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It seemed like such a good idea at the time ... a wager with the devious, dangerous and probably quite deranged King Davkosh of the Southern Realms.Half the kingdom staked in a race between mystery contenders.Ten leagues, point to point as the -er- crow flies. Drewdop the Illusionist is quick to point out the flaws in this plan and is tasked with a secret spy mission - to ...more
Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published (first published November 9th 2011)
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Tahlia Newland
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, ya, humorous
This is a delightful traditional style fantasy complete with kings and queens, smelly goblins, roller skating dwarves, dragons, a sweet half ogre, an disillusioned illusionist, a nurse with a secret and other assorted humans. It’s a great tale, told in a tongue in cheek way and overflowing with giggle-worthy puns. Needless to say, I really enjoyed it.

At the inter realm games, devious, dangerous and somewhat deranged King Davkosh, of the Southern Realms makes a wager with the King of the Central
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Angela Holtz
Feb 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
From Lilac Wolf and Stuff

Look at that cover! Who can pass by such a magnificent looking dragon without being just a little curious? I've read some bad fantasy recently though so I was leery. Boy was I surprised, this book is awesome!

Both the writing and the story progression are smooth. The story is fairly fast paced. I can't tell how many pages it is...I haven't figured out how to do that on the Kindle yet. It's not a short novel, but reads easily in a few days. It is occasionally silly, and so
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Angela Oliver
Oct 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, humour
This is a light and engaging fantasy novel, with fun characters, clever language and oh-so-many puns. You'll laugh, you'll groan, but you probably won't cry. It's not that kind of book. There are dwarves, there are goblins, there are dragons, there's a half-ogre scholar (who can't read but speaks 16 languages) and a benign king. There's also a mad king and his terrifying wife. The use of language is very clever - even if there are too many puns, and the plot, whilst not entirely new, is fresh an ...more
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Angie
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book I have read by K.D. Berry and it was just as good this time around. Both books take place in the same "world" but can be read as stand alones, but your going to end up wanting to read both of them anyway. I would suggest to read this one before you picked up Growing Disenchantments just because some of the same characters show up in both books.

I really liked all the characters and felt like I got to know them really well and was rooting for the good guys and scowling at t
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D.L. Morrese
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
It begins with a (usually) kindhearted half ogre in need of a job, and then the cast of comic characters expands to include rollerblading dwarves, an evil king and his eviler queen, a less than impressive magic user and his unreliable imp familiar, a host of crude and nasty goblins... and dragons. They have a dragon race.

The plot revolves around a conflict between two neighboring kingdoms, one ruled by an impressively oppressive king and queen, and the other by a short guy who likes games and se
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Lee Murray
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Lee Murray

Dragons Away (Bluewood Publishing) is the high-fantasy debut of friends and former partners Kevin and Diane Berry, publishing under the pen-name K.D. Berry. Writing as a duet is a particularly difficult task, but it’s easy to see why the pair was awarded the 2012 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent with this story that is as sumptuous as it is seamless. It’s the tale of Dewdrop, the Central Realm’s hapless illusionist, and Urkhart, the half-ogre newly arrived in town
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Lynda Bester
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Urkhart, is half-ogre/half-human that can speak sixteen languages, is tired of being mistreated and searching for new beginning. Urkhart hopes to find employment in Reveefton. Glotus is King Davkosh's underling and generally up to no good. Retivor is king's messenger for King Davkosh of the Southern Realms bringing news of Fiery Flyer. Drewdop is Royal Astrologer, Court Illusionist and advisor to King Credos of the Central Realms. Drewdop's imp familiar Velasco which causes no end of trouble. Ce ...more
Samantha
Jan 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dragons Away is a story of a half ogre, an illusionist, monarchs, dragons, and many, many oppressed dwarves. I got an ebook version free for a review, and it was a very hilarious read. There is a lot of sarcasm and good natured humor throughout, so if you are someone who likes a laugh, or maybe even needs one, I would suggest this book.
The humor was something I expected, but I was pleasantly surprised at the depth of the plot in this story. The politics between the two kingdoms are very interest
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Cheryl M-M
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
A fantasy, which is suitable for adults, YA, older children and if the three swearwords are left out even for younger children. Calling someone the end of a knob twice and illegitimate are fairly easygoing, so nothing that will offend easily. It has a subtle layer of wit sprinkled on top of the story, sort of like watching Shrek and picking up on innuendo. What isn't to like about two kingdoms going into battle, one with a fierce dragon with a teenage attitude and the other with a camel, that's ...more
Cori Renn
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
I loved this delightful fantasy world.  More often than not the main characters are stable boys or commoners who rise up to a place of high standing or glory, while also rescuing/falling in love with a damsel in distress.  This book follows a different path, where the main characters are a short and shabby illusionist, a crispy messenger, a half-ogre and a scarred dwarf.  These characters are full of personality and flawed in ways that make them interesting and engaging.  Though the overall plot ...more
Dixiane Hallaj
Feb 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a tongue-in-cheek romp through a fantasyland complete with dragons, goblins, dwarfs, magicians, kings and queens. The narrative is liberally sprinkled with puns and verbal double takes. As all fantasyland tales, the good guys are very good and the bad guys are very bad. After many mishaps and adventures, the minions of the good king foil the treacherous king’s nefarious plans.
Lucky for the readers, the very satisfying ending is replete with hints of a sequel to come.
Lauralynn Elliott
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful book! I don't read a lot of epic fantasies, but this one was fantastic. There was lots of adventure laced with humor, and there wasn't a boring moment in the entire book. It kept me entertained to the end. Very well written and fun to read, this is a book I would recommend to anyone, regardless of their normal reading genre.
Piper Mejia
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor, fantasy
For lovers of Terry Pratchett's flat world series, here's another great read for you. Often so tongue in cheek as to make you groan you can't help but laugh out loud when a half-troll, illusionist wizard, imp (in every way) ride in to save the day (or kingdom) as only the incompetent can. I highly recommend this as an alternative to the often very heavy, action adventure of this genre.
Alexander Hilliard
A fantastic story which is both serious and witty. The book will definitely be one which I will remember for a long time to come.
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