Dragons Unremembered: Volume I of the Carandir Saga
Dragons Unremembered: volume I of the Carandir Saga
Triple Winner at The BookFest Awards Silver medal for Literary Science Fiction & Fantasy Bronze medals for Fantasy Action & Adventure and Dragons & Mythical Creatures
Quarterfinalist in Publisher Weekly's Booklife Prize Fiction Contest
For thousands of years the evil dragon, Baras, has been confined by the magical power of the crown of Carandir. Sorcerers known as the Barasha intend to steal the crown and release their master while competing baronies, unaware of this threat, secretly plot civil war in a world of different genders, colors and ethnicities in predominate roles.
Among those drawn into these webs are twin brothers Prince Ryckair and Prince Craya, who vie for the throne and the love of Lady Mirjel, daughter of a powerful baron, who is bound by decree to marry the brother who becomes king.
Yet, Mirjel, strong willed and trained for battle, has chosen the one she loves and will have no other.
One is cast into the wilderness and seeks a magical talisman to confront the sorcerers before they wake the dragon. One forms a resistance movement to fight them. One is seduced by the Barasha.
Woven within the story are tells of battles, political intrigues, diverse cultures, languages, lost lands, fantastic creatures, wizards, sorcerers, demons, days long past, music and poetry that create a full and immersive world. Complex individuals must find inner strengths and overcome weakness to confront their own characters as much as outside forces. There are epic battles, tender moments, tears and laughter.
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A dramatic tale of intrigue, brotherly rivalry, ancient conspiracies, sorcery and destiny
“Wimsett (Something on My Mind) clearly finds inspiration in the classic sweeping fantasy epics. Wimsett’s worldbuilding deserves praise. All of the necessary elements are present in this story to deliver an entertainingly complicated epic. Readers who enjoy highly dramatic epic fantasies will appreciate this blend of political intrigue, star-crossed romance, large-scale battles, and a hint of magic. Great for fans of Janny Wurts and Raymond E. Feist’s Empire Trilogy, Seth Dickinson’s The Traitor Baru Cormorant.
Excels in developing a unique fantasy land
9.25 out of 10
“The author has created a complex story line nestled against stunning worldbuilding. The plot is rich and meandering, but laser-focused on the details for discerning readers. Dragons Unremembered is a foreign and complex world, and the author is able to recount its history and culture through narration and dialogue, rather than long, descriptive passages—a potent way to set up the story while still engaging readers. The book hums with diverse characters and a vibrant, multilayered setting, and the creative storytelling flawlessly immerses readers in the plot. Readers will glean insight into the main players through their words and actions, and the large, varied cast is most effective when reacting naturally to the tense moments in the story. ”
5.0 our of 5.0 stars
“...a great storyline with LOTS of intrigue, drama, and betrayal. David did a wonderful job and deliver a great story.”
—Ed And Wendy on Amazon
A fantasy that is oh, so real...
5.0 our of 5.0 stars
“Do you enjoy fantasy stories? Dragons and demons? Sorcerers and wizards? Do you like romance, with a little mystery tossed into the mix?
If so, then this book, DRAGONS UNREMEMBERED, is for you. This is the first volume in the saga of the world of Carandir. The story is excellently well-done. Appendices give a guide to pronunciation and word origins. There are maps, showing the land of Carandir. There are words to music, with the actual notes to music that someone so included could play. Several poems are placed throughout the book.”
A gender balanced fantasy adventure
5.0 our of 5.0 stars
“The novel is very well written fantasy adventure in a well flushed out world. The characters are in depth and cross all genders with strong female protagonist in important roles in the world. the novel is in depth in its world building with maps and songs that enrich the sense that this is a real world with its own history and culture. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves fantasy, strong female characters, and in depth worlds.”
A fast and addicting fantasy read
4.0 our of 5.0 stars
“I really enjoyed this novel. The engrossing narrative smoothly expands to multiple story lines that fluorish individually, and then come back together neatly; so the reader is never left befuddled. Between reads the characters stayed with me as I tried to imagine what was coming next. And when I got back to the story what did happen was better than I guessed. An advantage of this fully created fantasy world is that the events and character reactions to them feel real and in hindsight all make sense; this author avoids any unsatisfying deus ex machina. In summary, it's a good read, pick it up!.”
—Gail H on Amazon