Summon Your Dragons

Rated 3.25/5 based on 4 reviews
Is Azkun an ancient hero returned to save them all or just a madman with absurd ideas about dragons? The King of Anthor has no time for ancient heroes and even less time for dragons. Old crimes are coming back to haunt him and old enemies are stirring on his borders. His last hopes may lie with Azkun, whoever he is.
This is a gritty fantasy with no elves anywhere. More
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About Roger Parkinson

Roger Parkinson is an author by night and a software consultant by day, although sometimes the two are reversed. He lives with his wife (high school sweetheart) and four sheep in New Zealand in an earth brick house that looks like a Romanesque Abbey (lots of arched windows). He built most of the furniture for the house himself and so far only one piece has collapsed.
Apart from writing books he dabbles in electronics, gardening, kayaking, hiking and growing his hair.

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Reviews of Summon Your Dragons by Roger Parkinson

Jesse Davis reviewed on Dec. 15, 2014

I have read loads of fantasy fiction, including many incomplete, with spelling and grammar errors. Sadly I must say this story has numbered among the worst. There is too much unnecessary description of backgrounds, investigation into character thought, an almost non existent plotline until about half way into the book, and what plot there is lacks any drive to keep a reader interested. The story develops far too slow, and for a fantasy junkie like me is the equivalent of feeding me watered down vanilla pudding though a coffee stirring straw, just too much effort to get something that isn't all that great, even as a free read
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Paula T reviewed on Feb. 6, 2014

Alright, this was one of those books that you didn't expect to find for free. I enjoy it very much.
(review of free book)
R. M. Fraser reviewed on Jan. 22, 2012

The story is good, so long as you can deal with some grammatical errors. It is one of only two reasons I do not give it 5 stars. The second is the length of the story. Noramlly, I don;t mind the length when a good story carries me through. However, with this one, Parkinson often found moments in the beginning and middle of the story to go on and on about historical events and people. This dragged on for me at times, and almost dropped me from continuing on. Perhaps the sequel will do more to tie in these things. I do hope it was worth my while.
Sorry if that seems to be too negative. The truth is, with those two things aside, the characterizations are done well for most of the characters, and the end did not go anything at all like I had thought it would, which was a pleasant surprise. It does make me want to read the sequel.

R. M.
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Vincent reviewed on June 28, 2011

A nice straight-forward read.

This is a simple enough fantasy story about an amnesiac who might be a returned hero or god, it reminds me a lot of Roger Taylor's "The Chronicles of Hawklan", but with enough originality thrown in to keep you interested.

Azkun is not a very interesting character, he is confused and preachy at times.
The main character is Menish who is a good solid character with some real depth.
The rest of the characters are quite likeable and believable.

The plot is good, combining a war with magic, and there is some attempt at showing different cultures and world building although not in any real depth.

Given Azkun's beliefs through out the book it was hard to see how it would end without a complete anti-climax but thankfully it does, the ending has a few twists and surprises.
Everything is resolved and explained and handled very neatly.

A nice well written book.
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