The Dragonslayer’s Sword is a most unusual book. It starts when the protagonist, Astrid, is a child and in the beginning it’s written in a very childlike way. Don’t be put off by the beginning—I almost was—the writing gets more sophisticated as the story progresses and Astrid grows up. What makes it unusual is the idea that one can change one’s shape by how one thinks about oneself, and one can change how others appear by how one thinks about them. Perhaps this idea is not as strange as it sounds. I couldn’t help thinking how our idea of others does actually affect how we see them. If we think someone is a pathetic little man, they probably do look smaller to us than they would if we thought that person a pillar of society. But in Dragonslayer’s Sword, the changes actually occur. It’s not polite, however, to change others from the way they want to appear.
Astrid assumed all dragons should be killed – until she met one that changed her mind.
In the medieval Northlands, a dangerous family seeks power.
They slaughter all who get in their way.
Children’s rhymes hint at what’s to come, but no one recognizes the danger at hand.
Astrid doesn’t know she holds the key to this power.
She’s just a blacksmith who makes swords for dragonslayers.
But Astrid has a dark secret …
A dragon once chewed her up and spit her out.
She hides the old scars covering her body through shapeshifting.
But the time for hiding is over.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This YA Epic Sword & Sorcery Fantasy series is written for adults but appropriate for ages 14 and up.
Book 1 – The Dragonslayer’s Sword
Book 2 – The Iron Maiden
Book 3 – The Sword of Darkness
Book 4 – The Dragon’s Egg