Title: Henrietta the Dragon Slayer
Author: Beth Barany
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Review: This book is about a 17yr old ex-military and ex- dragon slaying girl, who once again finds herself on a quest which should end in a dead dragon. Along the way Henrietta picks up a few tag-alongs, Franc, a knight sent to return her to his King, Jaxter, and bard folli for another tale to tell and Paulette, a young witch sent along to be safely returned to her hometown. During their adventure, the group meets some evils, gain power and mature.
The reason for their quest in the first place is that Henrietta hears that her old mentor had fallen ill and the only way to save him is defeat the Dragon, Mimoto and take its Dracontias, a stone with healing properties and give it to Master Chen.
Through the course of her experience, Henrietta ends up making friends, returning a lost king and freeing a nation from a terrible spell.
I enjoyed this book because firstly, there was a kick- ass herione. Secondly, the story is fast- paced and action- packed. And thirdly, it's an overall great read for people of any age.
I grew fond of the characters. I liked how they didn't like each other at the beginning of the novel but then slowly their relationships bloomed into friendships and even a possibly love. I felt that I learned quite a bit about each character and their backgrounds which helped put the way that they acted sometimes into perspective. I also loved watching them grow and mature.
My only complaint is I want to know what happens with Master Chen. Otherwise this was an awesome find and a great read. Hopefully there will be more stories of the gang.