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The First Dragoneer by M.R. Mathias
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Jun 22, 2011

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Read on June 23, 2011

I enjoy bromance hunting fantasy immensely, but I'm displeased with how it ended. Several structural problems (inconsistent POV, grammar errors, incorrect word choices like "viscous scream"), plus factual errors (the hunting had a lot of mistakes, particularly with the archery; no hunter would even consider taking a doe and her fawns as trophies; and there were some problems with the injuries) rankled me enough to take off a star.

The biggest thing, though, is that the story builds up this friendship, which I really enjoyed, only to undermine it at the end. We're to understand that one moment of soul-bonding with a dragon overwrites their 17 years of friendship? No goodbye, no regret, nothing? I realize it's a setup to a series, but I'm still left dissatisfied.

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9.0% "He almost loosed his arrow, but didn't out of wanting a buck so he could show off?! No self-respecting hunter kills a doe with her fawns. Come on! >:("
21.0% "Getting POV whiplash here ..."
100.0% "Waahhh!! Set up a fantastic bromance, only to drop it at the end? March may have instantly bonded with the dragon, but the readers don't care about that -- we care about March and Bren. Ah well."

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message 1: by Tahyun (new)

Tahyun viscous scream? For realz?

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