The Dragon Engine by Andy Remic

The Dragon Engine by Andy RemicFive noble war heroes of Vagandrak get drunk one night and sign a contract – to journey to the Karamakkos in search of the Five Havens. There, it is written, there lies untold, abandoned wealth and, more importantly, the three Dragon Heads, legendary jewels claimed to give unspeakable power and everlasting life to those who wield them. But the Dragon Heads aren’t what the adventurers think they are, and the world has not encountered their like in many, many generations! File Under: Fantasy [ Infamous Five | A Drunken Pact | Ultimate Evil | Metal and Blood ] Cover: Lee Gibbons
Book Info:
Book One of The Blood Dragon Empire
UK Print Date: 3rd September 2015 ISBN: 9780857664532 Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback R.R.P.: £8.99 North American Print Date: 1st September 2015 ISBN: 9780857664549 Format: Small (Mass-Market) Paperback R.R.P.: US$7.99 / CAN$9.99 Ebook Date: 1st September 2015 ISBN: 9780857664556 Format: Epub & Mobi R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99 More Books in This Series: 2. Twilight of the Dragons (May 2016) The Rage of Kings (Set in the Same World) 1. The Iron Wolves (January 2014) 2. The White Towers (June 2014) More Angry Robot Books by This Author: The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles 1. Kell’s Legend (UK: Sep 2009 | US: Sep 2010) 2. Soul Stealers (UK: Oct 2010 | US: Nov 2010) 3. Vampire Warlords (UK: May 2011 | US: Jun 2011) Omnibus: The Clockwork Vampire Chronicles (World: Mar 2012)
Buying Info:
UK Print & Ebook | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith North American Print & Ebook | | | Global DRM-Free Epub & Mobi Ebook On-sale 1st September 2015 from the Robot Trading Company
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Praise and Reviews for The Dragon Engine:
“Remic manages to pace the opening of the story perfectly, dropping the reader enough context not to feel lost, then ramping up into moments of action which are genuinely gripping.” – Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews “Remic is clearly a writer right at the top of his game.” – BrainFluff “This was a highly enjoyable book, well worth reading. It’s unapologetically fantasy – The good guys are our heroes, the bad guys are unabashedly evil, and there’s adventures and fights and sneaking into people’s homes while they’re presumably out to take all their stuff. I thoroughly enjoyed it.” – Inkspot FancyDragon Engine is like the illegitimate love child between The Hobbit and Game of Thrones.It’s the perfect book for an adult fantasy lover.” – Fiction Foresight “The story is wonderfully vibrant and detailed, even to the point that during some battle scenes I felt compelled to wince and look away.” – Two Nerds Talking “Andy brings together two of the great writers Tolkien and Martin. Like Tolkien and Martin, you are put right in the story like you are watching a movie, yet you feel the emotions as if they were your own. I love it when an author can make you see and feel. The flow of the story plot was perfect; the characters are complex, yet believable. Now Andy has me sitting one the edge of my seat waiting for the next book to come out.” – Critique Corner The final chapters are some of the most powerful Remic has ever written. It is a very different story arc than the Rage of Kings, but readers who appreciate a more mature, more adult, no-hold-barred kind of fantasy that rivals any big screen R-rated action flick will once again find a lot to enjoy here. – Beauty in Ruins “The author brings his A-grade storytelling skills to bear and unveils a pacy, action driven plot that is easy to get completely engrossed in. I could wax lyrical about Andy Remic’s writing all day. It’s not difficult to waffle appreciatively about an author whose work you really enjoy. If you’ve never experienced Mr Remic’s work before, and you aren’t adverse to the odd beheading or two twelve, then I urge you to give this book a try. Hell, let’s be honest here, I’d say that for any book he’s written.” – The Eloquent Page “This book dug its claws into me on so many levels it is hard to isolate what exactly made it a 4 star novel. Perhaps it was the complex but flawed heroes. Maybe the familiar Hobbit-esque quest morphing into a grimdark nightmare did it. The wonderfully paced story and realistic action definitely entertained. No matter the ingredients though, Remic casted a spell with this one, and if you haven’t experienced his take on grimdark, you really should give this one a try.” – Bookwraiths “It is a very different story arc than the Rage of Kings, but readers who appreciate a more mature, more adult, no-hold-barred kind of fantasy that rivals any big screen R-rated action flick will once again find a lot to enjoy here.” – The Speculative Herald
Praise and Reviews for Andy Remic:
“Nothing is too outlandish for Andy Remic…” – Graeme’s SFF “Add to the mix a good dollop of battlefield humour, a good handful of Howard’s style backed up with a stark descriptiveness and it’s a tale that gives Remic a firm footing within the genre.” – Falcata Times “Andy Remic has to be given credit for his unflinching style which is certainly not for everyone. The action and gore levels are increased, while the characters are all tested and reveal more about themselves… The action and snappy dialogue are all here. This book delivers exactly what its predecessor promised: the ability to bewitch the reader and to turn your expectations upside down.” – Fantasy Book Critic “A worthy successor to the Gemmell crown.” – “This is a great book that I would suggest to anyone who wants to read an epic new fantasy or is tired of the same kind of fantasy stories being re-told over and over again, or if you enjoy seeing the traditional fantasy tropes being subverted in ways that you would never expect; if any of those things are true for you, then Andy Remic is an author you really should check out.” – Talk Wargaming back to top