Monday, February 28, 2011

Review: Henrietta the Dragon Slayer

Review: Henrietta the Dragon Slayer

Author: Beth Barany

Publisher: Firewolf Books

Rating: 4/5

 Henrietta, the legendary Dragon Slayer of the Kingdom of Bleuve, can’t stomach the thought of one more kill. Yet, in order to save her dying mentor, she must go on one last quest. But will the quest for the healing stone be derailed by misfit companions, seasickness, and an egomaniacal king? And will she be able cut past her conscience and kill the dragon?

When Beth asked me to review her book I was so excited! The book is a beautiful story about friendship,  a heroine, and a quest to kill a dragon. Who wouldn't be excited? The entire concept sounded interesting and I was not at all disappointed.  

The character of Henrietta was quite different from all other characters I have read about. She was very tough and stubborn. Rarely, if ever, did she show her soft side. I found myself actually liking her a lot. She was a very strong leader and hero. Usually, the main character in books I read is weak and kind of whiny. Henrietta on the other hand, was a nice change.

As for the plot, it was good but I felt as if it were lacking a bit. I was really hoping to see at least some fragments of a love story, but unfortunately there were none. Only towards the end of the book could I start to see some love emotions developing. There also wasn't a whole lot about dragon slaying or dragon slayers. Thankfully, it didn't take away from the story. The ending was perfect and wrapped up the story nicely!

Beth's writing style was extraordinary! I really felt as if I were following Henrietta and her crew on their journey, due to the detail that Beth captured. I hope to read more of her books in the future!

Overall, this book was great and I highly suggest it to those who like adventure and fantasy. It is hard to capture the book in this review, so I recommend you reading it yourself when the Kindle Edition comes out on February 28th! Also, an interview with Beth will be posted here soon. To buy the book, click here.

What do you guys think?


  1. I actually liked that there was no romance, but who knows maby in the next book there will be? hehe.
    i cant wait and your review was fantastic.

  2. Great review! You have really got me interested in reading the book. Thanks for the review :o)

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  4. Brittany, Thank you so much for your enthusiastic and great review! I am so thrilled that you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed creating it! And the Kindle version is up!


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