How to Slay a Dragon
Ruuan is a very large dragon. Twelve-year-old Greg Hart can't slay a dragon. He'd be lucky to win a fight against one of the smaller girls at school.Now the magicians of Myrth have mistaken him for a legendary warrior, so they've yanked Greg into their world of sorcery and danger. Nothing will... show more
Ruuan is a very large dragon. Twelve-year-old Greg Hart can't slay a dragon. He'd be lucky to win a fight against one of the smaller girls at school.Now the magicians of Myrth have mistaken him for a legendary warrior, so they've yanked Greg into their world of sorcery and danger. Nothing will stop the people of Myrth from believing Greg will rescue King Peter's daughter from Ruuan the dragon. After all, Greg has been named in a prophecy, and no prophecy has ever been wrong before.Until now. BILL ALLEN may be described as an unusual man who has accomplished an unusual many deeds. In fact, it has been said that if you total up all the things he claims to have done, he cannot possibly be less than seven hundred years old.No one knows if this is true. All we know for certain is that for many of those years he's been living in Florida with his wife, Nancy, writing software by day and, well, mostly sleeping by night. Every now and again he writes stories, too. Visit him at www.BillAllenBooks.com
Publish date: January 1st 2011
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Pages no: 228
Edition language: English
Series: The Journals of Myrth (#1)
This is a young adult novel I was granted access to by Netgalley – my thanks. It's a classic idea: a much-bullied 12-year-old boy is whisked off from his down-trodden life to another world, where he can become a hero. Greg Hart is just that boy – and Myrrth is just that other world. He abruptly fin...
Really funny world building with puns, word-play and prophesies. There still seemed to be a few things missing, or places where the writing kind of threw me off (for example, when the dragon takes Greg in his mouth, then discards him in the cell, it wasn't clear why the dragon would drop them off li...
Nothing much happened in this story until a little over half-way through. But now I realize the author is really just doing some character development and setting things up for the rest of the series. I did enjoy Greg's encounter with the mighty Ruuan in the end.
For Greg Hart, fantasies are a part of life. His journal is a place to share the person that he wishes he was. A hero. A strong, quick and brave character who slays vicious baddies with one hand tied behind his back (and of course always gets the girl in the end). Little does poor Greg know that he ...