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Review of Dragon Killer by Rob May

Dragon Killer Dragon Killer by Rob May

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked it. The sensory-rich and consistently solid writing in Dragon Killer kept me turning the pages. Well, the tale of adventure kept me moving forward as well. It’s hard not to be swept along. The protagonist is likeable, and the story is good enough, especially when buoyed by the parallel past/present experiences.

Rob May both uses and subverts a number of fantasy tropes. Yes, there are goblin-kind and dragons, but May does a lot of heavy lifting too. There’s a nice blend of expectation and unexpected invention. Although, I feel like a vulcanologist should have been consulted, but that’s a bit of a spoiler.

I’d recommend the book without any genre qualification. If you’re looking to enjoy a short but agreeable story, try Dragon Killer.

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