by Mark Boyd
My rating: 5 stars
Series: A Dragon's Tale - Book 1
Publication Date: May 10, 2013
Publisher: Mark Boyd
Print Length: 497 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
The prophecy, a
foretelling of a great king born of dragon-human-elven blood that unites
all of the races in a millennium of peace is an ancient story told to
all dragon hatchlings from the Dragon Book of Lore. A foretelling born
of old majic, through the centuries, became just another story to give
the young hope. The old believed...the young cannot perceive how it
could ever manifest; who would ever want to be other than pure blood
dragon? The prophecy existed in story only, until Anaterri Strayarth, a
blue dragon living in human form and the daughter of Stragor Strayarth -
Head of the High Council of Dragons, saves the life of Prince Leandro
Sargovia with a transfusion of her dragon blood. The unification of
human-dragon blood sets in motion the beginning of the once dormant tale
and a love that transcends time. Grand Magi Aloysius Alamaris, a black
dragon hiding in human form, learns of the initiation of the prophecy
and plots the ultimate destruction of all who seek to bring the prophecy
to fruition. Anaterri and Leandro are now pitted against the ultimate
evil, fighting not only for their own lives but also the lives of their
children...and they must insure the prophecy is allowed to manifest...at
The Prophecy by Mark Boyd
Give me fantasy, add some dragons, maybe a few other magical beings, kick in fabulous writing and I’m hooked! Mark Boyd’s The Prophecy is a completely enthralling trip into a world where dragons live, love and fly and I was there with them! (Okay, I pretended I was an ocean blue dragon doing aerial acrobatics, I was that drawn in. And, yes, I was awesome.)
In ancient times a prophecy stated that a great king would rise, one born of dragon, human and elven blood and he would bring about great change. This is a story of love, family and loyalty, as well as how this king came to be. Two hearts, one forbidden love and the gift of dragon blood for a dying prince and our tale begins.
Young Prince Leto is unaware of his true heritage, of the dragon blood that flows through his veins, but the time has come for him to know, there is darkness and danger lurking in the shadows, evil is coming to stop the prophecy from being fulfilled. He learns of his father’s brush with death and the healer who saved him while being welcomed into a world unlike anything he has known, where dragons are not the vile creatures he has been told to fear, but are warm and caring, intelligent and filled with their own special magic. Will he be ready for the true test of his power? Will he be able to bring the prophecy to its intended fulfillment? With the help of his new found family, loyal friends and the power of love and sacrifice, only the final battle will determine his fate.
I wasn’t just pulled into this tale; I was cocooned within Mark Boyd’s magical world. From the vivid imagery he provides to the characters that leap off the pages, this is one tale that will leave you never wanting it to end. There is conflict, there is fear and doubt, but the overall atmosphere is one of love, excitement, discovery and trust, of believing in good over evil. There is magic in Mark Boyd’s pen that flows onto each page and weaves itself through every step of this incredible journey! Heroes will fall, but their deaths are honorable and it comes through loud and clear. Some things are worth dying for, including family, love and the future. Absolutely magnetic in its appeal, I highly, highly recommend entering into this world of fantasy from Mark Boyd.
I received a review copy from Mark Boyd in exchange for my honest review.