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With a dragon’s magic, even a memory can be dangerous...

Austin is an American grad student, on leave to mourn the death of his girlfriend, Rhi. Yet during a pilgrimage to her favorite place on the Welsh coast, he finds she may not be as dead as he thought. A pickpocket named Corinna claims to have stolen her memories. Rhi was a wizard from another world, she insists, and i
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Kindle Edition, 315 pages
Published June 15th 2020 by Red Muse Press (first published June 1st 2020)
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Деян Джундреков
Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My rating –3.5/5 stars.

I enjoyed Memory of Dragons quite a bit. It was a very interesting and modern take on some classical fantasy concepts (e.g. boy finds a magical artifact and learns magic is real, then goes on a quest to fight the evil guy). For one thing, it’s set in our modern-day world, and our “boy”, Austin, is a grown-up man. After he loses his girlfriend, Rhianon, in a car crash, he travels to a place is
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Alex (HEABookNerd)
Rating: 4 stars - really enjoyable

I wasn't sure what to expect with MEMORY OF DRAGONS but I was sucked in from the prologue. The action starts out right away and continues for the whole of the book, keeping the pace fast and the story engaging. The book's description caught my eye with the line about "our fairy tale monsters are another world’s criminal castoffs" and I loved this concept and the world building. A large part of it is revealed through a history lesson between the two characters, b
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Bee
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Michael G Munz’s ’Memory of Dragons’ is an incredibly well-written fantasy novel set predominantly in the true land of dragons; Wales.

What initially drew me to the book was the idea that ’our fairy tale monsters are another world’s criminal castoffs’. I have always wondered where the basis for our monsters came from and the idea created by the author is both fantastic and believable. I am so very glad tha my curiosity and love of dragons in fantasy stories had me read Memory of Dragons as the wo
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Annie
Jun 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

Memory of Dragons is a NA cross-worlds fantasy novel by Michael Munz. Due out 15th June 2020, it's 315 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. For Kindle Unlimited subscribers, this book is currently included in the KU
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Emma
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
What if our mythical creatures were from another world? What if they were trapped and trying to get back?
This is about Austin, who travels from America to Wales in tribute to his late girlfriend and finds out that before she met him she was from another world and now he's unwittingly gotten himself tangled up with magic and dragons and other creatures who are trapped here and who will stop at nothing to go back to the place where they were discarded from.
I couldn't put this book down from a chap
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Flik Foster
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Memory of Dragons is a recently published fantasy by Micheal G. Munz who describes himself as a ‘geek-bard’ – a jack of all geek trades. Micheal’s bardship is certainly on display in this high stakes adventure which has it’s fingers in the geeky pies of dragons, magical worlds, and monsters, but this book’s strength is in the constant dilemma of who to trust, especially when memory magic is involved.

Set mainly in the south of England and Wales, with occasional tantalising glimpses of the magical
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Alice
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley but all opinions are my own.

Memory of Dragons was such a refreshing way into the fantasy genre.

The story crafted is easy to follow but yet not so simple that it is boring. The novel is set in present day England and Wales which made such a nice change to most fantasy novels. I did have some reservations as to how this setting would work for a story involving magic and dragons but Munz expertly intertwined these two seemingly opposites. It brought th
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Meels
Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Memory of Dragons was not what I was expecting, and is going to be rather hard to review. I didn’t hate it, nor did I love it. It felt like the first in a series that suffered “First Book Syndrome” something chronic. But, that was a huge amount of world building to cram into a 315 page book. The only trouble? This appears to be a standalone. So that’s it, the end.

It was Urban Fantasy with a Sci-Fi twist, and if it w
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Thus Kvothe The Raven
Oct 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, fantasy
This is an interesting take on parallel worlds and the crossover of people between them. Munz created a tale that brings a not-quite regular Joe into contact with the magical. This is a melancholy story that has surprises, which is nice. “Memory of Dragons” is not a predictable book.

The main characters have an interesting dynamic. I really like how Munz put them together to set up his plot twists. While he did leave some character development on the table, it wasn’t much and it provides fodder f
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Reece
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
ARC from NetGalley

This is a well-written fantasy with an interesting magic system interesting characters. Corinna is such a saucy minx, and Austin is such a good boy. I wish that there was a bit more interaction with fantastic beings, but what we did get was good. The writing was very evocative. I wish I had kept notes, but there were several scenes that felt quite visceral. The author was able to describe them in a way that resonated and recalled past experiences.

Nothing in here made me cringe
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Paige Cloud
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this book as an eARC in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I think this is a great book for those who enjoy both adult and YA fantasy. Munz successfully crafts a nice, easy to follow story that hosts elements fans of both genres will appreciate.

Austin, our main character, sets off to Europe to follow the footsteps of his girlfriend Rhi who died a year before. While tracing her path, he sets of on an epic adventure involving magic, dragons, and a sassy
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Tralyn
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a really good book! Fantasy, magic, intrigue, danger, love; all the elements I love in a story.

Two worlds collide in this fast-paced fantasy. Austin only wanted to travel to a place where his late girlfriend, Rhi, loved to go. He needed to be able to be someplace she had been, to see something new through her eyes, to hold onto his memory of her. He wasn't expecting what he really found when he got there. If anyone would have told him about the things he was about to learn, he would have
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Veronica Marshall
May 20, 2020 rated it liked it
A Memory Of Dragons by Michael G Munz I gave three stars. The book hooked me in right away about a few pages in with an intricate complex story. Austin an American Student who is working to get his PHD in physics is visiting certain places where his girlfriend Rhianon went to before she was killed in a car crash. On this memorial trip Austin actually finds out a lot about his dearly departed girlfriend. She didn't actually remember anything about her past because she had a form of amnesia.
He h
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Joan Hoffman
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Austin is on a pilgrimage to Wales in memory of his late girlfriend, Rhi. His day is off to a bad start when a pickpocket named Corinna steals Rhi's necklace from him. He continued on to his destination where he encounters a horror out of a nightmare.
It seems that Rhi was Rhiannon, a magic user from another world, connected to ours by a vortex. Her fellows died protecting a source of great danger to their world, an item someone is willing to kill to acquire. With Rhiannon's memories in Corinna'
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Susanna
Jul 08, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a book that is basically good: interesting story with magic and dragons, fairly good pacing with a lot of action from the start, and plenty of twists and turns. Yet I never quite got into it, and it took me forever to finish. I'm blaming Austin, the main character, who I never really warmed to. He was too dithering and I like my heroes with a bit more decisiveness. Other than that, there was nothing obviously wrong with the book, so if you like fantasy with a hero who isn't like everyone ...more
Stacy
Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
A solid 4, if not 4.5, stars!

Memory of Dragons is a fast-paced, NA fantasy novel. I loved watching the character development of Austin, as he moved through the story. I did find myself wanting to learn more about Rhi's life before this point in the story, and would love to see the author write that book.

I love a good fantasy novel, and Memory of Dragons does not disappoint. There is nothing better for me than a story that takes place in this world, with just a touch of magic from another world
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Dee
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this eARC in exchange for an honest review
Dragons, magic, betrayal, romance what more could you want in a book. This story had me hooked from the beginning. Although not really full bodied dragons in the book the story around them and the magic used was enough to hold my interest. Although I found Austin to be a bit weak he did come though in the end. The story around Rihana was unique (to me anyway) and I wanted to keep turning the pages to see how it turne
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Eszter Szika
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
A well written mixture of adult and young adults fantasy, where two worlds meets each other. Austin lost his girlfriend, Rhi therefore he travels to Wales to find out more about her. The American student soon needs to realize that his life changed, when his fate entangled with Rhi’s. She came from an alternative world where magic exists, which means a bunch of creatures, dragons and exciting actions. A fast paced book filled with dragons, magic, romance and much more.

Thank you NetGalley for the
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Amelia
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Grieving, and oblivious to the magic that will soon change his life, Austin travels to Britain. He plans to visit sites in the country that were important to his girlfriend, but his well laid plans fall apart after run-ins with a pickpocket and devious mythical creatures. Due to the heartfelt and unexpected ending, I hope this is not a stand alone novel! I look forward to reading more about Austin and his magical adventures.
Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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Kirsty Hendry
May 21, 2020 rated it liked it
I was given an eARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Memory of Dragons is about a man named Austin who after losing his girlfriend Rhi, finds out that she comes from and alternate world where magic exists.
Austin finds himself on a mission to protect a magical crystal in which a dragon is imprisoned.

This book has a really great concept and story line. There a plentu of twists to keep you interested.

Overall i really enjoyed this book. I would rate it a 3.5
Mihaela
May 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, netgalley
~ ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~

This is a case of "it's not you, it's me". I blame it on the current global situation that I couldn't focus enough to enjoy this story.
Austin's journey is a new type of fantasy, for me at least, interesting, action packed and unpredictable.

3 stars!
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Adeana
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. At one part it reminded of a character from Lord of the Rings. I even went to look and see if there was a second book. I liked the complexity of Rhi/Corinna and how Austin’s mind worked. I will be looking at others books by this author.
Michael
Jun 11, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: fantasy
I liked it quite a bit, but then I wrote it, so you could say I'm a tad biased on the matter. (I didn't give it a Goodreads rating.) :) ...more
Janet Montgomery
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020
Interesting plot line but fraught with grammatical and typographical errors and plot holes. It made the reading laborious; I’m rather disappointed.
Khris Erickson
May 13, 2020 rated it liked it
The characters in "Memory of Dragons" weren't as developed as I would have liked. The writing was heavy on dialogue, but didn't have enough description of the character's internal thoughts and emotions. Because of this I had a very difficult time feeling any kind of emotional connection to them.

I also thought that Austin bought into his whole situation way too easily considering his background in science. I feel like that was a conflict that could have been developed and would have made the sto
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