Curse of the Ice Dragon

Curse of the Ice Dragon From the bestselling paranormal author of The Whispers Series comes a new fantasy saga Born with mark of the Mighty Hunter Markus saves his village from the brink of starvation for whenever he releas

  • Title: Curse of the Ice Dragon
  • Author: Tara West
  • ISBN: 9781479365401
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the bestselling paranormal author of The Whispers Series comes a new fantasy saga.Born with mark of the Mighty Hunter, Markus saves his village from the brink of starvation for whenever he releases an arrow, his aim is true But despite his skill and strength, Markus is unable to confront his tyrannical father Shamed by his cowardice, he distracts himself by needlessFrom the bestselling paranormal author of The Whispers Series comes a new fantasy saga.Born with mark of the Mighty Hunter, Markus saves his village from the brink of starvation for whenever he releases an arrow, his aim is true But despite his skill and strength, Markus is unable to confront his tyrannical father Shamed by his cowardice, he distracts himself by needlessly shooting the forest creatures.When Markus takes no heed of the village prophet s warning that his actions will attract The Hunter s Curse for every animal Markus kills, his loved ones will suffer the same fate the Sky Goddess unleashes her ice dragon Now, Markus must flee the dragon without killing it or his beloved brother will be the next to die.

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    1. I allowed my daughter to read this first and when she told me it was so good she couldn't put it down, I had to read it though YA isn't my usual fare. All I can say is Ms. West does an excellent job of weaving fantasy and magic like few can accomplish and I am always humbled my her writing style. It is intelligent and although this book could easily be for the average teenage boy with all the action and the main character, Markus, I feel like both boys and girls, men and women can relate to the [...]

    2. I've never read anything by Tara West before but I was intrigued by the premise and cover of CURSE OF THE ICE DRAGON so I picked it up. I must admit I love the north where it's cold and snowy in the winter so that was another draw. Plus I enjoy the outdoors and caves have always intrigued me. Well, CURSE had it all--cold, snow, mountain climbing, ice caves with strange creatures, and a race of people you quickly develop empathy for. Markus is the young expert hunter who runs into trouble when he [...]

    3. This is a stunner of an opening series that I read in 2 sittings.Without going into too much detail, the main character - Markus - has a journey to make and not just a physical one. He has to deal with things from his past from other people that have affected him as well as living by the choices and decisions that he has made. This book takes you on that journey with him.The characters and places named in this book are all very believable. There has obviously been a lot of work in the preparatio [...]

    4. I was SO taken with this story. I read it from wrath and ruin boxed set and it was the best fantasy I've read in a long time. I can't begin to tell you what's in the story with out worrying about spoilers but what I will say is everyone's connected. character progression is huge and the journey following Markus involves a world that you could only dream of (and I have!). I had dreams about the characters for days afterwards. they were motivational to me. this story is dear to my heart and book 2 [...]

    5. A fantastic adventure full of mystery, danger, romance and magic. I fell in love with the story from page one. I couldn’t put the book down being instantly swept up in the main character’s journey. I loved the different twists in the story and the characters as well. I enjoyed reading about them and journeying with them as they grew. I also enjoyed the life lesson that was taught through the characters.I can’t wait to see what happens next!I voluntarily reviewed a copy from the author.

    6. Fifteen year old Markus has just saved his village from starvation. Markus has been gifted with the Hunter's Mark since birth, meaning any target he aims for, he hits. But when The Mighty Hunter is caught abusing his gift by the Goddess that gave it to him, his gift quickly turns into a curse: The Hunter's Curse. With each animal that Markus kills, for whatever reason, a loved one too will die. And what's worse, the Goddess, Madhea, has sent her Ice Dragon after him. Markus is on the run, fighti [...]

    7. Story Overview:Marcus is a born into a family that each one of the male members seems to be cursed. His father has a curse upon his normally kind heart, his brother is cursed with a constant ailment and he is cursed with the hunter’s curse. Should he kill an animal for fun or cruelly, the Ice Goddess will send her dragon to kill him and for every creature he kills a member close to him will die. The only way to stop the curse is to travel up the Ice Mountain and plead with the Goddess herself. [...]

    8. Heartbreaking and full of adventure and danger. I enjoyed getting to know these characters. The story is long and a bit slow but, there is a lot of information that needs to be conveyed. It's about learning to be what you can be, not what people think you are. Seeing the need for change and going for it with determination. Looking forward to the next book.

    9. The story was good. There was some degree of originality to it, or at least it had a storyline that is less commonly used in fantasy stories. A large portion of the story is Markus’s visit to a different realm; the story focuses on his fairly peaceful time there instead of a traditional hack-and-slash or swords-and-sorcery adventure. As well as an adventure story there is also an emotional journey, where the main character Markus, tries to overcome the darker side of his personality as well as [...]

    10. Curse of the Ice Dragon is a wonderful fantasy tale that sets itself apart from other fantasy stories. The Ice People were something new in the world of fantasy, while the idea that a witch disguised herself as a goddess is an interesting idea. Living inside a glacier is also something I have never read, and I found the idea to be pretty cool . . . literally.The author has created a wonderful world that is filled with magic and strange creatures. There is, of course, and ice dragon, with is some [...]

    11. I absolutely love all of the authors that I follow on Facebook and Twitter.Recently, I was lucky enough to log on just as one of them posted a giveaway for a copy of Tara West’s Curse of the Ice Dragon (which I was subsequently a recipient of – yay :-) ). I was drawn to Curse of the Ice Dragon immediately because it’s still within the realm of fantasy (which I love) but is geared more toward younger readers though it still very much appeals to any age.The first in the Keepers of the Stones [...]

    12. [Full disclosure: Tara West sent me a free print copy of her novel in return for an honest review.]When I started Curse of the Ice Dragon, I was expecting the plot to follow the traditional Hero’s Quest format. That’s not an altogether unreasonable assumption in most of the high fantasy I read. Yet my assumption was proved wrong! In some ways it did follow the Hero’s Quest format, but I absolutely love the unique spins Tara West put on old clichés to make the plot exciting and at times un [...]

    13. Originally posted at: longandshortreviews/boWhat a journey! From the birth of Markus — already marked with special powers– there is tension present in this book. Although his older brother tries to counteract the influence of their father, more and more Markus turns hard–killing for the pleasure of killing and no longer merely to provide food.Eventually, his behavior leads to the fruition of a curse promised at his birth–and the death of his family. Now, he has to find a way to reverse i [...]

    14. This is the first book in the Keepers of the Stones series by Tara West. We are introduced to new characters not known of in the novella Witch Flame. Markus was born with the mark of the hunter. He is known as the Great Hunter while his older brother, Alec, who was born sickly is scorned and abused by their father. Things come to a head and Markus brings down a curse upon himself and his family. He soon leaves his village and seeks to break said curse.Tara brings these characters to life. The pl [...]

    15. Tara West is just an awesome writer with all she doesT GIVING TOO MUCH OF THE BOOK AWAY IN MY REVIEW A MUST READ !!!!!!Marcus is a child born with the mark of a great hunter to save his family and village from famine as nd starvation.Marcus has a brother an older brother named Alec that their father beats on a whim and oh how this breaks his heart to see this but Marcus is too scared to stand up against his father.Marcus wanted the love from his mother that she showed Alec,but father forbid it.H [...]

    16. This was an interesting story and the first novel I've read by Tara West. I received a copy of this via Net Galley and the formatting was less than ideal especially when there were sentences missing or interposed in the wrong place. However, I enjoyed the author's imagination as she built the world around Markus and his brother Alec. The Kingdom of the Ice People was inventive. The author wove a typical story of a cruel boy who ultimately learned the consequences of his cruelty. While the book k [...]

    17. I read this book after I read all of Tara West's other books, and I was not disappointed. I was excited because I enjoy fantasy stories. This one had it all: witches, dragons, wizards, magic mists, curses, and even blue people! The author explores the topics of following one's heart, escaping the past and preconceived notions of who we must be, and making the right choices, even when it is hard to do.

    18. I think perhaps I am not the ideal reader for this book. It isn't that it has stuff wrong with it (other than the incorrectly formed possessive of a name that recurs throughout the book and annoyed me), but it just didn't fill me with excitement. I really think it is a simple issue of it just not meshing with me, which doesn't mean it won't be 5 star read for someone else. I would be interested in more from this author and even this series.

    19. I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would!! I am a big sucker for covers and this cover didn't excite me too much. The description was interesting, but it didn't grab me like some others. However, I began reading and I couldn't put it down!! I was not expecting the twists that came! I thought it was an original and very interesting story!! I can't wait to read the next one :)

    20. I loved this book! I am trying to get my son to read it! He is a picky reader. I know for a fact once he start the book he will never put it down! =P A percfect YA book! Tara knows how to suck you into her stories to the point you always want more!

    21. This story is one of my favs. With each page turned new excitement is found. Following a teen through his quest to end a curse put on him through his own actions leads to an unexpeted ending of the book. I can't wait for the next book.

    22. This is an awesome read!!! I just love Markus. His aim is always true but the one day he doesn't want shot want he told to could be the end of his village. And bring on a prophet that cause his brother death. To know more grab you copy today a so so so must read!!!!

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