by A.D. Trosper
Published May 4, 2012
This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
“A ray of light, a stain of shadow, shall endure to breathe life and death into the future”
As a Border Guard, it is Vaddoc’s duty to turn himself in and accept the death sentence with honor when he discovers he can use magic. But the ancient song of the dragons calls to him. Although pulled by duty and the honor of his family, the song proves irresistible. When he is offered sanctuary in Galdrilene, the old home of the dragons, he leaves duty and family behind to answer the call of the Song.
He is not alone in hearing the Dragon Song and he is joined on his journey by five others as the elements of magic are drawn together. It’s a journey that reveals everything they’ve been taught to believe about magic and dragons is wrong. With the last of the dragons and the world at stake, Vaddoc and his companions will do anything, even cross through the realm of the dead, to reach a future they never thought possible.
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I love me a good fantasy. And dragons make things even better. :) That said, let's get to the book.
Before reading this, I didn't realize it wasn't a stand-alone book. So now I have to wait to find out what happens. Arg. I'm not really a patient person. So be aware before you start reading: while many things are resolved at the end of this book, there's a great big problem that isn't.
The characters are well thought out, and the plot is great. I loved Galdrilene itself, and the idea of the dragon eggs singing to those who are meant to hatch them.
There are a lot of Point-Of-View characters in this one. Some of them have several chapters throughout the book, others have much less POV time. It could have flopped, but it didn't. It was done well, and it worked. My one complaint about the many POVs is that there are times you see the same thing from multiple POVs, which honestly got to be a bit much. I sometimes felt like the story was stalled while we saw so many views of the same thing. HOWEVER. I know myself. If we'd only seen from one person's POV, I'd have been unhappy that I didn't get to see how the other characters reacted to things. I know, you just can't win can you?