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Wonderfully Spellbinding

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

This book is absolutely wonderful. I read the printed version of the book. Although I am extremely busy, at first I had decide to read one chapter before I went to bed. The chapters are relatively short at 6-8 pages each.

My plan was completely thwarted by about the 3rd day, and I could not put the book down. I ended up reading it over a weekend, instead of over a month. The Dragoneers – is that good.

The initial chapters confused me due to reading one chapter a day as I initially had planned, but when I read the chapter regarding the mall, I wanted to know, Ok are they OK? From then on I was hooked. The chapter’s flow nicely together, and by understanding the initial background of the book set in the initial chapters this book is one of the most delightful books I have read in the last year. I have a library of several thousand books.

I found the Dragoneers super enjoyable and very entertaining. I think this book would be a wonderful audiobook if a talented actor could read all the parts, like the audiobooks for Harry Potter are read by one actor.

I have recommended this book to my friends, and children. My 2 oldest children both tell me they immensely enjoy this book (they have the Kindle edition). The Dragoneers is a must read for an enjoyable, intellectual, and entertaining literary journey. Or in simple terms read the book and have a marvelous adventure.

I cannot wait for the next 10 books.

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Amazon’s #1 Top-Rated Religious Fantasy

Friday, July 27th, 2012

screen-shot-2012-07-27-at-110742-am.pngFor seven months, “The Dragoneers: The Chronicles of Susah Book One” has remained Amazon’s #1 top-rated Religious Science Fiction and Fantasy book.  With over 12,000 copies in circulation and 128 customer reviews at Amazon, you can get your own copy or make a customer comment at

“The Dragoneers” – a great “Science Fantasy” novel

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Congratulations Mr C D Sutherland. What a great read. I’ve bought this book and couldn’t “put it down”. CD is an excellent story teller and has a good writing style. Additionally, his book is well edited and well published. The grammar is outstanding. He earns a five star grading due to the countless hours he spent caring for his book, combining his arts and science talents.

He takes you into a fantasy world we all need to go to from time to time, in order to escape from reality for a while. He grips you with his excellent plot leading to very surprising events. CD, being a former B52 pilot, knows what he’s talking about and draws heavily from his 32 years experience in the Air Force, from air force procedures and training to actual warfare.

What I also like from his book is that it’s something to read for the whole family, any age group. It seems that he classifies it as Religious Fantasy. I would rather classify it as “Science Fantasy”, although it has a spiritual side, thereby maybe broadening his market. Fact is, it’s a great read for anyone.

Well done CD, all in all a good work of fiction, whatever the classification.

~ Amazon Customer Review

Dragons and Ogres

Monday, June 11th, 2012

I downloaded this book at my son’s suggestion and was a bit unsure. However once I got into it I found I was looking forward to my next opportunity to pick it up. It’s not really the kind of book I expect to enjoy – all that fantasy fighting – but I quickly got into it and found I was interested to see how it was going to develop. I’m looking forward to more in this series.

~ UK Amazon Customer Review

Fantasy Lovers – Put this on the TOP of your “TO READ” List!

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Like the MASTER, feeding the 5000 with a few pita breads and some sardines, Sutherland has taken a few scraps of information [what the Bible gives about the world before the Flood of Noah] and has multiplied those tidbits into a miraculous world, filled with dragons, giants, physical demons, and a host of other dangers. And it is a world populated by a very few who brave souls who are willing to stand against the too prevalent evil.

WARNING: This fast-paced story is one of those actioners that is impossible to put down once you are swept into and captured by its fantastic world. The characters are so believable, that you feel you are right there with them in their joys and struggles; urging them on to overcome their flaws, wanting to help them in the conflicts thrust upon them; rejoicing in the triumphs of the good and cringing at the plotting and heartlessness of the wicked.

I am SO going to read the next volume in this series! Author: PLEASE HURRY!

Reviewed by Robert Dennis Wilson
Author of “THE DRAGON’S BACK” Fantasy Trilogy
and the “EARTH – THE ARENA” Sci-Fi series

Most Pleasing

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Reading a fantasy can be compared to tasting wine. Once you begin to soak it in through your senses; the look, the smell, the texture, the taste, and even the sound, as it rumbles in the back of your throat, a synergy of pleasure, revulsion, or meh will soon establish itself in your mind, and from there it will be most difficult for the review of anyone else to ever sway you from the opinion you settle upon. The senses and prejudices of readers can be quite diverse, so just as there is no single wine that will please everyone under all conditions, I believe the same is true with fantasy literature.

However, when you find it; that most pleasing fantasy, which tickles your mind with spectacular scents, sights, and stimulates your imagination, bonding you with one or more of the characters as they go about their task of creating or preventing change to the “normal” world, where you find the story. If you tense at the verbs, sigh or cry at the modifiers, and smile at the nouns, you’ll know you have a keeper, and one that you will not only read again, but will also long to read the sequel. Which is exactly what I found in this most pleasing debut novel from C.D. Sutherland.

I compare THE DRAGONEERS to a high-end merlot, suitable as an adult novel, softened by filtering out all profanity and literary pornography, but without reducing the texture of tension which comes via action, including flying combat, martial arts, mysterious technologies (which have replaced the typical outlandish “magic” one finds in most fantasy books), and the hints of spiritual activity against the backdrop of what appears to be a plausible antediluvian world, is most fitting for introducing new readers to fantasy along with satisfying the experience connoisseur of the works of much better known authors: Tolkien, Lewis, Hubbard, and Peretti.

Some may see it strange, but I couldn’t help but to connect with a lesser, supporting character, Commander Belewe, who I think was smarter and more courageous than he was given credit for by the most corrupt people he unfortunately has to serve, I fear he will not escape the political scales which are tipped against him.

Read it yourself and see what you think. If you don’t make the same connection as I did, fine, go ahead and follow the girl, Susah, who is the primary focus of the story anyway, as she’s sure to come out on top, if you do that, then you might see THE DRAGONEERS more as pinot noir, which by the way goes well with chicken.

Bottoms up.

~ Amazon Customer Review

Antediluvian Adventure

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Even the beginning of this book has surprises. I knew before I began it, that it was loosely based on Genesis and set in Antediluvian times. I did not know that Sutherland has created a world of wonder and great accomplishments in technology so that the long ago world is quite similar to ours. Yes, I was surprised to find innovative ways of transportation, shopping similar to ours today and even the same sins we see in today’s world. Though that last shouldn’t have surprised me I suppose. After all, Satan is an ancient creature and his servants are ever present.

Sutherland’s conception of the days of Noah boggle the mind and the monsters found within it are loathesome. The Creator God shines above all else especially in the bravery of a young woman, Susah, the daughter of … no, I will not spoil that for you because I recommend that you read this book.

~ Amazon Customer Review

Amazing Novel

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

I love how the author starts off the novel and continues to drag the reader in with the mental picture he conjures up for us. It is my belief that only an amazing author can do this for readers.
I also love how the author calls on God for help in his novel.
The descriptive nature and ability of the C.D. Sutherland is astounding. Don’t be fooled by the name of the novel- it is not about dragons or witchcraft- but it is a great story.
The dialogue is inpeccable and the writing is flawless!
I thoroughly enjoyed the amazing story and compliment the author on his fine ability at creating a world for the reader to enter and enjoy.
I recommend it to everyone who enjoys reading excellent work.

Jeannie Walker- Award-Winning Author of “Fighting the Devil” – A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder

The Dragoneers

Friday, March 9th, 2012

This is one wild ride, first time author C.D. Sutherland has done a epic speculative fantasy. Susah is Noah’s daughter and an animal lover, while going to Sethopolis for a shopping day meets danger and adventure beyond all imagination.Susah determines that she wants to become a Dragoneer and defend Eden. Dragons with both one and two heads, Ogre’s, Hogres, Giants, Fallen Angels and much more await Susah in this first of a planned 11 books.

~ Amazon Customer Review

Difficult to put down

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

The Dragoneers is difficult to put down once you start. I really loved the characters and the action was non-stop. Its a great read and I recommend it to everyone.

~ Amazon Customer Review