When I was younger I was a huge fan of RPG games on the Nintendo system and Playstation. My all time favorite was Dragon Warrior. I played them all. I played a lot of “Fantasy” Type games. I think its were my love for Fantasy came from. As I got older I found it hard to read fantasy it was always so confusing for some reason but I loved watching and playing video games.
So when looking for a fantasy book to read I am VERY PICKY.
It takes me a lot of time staring at the cover, reading the synopsis and flipping through a page or two. Just to see if I will even consider it. Then I will put it down walk away and see if I’m drawn back to it. It’s a long and painful process which is why I don’t really read Fantasy books.
When I was asked to read and review this book I didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feeling and I just couldn’t say no but I was so worried about reading a YA Fantasy book without going through the process I painfully explained above.
When the time came for me to read this book. I actually was dreading it.
but I gave my word and said I would read it so I did……
Embers at Galdrilene (Dragon’s Call)
“A ray of light, a stain of shadow, shall endure to breathe life and death into the future”
The war between the Guardians and the Shadow Riders ended in total devastation. The final battle killed all the dragons and left nothing but fields of ash. A small clutch of dragon eggs was all that remained to provide hope for the future.
Five hundred years later, the ability to use magic is a death sentence and dragons are remembered as a curse. But the unhatched dragons sing for their riders…and soon six lives will be changed forever.
The elements of magic are drawn together as the dragons’ call leads them on an epic and dangerous journey of discovery. They soon learn everything they’ve been taught to believe about magic and dragons is wrong.
With the last of the dragons and the world at stake, they will risk everything to heed the call.
But an evil from the past soon threatens their discovery and new found joy.
Shadow Dragons ride the dawn once more…
For some reason I have to read the synopsis at least once or twice before I read the book. It’s kind of like eating sorbet at a fancy restaurant to cleanse the palate. Gets me out of the book I just read and into the new one. I was again not sure what to expect…..
OK Wait….I’m not sure what happened but books like this are the reason I LOVE to read.
I was all in after the first chapter. WOW what a story. I loved this book. It actually reminded me of the game Dragon Warriors. So let me tell you about this book without giving to much away (Because this is such an awesome book I want you to discover all the details on your own)……
Cover: It’s interesting I actually like it. Characters: These are the kind of characters you miss when you are finished reading the book.Book Flow: Not bad. It builds in the beginning then kind of flattens out before it gets to an amazing ending.Story: Keeps your interest, Its an original story.POV: Its a bunch of POV’s of all the character.
“The Foundling is strong. Only great power and a blood connection could pull me here.
For you and for the draclet she will bond, I will continue to shield her
from the lake while she is still in it.”
It has been a long time since I found a Fantasy book that I not only loved but seriously could not put down. There are 6 main characters to follow in this book as well as a few secondary that could also be considered main characters as well. The story builds with a world that believes Magic is a curse and Dragons were Evil. Emallaya an Elder Dragon Rider is trying to find the 6 young adults (Foundlings as they are called) that can hear the dragon song before the evil Benduiren can kill them. The Dragon song is something only the Dragon Riders can hear. After she gathers all the “Foundlings” they travel to Galdrilene were each future rider will hatch a dragon egg and become a true Dragon Rider. But the Evil Benduiren are also looking for Shadow Riders to hatch the Black Dragons.
The story was amazing, the characters were fantastic, the book was an I couldn’t put it down no matter how hard I tried kinda book and when it was over I wanted to cry. Thank the lord its a series!!! I can not wait for the next book. I actually couldn’t stop thinking about this book once I was done. I really felt a strong connection with the characters.
I gave the book 4 stars but If I loved it so much why only 4? I loved the entire book. I did feel the middle was longer then I would have wanted. I understand the reason for it but I think reading the same thing in a bunch of different points of view was a lot. You do get a LOT of information and the story does build just thought some parts were not necessary. Then you get to the end and are like OMG this is amazing. I also kind of wished you were able to learn more about the Shadow Riders the same way you did the Dragon Riders.
Regardless I loved the book. I strongly recommend to anyone looking for a fresh and new story in a fantastic fantasy world. With a touch of Romance. This is truly a great read. It actually makes me want to find more YA Fantasty books to read. I seriously can not wait for the next one!!!!
Author A.D. Trosper
Born in Kansas, I spent a lot of my childhood moving around. I’ve lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, Washington State (around Seattle), and southern California. I had many great adventures growing up. I’m now settled down in Kansas with my wonderful husband, three children, my wonderful dog Katie, assorted cats, and a flock of chickens.
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