I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
From the back of the book:
“Enter the lands of Leland Province, where dragon and human societies have long dwelled side by side. Superstitions rise sharply, as a sever drought strips the land of its bounty, providing fertile ground for the darker ambitions of Fordon Blackclaw, Dragon Council Leader, who seeks to subdue humans or wipe them off the face of the land.
As the shadow of danger creeps across Leland Province, a young dragon named Kallon Redheart, who has turned his back on dragons and humans alike, comes into an unexpected friendship. Riza Diantus is a young woman whos dreams can no longer be contained by the narrow confines of her village, and when she finds herself in peril, Kallon is the only one with the power to save here. Yet to do so means he must confront his past, and embrace a future he stopped believing in.”
I’ve been a fan of dragon books ever since my sweet husband introduced me to Anne McCaffrey’s Dragons of Pern series shortly before we got married. For our first anniversary he even bought me a dragon. So I was excited to find a new young adult series about dragons.
What I liked about the book: I liked that this was a young adult book about fantasy creatures that were not werewolves, vampires or fallen angels. It’s a well written story about dragons verses humans and good verses bad. The fact that both sides have plenty of both makes for an engaging story. It’s a love story, a rather different one – I won’t say too much as I don’t want to give anything away. The ending was very creative. When it looked as though all was lost, Gamber pulled off an ending that I did not see coming. It was a wonderful solution.
What I didn’t like about the book: The story is engaging, but there were times I felt a little lost. I would have liked to have a little more of the history between the dragons and humans. Since this is the first of a trilogy, I’m guessing Gambler will reveal more in the upcoming books.
Overall this was a very enjoyable read. I highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys stories about magic and dragons.