Dragonslayer

Dragonslayer Review

Vermithrax, the last of dragonkind, swooped down over the kingdom of Urland, let loose a torrent of flames, and reduced everything to smoldering ash. Then, finding the newly blackened wasteland much to its liking, it settled in for a long stay.
Desperate, the villagers finally sought the help of Ulrich, the last living sorcerer. But Ulrich was too old, too feeble. That left only his apprentice, Galen, to go against the might and terror of the deadly dragon. Of the use of weapons he knew nothing. Of the Old Magic he knew very little. But he was sworn to defeat Vermithrax — one way or the other.
"A fantasy . . . with an eloquence and humor that raises it above the average . . . Highly recommended." — Library Journal

Title:Dragonslayer
Edition Language:English

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    Dragonslayer Reviews

  • Luis

    Perhaps the best novelization I have ever read. It takes the movie's plot and expands it into a fully realized novel with much more depth than the movie. Details such as the link between dragons and s...

  • J

    This book is the complement to the 1981 film of the same name and contains a brief collection of photos from the actual film clustered about midway through it. Though nearly identical to the progressi...

  • Brian K

    Wonderfully written! Many fantastic passages and prose. Loved it! And Thanks to Goodreads swords&sorcery groupread for inspiring me to pick it out of a box in my attic and finally read it! I grabbed a...

  • Christopher

    A pretty basic retelling of the movie, one I only really remember the last scene of - where the king takes all the credit. ...

  • Chris Schmoeckel

    Enjoyable light fantasy about magic, faith and facing evil. The main character Galen is rather plain, almost a silent protagonist type character, but still comes off as likeable and relatable. Ulrich ...

  • Leila Anani

    If you're familiar with the 1981 film, this novelisation is like the missing pieces of the puzzle. There are quite a few differences as this was based on the original screenplay in which the princess ...

  • James

    A good example of what a novelization should be. Well written, it expands and depends the story of the film. If you read it without knowing it was a novelization, it would stand as a good fantasy nove...

  • Brittany

    A largely boring book that gets 2 stars instead of 1 because the 'damsel' does something really cool right before the climax....

  • Nathan

    Very cool adaptation that flushed out all the characters. Really enjoyed this, since growing up with Dragonslayer the movie as one of my favorites this was a great read....

  • Eric Peter

    Read this when I was a kid. Loved the movie and read the book in 4th grade or so. Totally forgot about it until I saw a copy at Half Price Books and remembered that I'd read it....