Sunday, 17 May 2015

Shadow Of The Dragon by Kyra Dune

Release Date: 12, December, 2014
S.R.P: $16.00 (Paperback)
ISBN-10: 1505519829
Pages: 440
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing 
Genre: YA dystopian fantasy
Source: Author
Rate: 3.3/5


Micayta's world has long been gripped in the thrall of an endless winter that has grown worse with the passing of time. Life is a constant struggle. Then catastrophe strikes the small town in which she lives, thrusting Micayta and her brother Pytaki alone into the snow laden countryside. To keep herself and her brother alive will take all the strength that she has.

Then a mysterious stranger appears to complicate matters. Tech has an amazing story to tell, but is any of it true? Old wounds and betrayals make Micayta slow to trust, but without Tech she and her brother will never make it across the countryside alive. Through bandits, wolves, and snowstorms, the three struggle their way to the city of Phadra. But the real danger lies within the city walls, where Micayta becomes a player in a deadly game with a dark-eyed mage.

Nothing is what it seems.

As the truth unravels, Micayta finds herself drawn into a struggle much bigger than she ever dreamed. Choices must be made and sides taken. But the question of who to trust is one not easily answered. Micayta will have to open her heart and find a way to let someone else in, or the flames that destroyed her home will consume the world.

Shadow Of The Dragon was a lovely story but the action was really flat.
Talphan has been completely destroyed by a dragon. A mysterious shape shifter, Tech helps Micayta and her brother Pytaki, to travel to Phadra. There Tech and Micayta has to finish Demos, the dragon and Jaysir, his helper and keep the sphere safe.
The starting of the book was very engulfing. The story starts with a sudden attack, and the news of Micayta's father's death. The reality of Micayta's family was also not revealed until the end. The story needed some more description. I needed Jaysir and Alansa more in the story. I found that part interesting when Micayta was dragged towards Demos, i.e, her first encounter with him. But then, afterwards I found the action really flat as I was expecting loads of action.
So, as told above I wanted Jaysir and Alansa more, plus, I also wanted to know Tech's background story too. Micayta's brother, Pytaki was a cute character, so I also wanted to know more about his childhood. There was a creature called baguar in the story, it was a good addition and required description.
The story was not bad. This is the first book I have ever read by this author, and I would love to read more of Kyra Dune's books. I won't call this book amazing, but it was nice.
Happy Reading! <3

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