Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood

The debut novel from the acclaimed illustrator—a high fantasy adventure featuring dragons and deadly politics.

Maia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine. As she comes of age, she anticipates a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents. Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon—one of the rare and mythical High Dragons—makes an appearance in her quiet valley. Political factions vie for control of the implied message, threatening her aspirations, her aerie, her entire way of life.

The bond between dragons and their riders is deep and life-long, and Maia’s desire for a dragon of her own to train, ride, fly, and love drives her to take a risk that puts her life at stake. She is swept into an adventure that pits her against the deathless Horrors, thralls of the enemy, and a faceless creature drawn from her fear. In her fight to preserve everything she knows and loves, she exposes a conspiracy, unearths an ancient civilization, and challenges her understanding of her world—and of herself.

When I read that this book involved dragons, I knew I needed to read it ASAP. I am so glad that I picked up this book, because it was just as epic as I was hoping it would be.

From the first page, I thought this book was addicting. I really enjoyed Lockwood's writing style. I thought the dialogue and action flowed well. There were a some moments where I thought the book was a little slow, but the book was well paced overall. There was a lot of world development in this book, and I think Lockwood handled it well. The information flowed naturally with the story and I didn't find it confusing. I am excited to learn even more about the world Lockwood created in future books. The dragons in this book were epic and well thought out. I really enjoyed learning about the dragons.

There were a lot of characters in this book, and I came to care for all of them! I thought the relationships between the characters were developed nicely, and I hope to see them develop more through the series.

Overall, this was an engrossing and addicting book. I am excited to continue with this series and see what happens to the characters and their dragons.

4 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for a honest review. * 

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