Dragon On My Neck



[Read] ➼ Dragon On My Neck ➹ Elizabeth S. Tyree – E17streets4all.co.uk A fairy dragon is discovered out of his world, out of his time, and away from his family Using his unique talents, Aliphonsore relates his story to new friends A fairy dragon is discovered out of his world, out of his time, and away from his family Using his unique talents, Aliphonsore relates his story to new Dragon On PDF/EPUB ² friends.Dragon On My Neck

A mother, musician, and author Elizabeth spends her time chasing monsters with her toddler and finding inspiration in the littlest things When not running down erstwhile stinky monsters Dragon On PDF/EPUB ² and missing baby dolls, Elizabeth writes books and blog posts for all ages, focusing on the stories that come to her instead of a certain demographic or age group This has led to short story books, filled with varying genres, The Stone Dragon Saga a continuing series currently featuring YA fantasy novels , a book of short stories she published with her th grade students during the school year, and a blog that runs the gamut from mommy posts, to writing posts, and all sorts of odd things in between You can find her at www author elizabethtyreealaynabellesmomwordpressfacebook TyreeTomesand writerbaby on Twitter.

Dragon On My Neck eBook ì Dragon On  PDF/EPUB ²
  • Paperback
  • 404 pages
  • Dragon On My Neck
  • Elizabeth S. Tyree
  • English
  • 24 February 2019
  • 1482068265

10 thoughts on “Dragon On My Neck

  1. says:

    This was a great kids book I enjoyed it but I like kids books too I think the twist for a dragon story was great I loved reading this book I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

  2. says:

    Great bookGreat story.now I have to start reading the next one I really enjoyed the storyline and characters Lots of action and excitement

  3. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I received this book for free as part of a review trade Elizabeth was kind enough to read and review my book in exchange for an honest review of hers If you are interested in such a trade, hit me up I thank Elizabeth for her patience It took me far longer than intended to finish this Shame on me Before I begin I want to make three things clear Thing the 1st This is a first printing, and I believe it was also her first published work of this nature The author s style has no doubt grown and I received this book for free as part of a review trade Elizabeth was kind enough to read and review my book in exchange for an honest review of hers If you are interested in such a trade, hit me up I thank Elizabeth for her patience It took me far longer than intended to finish this Shame on me Before I begin I want to make three things clear Thing the 1st This is a first printing, and I believe it was also her first published work of this nature The author s style has no doubt grown and changed over the years since she wrote this, and I know she intends to go back and edit it for a second addition very soon as of the writing of this.Thing the 2nd The style of this book is not one that I would normally reach for It is technically middle grade I believe, and while I do still read and enjoy middle grade, I do not reach for it nearly as often as YA or adult books these days That said, I still hold middle grade to a high standard I know for a fact it can meet.Thing the 3rd I do feel bad giving this book the score I did, not wishing to drag down its overall rating, but in the end I have to be honest and true to myself As with ALL reviews, the opinions expressed here are my own, and only my own.Now, on to the review Stands in the bow of a tall masted ship pointing towards the horizon I believe the reason this book didn t speak to me as much as it could was because it was structured a bitlike a fable Extremely minimal descriptions, little to no character growth or arcs, standard archetypes on display Things happen because they happen when the story needs them to, no matter how unlikely I found this a touch frustrating, personally, as I look for a bitdepth in stories, but I also understand that this a style which I fully admit I am not an expert on and do not write myself.As the reader I was generally left to my own devices as far as picturing characters, etc I was expected to have a general knowledge of basic mythical creatures as many were mentioned, and few were described This caused the greatest issue for me when it came to visualizing the characters, as I am a very visual person Virtually no descriptions were given, especially of the dragons I found myself completely baffled as to what size everyone was in relation to everyone else I know fairies are traditionally small, but they seemed to be about the same size as the ordinary dragonsso were the dragons very small, or the fairies quite large The littlest dragon can be worn as a necklace, so he must be exceptionally small, or does he change size slightly when taking necklace form It wasn t until the final pages that I learned the dragons and fairies are seemingly the same size as humans aside from Al, the tiny one.I also had no idea if the fairies actually had wings for quite some time Perhaps I just missed a sentence, but the fairies never flew anywhere until late in the book They even road horses at one point Are fairy wings in this world not very strong, thus only used for flying short distances Randomly I also decided that the King s three loyal servants all looked like Madam Solomon s identical servants from Howl s Moving Castle image error I selected this story of the tales that Elizabeth offered for me to read because I love a good dragon story I was eager to discover her original take on dragons While the premise of a dragon turned necklace was novel, the rest of the time I found the dragons to be somewhat bland and uninteresting as a whole They were basically humans with scales, living in a home with couches and kitchens, etc The dragons ate nachos at one point, which made me picture dragons in sombreros and wonder how dragon culture must have evolved to include Mexican food I imagine this was added to appealto the children reading this story, but one of my pet peeves is fantasy stories suddenly doing this sort of thing.The main dragon, Al, seems to be suffering a bit from special snowflake syndrome where he has all kinds of cool powers that manifest through the story, including an ability to project his memories for all to see No one bats an eye at this, but that might just be the way this type of story goes Al is very tiny, which does make up a bit for his Special Snowflake nature because people can basically boss him around however they want.I am curious how the dragons in this world age Al is 18 19 I can t recall exactly Either way, not a child by human standards, but what of dragon years Or do the dragons in this world age the same way as humans too To be honest, the real main characters of the story are not Al and his dragon family, but the fairy king and his insane, power mad wife Honestly, I was farinvested in their story anyway I liked the king and felt bad for him being in love with a woman who was heading full tilt for crazy town and was destined to be the mayor The only thing I kept wondering was is there no fairy divorce Also, who has the power in their kingdom Is it matriarchal or patriarchal Knowing this would change a lot of how I viewed the fairy couple s tale.I felt that the best and most developed relationship was that of the fairy king with the dragon family It felt very real and earned.This book could be a little repetitious at times, which added to the length Often we would learn a piece of information, then a few minutes later read a lengthy scene about how the information was gathered, when all we needed was one or the other.I did like the feeling of dread that often wove into the story The dragon family trying to go about their daily lives with the constant threat of the queen s volatile mood hanging over their heads I only wish their daily lives wereinteresting LOL.There is a framing device to this story where two gals in our time find necklace Al and bring him back to life Then he tells them his story through his memory vision power Except we, the reader, keep getting to follow characters and be privy to information Al wouldn t know For this type of setup I think having Al as the sole viewpoint character, rather than having an omniscient narrator, might have worked better.OR, and I think this might even bepowerful Don t lead with the girls finding him Open the story with the dragon family as continue as normal, then, at the end when things seem bleak, cut to the girls finding the necklace and bringing Al back to life, determined to find his family and or the people who wronged him There were only a few spelling and grammatical errors that I noticed in this book, which did not bother me much and I fully understand how difficult it is when you re editing your own work It is virtually impossible to find everything, so I feel we need to cut self published authors a LOTslack in that regard.That being said, I did find the lack of commas where they should be commas to be occasionally hilarious.Such as What was meant How can I, Grandmother What was written How can I Grandmother I don t know I do not know how to grandmother any better than you do, King Ferdinand Commas The difference between let s eat, kids and Let s eat kids One means you re probably thinking of enjoying some sandwiches and the other makes you a zombie.Overall, this story started slow and gotengaging as it went, but ultimately wasn t my cup to tea I am excited that Elizabeth plans to revamp it soon Give it the ol spit shine Perhaps I will find time to read it again and see how it fared I also encourage you to check out Elizabeth s youtube channel where she ll keep you up to date on her writing shenanigans, which I find to be quite fun and engaging

  4. says:

    Sweet This was a very sweet Dragon story It was the debut novel written by this author, so it isn t perfect, but still very enjoyable I liked the premise and how she set tone forbooks in the series.

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