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She carries a terrible warning. And delivering it might mean death. When her dragon is threatened with death, Dorelle is forced to flee her homeland with Mashira. After a difficult battle and a dangerous flight, the team finds a new home and makes new friends. But when they discover a terrible threat to her Kingdom and her family, Dorelle's loyalty wins out. Will she and hShe carries a terrible warning. And delivering it might mean death. When her dragon is threatened with death, Dorelle is forced to flee her homeland with Mashira. After a difficult battle and a dangerous flight, the team finds a new home and makes new friends. But when they discover a terrible threat to her Kingdom and her family, Dorelle's loyalty wins out. Will she and her dragon pay the ultimate price for warning her King? This is the first book of The Cloud Lands Saga, which is now complete.The other books are:2. "Kraken War"3. "Dragon Court"4. "Betrayal"...

Title : Dorelle's Journey
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ISBN : 25006946
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 100 Pages
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Dorelle's Journey Reviews

  • Ivan
    2018-12-22 01:27

    Dorelle's journey is fantasy book targeted at younger audience about runaway dragon rider who is forced back from self imposed exile when her home is being threatened.Story is interesting and has strong fairytaleish charm.Fights are competently written and exciting and it's nice that rider is actively involved in fights not just as passive commander.Unfortunately we don't find out anything more about setting itself and that is shame since I am getting slight Earthsea vibe from it.Hopefully we will find out more about world where book takes place and it's lore in next book.If you are in pre-teen or early teen years or you are buying for someone that is than add one more star to this rating.In that case this book has my sincere recommendation.If you are bit older, than this book might be interesting as short YA fix since it can easily be finished on bus ride to work or on longer coffee break.It doesn't require lot of time and attention but it's not book you will get attached to or remember for long after you are done with it.

  • TL
    2019-01-12 06:11

  • Becky Rinaldi
    2019-01-16 07:18

    Just a wonderful book. If you love fantasy and dragons you will love this book.

  • Hanna Alexander
    2018-12-26 02:03

    Full disclosure: I have received this book through Goodreads' First Reads giveaway.First and foremost, Dorelle's Journey is the first installment of a novella series. The plot is fast paced and the scenes are short. If you dislike this kind of literature, this book is not for you.I liked the way the author dives into the story without giving the reader a formal introduction to the setting (aside from the blurb, which I'll get to in a minute). You become familiar with the characters and relate to them on a more personal level. You're also technically supposed to learn about the setting and the characters' past through dialogue and thought processes, but this is where I feel lost. If you do not read the blurb before starting the book, you have little idea of what Dorelle is doing and why she's training. You don't know what the army is for. You wouldn't know at all that the kingdom is at war. That issue with the blurb is the exact opposite- it tells you the whole story with the exception of the last few chapters. It's too revealing.All of that said, I enjoyed Steenbock's world building. Mashira is a very likable dragon with her sarcastic remarks and creativity. She makes up for Dorelle's generic personality, which I hope will be spiced up in the next books. The concept of being able to talk to your dragon telepathically is fascinating and refreshing. I also hope to learn about Dorelle and Mashira's pasts before they got to know each other. Why did Dorelle join the Skyforce? Did Mashira have a previous rider before she chose Dorelle?To sum up Dorelle's Journey... if you enjoy dragon literature, this makes a cute short read. 2/5Thank you to Goodreads and to the author who hosted the giveaway!

  • Michelle Randall
    2019-01-09 07:29

    Reviewed for Reader's Favorite.In another land, at another time and in another place, dragons and their riders train for war. Dorelle and her dragon think as a team, they work together and her dragon helps her as much as she tells her dragon what to do. This does not sit well with her Commander, he believes that dragons are simple creatures that should do as told and never think. After saving another dragon and rider, which really steamed her Commander, Dorelle and her dragon sneak away at night, defecting from the army. Dorelle's Journey takes them to an uninhabited island, a lush island fraught with danger and finally another land and simple fishing village like she was raised in. Here Dorelle finds a new home, but when a threat to this village is exposed and the knowledge that it is heading to her own home, Dorelle must decide if she will risk going back. Hannah Steenbock not only gives the reader a fantasy story, but a lesson as well.Dorelle's Journey in the first book is what author Hannah Steenbock is calling the The Cloud Lands Saga. It is a delightful little book, not too long at all, in fact it was a really quick read for me. You have dragons and an impending war that they are training for, and then good and bad guys in positions of power. It's everything you need. Oh and in case that wasn't enough, there is a little lesson on doing the right thing even if you could get hurt. This is a great book for middle schoolers on up. It doesn't really give an age for the dragonriders, but they feel about 13 - 14 to me, maybe a little older. I think it would be perfect for all ages to read.

  • Ferenc
    2019-01-02 05:05

    I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway.First of all let me just say I felt a little dissapointed when I saw how short this book is. I was expecting a longer read for a fantasy novel. After reading it, I realised it is intended for a younger generation than myself. So that fixed my problem with its length.The story itself is very captivating and dinamic. I was reading it while waiting to bord an airplane, and I almost missed my flight because I forgot to check the time. Good thing I finished the book, because I don't have a dragon to fly with, like the main character does.My only real objection remains the lack of depth to the background story. While I understand that younger readers might not be interested in it, I still wanted to learn more about where the story takes place, why there are dragons around, and so on... Maybe the next book will satisfy my curiosity.Conclusion: A fun, captivating, but somewhat short read. I would recommend it especially to older children/younger teenagers. Or to anybody waiting at an airport. It is about flying after all.

  • Margot
    2019-01-14 07:13

    I have received this book through Goodreads' First Reads giveaway, thanks!The book has an interesting and clear plot. The pace is high but, for me, this a good point. The characters are not very detailed and the reader doesn't get a lot of background information about where the story is set. However, this makes the story more mysterious and I expect (/hope) to find this information in the upcoming parts.I personally find this book close to perfection, but there are two tiny things that could have been done a little better. Firstly, there are a few spelling mistakes and typos, this is of course a pity but not terrible. The main thing that bothers me is that this book is only 69 pages long. I just don't get why this has to be a series. I mean, if you would combine all the eight parts you would have a reasonable sized book. Now, you're finished after just one and a half hour. I find this a shame and therefore I give this book "just" four stars.Still, I really enjoyed reading this book and I'm definitely looking forward to the second part!

  • Juliann Whicker
    2019-01-14 05:27

    This story was a fine dragon tale, but I'm afraid it moved too quickly for me. I really like books that are more character driven. Another problem I had was that I'm not familiar enough with dragon stories that I didn't need her to describe things to me.The Good: The action scenes were fantastic and enthralling. Honestly, very well written and engaging.The Bad: The transitions between action scenes, the driving force behind the story, the lack of strong character motivations, clear descriptions and good dialogue. The story over all was not badly written, just not quite there. I think that if the author wrote it to include more character development, particularly between MC and love interest, as well as their 'home away from home', it would be more to my taste.

  • Dawn
    2018-12-29 04:29

    The author kindly sent me a free copy in exchange for an honest review."Dorelle's Journey" is one of those rare books where everything just feels right - the writing, the story, the pace, the setting, the characters... everything. It's all perfectly blended and seamless.Hannah Steenbock writes using adult (but accessible and clean) language - perfect for younger readers, and also for us older folk who know a good story when they read one."The Cloud Lands Saga" is a series to watch out for.

  • Paul Kater
    2019-01-15 08:05

    This is an entertaining, high-paced short story by Hannah Steenbock. If you like strong-headed heroines, and dragons that are too clever for their official duty, you'll definitely appreciate “Dorelle's Journey”.

  • Shaaer
    2019-01-17 05:28

    I have received the book through Goodreads giveaway. Thanks Hannah!!The book is a nice journey of fantasy. I would recomment everyone to take the journey.

  • Hannah Steenbock
    2018-12-28 04:25