Dragonslayer is one of the fabulous science fiction books you do not know you will fall in love with until you actually read it. Apparently it is not the first book in the series and since I had not read the others I assumed I would have trouble catching on to what the story line and plot was. To mu surprise I instantly became engrossed in every aspect of the story and actually was able to follow along with no trouble despite not having read the previous books. This is an amazing and totally readable science fiction book with a believable plot and characters you will find yourself caring about more than you could imagine. I found myself reading until I could not keep my eyes open and now will make sure to read the others.