Monday, August 26, 2013

Henrietta the Dragon Slayer: Review


Henrietta the Dragon Slayer
Author: Beth Barany
Publisher: Firewolf Books
Series: The Five Kingdoms #1
Pages: 236


**Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 California Book Fiction Challenge

Henrietta, the legendary Dragon Slayer of the Kingdom of Bleuve, can't stomach the thought of one more kill. Yet, in order to save her dying mentor, she must go on one last quest. But will misfit companions, seasickness, and an ego maniacal king derail the quest for the healing stone? And will she be able to cut past her conscience and kill the dragon?

My Thoughts:

Henrietta thought she was done killing and doesn't want to kill again whether it's human or dragon. She finds out that her mentor, Master Chen, is dying and she goes on one last quest to save him. She must get a healing stone from a dragon which means she must kill. But can she do it? A knight, witch, and a jester accompany the dragon slayer on her dangerous quest to save her mentor.

I really liked Henrietta. She's a smart, strong, independent young woman. And she can also hold her own in a fight. Just the type of woman I like to read about. The other main characters were a lot of fun too. They made the book more interesting and humorous. They were all different and had their own personalities which was great! There's nothing I dislike more than when you the only way you can tell the characters apart is when the author adds "so-in-so said." I like when they have their own distinct voice and they did in this book.

I wasn't sure what I would think of this book because I'm not a HUGE "fantasy" fan but I really enjoyed this one and I'm going to be waiting for the next book in the series. I HAVE to find out what happens to Master Chen!

*I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.



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