Friday, September 16, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: "The Dragonward" by Michael Meyerhofer

Three years after the War of the Lotus, alliances have already begun to unravel. As Rowen Locke struggles to maintain peace, troubling news reaches him from every corner. Persecution of the Shel'ai has reignited in the south, spurred on by a fanatical priest. To the north, the Isle Knights are withering under the leadership of mad Crovis Ammerhel. Old friends fight each other when not drowning their sorrows in taverns. 
A new threat emerges from across the sea, dispatched by the same exiled Dragonkin who have been plotting their revenge for centuries. Rowen and his companions soon realize that the target is the Dragonward itself: their one and only defense against an evil so vast even Knightswrath could not vanquish it.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

(Note, read the Dragonkin Trilogy before picking this up--you won't regret it!)
Continuing the story we thought we finished in the Dragonkin Trilogy, we find Rowen facing new troubles, alongside some other familiar faces.
While many times in fantasy stories can come to be repetitive, these books just keep growing and becoming more and more intricate. By now, I feel like I'm fighting alongside friends. This story is a lot more dangerous, you feel the tension at times in your bones. Meyerhofer has a gift of making you feel what the characters feel at any given moment.
He also created very real characters. You don't often see many different races and sexual orientations in fantasy, but that didn't stop him from creating wonderfully diverse characters. As a member of the LGBT+ community, I really appreciate that touch.
Another great story by a fantastic writer.

5/5--his world just keeps getting better!

Purchase The Dragonward on Amazon.

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