Dragonslayer

Dragonslayer

Author of one of BuzzFeed 's Greatest Fantasy Books of 2013 In his magnificent, heroic, adventure fantasy, Dragonslayer, Duncan M. Hamilton debuts the first book in a fast-moving trilogy: a dangerous tale of lost magics, unlikely heroes, and reawakened dragons. Once a member of the King's personal guard, Guillot dal Villevauvais spends most days drinking and mourning his wi Author of one of BuzzFeed 's Greatest Fantasy Books of 2013 In his magnificent, heroic, adventure fantasy, Dr...

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Title:Dragonslayer
Author:Duncan M. Hamilton
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1250306728
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Dragonslayer Reviews

  • Andi
    Jul 06, 2019
    I received this ARC book from BookishFirst I was really excited to be given a copy of this book. It gave me Dragonheart vibes hardcore. While I think the plot is strong in the movie, the script not so much, I had hoped that this book would bring it all full circle and give me so...
  • Bob
    Jun 14, 2019
    A solid epic fantasy that puts an exciting new spin on the classic "let's go slay the dragon" trope, Dragonslayer won me over with the first glimpse of Alpheratz. Duncan M. Hamilton humanizes dragons, gives them memories and purpose and emotion, and flips our sympathies from cheering o...
  • Travis
    Mar 07, 2019
    This was a great book and beginning to a series. I'll keep this review spoiler free. I am a big fan of Duncan Hamilton's books. This new book continues in the same world where Wolf of the North takes place, although you won't have to have read that series to appreciate this one. There ...
  • kartik narayanan
    Jul 04, 2019
    Read the full review at my site Digital Amrit tl;dr: Dragonslayer is a character driven fresh take on a classic storyline. Introduction Dragonslayer is the first book in a trilogy by the same name from one of my favourite authors ? Duncan M. Hamilton. Gill, our protagonist,...
  • ♠️ TABI ♠️
    Mar 28, 2019
    literally anything will have me at the word "dragons" okay?? I'm a simple person ...
  • Judy Lesley
    Jun 01, 2019
    Dragonslayer by Duncan M. Hamilton was a slightly below average reading experience for me. The hero is of the drinking-myself-into-oblivion variety. The dragon is the kill-and-burn-everything variety. The magic was not interesting to me at all. There isn't any worldbuilding to speak of...
  • Paul
    Aug 05, 2019
    Classic tale of knight against dragon, with standard fantasy tropes thrown in, but enough of an original spin to keep fantasy fans wanting more. The writing can be amateurish and stilted at times, but I kept ploughing forward, interested. Highlights are the dragon fights and the explor...
  • Krista
    Jul 25, 2019
    Needed Dragon Slaying in the book! Lol The title is Dragonslayer is it not? Wasn't the worst dragon book I read but it wasn't the best obviously from my 2 star rating. I finished it and that speaks volumes. ...
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Jun 26, 2019
    3.0 Stars This was a decent start to an epic fantasy series with a fun premise. I enjoyed reading from the perspective of the dragon, which was my favourite part of this novel. Otherwise, I found the story to be quite average. The plot was predictable with lackluster characters. This ...
  • Monica
    Jun 30, 2019
    I really enjoyed this mystical tale. The main character was extremely likeable. I loved the fact that at one time he had been a hero but then had fallen on hard times and had to redeem himself. Guillot was once the best Knight in the land. He however now only cares about drinking. He i...
  • Eric Ackerson
    Apr 09, 2019
    I won?t spoil anything but if you?ve had the great pleasure of reading any of the other books from this epic fantasy world then you will enjoy this one thoroughly. I like how each set of books is a stand alone series but part of a bigger world. I?ve found each one compelling and ...
  • Kelsea
    May 19, 2019
    DNF at 33%. I can tell the writing style is not for me and I did not connect with any of the characters or the storyline. Thank you Tor Books and Netgalley for an advanced copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. ...
  • Duncan Hamilton
    Dec 19, 2018
    Not a review - just a placeholder where I can post some updates to keep you all informed of how things are progressing! 2-7-19 My final update here - Dragonslayer is now released, and available in Hardcover, Paperback, Ebook, and Audiobook! Thanks for following the book in the pre-l...
  • Angelica
    Jul 14, 2019
    This book is technically pretty solid. It has all the general pieces of a good fantasy. It has magic, dragons, knights, action, and adventures. It also has a fun premise, if somewhat unoriginal in concept. And yet, there were some things that seemed missing from the story. Small deta...
  • Brandon
    Apr 22, 2019
    Being a member of Mr. Hamilton's ARC team certainly has its benefits, getting a chance to get my hands on his new books early chief among them. That said, I had this book in my possession for almost a month before I started reading it. This was primarily because I had it in physical...
  • Annemieke / A Dance with Books
    Jun 03, 2019
    Thank you to netgalley and Macmillon-Tor/Forge for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinion in anyway. TW: Burning People / Alcoholism / Suggested Hanging I am at a loss as to how to rate this book. On the one hand I enjoyed it. On the ot...
  • SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
    Jul 12, 2019
    *I received a free copy from the publisher and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!* I read a sample of the book, on bookish first and I really enjoyed it. I won the book in their raffle and was excited. Once I got deeper into the book I liked it but not as much as I t...
  • Sean Grigsby
    Jun 02, 2019
    Dragonslayer is a call-back to old school fantasy, and that's a great thing. The writing is clever and to the point (I'm a sucker for turns of phrase), the story moves at just the right pace, and I enjoyed reading the dragon's POV. There is even a twist and political shiftiness thr...
  • ♥ WishfulMiss ♥
    Jul 02, 2019
    Dragonslayer is a non-stop fast paced fantasy with a slew of key players that all intersect to create a story rich in detail and adventure. I?m torn about this book. On the one hand I loved it. I loved Guillot, a tarnished knight, a laid back Hero you can?t help but like the mo...
  • FanFiAddict
    Jul 24, 2019
    Rating: ????? Synopsis Author of one of BuzzFeed ?s Greatest Fantasy Books of 2013 In his magnificent, heroic, adventure fantasy, Dragonslayer, Duncan M. Hamilton debuts the first book in a fast-moving trilogy: a dangerous tale of lost magics, unlikely heroes, and...
  • Karen
    Apr 23, 2019
    I enjoyed this book, it?s a very solid epic fantasy novel. There are three things I look for when reading a big fantasy so I?m really going to talk about those things. One is world building, two is development of characters, and three is the over all story. (1) the was the weakest ...
  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    Jul 04, 2019
    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Who doesn?t enjoy a good story featuring dragons? These giant flying puppies with flamethrowing abilities are beautiful gems meant to be cherished for their mere existence. However, killing these creatures has also always bee...
  • Petrik
    Sep 01, 2019
    Review copy provided by the publisher?Tor Books?in exchange for an honest review. 2.5/5 stars Dragonslayer is a typical and straight-forward dragon-slaying tale that?s been done countless times before. There isn?t anything wrong with Dragonslayer. The book is well-writ...
  • Casey
    Aug 05, 2019
    "Stopping this dragon was his life's great purpose, but it had come to him when he was least ready for it.....If it had come at any other time, would it have been a true test?" In a land where magic has been criminalized and dragons are only legendary memories, an alcoholic former K...
  • Paulo De Sa
    Mar 25, 2019
    This story starts with the awakening of a mighty dragon, the last of his kind, and continues until the death of said dragon by a man that no one would think he would make it. Our ?hero? (Gill) is a tormented man. Once he was banneret, and a personal guard of the king, but for reas...
  • Omayra
    Mar 27, 2019
    There are super mega SPOILERS HERE? I must start by saying that I love fantasy books. Also, I rarely if ever leave a review of a tree star or bellow. However, this story has so much potential I would be remiss not to give a few words. Duncan, you are a great storyteller. I read your ...
  • Jay Welch
    May 03, 2019
    Received this as an advanced reader's copy. It was my first book of Hamilton's that I had read and was pleasantly surprised. The story was well told with a small, but nicely developed cast of characters. The medieval setting, dragons, knights, and mages leads to a somewhat predictable ...
  • Damien Maguire
    Mar 24, 2019
    An absolute 10/10. Duncan M. Hamilton is 1 of my favourite authors and this book right here mite just be his finest work to date ...
  • Miss S
    Apr 09, 2019
    Absolutely fantastic read, I really felt connected with the characters and was genuinely disappointed when the book ended, I need to know what happens next! Dragons, swords, magic, everything I need in a book and it's all been mixed into a compelling story that will have you not wantin...
  • eyes.2c
    Jul 31, 2019
    There be Dragons! The idea of a new series about dragons had me super excited. That said, I found myself so over the story by a third of the way in and struggled to finish. Things that had promise didn't quite live up to that. Obviously many loved it, and that's great. Reading is su...