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The King's Dragon

By: W. M. Fawkes,Sam Burns
Narrated by: Lessa Lamb,Greg Boudreaux
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Lord Tristram Radcliffe has a secret - he is the only dragon at the king’s court in Llangard. It’s a secret he’s kept from the knights he’s fought beside, from the ladies who bat their lashes at him, and from his closest companion, Prince Reynold. If it were to get out, he’d be banished to the Mawrcraig Mountains along with the rest of his kind, but the kingdom of men is the only one he’s ever known, and his heart lives in the stone halls of those who’d count him an enemy.

When the old king dies and Prince Reynold takes the throne, two visitors from the north throw Tristram into the middle of the ancient conflict between dragons and men. They put him on a collision course with the king’s shadow, Bet Kyston, a dangerous assassin who may want him dead or may want more of Tristram that he’d ever thought to give.

With the eyes of dragons upon him and a threat from the north creeping toward the home he loves, Tristram must weigh his allegiances before his dual legacies tear him apart.

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Didn't Work For Me

Epic Fantasy Novel, not MM Romance, but LBGTQ characters. But the characters and world building are good.
Well the idea of two narrator's sounded good, but I didn't expect it to be like this. I think it falls flat, I thought they would divide up the characters instead they divide chapters,according to make female POV. So characters voices changed from chapter to chapter, so you couldn't tell who was talking unless a name was stated.

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Great beginning for a new series

I started this book because I enjoy M/M romance and dragon shifters and was interested to see how the authors developed these ideas differently from others in the genre. I stayed for those things, but even more for all the intrigue, political machinations and world building. It was interesting to see a dragon shifter in a world where no one knew that is what he was. Watching him try to navigate while keeping his secret in a time where war seems about to break out between men and dragons. I had expected a relationship between Tris and Reynold, not Tris and Bet but was very happy with this pairing or dragon and assassin. Both MCs have all kinds of secrets from the world and from each other and they are great together. I was expecting the ending to leave things unresolved so was not surprised or disappointed, just waiting eagerly to see more of these characters and watch this world develop. I love getting in at the very beginning of what I think is going to be an amazing series. Greg Boudreaux is never less than amazing and Lessa Lamb is right there with him in narrator quality here. Characters are distinct and their emotions and scheming comes across beautifully. Great story and great audible handling of it.

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Intriguing story

I loved the various perspectives on events as they unfolded. Each character captured my interest in different ways and got me invested in their outcomes, romantic and otherwise. Great story, complex characters, interesting plot, had something of a George RR Martin vibe, but with LGBT+ leads, though I'm hoping fewer of my favorites will be dying as the story continues to unfold. Ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, can't wait to find out what happens next and where the story takes the cast next.

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Good read!

What more could you want in a story? It has Dragon's, elfs, male/male and female/female romance along with the progression of a kingdoms mindset.

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Amazing!!

I’ve never reviewed a book before but it was just amazing. Every character was given so much definition, even the side characters.

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Wow

WM Fawkes and Sam Burns created an amazing world of magic. There is multiple POVs, and love all of characters telling the story. Chapter One was a bit confusing as you meet many characters, but before I know that did not matter. Lessa Lamb and Greg Boudreaux were brilliant with the different voices and emotions infused in the story. Definitely will be following the series as the series kicked of with a bang and the next one already sounds amazing.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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I loved it!

Characters were all very interesting, I thought the alternating perspectives would be tiresome but found myself riveted to each of them. The chemistry and tension between the love interests was wonderful. Will definitely be continuing the series.

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Excellent story

What an extraordinary cast of characters and an interesting and intriguing story. What a journey. I’m anxiously awaiting finding out what happens next. A great listen!

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Loved the book

loved the story, love the book. It has good world building and amazing narration. I love that characters try their best to be good despite the ordeals

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Fantastic!

Holy cow, this one was so amazingly good! Loved the whole thing from start to finish! Well written, fantastic characters and exquisite world building, this one is for you if you enjoy complex stories with lots of intrigue. I always am happy with a Greg Boudreaux narration but this was a dual narration with a new narrator who did a super nice job! Cannot wait for the next one!

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  • Book addict
  • 08-19-20

Enjoyable listen

Unlike some listeners, I found the multiple points of view easy enough to track (there were chapters for different characters like with Game of Thrones). I think it depends on how much of a picture you build of each character, so down to listener style I guess. This was a good book. If it was a bit longer I think I would have felt a deeper connection with each character. Fortunately I’ve already listened to the next book which is longer and it is a great addition, and I’m eagerly awaiting the last book now.

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  • Tracey M.
  • 06-09-20

It's like a a M/M Game of Thrones

Listened to the audiobook and wow, mind blown.
It's like a Game of Thrones where one's sexuality doesn't matter but the machinations of dragons and deranged kings do.

Lord Tristram Radcliffe, the cousin of the new king, Reynold, has a secret. He's half dragon in a country that despises dragons. He knows if his secret is ever found out he will be banished - or worse. But the new king, his cousin, is becoming more and more unhinged and Tristram will do everything in his power to protect the king's son and the king's sister - but at what cost?

Bet Kyston is the King's shadow - Reynold's most trusted assassin. He too has a secret - a secret attraction to Tristram. A secret he keeps close to his vest because he's the king's dirty not-so-secret secret and Tristram is all that is good and noble and golden.

There are power plays for the throne, and another dragon in the throne room vying for the king's attention. But secrets have a way of coming out, and madness knows no friend or family member. Lines are drawn - what way will Bet Kyston go - loyalty to the king he owes everything too, despite knowing the king is mad, or will he choose a truly noble man with a noble cause?

The audible book by Lessa Lamb and Greg Boudreaux was fantastically narrated and kept me completely captivated. Can't wait for their reading of book 2!

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  • ButtonsMom2003
  • 11-25-22

Fascinating story and now I need to start the next

I have to start by saying that it took me a bit to get into this audiobook. I loved both of the performers but the problem was there are so many characters that I had trouble at first keeping track. The voices for each character were unique so that wasn’t the problem. I normally like to listen to audiobooks while I do other things around the house. That didn’t work for me with this one – at first.

Once I sat down and concentrated fully on the story, I was able to really get into it and I’m so glad that I kept going. I’m not a huge fantasy reader/listener so this may also have been part of my problem when I first started listening. Having said all of that, now I need to say how compelling this audiobook was. After concentrating solely on listening for a few chapters I was then able to understand and keep listening while I did my chores.

The story was absolutely fascinating and the characters were compelling. I couldn’t stop listening and I finished it all in one session. There are some pretty hot scenes between Tristan and Bet and there are many twists and turns in the story. Some things didn’t go the way I expected at all.

As soon as I finished listening to this, I immediately purchased the other two audiobooks in this trilogy. I can’t wait to listen to them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-28-22

Captivating

The beginning is quite confusing, as there are so many characters and every chapter, we follow another character then in the previous. However, when you've figured out who is who, the story gets extremely interesting!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-20

WOW

This is the first book in The Fire And Valor Series. What a sensational book the writing was good. The plot was entertaining and it was steady throughout the book. I found the story and characters wonderful. The many characters were developed and thought out. The narration was unique with a Male and Female narrator with all the POV’s it was done well. I can recommend this book as a good read/listen. I voluntarily read an advance copy of this book for an honest review.

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  • AshPenny37
  • 05-17-20

Great Fantasy Tale

I was given a copy of this audiobook by Gay Romance Reviews in exchange for an honest review.

The premise is great. There's intelligent plotting and intrigue, alliances and relationships, etc, amid fantastic world building. The character building is a little shallow, but I'm sure that will be developed in future books in the series where the authors can focus more on that than setting the scene. Those elements give The King's Dragon more of a high fantasy with LGBTQ+ characters feel rather than a gay romance, though. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that...it's very good story telling, just some readers/listeners might need to adjust their expectation for what kind of adventure they're embarking on.

As for the performance, this was always going to be tricky given the story is told from so many POV. It was definitely ambitious to try ro pull it off with only two voice performers. For the most part it works, though. My issue is one of personal taste. Lessa Lamb's voice/performance is just too sugary sweet for me. The constant featheriness (is that even a word?) just didn't work for me and really grated on my nerves at times. I've enjoyed Greg Boudreaux's performance for other authors and he does a decent job here too, but overall I'll definitely choose to read the next book rather than listen to it.

Story: 4.5*
Performance: 3* (mostly for Greg Boudreaux)

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  • XG
  • 05-11-20

Fascinating!

I discovered Sam Burns books in a giveaway a few months ago and since that moment I’d been reading a few of her books and I got caught in her wonderful writing style. Now this book, with the combined talents of her and WM Fawkes, is an exciting fairytale full of action and danger, a lot of intrigue and a fascinating romance (Not spoiler but WOW!). The complex plot with some pretty interesting twists and turns kept me at the end of my seat the whole time. In addition, hearing the story read by 2 voices, male and female according with the character's point of view was unique, Mr Boudreaux and Ms Lamb made an amazing job. WOW!

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  • Bookoutbelow
  • 05-08-20

One of my new favorite series!

I cannot get over how absolutely blown away I was by this story. It’s romance light, but not absent, there’s a nice slow burn hate and lust filled attraction that pulled me in and delivered on promises with a fair amount of heat. But even without that, I think I would’ve loved this one for the amazing storytelling and wonderful world building alone. There’s a lot of POVs, and while I thought I would hate it, it honestly just made me that more into it. Both narrators did a spectacular job, with such a large cast of characters, it takes great skills to do so many unique voices and each narrator did it masterfully.

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 05-08-20

Great

This was a very entertaining audiobook.
I really enjoyed it.
It was a great story with great narration.

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  • Belinda Zamora
  • 05-07-20

Intriguing and full of complexities

This book has it all.
Amazing world building, political intrigue, magical beings, mystery and suspense, divided loyalties and betrayals.
All told from multiple viewpoints that are so brilliantly interwoven you can tell where one ends and another begins.
The narrators have done a bang up job of bringing this vivid and vibrant tale to life..