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5 Stars for
Betrayal of the Covenant

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Don’t Miss This One!!

As intricately woven as Martin’s “Game of Thrones” and mystically enchanting as Rawling’s “Harry Potter”, Peter Cruikshank’s first novel is an amazing read. His style is so clear and the characters so real that I felt I was reading in living color. It is an encompassing tale of magic,and majesty, of dragons and adventure, that has a magnetic grip on the reader. It left me anxiously awaiting the sequel, a feeling I haven’t experienced since Jean Auel’s “Clan of the Cave Bear.”

Ed Kilpatrick Fire of the Covenant November 16, 2015

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Well Worth the Wait

Having read the first book, I was very excited for the second.
I was a bit impatient, but it was well worth the wait.
The transition from first to second book was flawless.
Although, I’ve never been big on battles, this was written in such a manner that it wasn’t offensive or ‘draggy’. It was enjoyable riding along as the twins begin to mature. The characters have become more real and more liked, as well as, disliked. It was a wonderful way to introduce us to the dragons! Mr. Cruikshank is a truly gifted writer and beings life to his characters and to the story. Alas, I now have to try and contain my patience for installment #3. I will look forward to greeting my Covenant friends! ( soon, I hope ? )

Barbie Bigelow Betrayal of the Covenant April 14, 2017

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Enchanting YA Fantasy

A very well-paced medieval fantasy. Complicated, well developed characters. A coming of age story that focus around the characters destinies. The world was well built and believable. Grand adventure, intrigue, magic, and secrets. It held all your favorite fantasy types dwarfs, elves, magic workers, dragons and goddesses. It was a long read, but well worth your time if you enjoy epic fantasy e.g. Tolkien or even Terry Brooks type style epic fantasy. It definitely leaves you wanting to read the next leg of the saga for the series. Looking forward to reading more.

TheJadedKat Addicted to Kindle Fire of the Covenant November 19, 2015

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Fantastic and Original Story!

I found this book fantastic. Compelling and original storyline. The author layered a solid fictional history, deep character development, and exciting action into what I hope will become the foundation of an epic series. I can’t wait to see what this author does in the future.

Dave Charles Cowen Fire of the Covenant November 19, 2015

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You have been dragon-called to read this book

Peter Cruikshank’s Fire of the Covenant (Dragon called legend, book 1) is an outstanding debut novel that is sure to appeal to epic fantasy lovers of all ages.

It’s the story of Princess Willoe – who is much happier with a sword in her hand than socialising with the ladies at court; and her twin brother Prince Rowyn – who would rather be studying in his uncle Brom’s tower than swinging a sword on the training ground.

Unfortunately for the twins their grandfather, the King of Cainwen, has other ideas for them with Willoe to be married off and Rowyn to take up the life of a man-at-arms.

But there is something special about these siblings and the King isn’t the only one who has plans for their future. Pursued by the priests of a religious order who would use the twins’ talents to dominate the world, Willoe and Rowyn come to learn of a covenant made by one of their ancestors with the King of the dragons – and the heartbreaking role they have to play in it.

Or do they?

Fire of the Covenant contains all the elements you’d expect from a classic epic fantasy romp with more battles, magic, elves, dwarves (or dwarf-like creatures), dragons and deities than you can poke a sword at. And while there is plenty of action and intrigue to keep readers turning the pages, the real strength of the story lies in its characters.

Cruikshank has crafted some wonderful characters to fill his well-realised world, with likeable protagonists, deplorable villains and a supporting cast that are full of surprises. I found myself caring about these characters and wanting to know more about them as the story unfolded.

Fire of the Covenant kept me engaged right to the very last page and had me craving the next book in the series.

Highly recommended.

Dave Kearney Fire of the Covenant November 19, 2015

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Ashes of the Dragon

Peter, I have just finished”Ashes of the Dragon. I kept it on my bedside table for a few days waiting for the right moment to start my adventure with your book. My plan was to slowly sip red wine and unhurriedly enter an imaginary land, taking days to enjoy each chapter and the anticipation and pleasure of living in my imagination for days on end. It did not work out as planned because Revin would not let me walk away from her. “Ashes of the Dragon,” was a fast read that has left me wanting more. Therefore, I am looking forward to reading your “Dragon Called Series.” Peter, thank you for sharing the stories in your head and heart and putting them to print.

Mary Lou Flesh December 20, 2019

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