This book is set in a different universe altogether, where people have abilities that enable them to manipulate natural forces – in one way or another. Then there is the summoner, a powerful general whose connection with the element is so strong, she can summon a dragon. The story primarily revolves around her, a fireborne, and an iceborne. Incidentally, the author designed her own artwork too, and it is fantastic.
Dragons, people manipulating elements, and an underdog protagonist all seem like everyday occurrences in any fantasy novel. But as you go deeper, you realize the complexity of the characters and the underlying plot make this book unique in its own right.
There are some aspects of the book that were sort of predictable. From a high level, you can tell they are coming; You just won’t know when. You would still be caught off guard frequently. You will be so lost in the story.
While the story is tightly knit, there is room for some context setting. When you start reading the book, you’ll be thrown into a world you know nothing about. It’ll take you some time to put all the pieces together and finally create your own context. The narration uses alternating perspectives, enabling the author to show all sides of a story.
The Kindle edition costs INR 445 and is free for KU users. The paperback edition is, however, a little steep, in my opinion.
The pace of the story is just right. You will thoroughly enjoy reading the book with all the character’s ups and downs. The author also gave the characters their own fun quirks, making them relatable and fun.
This is a story filled with dragons and elemental magic. It has an intense and fast-paced storyline. Other books in this series are in progress and worth looking forward to.
- You love fantasy fiction books.
- You are looking for a fast paced entertaining read.