A hard task for any young woman, but for one blinded at birth, nearly impossible.
Approaching her seventeenth year, and finding her worth under scrutiny from all corners, Amalia learns a devastating truth - dragons, the fabled foes of her ancestors, have returned. To defend her people and her kingdom, every last one must be destroyed...but her convictions are shaken when she discovers that they are not the unthinking beasts of her nation's collective nightmares, but intelligent creatures much like herself.
Amalia must uncover the secrets hidden in the shadows if she is to avert a war that could end in the deaths of everyone she holds dear. But some truths may be better left buried...
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About the Author
mythical beings coming to light, fantastical technologies from the stars, and the elemental powers of dragons are all grist for his literary mill. Since September 2012 he has published six novels in a variety of speculative genres.
Currently typing up his latest works in the tropical paradise of Hawaii, he has plans to move back to the mainland United States very soon. He draws inspiration from legends,
games, and random conversations.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite In Dragon Princess (Dragon Monarch, Book One) by Jason P. Crawford, Princess Amalia Therald, daughter of the High King and heir to the Throne of Aetheria, strives to be the princess that her father wishes her to be and a future queen that her nation will be proud of. Blinded at birth, she sometimes struggles under the scrutiny of her subjects and other royals. Her meeting with Glorianna changes everything, as she learns the devastating truth about the dragons and her family’s secret. Fantasy fiction with dragons is always a boon, and Crawford gives a new spin to the classic dragon theme. Amalia’s willingness and anticipation to take on her royal duties, as well as her interest in the kingdom’s politics, differentiates her from the other princesses that I’ve read about before. There’s no hesitation, only a firm desire to be as excellent as she can be in her royal obligation. This is a fresh and exciting perspective for me as a fantasy fan, where most protagonists of young princes and princesses are often reluctant about their sovereign responsibilities. The narrative is engaging, and the plot is character-driven and well-executed. I’m ambivalent about the ending though, and how the antagonism between humans and dragons affects Amalia and Glorianna’s relationship. That said, this is not a flaw of the story but merely my personal view as a reader. On the whole, this is a solid debut for the Dragon Monarch series and I’m curious to know how the plot will continue in Book Two.