Saturday, December 28, 2013

Review - Dragon Blade by J.D. Hallowell

Swords forged by dragon magic. Ancient rivalries flaring into all-out war. Dragon Riders caught up in a clash of hidden powers. A world hangs in the balance.

Dragon Blade, the final book in The War of the Blades, is the epic sequel to the story begun in Dragon Fate. Delno Okonan, his draconic bond-mate, Geneva, and their allies among the Dragons and Riders are once again caught up in events controlled by unseen forces. They must uncover the real secrets behind Corolan's death and the Rorack insurgency to defeat a threat that could destroy them all and leave the world they know forever altered.

Review by: Scott

5 stars

Dragon Blade by J.D. Hallowell is the conclusion to the War of the Blades series.  The world created by Hallowell continues to be enriched in the second novel, with a lot more information being revealed about the wild dragons.

There are some mild surprises that occur in this book with some of the established characters from Dragon Fate.  Nothing that really had me shocked, but some little twists that I enjoyed.  There are also a lot more characters involved in this book so the focus pulls back a bit.  Delno, Rita, and their Dragons are still the major players.

I can't say much about the plot without going into some spoilers and I don't want to do that.  I'll say that the conspiracy that is discovered in Dragon Fate in fully revealed and is pretty amazing in the depth and planning that have gone into it.  Having a 3000 year life expectancy can really allow someone to make some major plans and take plenty of time to get things set.

This book has all the strengths that made the first book such a great read.  The only thing that was a minor annoyance to me was the constant use of pet names between Delno and Geneva.  Nothing that should make anyone steer away from the book though.

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