The Dragon Rock

Rated 4.92/5 based on 12 reviews
Fantasy novel about wisdom, power, adventure, courage and human spirit, set in the gravely endangered world of sorcerers, warriors, dragons and monsters. A sorcerer called Arios the Black and a prince called Orin ar den Raamternan embark upon a perilous adventure which will decide the fate of their world, although not in the way they expected... More
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  • Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
  • Words: 61,970
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9789539747518
About Aleksandar Budjanovac

Aleksandar Budjanovac (1963 - 2009) was a Croatian writer, psychologist, university professor, Flamenco guitar player and martial arts master. He led a rich, fulfilled life which he used as the source of inspiration for his books. Besides "The Dragon Rock", he also wrote several other fantasy novels, as well as humoristic novels.
Nebojsa Budjanovac (1973) is a Croatian writer, translator for English , psychotherapist, Red Cross crisis intervention team leader and sword fighting champion of the world in WKF federation. As Aleksandar's brother, he translated his books to English, and also wrote several books of his own. During his life, he encountered many crisis and extremely dangerous situation, which he used to learn about human psyche and behavior. His interests cover many fields, including fantasy, philosophy, psychology, adventure, military history, dogs, martial arts and many others.

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Reviews

Chloe Luccio reviewed on on Feb. 28, 2018

I enjoy fantasy and I really liked this one, I think it could be fleshed out more into a longer story... I guess that's my only criticism so I don't think that's a bad thing. :)
(review of free book)
MichaelWilliams1975 reviewed on on Nov. 4, 2015

In my opinion, this book is destined to become a classic of fantasy genre. It has an excellent pace, beautifully created atmosphere, intriguing main characters, and it simply draws the reader into the world it describes. I found myself wanting the story to continue when it ended, and it is a signal for me that the book was really good.
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)
JoAnnBeziers reviewed on on Oct. 27, 2015

"The Dragon Rock" was a very pleasant surprise for me. I didn't expect much, but I found I have bought an excellent book. Great characters, profound philosophy, and very unexpected ending are the things I value most in this book. In fact, this is probably one of the best endings of fantasy novels I have ever read. It's a five stars book, and I look forward to reading future books by Budjanovac brothers!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Jonas2013 reviewed on on Oct. 21, 2015

"The Dragon Rock" delighted me by its simple, yet profound style, beautifully crafted atmosphere, intriguing characters and unique ending. It is a book I would recommend to all fantasy aficionados. Well done, Aleksandar!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
PeterUnderwood reviewed on on Oct. 18, 2015

Aleksandar Budjanovac is one of those rare writers who combine wisdom, writing skill and boundless imagination. "The Dragon Rock" is a superb fantasy novel, and the fact that the author was a psychologist and a martial art master is clearly visible to the reader. I recommend this book to all who want to delve into the realms of the classic age of fantasy, in the times when such novels taught us a lot about our world and our soul.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
ReadMoreLearnMore reviewed on on Oct. 12, 2015

Very interesting book, deeply intriguing, philosophical yet very practical in its philosophy... Great action sequences, but the real value of this book lies in its atmosphere. A brilliant novel!
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)
Michael1938 reviewed on on Oct. 10, 2015

"The Dragon Rock" is one of those books which remain in your memory for quite a time after you read them. You keep thinking about the main characters, their adventures and their fate. The characters of Arios, Keol, mysterious swordsman and others are constantly on my mind - I would like to know more about them, but this book is an excellent example of the old adage "less is more". The end of the book is still haunting me - it's one of the most unexpected endings I've ever read in a fantasy novel. All in all, this is an excellent, compelling work of art, equal to the best fantasy novels. I would rate it with 10 stars if there was the possibility, but this way, it's 5+.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Nanna reviewed on on Oct. 8, 2015

I've read this book two days ago, and then again today, and I still can't stop thinking about it... It's written in somewhat old-fashioned style, and from time to time I had a feeling I was reading a book from the golden age of fantasy... It reminded me slightly of Ursula LeGuin and Earthsea Trilogy, but although there are several common fantasy themes appearing in this book too (quest, dragons, ring, sorcerers), I have to say that this is a very original book, with very deep philosophical foundation and insights... The word I'm looking for to describe "Dragon Rock" is "wise" - this book is wisely written, from the point of view of a very wise person. Although there are magnificently written action sequences, the real value of this book is in its wisdom and life lessons it gives to the reader... This is a book I will give to my children to read when they reach adolescent age, and I'm sure I will read it over and over again.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
x90z75ek reviewed on on Sep. 23, 2015

Best book I've read in years.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
V1kt0r1j4 reviewed on on Sep. 21, 2015

One really fascinating and unique book.
Definitely worth reading :)
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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