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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

I was intrigued by the description of this book and wanted 2 see how the author had interpreted such an ancient story as Noah and I was not disappointed! What a refreshing interpretation of an ancient biblical landscape, mixing in sci-fi in to an old sorry. I loved it from beginning to end.

The character development, not only of the lead character but others in the story draws you in and causes you top feel their hopes and sadness.

Finishing The Dragoneers has left me aching for more! I can’t wait for the next part of this epic tail and see where the author takes the story next.

~ UK Amazon Customer Review

Leviathans, world-wide floods, and fallen angels who father giants?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

You’ll find all of these in the book of Genesis, and C.D. Sutherland effectively speculates about this forgotten and neglected era in The Dragoneers. Sutherland’s captivating take on the Antediluvian age envisions sources of power and methods of war that excite the reader’s imagination and thought process in this fast-paced action thriller.

Using the first chapters of Genesis as a backdrop, C.D. Sutherland imagines a vibrant post-Eden environment full of colorful characters intertwined with one of Noah’s offspring. Susah is a divinely gifted and supremely blessed daughter of the ark-builder–and of course sister of Shem, Ham and Japheth. After some unfortunate encounters with the kinds of wickedness alluded to in the book of Genesis, Susah finds herself taken with the dream of flight as a Dragoneer. Sutherland’s legend uses well-developed theory and science which explores this and other unrecorded possibilities of the age.

It is Susah’s journey through military schooling, her innocent yet discerning approach to all situations, and her curious intellect about the world that cause the reader to cheer her through challenges as daunting as any men of that time ever faced. She is the consummate heroine: small in stature yet mighty in youthful courage, not perfect yet obedient and respectful, full of the kind of spunk required to succeed as a Dragoneer. She explores a world oddly parallel to the early 21st Century, struggling with a worldview which was presumably only developing in that era–and missing access to the Truth.

This book is as diversely appealing as any could be. Children and animal lovers will adore the teenager Susah. Science fiction readers will find Sutherland’s account of life on Earth and the application of available technology particularly unique. Military folks will give a nod to the description of combat training. And if you’ve ever imagined what events could lead the Creator to flood the Earth, this account will occupy your curiosity and satisfy your wonderment until that day when we all find out!

~ Amazon Customer Review

The Dragoneers by Charles Sutherland

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

The Dragoneers, what an awesome book, blended with fact, fiction, imagination, and wonderful dragons. If I had to compare this book with any other….I would say “along the lines of Narnia”.

The ultimate battle of good and evil. The young woman Susah has strengths and powers she doesn’t realize as of yet, she has a hint in that she can hear the thoughts and feelings of others. Others are pulled into the lairs of Lilith, evil at its worse, but Susah has the discernment to sense evil. After seeing part of her family destroyed and as she tried to save her cousins, she meets her destiny by being saved by a special force. It’s when Susah’s destiny combines with the dragoneers, that she learns to fight the good fight in a world of dragons and epic forces of good and evil.

This book by Charles Sutherland leaves you wanting more….and more is yet to come…

~ Amazon Customer Review

Lived up to Reviews

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

I was a little worried when first reading this book as it’s based around biblical characters, however, they take only a small role.

This is perfect for people who like fantasy books in general. I previously read the Inheritance Cycle and Harry Potter. This is as good as them and I really can’t wait for the next book. I bought this at the end of Christmas Day and finished it around 1 o’clock in the morning of the 27th. I just couldn’t put it down!!

~ Amazon Customer Review

Wonderful

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

This book was recommended to me by a friend at work. I am very glad that she made the recommendation. The book grabbed me from the start and kept me wanting to read more. The characters are all well developed as is the story. This was an interesting twist on what happened before the great flood. I thought it was a wonderful blend of fantasy and biblical perspective. I am looking forward to reading book 2 in the series!

~ Amazon Customer Review

The Dragoneers defines conventional classification!

Monday, December 19th, 2011

This 5-star novel is now priced less than a buck for the Amazon Kindle version.

Publishers Weekly:

“This novel defies conventional classification: is it science fiction? biblical fiction? thriller? The story describes a world where flying two-headed dragons and ogres exist, characters with telepathic gifts communicate with both animals and people, a man named Noah builds an Ark in his backyard, and a six-fingered giant named Lilith wants to take over the world. While this collage may have been implausible in lesser hands, the author makes it work, artfully drawing readers into Sethopolis (the “center of the last human-dominated nation on Earth”) and constructing an adventure with attention-grabbing plot twists.

At the center of it all is 18-year old Susah, a feisty heroine with the ability to communicate telepathically. Sheltered by her father, Noah, from the evils of the world, Susah’s life takes an unexpected turn when her aunt and uncle are killed by a violent street gang. Mesmerized by the soldier who rescues her and the flying dragon under his control, she decides to join the Dragon Corps, defenders of the Eden zone, and become a dragoneer. Lilith, aware of Susah’s gifts, wants to have her killed. As Susah trains to become a skilled dragoneer, she embarks on a collision course with Lilith’s army of giants and ogres as they march toward the Eden zone for the ultimate battle between good and evil.

The author has crafted a compelling story…”

Get it now for 99 cents at Amazon Kindle

WOW …

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Normally, I don’t read much fantasy genre, but if  The Dragoneers is an indication of how the genre has evolved in recent years, I’ll need to start. Unbelievably, I was on the edge of my seat for the opening chapter to see if Susah was going to survive. Books don’t do that to me, or at least they never did before. I’d never imagined the Nephilim looking the way C.D. Sutherland describes them–more scary than any dragon. Sometimes, I felt like I could actually see the “invisible things” that only Susah could see. I don’t want to spoil the story, but I recommend reading the free sample if you have any doubts–this is a great book. Dragons, giants, lightening bolt guns and I actually felt like the story was real while I was reading it. I think it would make a great movie. Waiting for the next book in this series, in the meanwhile, need to check out some of the recent fantasy books to see if they compare.

~ Amazon Customer Review

Excited By This New Series

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

I have been a fan of the fantasy literature genre ever since I was a child. I have eagerly read and enjoyed many books such as the the Harry Potter series, the Lord of the Rings, the Inheritance Trilogy, the Dragonriders of Pern, and the Chronicles of Narnia. I was therefore excited by the idea of this book.

However, Book One of the Chronicles of Susah is different from all of these other series I mentioned – this particular book is set in historical places, coincides with ancient events, and is peopled with some familiar (and some not-so-familiar) characters. The idea of a time-forgotten, strong feminine-character from thousands of years ago is enchanting! I found myself saying, “Aha!” as the story unfolded and I saw this spitfire of a character filling in the spaces between the concise Biblical accounts of these events.

I also very much enjoyed the mental picture developed by the story of what the world might have looked like before the catastrophic flood as told in Genesis. The speculation of an ice shield is something I’ve never encountered in my readings before. The way that this younger, less-tainted Earth was described is fascinating to me.

The idea of people from early Biblical times having advanced technology is also something I’ve not read before. Alternative power sources, advanced weaponry, and the ability to see and hear things that are invisible to most other people make the story of a catastrophic, world-wide flood even more devastating! To think if technology like that had existed before the flood, it has taken civilization over 4000 years to even come close to “reinventing the wheel”, so to speak.

I have very much enjoyed this book. It has a quick pace, and excellent descriptive imagery. I found the violence and demonic activity to be intense but believable. The description of society fouled by a tangible demonic presence was disturbing, but it also makes you pull for the heroine and the humans all the more.

I am looking forward to getting to read subsequent books in this series. I hope you will read and enjoy this work of fiction as much as I did.

~ Amazon Customer Review

Can’t Wait for More …

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

This book really grabs you from the start. The setting is biblical pre flood. Mr Sutherland takes you on an unforgettable journey through a fantastic land filled with dragons, giants and Noah’s family. There is good and definitely evil. The rough characters are so vividly described that you will be amazed that there is no foul language. The battle sequences are incredible with air to ground combat highlighting military tactical and strategic attention to detail. The only thing I found disappointing was the last page. I was not ready for the story to be over. Guess we will have to wait for book 2…..

~ Amazon Customer Review