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  • Author:
    Scott Appleton
  • ISBN:
    061528423X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0615284231
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  • Publisher:
    Flaming Pen Press (March 30, 2009)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Literature & Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.3
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Swords of the Six. by Scott Appleton. Swords of the Six is an excellent example of a book that creates a completely unique world filled with dynamic characters that weave a spell-binding plot.

Swords of the Six. The Story: In ancient times a band of warriors escorted a young prince homeward. Only one warrior remained true. The end will leaving you begging for more and book does not disappoint! I highly recommend this book and series.

Scott Appleton is the author of the novels The Sword of the Dragon series, and The Neverqueen Saga, which are widely read by. .Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Scott Appleton's books.

Scott Appleton is the author of the novels The Sword of the Dragon series, and The Neverqueen Saga, which are widely read by adults and younger readers. more photos (1). Scott’s Year In Books.

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Swords of the Six (The Sword of the Dragon). In ancient times a band of warriors escorted a young prince homeward. Part of the The Sword of the Dragon ( Series and The Sword of the Dragon World ( Series). He watched helplessly as the others slew their young charge. Death seemed to claim him as well. But he awoke one thousand years later, brought back by the prophets of God to serve them once again as an invisible guardian. One of the prophets, an albino dragon, hatched human daughters out of eggs by giving them the life in his blood.

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Последние твиты от Scott Appleton (orAppleton). Author of The Sword of the Dragon series and The Neverqueen Saga, widely read by adults and YA readers. I’m working on book 2 now and am effecting similar improvements, partially through expanded scenes!pic. 0 ответов 0 ретвитов 0 отметок Нравится. Volume 1 in The Sword of the Dragon® series. Published by Living Ink Books, an imprint of. AMG Publishers, Inc. 6815 Shallowford Rd.

With that said, Scott Appleton's writing is beautiful. From the prologue of the book I was hooked on his writing. There was something almost magical about this book.

However the fact that the picture on the cover was very intriguing and beautifully done and it had a dragon convinced me to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised with both the plot and the wonderful writing that I encountered when reading this book. With that said, Scott Appleton's writing is beautiful. There is a lot of talent in Appleton and it really shows through in here.

Gordon Scott Appleton (February 20, 1942 - March 2, 1992) was an American football defensive tackle in the American Football League for the Houston Oilers, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders. He played college football at the University of Texas, which won the national championship in 1963. Appleton was a consensus 1963 All-American and won the Outland Trophy.

When in ancient times the dragon prophet was betrayed by his choicest warriors, he set in mind a plan to bring them to justice. One thousand years later he prepares his human daughters to mete out that justice, and sends them in search of the first traitor.

Castiel
Bookworm Speaks!

Swords of the Six

by Scott Appleton

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Acquired: Amazon.com
Series: The Sword of the Dragon Book 1
Paperback: 320 Pages
Publisher: Living Ink Books; first edition (March 1, 2011)
Language: English
Subject: Fiction

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The Story: In ancient times a band of warriors escorted a young prince homeward. Only one warrior remained true. He watched helplessly as the others slew their young charge. Death seemed to claim him as well. But he awoke one thousand years later, brought back by the prophets of God to serve them once again as an invisible guardian. One of the prophets, an albino dragon, hatched human daughters out of eggs by giving them the life in his blood. The daughters sought out the traitor to bring him to repentance. Out of remorse for his sins, the traitor slew himself on a sword. Upon the daughters’ return their dragon father sent them to live in a far off forest. The youngest daughter fell in love and wed. But upon giving birth to a beautiful baby girl she gave up the life in her blood and died; making the ultimate sacrifice to bring a child of promise into the world.

The Review:

The character of the white dragon Albino is something off a mixed bag. In fact…mixed bag applies almost to the entire book. For starters…it is a rarely encountered portrayal of a single father in fiction. Albino is the father to the human daughters, although it is never truly explained how he was able to do that. Bookworm’s best guess is that it was some kind of immaculate conception device, playing off the religious theme of the text. He is a loving, supportive father and not afraid to be stern, a rather heartwarming and refreshing take on such a matter. His girls can also be partly put into the pro column in several parts of the text. As the story progresses, the daughters manage to remain strong, female protagonists without losing their femininity and not falling to macho stereotypes. For some readers, this is very important.

When the book starts out, the daughters actually act like realistic children. That is a very tricky thing to do in the world of fiction. Oftentimes, children in fiction just act like miniature adults. Teenagers in fiction are even worse offenders. The author also gives the book time to let the children be children. The stories that are told in the opening chapters are very innocent and childlike. Unfortunately, perhaps the author does it a little too well because Bookworm found the first chapters to be rather slow. It took a while for the plot to get going. When the story finally does get going, the ‘realistic’ children fall away and are replaced with tried and true fantasy protagonists. At the same time, we are introduced to the tried and true fantasy setting. Swords and Sorcery, Castles and Peasants and everything else readers have seen a million times before.

This may sound like nitpicking but having a white dragon named Albino is just really lazy. It would be the same as calling a black dragon Ebony. If a character’s name is going to symbolize something, put some creativity into it. Another guilty strike, is the Grim Reaper character, who is an exact replica of the popular culture image of it.

The previous paragraph really sums up the main issue with the entirety of this novel. Bookworm would not say that this book is poorly written but rather simplistically written. At first glance, this seems like a book for adults. It’s sequel was found in that part of the bookstore after all. Upon reading it, the story felt more like it was aimed toward children. Complete with simplistic ideals.

This book seems to borrow a lot from the famous, Chronicles of Narnia series. The author is described as a devout Christian and its publisher, Living Ink Books is a Christian publishing arm. The allegory of said religion are clear throughout this book. Albino the dragon is meant to serve as some sort Aslan parabolic for Jesus or the Holy Spirit and at times, other symbols appear and they can get in the reader’s face. The shepherd character that appears later on in the story is a blatant culprit. Overall, the books seems to present an idealized Christian ideal that can get rather preachy at times.

There is a male lead, other than the dragon, later on, and he does not do much better. He fits the ‘chosen one’ cliche almost to a t. There has been a lot of backlash to that trope lately and it is easy to see why. It doesn’t help that he is a total Gary Stu, who does not seem to suffer much aside from his origin story.

The biggest culprit though is one part in particular. It is where the male lead encounters one of the Dragon’s daughters for the expected romance. The scene is one of the most saccharine, cliched, Disney movie-esque, white breaded scene Bookworm has ever read. While Bookworm will not give too much away, it is complete with white birds, songbirds, and love at first sight. If this scene was in a movie, it would most likely have the beam of light and the angelic choir chorus. It is so cornball that Bookworm rolled his eyes after reading it.

Melodrama is constant throughout this book.

Finally, there is ending. No spoilers but it as rather bittersweet ending. Bookworm has no real objections to such endings but in this case, it does not feel consistent with the tone of the rest of the book. Considering the circumstances that led up to it, it really came out of nowhere. It would appear that the author tacked in on in order add some requisite drama to the book.

Final Verdict: This book has been described as ‘good clean fiction’ by other reviewers. To Bookworm though…’good’ and ‘clean’ translates into cliched and boring.

Two White Dragons out of Five

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Ygglune
you must read these books nice clean good fiction stories I can't wait till he puts out part four: In search of the dragons. Offspring and the Key of living fire are great books you must read them. Also read Neverqueen you won't be disappointed. Scott Appleton is a great author.
Snowskin
I loved this book it was one of the best books I have ever read! I really like the character "Ilfedo" I liked him so much I named my bunny that! I was an amazing book! There are no bad words and nothing inappropiate in it.
Alister
Loved it! Anxious to get the next book!
Mallador
If you are looking for the book that will launch the next great fantasy series then look no further. Swords of the Six is an excellent example of a book that creates a completely unique world filled with dynamic characters that weave a spell-binding plot. The end will leaving you begging for more and book #2 does not disappoint! I highly recommend this book and series.
Era
A little disappointed that there were so many girls involved but once he got into it, he enjoyed the book enough to want the next one in the series. A good read for boys and girls but I think girls will tend to enjoy it more.
fr0mTheSkY
This is without a doubt the best fantasy novel I have ever read!! I've already read through it multiple times and can't wait to read book two. It has a perfect mix of action, romance, sacrifice, redemtion and salvation with a very satifying ending which left me wanting more. More than worth buying, it's a must have!
Very riveting story line. Couldn't put it down. Very descriptive. Helps that I have a fascination for dragons and a love for God's work.