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Book Review: Dragon School: Sworn ~ Sarah K. L. Wilson

 

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Title: Sworn (Dragon School, Book 5)
Author: Sarah K.L. Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, YA
Publisher: Unknown
Date of Release: February 22, 2018
Pages: 93
Format: Kindle (Six Queens)

Amel has done the impossible: she saved not only Savette, but she also saved Leng! Both were taken by The Dusk Covenant which is a group of rogue Magickas with a dark, hidden agenda. They kidnapped Savette and captured Leng, both being tortured… Savette, mentally and Leng physically. With the help of Lenora and Raolcan, both are free of the Magickas and The Dusk Covenant, only to discover The Lightbringers, a group of Dragon Riders who fight The Dusk Covenant. However, like The Dusk Covenant, once you know too much, you can never leave. In the process of rescuing Savette and Leng, Amel gets a helping hand from the Dark Prince, Prince Rakturan, who was also set on saving Savette.

While Leng is being healed, we meet Dragon Rider, Hubric Duneshifter, a fellow purple and leader of The Lightbringers. While not happy with the circumstances, he takes Amel on as an apprentice. Amel has been tasked with being a double agent. Can she do it? Will she do it? Where will her loyalties lie? As Amel swears her loyalty to the Dominar, things go horribly wrong. What is Amel’s next move? Are Raolcan and Savette okay? Can Savette be healed?

I’m slowly coming around to Prince Rakturan. While he is not my favorite, you do get to know him a little bit more. Also, there’s a small scene between Amel and Leng and I need more. Talk about two people who deserve and have earned happiness! Hopefully, they get what they are looking for, in spite of the impending war being waged. A select chosen few will fight this battle. Are they up to the task?

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Book Review: Dragon School: The Ruby Isles ~ Sarah K. L. Wilson

 

The Ruby Isles
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Title: The Ruby Isles (Dragon School, Book 4)
Author: Sarah K.L. Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, YA
Publisher: Unknown
Date of Release: February 4, 2018
Pages: 81
Format: Kindle (Amazon)

Okay, so… things get real very quickly at the end of The Dark Prince and no one is happy! The Magickas have kidnapped Savette, but no one seems eager to rescue her… except Amel it seems. Due to Leng’s interference (even though he really was trying to help), Savette was taken from the prince’s side. Unfortunately, that’s not the only problem. Starie was able to explain her side in all of this and it completely contradicts Amel’s version of events. Just like before, social and economic status plays a role. Because she’s not a High Castelan, the Dragon School is not going to believe her. But Amel has bigger fish to fry! The Dark Prince wants to speak with her… and that’s never a good thing, especially since she was just threatened by Grandis Elfar, a full Dragon Rider and teacher. If Amel reveals anything to the prince, whether true or false, she’ll be expelled from Dragon School, lowered to the life of a servant, and will lose Raolcan forever. Plot Twist The prince knows Amel knows both Savette and Starie and wants a full report on both. Who can he trust and rule with? Amel has three days to come back with that information or not only will she forfeit her life, she’ll forfeit Raolcan’s as well. The plot thickens!

On top of dealing with all of this, Amel still needs to rescue Savette. However, the only person who knows her location… Starie. Sigh Can Amel get the information to rescue Savette or will she succumb to the pressure put on her from every which way? There is so much happening in these 81 pages! While it’s not overwhelming, a lot is happening. Everything that is happening has to happen and Amel finds allies in the most unlikely people. Every page was a page turner and left me wanting more.

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Book Review: Dragon School: The Dark Prince ~ Sarah K.L. Wilson

 

The Dark Prince
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Title: The Dark Prince (Dragon School, Book 3)
Author: Sarah K.L. Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, YA
Publisher: Unknown
Date of Release: January 17, 2018
Pages: 96
Format: Kindle (Amazon)

We pick up where we left off and Amel learns the repercussions of acting too slow. A war is brewing and the Dragon Riders mean to stop it. The best way to do that, you may ask? Offer up your High Castelan Dragon Rider, Savette as a bride. Obviously, there’s a problem. There’s an uprising against the current regime and one way to keep the uprising going, the Magickas have to offer up their own bride, Starie, another High Castelan, with loyalties to a different party. Can Amel, along with Leng and Raolcan save Savette in time? Or will she be too late? What role does the school play in this? The Dark Prince, friend or foe?

Wow, wow, WOW! To watch Amel, a young girl no one thinks too highly or see as a threat until it’s too late, grow and become strong is amazing. She is definitely coming into her own and only becomes stronger as her partnership with Raolcan strengthens. Raolcan is quite possibly my favorite character. He’s witty and charming… and being a dragon doesn’t hurt! I’m loving where this series is going!

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(Book Review) Dragon School: Initiate ~ Sarah K. L. Wilson

 

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Title: Dragon School: Initiate (Book 2)
Author: Sarah K. L. Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, YA
Publisher: Unknown
Date of Release: January 10, 2018
Pages: 86
Format: Kindle (Amazon)

Say what now?! Between Sarah K. L. Wilson and Jennifer L. Armentrout, I just can’t… I don’t know what to do with myself. Okay, so Amel passes her first flight with Raolcan; which is great. She saves the life of Savette, another initiate, who was also quite possibly the nicest trainee to Amel, in the process of passing her first flight. However, things are progressing faster than the school wanted and was prepared for. While Amel and other initiates aren’t full Dragon Riders, there’s an “all hands on deck” feel going around the school. Can Amel figure out what’s going on in time to stop it? What are the repercussions of interfering? Can she afford not to interfere? So. Many. Questions!

This was fast-paced and very entertaining! I read this in one sitting; I could not put this down! The writing as great and the story-telling was awesome. Every moment Amel spent with Raolcan showed a true partnership, respect, and loyalty. My only complaint… this story wasn’t long enough! I want… no… I need more! I have to know what happens next!

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The Dragon’s Curse ~ Victoria Zagar

current readSometimes war is inevitable. While we feel like it can be avoided, a power hungry king can make all of your efforts feel for naught. Lord Aiden and Prince Varion have been secretly meeting to see what they can do to keep the peace between Prince Varion’s Summer Kingdom and Lord Aiden’s Greenlands. However, the king of Summer Kingdom craves the power of the dragon and will stop at nothing to get it… even if it means killing his own blood.

Varion and Aiden have made a blood pact that they will do whatever it takes to keep the Dragonfolk (people said to be descendants of dragons) safe from Varion’s father, King Cendali… even if that means Varion committing treason. Varion has also made a promise to his mother that he will protect his younger brother from their father. What do you do when your brother is determined to be the apple of his father’s eye?

King Cendali grows tired of Prince Varion’s “inability” to kill Lord Aiden, who has offered asylum to Prince Varion. He has sent Prince Varion to kill Lord Aiden. If he can’t, then his brother will. Aiden and Varion have learned the secret behind the power of the Dragonfolk… the power of the Dragonfolk allows them to become a dragon at will… but at a great cost. As Aiden and Varion race to save the Dragonfolk, can they save themselves from certain death and still find a way to be together?

It was a quick story about how war can define a person and what’s important to them. Varion and Aiden are young men who have an idea of how to bring peace to the world and how everyone should love one another, with no bloodshed. While it is idealistic… unfortunately, not realistic. It was something they learned early on. Another lesson they learned… your life may not turn out how you thought it would, but your life is exactly what it should be… and if you’re lucky, you can find love in the process.