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    #77791

    glandowski

    Elrod Stanton
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    Sons of Dragons
    Book 1: The Road of Kyle
    by Gabriel Landowski
    Science Fiction
    Lulu 2008
    Trade Paperback, 262 pages
    ISBN 978-0-6152-0949-4

    **** An exciting and entertaining read that I highly recommend
    Review by Elrod Stanton, Author of Hunting Ground, etal.

    Gabriel Landowski is also the author of a book on miniature gaming
    appropriately titled Miniature Gaming Volume I (Lulu 2007, available
    on Amazon etal). His knowledge of this genre comes through in Sons of
    Dragons. Landowski is definitely well-versed in portraying military
    tactics, strategies, weapons, the day to day lives of the soldiers in
    the trenches, the unexpected attacks against them, the skirmishes and
    the ultimate epic battle.

    Except for the technology, this story could have been set in a Lord of
    the Rings world and offered very nicely as a fantasy novel. Instead,
    the author sets it in a believable science fiction world of the
    future. After a fleet of troop ships is hijacked during a fold
    (hyperspace jump), they are attacked while attempting to deploy troops
    onto a nearby planet. In desperation, the fleet fold out of their
    predicament, isolating a contingent of troops in their drop ships who,
    for survival, are forced to land and deploy on the unknown world.

    Once on-planet the fun begins. The story unfolds around soldier Kyle
    Evans, who the reader follows through his trials, tribulations and
    adventures. Landowski tells the story in the third person present
    tense, giving the reader the sense of being right there on the gaming
    table as the author deftly manipulates Kyle and the other soldiers and
    local friendlies, who they have incorporated into their military force
    as they do battle against the Horde, a group of raiders reminiscent of
    the Mongolian Tatars of Earth’s Middle Ages. Instead of horses, these
    raiders ride bear-sized dogs and are led by a hidden and mysterious
    leader known as The One.

    At the end of the story, the identity of The One is still a mystery,
    leaving the reader wanting more which, presumably, will be forthcoming
    in Book 2. My only complaint about the novel was I thought the author
    missed the opportunity to create additional conflict between Kyle
    Evans and an officious blowhard by the name of Staff Sergeant Percy,
    who has a high level of animosity against Evans. While the Horde and
    The One are the enemy without, Percy is the enemy within. Perhaps more
    of this continuing conflict between Kyle Evans and Sgt. Percy awaits
    us in Book 2.

    Sons of Dragons is an exciting and entertaining read that I highly
    recommend. Visit Gabriel Landowski at http://www.landowski.info

    #77841

    glandowski

    Now an eBook – 100% Online

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    Cheers & Enjoy

    #77842

    glandowski

    Now an eBook – 100% Online

    Sons of Dragons – Book 1: The Road of Kyle
    http://www.landowski.info/sod/book1/index.php

    Cheers & Enjoy

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