Dragon Dreams (The Chronicles of Shadow and Light) Book 1

Rated 4.71/5 based on 7 reviews
A prophecy of murder.

An elf hunted by dragons.

One man who risks everything to save her. More
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Words: 83,830
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465887931
About Dusty Lynn Holloway

Dusty lives in California with her family who keeps her very busy. She has superpowers, but doesn't like to talk about them, frequently bemoans the fact that she doesn't have Sees Candy stock, thinks taking care of yourself is a way of life and not just a fad, and tries to live each day with the motto that you only get one life to live, so live it well, and live it to the fullest.

As an avid watcher of movies and reader of books, she frequently considers herself a ninja (especially around spiders), wishes that the owners of the beach house she loves would just give her the keys already, and really wants the car KITT from Knight Rider to be tucked snugly inside of her garage. She doesn't think he'd mind being painted blue.

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Dragon Dreams Prologue Trailer. Partial Prologue read by Rob Goll.

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Review by: Shorea A. on May 27, 2016 :
I was fine for most of the book, good plot, interesting characters, vivid storytelling and all that. Up until Auri's stupid idiotic impulsive run to Valdys because of a dream. I found myself thoroughly frustrated by that. Why are women always portrayed as unthinking and stupid (masked as brave) just to move the story along? It would've been better if she had been kidnapped, it could've yielded the same result, Nachal merging with her mind and Valdys killed. But no. Instead she rushed like a ninny and DELIBERATELY excluded everyone who could help her save her Valdys. I mean, what the hell did she imagine she could do ALL ALONE to save her foster father from an entire army or even a dragon? Stupid. She put herself and everyone who cared about her in danger. This part really really bugs me. What a poor characterization of the next Elf Queen: overly emotional and impulsive. She never paused to think what it would do to anyone if she got hurt. What's worse, there was no introspection about the consequences of her actions. She might have exposed the location of Cerralys's kingdom, Nachal might have died, she could have died leaving Cerralys more devastated because he'd also lose his son. After the wonderful story set up, I'm afraid this ending just left a sour taste in my mouth that will probably linger for hours. Three stars.
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Review by: Stan Sudan on Nov. 22, 2014 :
The subtle, unrevealed inner conflict is what hooked me from the start. Glad I read past the first-person prologue, as I avoid first-person like the plague. Still, it was an intriguing and effective intro to the story. (It got me!) The questions lingered as I continued to read. A lilting, poetic style that has a refreshing depth to the characters.
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Review by: Ailey Angel on Nov. 09, 2014 :
One more thing I would like to add. Dragon Dreams in perspective of romance is clean and that is just refreshing. I get so tired of books having sex scene and not to mention cussing in them. Those things tend to take away from the books they are in. I want to say thank you, Dusty, for writing a book that has clean, but still heart-straddling romance in it.
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Review by: Ailey Angel on Nov. 09, 2014 :
This book made me feeling more than I thought. It is so poetic and it's plot is fantastic. Characters are alive and vivid, I fell in love with their stories as soon as I met them. The book shows us all that even though this world is considerably horrible, there is light, there is hope, and though we may not be aware of it, someone out there cares about us and longs to protect us. Dragon Dreams is one of my favorite books, please trust me when I say it changes a person's outlook on life, it makes life more livable.
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Review by: shindini harrini on Sep. 16, 2014 :
Pretty cool book! It's a very unique romance/action/adventure/amazing-twist-on-elf-dragon-type-stories book that will keep you swiping the metaphorical pages continuously!
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Review by: Marc Secchia on July 06, 2014 :
Dragon Dreams, the first in the Chronicles of Shadow and light, starts with one of the best opening prologues I have ever read. "In my shadow you sleep, hungry for my soul. In my heart you live, nurtured and at peace. In my life you belong, always. The red dawn of war clashes with the tide ..." Throughout the book the prose is rich and lyrical, yet the pace never flags. The tone is overwhelmingly dark, a world at the edge of ruin due to an escalating war between two powerful dragons, yet there are moments of light-heartedness and beauty amidst the fires.

Author Dusty Holloway has done a fine job of taking a fresh perspective on the Elves, Dwarves, Humans and Dragons of classic fantasy, and while there is a nod to old tropes, what is presented is fresh and well thought-out, each race characterised well, the Elves for example powerful and mysterious and very different to the Humans. The world-building is tightly woven into the story and never overwhelming or dry.The main characters are the Human Nachal and the half-Elf Auri. The story concentrates strongly on the two of them, with minor riffs played by the Dwarf Dhurmic (who breaks his friend Nachal's nose at one point) and the Elf Watcher Liran, who has a decidedly unhealthy interest in Auri and plays the third point of a love triangle between him, Auri and Nachal. I am not big on love triangles, I have to admit, but this one was very well written. If I had any gripes, it was that I felt Auri came across a little weak - I would have preferred a heroine less at the mercy/sway of events and personalities around her and more in charge of her own destiny. However that destiny is complex and confusing to her, and the plot pleasingly complex enough to make their characters intriguing. I disagree completely with some reviewers saying that Auri is 'undefined'. Partly, that's the point. She's only twenty-one in this first part of the series, she's discovering who she is, and mighty forces of inheritance and destiny are coming to bear on her life. She has two very different men vying for her attention and the fate of the world resting on her shoulders. All in a day's work, eh?

All in all, this is a wonderful lead-in to series with great promise. A writer to watch!
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Review by: Andrea Wagner on Sep. 12, 2011 :
a realy great book with a wonderfull story at its base and and perfectly written. it draws you in an makes you turn page after page to experience how it goes on and what the charakters will have to accomplish next.

really a wonderfull peace of written art
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