Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Dragonward by Michael Meyerhofer (The Godsfall Trilogy, #1)

The Dragonward
by Michael Meyerhofer

My rating: 3.5 stars

Series: Godsfall Trilogy - Book 1
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC (August 9, 2016)
Publication Date: August 9, 2016
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Print Length: 324 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
Three years after the War of the Lotus, alliances have already begun to unravel. As Rowen Locke struggles to maintain peace, troubling news reaches him from every corner. Persecution of the Shel'ai has reignited in the south, spurred on by a fanatical priest. To the north, the Isle Knights are withering under the leadership of mad Crovis Ammerhel. Old friends fight each other when not drowning their sorrows in taverns.

A new threat emerges from across the sea, dispatched by the same exiled Dragonkin who have been plotting their revenge for centuries. Rowen and his companions soon realize that the target is the Dragonward itself: their one and only defense against an evil so vast even Knightswrath could not vanquish it.

 
The Dragonward by Michael Meyerhofer
(The Godsfall Trilogy, #1) 
 
The Dragonward (The Godsfall Trilogy, #1)Dark fantasy comes to life under the skilled pen of Michael Meyerhofer. THE DRAGONWARD is a tale of a land struggling to survive in a world where war could begin with little provocation and true heroes are few and far between. Now the Dragonkin, long exiled are raising the threat levels and promising revenge on a previous loss. The target has been chosen and doom looms on the horizon.

Michael Meyerhofer blends races, lifestyle choices and fascinating twists as he weaves a tale of intrigue, action and magic. All of the ingredients are there for an epic fantasy and are well-portrayed. Each scene feels alive, while many of the characters are developed with rich strokes of imagination. When offered this book for review, I was unaware of the previous trilogy that may or may not have filled in blanks that I felt were left open. Although the author does show a strong talent and way with words, I am sorry to say, this did effect my review and enjoyment of this tale.

That said, I still see a great talent in Michael Meyerhofer as he developed this fantasy and gave it several twists on a wonderful journey to the end.

I received this copy from Red Adept and Michael Meyerhofer in exchange for my honest review.

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