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The Knight

liked it 3.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  21 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A monster plagues the tiny kingdom ruled by King Awiergan. The dragon, left unchallenged by untrained warriors of a weak king, is pacified only through a monthly sacrifice of the kingdom’s young people. Prince Caedmon, though the heir to the throne, suffers in silence as friends and innocent subjects are chosen by lottery to be the dragon’s victims.

While it seems good luck
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Published March 11th 2012 by Queerteen Press
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Don Bradshaw
Mar 19, 2012 Don Bradshaw rated it really liked it
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This was a wonderful coming of age story. A dragon plagues a small, poor kingdom demanding that a youth between the age of 15 -20 be sacrificed every month to sate its hunger. Crown Prince Caedmon watches in agony as his friends fall in the monthly lottery to their deaths. Caedmon discovers one day that his father has purposely kept Caedmon's name out of the lottery. Through his time on the rock as the knight battles the dragon to sa
Cole Riann
3.75 stars

A quite enjoyable read from Hayden Thorne, someone I've grown to learn has a real knack for stories such as these where the prose relies on narration and storytelling. Written like a fairy-tale, though more of a YA historical fantasy, this story has the feel of a oppressive radical government, a la The Hunger Games, and with a sweet, honorable, and steely young hero at the moment he reaches adulthood. It's a nice little short typical in the style of Hayden Thorne's YA stories that I've
Um... Depressing much? A good ending and all, but man it might as will not have been! I hated parts of it and others were alright at best. I love fantasy, but not like this. Ugh! Good thing it's so short.
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Reviewed by: Don
Genre: M/M Coming of age
Rated: 4 hearts

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Apr 28, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
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short and sweet read. this could easily be developed into a longer story with a lot more details and plot.
Sep 05, 2012 Voidmancer rated it liked it
Nothing spectacular, but good nonetheless :)
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I’ve lived most of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area though I wasn’t born there (or, indeed, the USA). I’m married with no kids and three cats and am a cycling nut. I write speculative fiction for gay teens and adults, my stories largely inspired by folklore, gothic fiction, and even superheroes, among others.
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