Saturday, July 9, 2011

The 19 Dragons by S M Reine

Title: The 19 Dragons


Author: S M Reine


Published: 8 July 2011


Pages: 140


First Line: "There are nineteen provinces in the Land held aloft by nineteen pillars."


Summary: There are nineteen provinces in the Land held aloft by nineteen pillars. Above the earth there is sky, and nobody knows what goes below except the Nineteen Dragons. 

That is all you need to know, but that is not all there is to be known. 

The Device has been stolen and the godlike Dragons have been rendered mortal. Someone is murdering them one by one, and each death brings the world closer to its end. Unless the Device is somehow restored to its deceased owner, the Dragons are doomed to destruction-- and the human world will go with them.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: The 19 Dragons is a steampunk novella.  It is about 19 dragons whose lives are linked to 19 pillars that hold up the 19 provinces of the land.  I really enjoyed reading The 19 Dragons as it was very original and thoroughly entertaining.

There was a very unique prose to The 19 Dragon which I really enjoyed.  The writing has a sort of poetic element to it that makes it a really different and enjoyable read.  The writing style gave the whole story a feeling of reading an old fairy tale sort of story.

The story itself was very unique and I really liked it.  The story was quite mysterious which kept me reading on as I just had to know more about the 19 dragons and what was happening to them, not to mention who was doing it.

I also loved that there was a twist in the story that I did not see coming.  It was really awesome to see that as it’s not very often that books surprise me anymore.

Overall, I thought that The 19 Dragons was really enjoyable and extremely well-written.  The 19 Dragons is awesome.  It’s got enough steampunk elements for fans of steampunk but at the same time I think that it would be a good read for those who aren’t the biggest fans of steampunk.  If it sounds like your kind of book definitely check it out because it is really good and you will not be disappointed in it!

Notes:
Today is the release day of The 19 Dragons so I have put some links below:

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