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The Black Dragons

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  8 reviews
North Carolina -1775

Growing up on a tobacco plantation should be a simple life, predictable as the changing seasons, but when unlikely friends become entangled in the politics and shifting loyalties of nations, life is anything but simple. What starts as a plan to protect the families living on one small plantation, captures the attention of world powers vying for control
Kindle Edition, 358 pages
Published May 9th 2012 by Smashwords Edition
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Normally, when faced with a self-published book, I'm wary. Many self-pubs end up being poorly written with poor plots, poor editing and really only good in the writers mind. When said self-pub book is labelled christian fiction, I begin to really worry. When someone feels the need to label something as a religious fiction it's often because the book comes across as preachy, sacrificing plot and characters to use the book as a pulpit. This book, thanks be to the Author, dodges both pitfalls easil ...more
Black Dragons is a great read, and I highly recommend it for anyone, especially for young adults and for home schoolers. The author makes very effective use of the main character's perspective, heightening the suspense by only allowing us to see and hear what the main character does. The story draws you in to the hopes, fears, and difficult decisions of a young man thrust into great responsibility during a tumultuous time in American history. Though the story starts in the American colonies, the ...more
I am a big fan of the historical naval fiction genre. I prefer a little more naval and a reflection of historical fact. However I thought this was a great story and a enjoyable read. A coming of age story that shows the importance of honor, faith and taking a stand for what you hold dear. Got it on loan with kindle prime, what a great deal. I am really looking forward to a sequel.
I normally would not have read this type of genre book, but having completed the authors other book, The Eyes of the Heart (which I loved also), I thought I would give it a try. To my surprise, I really enjoyed the character development and interaction in this more young adult type read (a lot of action). The characters seemed so real that I found myself cheering them on and dreading the idea of losing them. There was even a little romance included and I loved the lead female character, although ...more
A friend recommended this book and mentioned that it was not what they expected, but better, so I took a chance and read it. They were right. There are a few areas that reveal that this is the authors first novel, but the story, the character development, and the style it was written in made it a fun and exciting read. It's a great book for all ages, it has a solid spiritual message intertwined, and a great ending. A fun story and I look forward to future novels from this author.
Excellent. Well written and it kept my attention from the beginning to the end. Recommend to all age groups. Great character development, unique story, and strong message.
Oct 10, 2014 Joseph rated it 4 of 5 stars
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