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Darinel Dragonhunter

(The Reluctant Dragonhunter #1)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Prince Darinel is traveling–for what feels like forever. Expelled from his father’s kingdom, he just wants to find a new home. When a shadow lures him to a wealthy kingdom, he stays to discover more about the darkness, but the citizens are tight-lipped.

Their king welcomes the foreign Prince hoping that he will solve his two problems: the dragon and his strong-willed daught
ebook, 242 pages
Published June 21st 2013 by MuseItUp Publishing (first published June 19th 2013)
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Beverly McClure
Oct 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Take an exiled prince and a good-hearted dragon, add a princess whose father has promised her hand in marriage to any man that kills the dragon, stir, and you have a delightful fantasy story about good and bad and misunderstandings.

DARINEL DRAGONHUNTER, Author Antje Hergt’s debut novel for young readers, takes the reader on an adventure with Prince Darinel, who disagrees with his father, King Odomere, in the way he rules the kingdom and so leaves home to search for a new place to live. After wan
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is really a sweet book.
It has princes, dragons, fantasy, true love and adventure.
I love dragons and the one in this book is quite the character.

Now I am looking forward to the second book in the series.

This book will definitely go on the reading pile for my grandson, until he is old enough.

Stefanie Kolb
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love Dragons, especially if they are nice ones :)
This one is a really cool "guy", and I can't wait for more adventures of Darinel and "his" dragon!
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Prince Darinel is unhappy with his life at court. He would rather go out on adventures and explore new ways of ruling instead of his father's teaching. He would also like his brother to take his place as heir to the throne. Prince Darinel speaks his thoughts to his father which ends in the two fighting one another. Prince Darinel announces he's leaving first thing in the morning. Much to Queen's dismay, Darinel is leaving yet she wants him to stay understands his desire to go. Darinel travels fa ...more
I was given this copy by the author in exchange for a honest review.
(thank you for that by the way)
this book can be considered as a middle-age book rather than a YA.
i liked it quite a bit had nice flow and it was easy to read and follow what happened.i really liked Idunal and his stories^_^ and i loved his and darinel's friendship and since im a sucker for battles,dragons and kingdoms at war(due to the cry of the icemark and lord of the rings) this book was a really good chance to ge
N.W. Harris
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay, let me just come right out and say, I love dragons. So this title and cover hooked me off the bat. And what I love more than the typical, enraged man-eating type of dragon is the dragon’s that are actually old and wise creatures, mazes so-to-speak. To my immense delight, Hergt is fond of those ancient fire-breathing intellects as well.

The story starts off with Darinel, a prince who is in line for the throne but doesn’t agree with the harsh ruling policies of his father. Refusing to take t
Nov 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, r2r
Even though I received this from a YA group I think its better suited for preteens. Its a really well written story about a prince and a dragon becoming friends.
I think my favorite thing about it is their way of speaking is more modernized, for example the prince refers to his fathers way of ruling as "old school". I think because of this younger people will enjoy it as it makes it easier to read.
The prince leaves/is exiled from his kingdom and after travelling finds another one to settle in. Th
Suzanne Montigny
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Do you know what I find amazing about this book? More than the effective development of the characters, more than the fine craftmanship of its writing, more then the delightful fairytale style plot? It's that the author, Antje Hergt, is German! Yes, that's right - German, as in it's her first language. Yet she can write a story just as well as the next anglophone. And I find that astonishing! But I also fell in love with the dragon because he loved to weave stories and serve tea. I mean, how end ...more
Nov 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5.5 my ratings

Awesome read!
Cute and Lovely story plot!
Loved the bond between Idunal and Darinel
Loved the relationship between Tuskja and Darinel
All in all it was an amazing book would love to own a physical copy of it!!
i felt a little sad when i came to that part where Idunal sacrifices that thing he loved the most to save his best friend, he knew he wouldn't be able to live without his best friend, i guess everyone in our own way would do what Idunal did to save Darinel! this was my favori
Heath Greenis
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Antji approached me for a review swap and I'm thrilled I agreed. I'm becoming a fan of YA fiction.
This is an incredibly well told story with believable characters and a loveable villain. But then again, do dragons has to be villains? I love the big, feared dragon, Idunal.

The hero, Darinel is a gutsy prince that I admired from the first chapter on. He isn't afraid of the unknown or pushing the limits

Tuskja is no ordinary princess, possessing healing powers which the prince seems to need, regularl
L.R. S.
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Disclaimer: I’m published by the same house as the author. Notwithstanding that fact, Darinel Dragonhunter has been on my TBR list for months. Just a few days ago I was delighted to receive a giveaway copy, which I read within twenty-four hours – and it was even better than I had anticipated.

Darinel Dragonhunter has the charm of a fairy tale, but its humor makes the book all the more entertaining. This endearing,family-friendly story is not simply a piece of light banter, though. I was drawn in
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ok, so one spelling error I think: pg 238 Tuskja's horse tripled nervously. Other than it being written in more of a British fashion: colour, realise, etc.
I thought the story was good, however I feel like it needed to be more developed especially in the middle where Darinel was sick and Tuskja was helping him. Also, there was almost no background on the dragon Idunal. I felt like some parts were spelled out that were obvious, but the parts that needed development were one liners. Like killing t
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Born and raised in Germany, I came to explore the Canadian Rockies in Canmore, Alberta in 2003. Taking part in the Writing-with-Style Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2007 encouraged me to follow my passion: writing for children. Darinel Dragonhunter is my first novel, which was inspired by my deep love for classic children literature and fairy tales. My thrill for science fiction/fanta ...more

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“Lose his face? Like it would fall off?” the voice asked, confused.
The prince laughed. “Man, what rock have you been living under?”
“Why? What’s so wrong with living under a rock?” The voice sounded hurt.”
“Oh, I see. So, by admitting that you hate fighting, you would be a disappointment to your father and he would be embarrassed by you. Am I correct?” inquired the voice, eager.
The prince winced. “Yeah, you could put it like that.”
“Ha! I learned something new today!” the voice said, excited.”
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