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Dragonslayer

The Dragonslayer, Book 1
Written by: Duncan M. Hamilton
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Series: The Dragonslayer, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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In his magnificent, heroic adventure fantasy, Dragonslayer, Duncan M. Hamilton debuts the first audiobook in a fast-moving trilogy: a dangerous tale of lost magics, unlikely heroes, and reawakened dragons. 

Once a member of the king's personal guard, Guillot dal Villevauvais spends most days drinking and mourning his wife and child. He’s astonished - and wary - when the Prince Bishop orders him to find and destroy a dragon. He and the Prince Bishop have never exactly been friends, and Gill left the capital in disgrace five years ago. So why him? And, more importantly, how is there a dragon to fight when the beasts were hunted to extinction centuries ago by the ancient Chevaliers of the Silver Circle?  

On the way to the capitol city, Gill rescues Solène, a young barmaid, who is about to be burned as a witch. He believes her innocent...but she soon proves that she has plenty of raw, untrained power, a problem in this land, where magic is forbidden. Yet the Prince Bishop believes magic will be the key to both destroying the dragon and replacing the young, untried king he pretends to serve with a more pliable figurehead.   

Between Gill’s rusty swordsmanship and Solene’s unstable magic, what could go wrong?  

The Dragonslayer Trilogy: 

  1. Dragonslayer 
  2. Knight of the Silver Circle
©2019 Duncan M. Hamilton (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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good listen awsome performance light summer story

light and simple story with some really interesting gray areas and moral dilemmas all in all a great summer listen

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started slowly but . . .

really well done and looking forward to the next one. loved the narrator too! bravo.

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It's ok. YA at it's most average. I would say good for a 12 to 14 yr old, if they haven't read Harry Potter. Simon Vance is excellent as always.

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Awesome

Can't wait for the next one! It had me hooked from the first chapter and I couldn't get enough.

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  • L. O'Shea
  • 2019-08-30

Great Book about a pissed off dragon.

Wish there was more POV of the Dragon. Great story. Story telling was wonderful! Highly recommended.

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  • Indra Williams
  • 2019-11-05

I didn't expect to love it this much

I HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone into fantasy or dragons. I usually don't enjoy books where the dragon is the bad guy, but honestly, Hamilton pulls it of PHENOMENALLY. He allows the reader to understand WHY the dragon is burning villages and killing people; he gives him character, and I love that. In addition, every character is well formulated and has a detailed backstory that allows you to understand them in a deeper way. I went out of my comfort zone a little for this one, and I made a great choice. This book is VERY well written. The only reason I have performance four stars is because some names were hard to understand, especially at first, and I didn't enjoy the voice he used when reading dialogue the main villain. However, he did a great job at making sure you knew who was talking and when and was consistent with recognizable voices for each character.

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  • Eddie G
  • 2019-10-27

A Good listen, with a dragon, and some magic.

It has some undertones about the main character's flaws. He has let himself go and drinks to much, but he manages to beat his demons in the end. A little predictable, but I am looking forward to the 2nd book in the series.

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  • Amanda
  • 2020-08-07

This was a book

It was OK. Maybe a little YA so not my typical preference. Narration was excellent.

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  • D Montoya
  • 2019-07-17

Wow

What a great story Technically fascinating Story is interesting and moves along well Can’t wait to hear the next one!!

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  • sean wade
  • 2020-07-10

great book

I would recommend to anyone, Simon Vance does an amazing job with this book cant wait to start the next one tomorrow

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  • melvin
  • 2020-04-08

A perfect combination of writing and narrating.

This book is so well written, and the narrator is perfect. I can't wait to start book 2

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  • ang
  • 2020-04-04

Blah

While the narration was good, I had to force myself to finish. I try to finish almost every book I've purchased, so I did. I Had to listen again, because I couldn't remember any of the story. I now know why. Not memorable.Unfortunately I already purchased the sequel. I hope it will be better.

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  • Linda R. Lunsford
  • 2020-03-24

Duncan Hamilton is a wonderful fantasy writer!

An excellent plot, well developed, feasible characters without the foul language and slease of so many.

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  • MBB
  • 2020-03-02

fantastic

Wow, have enjoyed other Duncan Hamilton audiobooks. This one is no exception. Fantastic narration by Simon Vance and I can't wait for book 2.