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Torbrek ... and the Dragon Variation

(The Torbrek Trilogy #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  13 reviews
An adventure story with daring deeds, dragons, friends, foes and romance - and no darned elves.

When Tor saves the Princess from the terrifying, fire-breathing dragon and delivers her to the handsome knight she is destined to marry, nothing is quite as it seems; the dragon is overweight and hasn't breathed fire for years; the Princess and her supposed suitor don't hit it of
Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published (first published September 14th 2011)
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Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
A well written, engaging, fantasy with a lot of familiar tropes but handled in a fresh, off-center style. Great characters and dialogue.
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Tor, short for Torbrek, or more accurately, Torbraya, since the main protagonist is a girl (no spoilers here,) was raised by her grandfather, Attalor, to become a Knight, one of the Hundred. They lived poor but proud, and Tor held the sword before she learned how to say "sword". Fast-forward to her 18th year, and we see her as a member of a rebel "Loyalist" army, serving in the cavalry, and hiding her gender.

Tor goes on a quest to rescue a princess guarded by a fearsome dragon. Xantilor, the dra
Sadie Forsythe
Oct 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-lendable
I thought it was cute. I expected the humour to be a lot more ridiculous than it was. You know, a little Monty Python-like comedy. I would have been fine with that. I was up for a laugh. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that, though there was humour, there was also a solid story here.

I also really enjoyed the fact that Tor was truly a strong female lead. So often female warriors in fantasy are described as well trained, ruthless soldiers but then are shown to actually be rather soft—despi
Sep 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a really pleasant surprise. I got it as a freebie in the early days of owning a Kindle and there it languished for sometime, as I find freebies tend to. A Fantasy genre-challenge inspired me to finally give it a go and I really enjoyed it. It is well written, entertaining and the story moved along nicely. The characters were, on the whole, well fleshed out - even the tyrant was given human qualities - and I loved the dragon. Some of the best dialogue in the book comes from him! Anyway i ...more
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
Downloaded this light-hearted fantasy novel (with romantic elements) free from Amazon, fell in love while reading the first chapter, and finished the read in two days, to the detriment of my work and sleep schedules. Not just likeable but relatable characters, a believable sort of fairy tale adventure, and a strong plotline even with a bit of a detour down the middle. Normally I'd take off a star for giving a minor character a major role when the book was well along, but the author signalled the ...more
Sep 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
A very enjoyable story! Tor, our protagonist, is a very well written strong character. I immediately took to all the characters in Ms. Revellian's fantasy as they are well rounded and draw the reader in with sympathy, intrigue and good old fashion appeal. Add in a dragon with an attitude and the evil Skarcroft who has beleaguered the citizens for many years as the current reigning king and the story is set for adventure and war. The first several chapters were a little slow for me, and it took a ...more
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
I found this book on the Amazon free list and am very glad I did!I was an enjoyable read that I could not put down! Torbrek is trained by a grandfather to become one of the hundred knights. Tor goes to rescue a princess and ends up the master of a dragon. There are adventures, an evil conqueror with a sentimental side to him, romantic issues, battles, and a very likeable protagonist. I am ready to read more about Tor and the dragons.
Sharon Michael
Aug 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
You can't go wrong on this one if you are looking for a light, entertaining summer beach read. It is fairly predictable, but has several interesting twists on the dragon theme, characters are well developed and the storyline flows well.

Second book in this series is very close to the top on my TBR list.
P.A. Wilson
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this book. The main character is a straight spoken unsophisticated woman, trained as one of the legendary knights. She gets away with passing as a man until everyone trusts her and then finds out a secret of her past that might change everything.
The ending fits the story, it's complex, but clear.
Louise Warman
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-indies
What a fun fantasy this is - moody dragons, castles, princesses, knights and chivalry, battles and villains, weak kings and evil despots, skulking spies and brave fights to the death, moral dilemmas and a strong female lead.

What more could you want? Why a sequel, of course!
Amie McCracken
Oct 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
I didn't expect such a humorous and heartfelt book hidden under a fantasy cape. The people are so human, the dragons are regal and adorable. It all felt very natural. Nothing was too perfect. A really wonderful book.
Linda Chase
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
A fun, light fantasy read.
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Shelves: fantasy
Sometimes I really like a good kick-butt heroine.
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UK Amazon Kindle ...: Torbrek and the Dragon Variation by Lexi Revellian 8 49 Apr 17, 2012 11:59AM  
Remix is my third novel; it's the story of Caz Tallis, who is startled one quiet Sunday morning to find a stranger asleep on her roof terrace...

I enjoy reading intelligent, pacey books with humour, and that's what I try to write. I believe it's a crime to bore the reader.

My day job (using my real name, Lexi Dick) is designing and making jewellery and silver; I've made pieces for Lady Thatcher,

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