Dragonsbane: Review of Chapters

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Chapter 1-3

Jenny Waynest rescues Gareth of Magloshaldon from bandits in the Winterlands. Gareth tells Jenny that he is on a quest of terrible importance and needs to find Lord John Aversin the Dragonsbane, Thane of Alyn Hold and Lord of Wyr. Gareth tells John Aversin that he was sent by the King, Uriens of Belmarie to bring him south to slay a dragon in the Deep of Ylferdun, city of the gnomes. Gareth promised John with the King's Seal that the King will send troops to protect the northlands, send scholars and bring knowledge back to the people. Gareth realizes that Jenny is John's wife and thinks she put a spell on John to make him love her and thinks she's like someone called Zyrene.

John decided to go and talk to the King for the benefit of the northlands and his people and Jenny decides to go with him.

They set out two days later, one night when Gareth was on sentry for their camp site, he got kidnapped by Meewinks. John and Jenny rescued him.

I think these 3 chapters show Jenny and John's character and personality really well. Gareth is still a bit of a mystery. I think in the next few chapters Gareth is going to respect John and Jenny more after rescuing him. Also I think we would know more about Zyrene and the dragon soon.

Chapter 4-6

We learn that Zyrene is the King's mistress. She is a very powerful mage and can change forms. A new character is introduced; he is Polycarp, rebel master of Halnath, the King's nephew. He tried to murder the King and the Prince. Later on the boat ride to Belmarine, Gareth reveals to Jenny and John Aversin that he is Gareth of Magloshaldon, Prince of...