, with lots of unexpected twists and turns. A fun and exciting read. Continue the series with Dragonbound II: White Dragon.
Despite its obvious editing needs, this dragon fantasy would be suitable for the middle grades. I like that it pairs 2 physically damaged beings into a winning partnership. There's lots of action and heroism, just like a good fantasy should contain. Both human and dragon personalities are well-developed. It's not up to the caliber of Anne McCaffrey's "Dragonriders of Pern," but I'll read the next one in the series.