- Paperback: 394 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (Oct. 27 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1493595741
- ISBN-13: 978-1493595747
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 667 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,226,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Hatch Paperback – Oct 27 2013
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About the Author
James Stevens (1965-present) is a lifelong New Hampshire resident, a devoted husband and father of 2 children. His first book, "Hatch", was written for his daughters and after much prodding, is now available to the public as the first in the series "The Dragons of Laton".
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Problems came from the characters themselves. Ammon does not make selfish or stupid decisions that come with being a teenager, no matter his secret bloodline. He is good, completely and unnervingly. His arranged married is just too convenient and the wife who starts out as a character that is intriguing starts acting like a spoiled princess. Those who are evil are very evil and each person plays their role nicely.
I would recommend this for a younger audience (6th and up?) who likes a clean adventure with a little romance and, of course, dragons.
That said, the ending seemed rushed, and there were a few plot points that went completely unexplained. There was also more exposition about events that were transpiring and less interaction between characters "in real time" for the last parts of the book.
Lastly -- and this is just speculation about a potential plot element foreshadowed for a sequel -- there was a little oddness near the end about a cross necklace one knight was wearing and bequeathed to another character; my initial reaction at this was that it seemed like a future book might somehow try to tie in Christianity with the plot, which I think would just be.... weird and out of place. (Nothing against the religion, just that the potential for trying to blend it with the existing storyline would be a really tough sell, IMO.) But, as I said, it's pure speculation at this point, so this last part of my review does not factor into how I felt about the book or its storyline. I'd still read it anyway.
thanks fora good story. Looking forward to the next instalment.
Story was cute, and I read to the end, but I won't be continuing on in the series.
I don't read books about real life I read books to escape. Greek tragedies are not my forte but semi superheros are. I'm 54 and I love books about dragons. I love a book where the underdog overcomes the evil oppressor and wins the day. I don't want his love interest to die along the way, I want her to be there waiting for him when it's all said and done.
This is a good book for just those reasons.