Saturday, 21 January 2012

Review: BONDS OF FIRE

Bonds Of Fire by Sophie Duncan
Format: ebook
Genre: fantasy

About Bonds Of Fire:
Ebook Short Description
Drekken is a dragon warrior. Bonded to his dragon, Miri, together they lead a squadron of fliers. Yet, nothing in his life could have prepared Drekken for his greatest challenge: babysitting. Stranded after a deadly battle, separated from his squadron and Miri, Drekken finds himself the only hope for two young empaths and their nursery group of hatchling dragons. It is a challenge he cannot fail.

Extended Description
Drekken is a dragon warrior. Bonded to his dragon, Miri, together they lead a squadron of fliers. His fliers respect him, his enemies fear him, his reputation precedes him. Yet, nothing in his life could have prepared Drekken for his greatest challenge: babysitting.

Stranded after a deadly battle, separated from his squadron and Miri, Drekken finds himself the only hope for two young empaths and their nursery group of hatchlings. He must lead them all to safety and, along the way, discover some truths about himself.
Source: Info in the About Bonds Of Fire was taken from GoodReads at on 14/01/2012.

Review:
I like this author's voice. And even though the book played in a tired, old field of fantasy dragons I still enjoyed the book because of the way the author told the story. The book reads smoothly. And of course I like dragons. I don't read gay books. Outside my comfort zone. And this book has an element of gay theme in it. However the author presented it in such a way that it wasn't sordid and overtly sexual. It came across as beautiful even to a non-gay-book reader like me. The sad thing about this book is that it is a novella ebook and there aren't anymore stories in this series. This is it! And I want more stories about how Yakov and Malachi fared. And how the kids coped and grew up to be. I want to read more of this world of Drekken which is wonderful, peopled with sentient beings capable of acts of great evil and of goodness. Strenght of the human heart in the midst of bleak circumstances and fighting for survival. And there aren't anymore of that. Wish this author would write more books in this series. The ending is just slightly predictable but it wasn't the ending itself that I like, it was the journey towards it that I enjoyed!
Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 4
Ending = 4
World building = 4.5
Cover art = 3.5
Pace = 4

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

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