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The Dragon Lords 1: Fool's Gold

By Jon Hollins

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Epic fantasy with an irresistible hook: a ragtag group of adventurers plan a heist to steal a dragon's gold . . . and accidentally start a revolution. If you like the fantasy adventure of Kings of the Wyld or the wisecracking misfits of Guardians of the Galaxy, you'll love The Dragon Lords

'Jon Hollins is a one-of-a-kind storyteller, a master of epic fun and nonstop action' Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld

"YOU'RE NOT PROPOSING WE STEAL FROM A DRAGON?"
It's not easy to live in a world ruled by dragons. The taxes are high and their control is complete. But for one group of bold adventurers, it's time to band together and steal back some of that wealth.
No one ever said they were smart.

Ocean's Eleven meets The Hobbit - Jon Hollins' debut combines non-stop action, death-defying adventure and a never-before-assembled cast of wisecracking misfits. It is a worthy addition to every fantasy lover's horde.

Biographical Notes

Jon Hollins is a pseudonym.

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  • ISBN: 9780356507651
  • Publication date: 21 Jul 2016
  • Page count: 560
  • Imprint: Orbit
So freaking hilarious . . . fast paced, hard to put down and incredibly entertaining with some truly memorable characters — Reality’s a Bore
Unlike other books which contain a rag-tag gaggle of wacky adventure types, this book is actually good. And I mean, really really good — Tiny Reviews
Ideal for fans of humorous capers and heist stories - such as Ocean's Eleven, Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastard Sequence series and Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga — Booklist
Hollins's seat-of-the-pants fantasy comedy snowballs wildly into a glorious disaster of fire, magic, multiple threats to people's intestines, and fun-for the reader, if not the characters . . . a dragon's hoard for any fan of comic fantasy — Publishers Weekly
As a stand-alone novel, it's extremely satisfying; as the beginning of a proposed series, it promises excitement and thrills for years to come. Highly recommended — FantasyLiterature.com
Humor, action, snappy dialogue, and creative solutions to unusual problems . . . in this quirky tale, it's the infighting and the unforeseen circumstances that makes things so entertaining — Bibliosanctum
So freaking hilarious . . . fast paced, hard to put down and incredibly entertaining with some truly memorable characters
Ideal for fans of humorous capers and heist stories - such as Ocean's Eleven, Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastard Sequence series and Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan Saga
Unlike other books which contain a rag-tag gaggle of wacky adventure types, this book is actually good. And I mean, really really good
Hollins's seat-of-the-pants fantasy comedy snowballs wildly into a glorious disaster of fire, magic, multiple threats to people's intestines, and fun-for the reader, if not the characters . . . a dragon's hoard for any fan of comic fantasy
As a stand-alone novel, it's extremely satisfying; as the beginning of a proposed series, it promises excitement and thrills for years to come. Highly recommended
Humor, action, snappy dialogue, and creative solutions to unusual problems . . . in this quirky tale, it's the infighting and the unforeseen circumstances that makes things so entertaining
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