Saturday, November 23, 2013

Book Revew: Henrietta the Dragon Slayer(The Five Kingdoms #1) by Beth Barany

Disclaimer: I was sent this free ebook by the author in exchange for an honest review

 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 misfit companions, seasickness, and an ego maniacal king derail the quest for the healing stone? And will she be able to cut past her conscience and kill the dragon?
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Although I am not a big fantasy fan I did enjoy reading this book. I loved that Barany wrote Henrietta as a strong, independent, and no taking crap from anybody type of person. Anytime I read reviews or synopsis of a strong lead heroine it automatically has won me over. This story is about adventure and friendship.

  Henrietta is on a quest to save her mentor that has fallen ill. Even though she never thought that she would go back she felt compelled to go and save him. Although she prefers to travel alone she has three other companions that are with her.


  There is Framc the Knight. He is one of the first characters that is introduced at the beginning of the book. He was sent to get Henrietta for his king's wishes and he isn't taking no for an answer. At first I didn't like this character because he was very sarcastic and talked a lot of smack to Henrietta about "women can't do what men can do" kind of things. As the story went on I did enjoy reading about him.

Jaxter  the jester is probably my favorite character since we got introduced to him. I think if he were real we would be best friends.I know there would never be a boring moment! He keeps the group together. Basically he is the glue for them. He has a gift of story telling and he loves food! I love a guy that can cook :)

And finally we have Paulette who is a  witch in training. She kind of reminded me of the person that you would want to be around if you were having a bad day. It just cools you down


This was a good and quick read.I read it in one sitting!  Although I did feel that it was slow especially at the beginning while they were on their adventure. There were times it was getting boring but  I have a rule that once I start a book I finish it so I kept on reading and I'm glad that I did. 


Rating 3.5 stars

Would I recommend it? Yes